Eat and Drink
Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.
It's not fine dining, but it was hearty, casual dining with good flavours, some nice touches and good service.
Doubts raised over 'guilt free' claims
Frozen yoghurt is the latest craze to hit Christchurch with four stores opening in the city in the last year. Abbie Napier finds out why it is so popular.
Fridays in the square 'like old Christchurch'
OPINION: It's like the surrounding devastation isn't even there any more. Food trucks in the square are a hit.
It's that glorious time of year - asparagus season. Here's how to make the most of it.
About 10,000 Kiwi homes subscribe to My Food Bag, a weekly delivery of five meals in a bag.
Give a warm welcome to a different style of Coriander's, a new Dux venture and some Movember dishes.
A wonderland of earthly delights is on offer at the food and wine pavilion. Make sure to try these ones.
OPINION: This year I'm hosting a Christchurch Christmas, which means at least 13 people will be coming to my place for the meal.
In Engineers and Merchants, upstairs is all about good food and atmosphere, while downstairs caters to the late-night dancing crowd
The menu at Madam Kwong's is almost an overload of good taste.
Do you know how hard it is for a vegan to dine out in Christchurch? The Shroom Room just made it easier.
From the outside it seems so complicated and out of reach. Truth is, it's really not that hard.
Redesigned Lyttelton space to open on weekend
Lyttelton's Albion Square has been completely redesigned while a new cafe/wine bar is about to open on Victoria St.
A restaurant setting that reminds you of The Notebook offering a cheeky menu that's fresh and delicious.
If you're exercising for less than 90 minutes, then sugar, sodium and potassium-laden "endurance" drinks are just damaging your health.
Online word of mouth is a powerful form of communication the hospitality industry needs to take seriously.
OPINION: Cooking with your own produce is awesome - you know where it comes from plus you get to be totally smug.
Lineup of top chefs announced for South Island food festival and Les Mills launches coffees with a protein hit.
Consumer affairs show distances itself from nasty restaurant review spat.
Ten restaurants vied for the title of 2014 Zest restaurant of the year. Today we reveal the winner.
The much-loved Vanilla Ice truck is returning to Victoria Square on Saturday for the first time since the quakes.
Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.
OPINION: Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.
Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.
Zest names top spot for 2014
We've done the rounds, checked the reviews and named Volstead Trading Company as this year's Best Bar.
OPINION: If you've never enjoyed a meal with a dog-eared novel at a table for one, you're missing out.
Men infiltrated Christchurch couchsurfing group with alleged "sexually charged motivations".
Delicious bake shop and cafe opens in old Holy Smoke building, while Addington gets set for a cute new espresso bar.
The man who refused to be beaten by quakes and consent battles wins top cafe award.
An Ashburton butcher took out this year's top prize for sausages with a beef and blue cheese combo.
Which coastal spot has the best icecream?
Nothing says Kiwi summer like devouring a double scoop of goody goody gumdrops and hokey pokey icecream.
New cooking school and wine shop set to arrive at city's boutique-style mall.
Welcoming staff, good chat and addictive bar snacks make for a good night spot in Christchurch.
Seven facts you should know
Apart from the plainly obvious sources, where else is sugar hiding in our food?
The storybook setting of Christchurch's Brick Farm cafe was the perfect backdrop for its delicious food.
Be warned: sold-out Hollie Smith gig tomorrow
Chaotic crowd numbers at popular nightspot Stranges Lane have eased after introducing new entry restrictions, its manager says.
OPINION: It's time to put away the crock pot, fire up the barbecue and grab yourself a summer cocktail.
Abundance of citrus fruit heads from Auckland charity to Christchurch food banks.
Queues and tight time slots among the bugbears
Our reviewers have trawled their notebooks, recalling some "wow" moments as well as the not-so-good.
We see what three cafes serve up between slices
Back in the old days a sandwich was Marmite and lettuce (tossed aside), but thanks to bakers producing better bread than ever, good sandwiches are being built.
An "oenosthetic" wine and sound bar in New Regent St is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
Grocery store becomes sandwich shop, Brick Farm does brunch and Volstead gears up for Hoptoberfest.
Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?
The pre-quake Victoria and High streets favourite is back. Grab a park where Victoria meets Salisbury St, then follow the garlic, galangal and lemongrass aromas.
The burger bar has been set pretty high with the latest crazy creation from Burger King.
Not all salads are created equal, but there are some tasty standouts if you shop around.
Wigram brewery came up with this rich and fresh pilsener when asked to create a couple of beers to celebrate IceFest.
After a winter working out of a coffee cart in the mall, the Switch team are back in action in an expanded and updated New Brighton cafe.
The Zest Foods Awards are back, and we want to know your top restaurant, bar and cafe.
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