Eat and Drink

Review: Leinster Rd Bistro, Christchurch

The lamb comes two ways and is a tasty bistro style meal for a winter's night.

Leinster Rd Bistro is an oasis on a week night.

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Best pork in NZ revealed

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's owner Brendon Foster.

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

'Best value' alternative meals

Get yourself a two-course meal from fine dining restaurant Saggio di Vino for $54.

 Neat Places chooses their picks of the restaurants offering the best value alternative meals.

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant, Christchurch

Madam Kwong's Restaurant is tucked off to the side down Blenheim Rd.

I had to pass on the chewy braised pigs' ears, which failed to win me over.

Review: Mumbaiwala gallery

Firangi Frankie with paneer at Mumbaiwala in Christchurch.

This funky new Indian restaurant is not what you'd expect, and we loved it.

Sal's pizzeria open in CBD

Sal's NZ Pizza has opened on Lichfield St.

Christchurch's newest pizza parlour opens on Lichfield St serving American slices.

Great winter bars in Christchurch

Pomeroys: Cosy up to the fireplace with a pint and hearty meal at Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn,

Winter is well and truly here. Get cosy in one of Neat Places' picks for bars to warm up in.

Review: The Monday Room

The beef rib was heaven in a brioche bun with gherkins.

The beef rib is dangerously delicious, but the fritters fall short.

Big John's little hobby turns 25

From left to right: Original Harrington's brewer Mike Hollings, May Fisher, 'Big' John Harrington, Val Harrington, Carl ...

Big John Harrington reckons he's got the best job in the world.

The best French fries in NZ

Would you like fries with that? Today is the day the humble fry is celebrated the world over.

July 13 is French Fries Day, and we know just what we'll be doing today.

Best doughnuts in Christchurch gallery

Grizzly Bagel: The cherry on top of a wonderful trip to the Riccarton Bush Market on Saturdays is a visit to the Grizzly ...

Neat Places answers that age old question - where do you get a good doughnut in Christchurch?

Review: Fava Cafe, Christchurch

The full breakfast at Fava does not disappoint.

Fava Cafe handles a busy Saturday lunch time well, but it's so busy the cafe lacks personality.

Swanky eatery for Madras St

Table at Monks has opened on Madras St in central Christchurch.

Christchurch's Madras St gets a cool new cafe and the central city welcomes authentic Indian food.

Where to go when you're teetotalling

Mocktails can be just as creative and delicious as cocktails.

Those going liquor-free for Dry July can still enjoy a fantastic night out.

Review: Tomi, Christchurch

Fish, fish and more fish star in the deluxe chirashi dish.

There was something fishy about this meal, and it was all fabulous.

Christchurch's best hotel eateries

The Polo Bar in Hotel Montreal has an impressive culinary team, creating a menu inspired by Argentinean cuisine.

Hotel restaurants are now the rage. Neat Places explores the ones doing things a little differently.

Review, 50 Bistro at The Hotel George, Christchurch

The warm salad entree was full of interesting matches.

A surprising start to dining at the Hotel George.

Review: The Lakes, Christchurch

The Lakes' bistro-style lamb rack is a hearty big-flavoured treat.

How does a restaurant built for summer views stack up on a winter's night?

Review: The Vagabond Chefs

Pork belly from The Vagabond Chefs food truck.

This pimped out food truck turns out gourmet eats for affordable prices.

New gelato store for Christchurch

Rollickin' Gelato is opening a shop in New Regent St.

Rollickin' Gelato opening on New Regent St and a new eatery in Ferrymead.

Review: O.G.B Bar and Cafe

Christchurch's O.G.B bar has a speakeasy theme.

You know a bar is on to a good thing when you walk in at 6pm on a cold wet Saturday and the place is crammed

Review: Carlton Bar and Eatery, Christchurch

Steak is the Carlton's specialty.

A great steak, but why the coleslaw?  

Review: Nobanno

Nobanno offers the chilli-free flavours of Bangladesh.

The sauces are the stars at the Bangladesh restaurant Nobanno.

City's new eateries fly high

24062016 News Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ.  Hannah Ashton at The Monday Room has been nominated for barista of the year ...

"People are a bit over pop-up facilities, they want proper toilets and buildings again."

Crepes and donburi at The Colombo

Some Kind of Wonderful's caravan bar, Olive, is under new ownership.

Cafe Chat: A new creperie in The Colombo serves up French treats and Saggio di Vino changes hands.

Review: Mediterranean Food Co. Cafe gallery

The gorgonzola, peach and prosciutto salad was to die for.

When you're so hungry and your meal is so deliciously satisfying.

Recipe: Green smoothie bowl

Use this green smoothie bowl base recipe and customise for your perfect breakfast.

It's all about superfoods and healthy eating with this green smoothie bowl recipe.

A dog's breakfast

Furtography recreates the Cake Smash phenomenon for your dog.

Stuff finds five Christchurch cafes that welcome your four-legged friend, and a place that photographs pooches and smashing cakes.

Three great places to buy baking treats

Patisserie Yahagi creates French pastries with a distinctive Japanese twist.

These experts take all the hassle out of enjoying high-quality baking. Neat Places uncovers three top Christchurch pastry chefs and cake makers.

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