The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?
Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.
Hour long queues, stallholders running out of food and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.
Plan your culinary experience at the Night Noodle Markets opening tonight in Christchurch.
Made Espresso Bar does a great office lunch, dine in or take away.
Revival has been given a makeover and is now Little Neighbourhood, opening next week.
Christchurch barista has "no problems" with low-fat milk, but trim is a step too far.
Masterchef 2015 contestant Glenda Clark has bought New Regent St joint Shop Eight from Liz Phelan.
Christchurch cafes refusing to serve trim milk coffees spark war of words among the public.
Food takes a leap forward at the new-look Waipara Wine and Food Festival.
Castrols Garage does a great pizza but the service is hit and miss.
Get into your kitchen and whip up the delicious coconut braised kumara from Wellington's The Bresolin.
Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar shows us how to make dumplings at home.
Baretta's new Christchurch venture opens soon and Winnies is serving slices in Rangiora.
Always wanted to make ramen? Try this shoyu ramen recipe from Dragon's Den.
Warmer weather caffeine hits are best served cool. We've found three of the best cold brew coffees Christchurch has to offer.
Cotton Club opens on Friday night on Allen St, while The Colombo gets an icecream stand.
Cafe Raeward is family-friendly but the brunch is hit and miss.
A night noodle market, similar to those loved by hundreds of thousands in Melbourne and Sydney, is coming to Christchurch.
Bibi Corr uses her 52kg weight loss as motivation to teach younger generations the benefits of healthy eating.
Whisky Galore sets up a new shop and New Regent St gets another cafe.
REVIEW: A taste of Home, the container restaurant on Victoria St.
Sefton's Anglers Arms hotel is place where you can hear a few tall tales - and run into ex All Blacks.
Reporter Michael Wright discusses Jon Gadsby, potatoes and pub life with Springston Hotel's publicans and patrons.
At the Sheffield Hotel, old beer bottles line a shelf above the bar. The kind of beer you can't get any more.
Band practice is held every Wednesday in Mt Somers. It’s been that way for at least 50 years, the locals reckon. If there is a band, it’s yet to play a gig.
Homed in an old panel beater's workshop, Kadett has recently opened.
The Last Word shows us how to make a Christmas cocktail, The Skye Boat.
Estuary and Co opens with waterfront views in Ferrymead.
A freshly dug potato is a beautiful thing. Eating it the next day with Christmas dinner makes it just about perfect.