Eat and Drink
The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.
The menu is definitely extensive but the cafe is so busy it is possible to see the kitchen really does produce the many options.
OPINION: Johnny Moore's latest venture promises something a little different with its local produce and bistro-style menu.
People want to drink wine, but be skinny and a little less drunk - at least that's the theory behind $17m research project.
The Donut Boutique sets up new Riccarton store and while the central city gets an Argentinian-style polo bar and hotel.
The Japanese fried chicken is by far the best dish of the night - cooked in crispy spicy batter, it is moist and flavoursome.
A new vegetarian eaterie has opened in Lyttelton while former city favourite Sullivans is now in Addington.
The sushi burger offers two flat cylinders of rice instead of bread around a beef pattie and teriyaki sauce.
New World Ilam launches gummy bear hybrid
Gummy bears in a pork sausage sound like your bag? Well New World Ilam are selling the interesting banger.
Free-range products are taking off in supermarkets but an expert says buyers should look deeper.
Council unlikely to face consequences for a blunder which left food outlets unlicensed.
A quake-prone tea kiosk looks may be strengthened and re-opened in time for summer.
Reporter Abbie Napier gets stuck into her final brew for the annual Beervana festival media brew competition.
Cooking classes are the new must-do activity and Cantabrians are lining up.
A session for whiskey lovers in Cashmere and truffle tasting at Mercatos will help keep winter misery at bay.
Many restaurants do not understand how much rests on whether the customer feels good or not, says food critic Ruth Reichl.
Couchsurfing is proving so popular that local bar Smash Palace hosts weekly drinks for couchsurfers every Wednesday night.
Goat meat is becoming popular among foodies who want high-quality products and something a little bit different.
Restaurateur Martin Weiss drowned while drunk and incapacitated by a probable seizure, a coroner found.
Council delays leave food firms unregistered
Christchurch cafes have gained outlaw status, after council delays leave every food business unregistered.
A new whisky distillery near Queenstown has been given the go-ahead in the Cardrona Valley.
OPINION: Why Christchurch's Victoria St is on the up, and High St is struggling.
The overwhelming impression from entrance to departure is the excellence of the service.
After much waiting and wondering and hoping, Chinwag Eatthai will return to Victoria St.
Cantabrians will have to wait to get three new restaurant bars after contractors used the wrong paint.
A Christchurch entrepreneur has transformed her lingerie shop into a craft beer and cocktail bar.
Akaroa's Little Bistro owners move into Chch
The couple behind Akaroa's popular Little Bistro are opening a new venture in New Regent St.
From the outside, it is not much to look at, but inside the feel is classy and the service fantastic.
The Wobbly Kea is surprisingly sophisticated for an alpine cafe.
Cantabrians spend a record average of $1632 a year on dining out as new venues pop up over the region.
I don't use the word exquisite lightly, but what I expected to be a pub meal was fine dining at a pub price.
Volstead steps up its game with a new menu, and both The Twisted Hop and Roots are set to host unique tasting nights.
Pink Ribbon Breakfasts around Canterbury have raised an impressive amount for breast cancer this year.
Some Chch spots have waitlist of up to a month
Christchurch diners face longer waits to get into popular restaurants with restaurateurs advising they book weeks in advance to be sure of a table.
Timaru's claim to the cheese roll is worse than Australians stealing our pavlova, says Tim Shadbolt.
The Old Vicarage gives its diners what they want, and that must be why they arrive in waves from noon on.
The Colombo welcomes a new soup kitchen, while Lyttelton restaurant Roots wins a coveted award.
New post-quake eateries have been honoured at Cuisine's Good Food awards.
We're drinking more coffee thanks to the rise of at-home espresso machines, according to new research.
Almost six months into central city residency, the cafe owners could definitely branch out into more exciting territory.
Birthday parties catered with hot dogs and sausage rolls can derail even the most resolute vegetarian child.
OPINION: While mulling over my favourite spot in Christchurch over a beer in Pomeroy's, it hits me - i'm in it.
Saturday night: one good cocktail, one bad set, two beers and a toast to the management.
The North Canterbury stalwart is set for another reincarnation after its previous owners sell up after 17 years.
I can't confirm the authenticity of Sema's Thai food, but it certainly hits all the right spots for two hungry Kiwis.
Smash Palace's Johnny Moore is opening another venture on High St, which will grow its produce on a neighbouring site.
After years spent on the outskirts of the culinary world, porridge is trendy, tasty and, above all, lump-free.
It's not every day you see a timed 10 minutes with a big cookie jar as a dessert option.
Tequila Mockingbird chef Monique Garnett won the Chef of the Southern Lights title at an annual culinary competition.
Apleasant spot where, once you get the nod of approval from the veterans, you feel comfortable.
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