Eat and Drink
Popular Irish bar The Bog reopens tonight, three years after it was closed by quake damage.
Looking around the quiet gentility of The Square in the Novotel, it seems a lifetime since the The Press moved in after the September 2010 quake.
Rotherhams of Riccarton is being refitted and rebranded with Masterchef 2012 contestant Matt Gilray at the helm.
A three-storey-high mural of a naked woman is being painted on the side of a central-city strip club.
The first word that springs to mind as you wander into Browsers Garden Cafe is oasis.
Two neighbours of Harlequin Public House 'love the place' and cannot understand the noise complaints.
A masculine setting with a menu specialising in steak - two pages are devoted to various cuts, breeds and weights.
The Bog Irish bar is reopening, the Twisted Hop starts comedy nights and That Mexican Guy departs Volstead.
Boasts more calories than the Double Down
Nutritionists look away now: a burger with more calories than the Double Down is set to clog the nation's arteries.
Choices range from Thai green curry to beef fillet and pan seared turbot.
The Coffee House in Montreal St is undergoing a major expansion and refurbishment.
New ice-cream mimics old cold liver oil tonic
New ice-cream flavour mimics taste of old Lane's Emulsion, but leaves out the cod liver oil and creosote.
Jean may be a tolerant wife, but a life-size Spitfire as a permanent fixture in the front yard was a stretch.
The reincarnation of quake-hit Bower Tavern is one of the city's largest structures made from containers.
Hummingbird's container cafe has a surprisingly large capacity and makes a top breakfast.
A Spanish cured sausage and smoked salmon have done Canterbury proud at the annual Cuisine Artisan Awards.
Doing business in the seaside suburb post-quake is not easy, but this place is buzzing.
From cupcakes and punting to winery lunches by helicopter, Christchurch has plenty of ways to make the day special.
Cafe Shop Eight is offering the chance to dine on entre-sized dishes almost exclusively from local foods.
Riccarton cafe to be demolished after 20 years
Browsers Cafe will be demolished in three months after two decades in Riccarton.
The old wooden building has been decorated to capture the feel of the past yet it's open and inviting.
The Press visited dairies across Christchurch in search of a 50 cent lolly mixture.
The cost of a cup of coffee, much like a litre of petrol, is always up for discussion.
Winnie Bagoes will tighten dress code, scan IDs, and breath-test patrons from tomorrow.
An old Poplar Lanes favourite has reopened in High St and gets top marks for ambience.
Sarah Bowman has more than enough reasons to subtitle her recipe book with "fresh meal ideas for busy lives".
Bloody Mary's is not a cocktail bar per se although hearsay has it they mix a mean cocktail of the same name.
A new insider-view espresso bar has opened up while The Curator's House welcomes a chef fresh from Barcelona.
Restoring a heritage building from the 1800s takes a vision and commitment to make the old beautiful once again.
We sit outside amid miniature roses and archwayswith the lawn the perfect play area for little ones.
Whisky festivals and secretive new openings are the hot topic this week.
Honeypot Cafe has the rare ability to make you feel at ease and like your at home as soon as you walk in.
A street-style Mexican eatery/bar, Mexicano's has the essentials down pat: atmosphere, service, innovative menu.
Exemplary service, good food and chic decor are all good reasons why Gustav's has pulled customers early and kept them.
A host of central city cafes finally reopen after the holidays, while Pomeroy's gets a new craft beer list.
A Middleton nutritionist refuses to be a "wellness warrior" with her new business venture.
After almost two decades, popular burger chain BurgerFuel will open in the South Island.
Young Christchurch baker and entrepreneur Anna Worthington is sampling the sweet taste of business success.
A guide to the best Edgeware has to offer includes tips on brunch, lunch, and afters.
A Riccarton bar has lifted its baby ban and offered a free beer and burrito to parents turned away last week.
Fairfax reporters hunted down the nation's top 10 stops for fish and chips.
Abbie Napier picks her five best Christchurch cafes of 2013.
He's not a wowser or an alcoholic but Robbie Lane won't be knocking back any drinks tonight.
The new menu at a central city cafe C1 Espresso depicts Gerry Brownlee as a five-eyed monster.
Christmas rush at new Woolston mall
Business is booming at the Woolston Tannery with queues out the door in the Christmas rush.
A free mobile app aims to help locals as well as tourists find new places and old favourites in post-quake Christchurch.
Retailers in the recently reopened Cathedral Junction call for more car parking, events and shops to get trade moving.
Black Betty is closed for building strengthening, but a smaller cafe will be open behind the Madras St site.
Inner-city green space proves practicality
The first harvest of an inner-city greenspace proves the scheme's practicality.
Pop-up tearoom brings colonial tradition back
The British love of tea is catching on in Canterbury, with a pop-up tearoom now open for business.
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