Eat and Drink

Search for Canterbury's best wine

Clive Jones.
Nautilus Estate Wines.
Winemaker.
Harvest starting soon.
Pinot Noir grapes for sparkling wine.

Eight wines are competing to be named Canterburys best.

Restaurant review: Venuti

A bowl of indulgence - Venuti's velvety penne dish.

REVIEW: Venuti offers full flavoured tried and true classics.

Reusable cups the norm

Coffee Magnet owner-operator Paul Fitzpatrick with Opawa Farmers' Market organisers Doug Hesp and Lisa Hesp.

A Christchurch farmers' market has taken a stand against single-use coffee cups to help save the planet.

Lunch delivery for hungry workers

Charlotte Bell has started an office lunch delivery company called Bell & Co.

Get your lunch delivered or check out the Friday street food market in Cathedral Square.

Review: Caffeine Kick

Caffeine Kick does affordable and delicious smoothies.

Les Mills' in-house cafe has healthy eats, but the service is sulky and lacklustre.

Review: Merrin St Brewery Bar

Pork belly bites are perfect with beer.

Cold beer and comfort food – what's not to like about the occasional pub meal.

Three Christchurch food spots with a twist

If you're on the lookout for Mexican food to go, it's hard to go past Mamacita's in Cathedral Square.

Neat Places finds two food containers and one food truck doing things a bit differently in Christchurch.

A Taste of... Meshino

Meshino in St Albans does a nice lunch.

Meshino has some great food and a busy Sunday atmosphere.

Review: Stellar

It feels like you are dining in the USS Enterprise's cafeteria.

A restaurant that brings the night sky indoors.

'Speakeasy' opening in Square

Inkster says it's been a long road to locking in the end of April for opening O.G.B.

A "cosy speakeasy-style" bar and cafe is opening in the Old Government Building in Cathedral Square.

Christchurch's best locally sourced lunches

Black Estate is famous not only for its organic and biodynamic wines but its refreshing approach to food.

Eating local has become fashionable. Here are three cafes embracing it in Canterbury.

Naked bangers sell-out

Naked Bangers on the grill at the Christchurch Food Show.

Naked sausages bare all to win over the fans.

Review: Dubba Dubba

Dubba Dubba restaurant serves up salad bowls and wraps.

Dubba Dubba fast Moroccan is delicious and quick and a serious meal.

Cafes that roast their own

Lumes and sister cafe Little Merchant now serve their own home brand coffee, Coffee Embassy.

Roasting your own coffee beans has become trendy for cafes. Here are three in Christchurch doing it.

Eagle Brewing takes top nod at awards

Golden Eagle Brewery brewers Ryan Carville and Dave Gaughan with their New World Beer and Cider Awards gold award ...

The Canterbury craft beer community has much to be proud of these days, not least, the recent results of the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

Chef may open Christchurch branch video

Celebrity chef Josh Emett entertains the crowds at the Christchurch Food Show on Saturday.

Michelin-star chef-owner Josh Emett has confirmed he could open one of his acclaimed Madam Woo restaurants in Christchurch.

Review: Shop Eight

Shop Eight's interior is as clean and focused as its dishes.

Shop Eight's fresh start brings some dazzling dishes.

Pint-sized coffee cube

MoCoffee in a MoCube at the Margaret Mahy Playground in Christchurch.

MoCoffee at Margaret Mahy Family Playground is the designer's first portable prototype.

A Taste of... Gas Monkey

Gas Monkey is a family friendly restaurant at The Palms.

Gas Monkey is a great stop for families looking for an affordable meal out.

Monday Room marks new beginning

Shawn McGowan says The Monday Room's new menu will focus heavily on local and seasonal products.

Fresh starts are coming for hospitality spots in Moorhouse Ave and Bishopdale.

Mastering the art of barbecuing

Brisket you can only make with a 19-hour cooking session.

Keep the barbecue covers off this autumn and experience the amazing flavours of long, slow cooking.

LB and Co's mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto from LB and Co.

LB and Co does a delicious classic version of mushroom risotto.

Christchurch's best cheese and wine

A selection of the best at Canterbury Cheesemongers.

Wine and cheese, the perfect pairing. Neat Places goes on the hunt for some local stores selling the finest.

The show that feeds our fascination with food

Lick your lips: The food show season kicks off in Christchurch.

Three great pizza joints

Enjoy a beer with a thin crust pizza at The Brewery.

If you're in the mood for a tasty slice, here are some of the best spots around Christchurch.

Review: Red Elephant

The Yum Red Elephant seafood salad is a surprise winner.

A Friday night surge brings this Thai restaurant alive.

Great Kiwi Beer Fest is back

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival returns to Hagley Park in Christchurch on Saturday, April 2.

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival will serve its own brew on Saturday, and Tommy Taco has re-opened.

Review: No.4 Bar and Restaurant

The library area of No.4 has a Hogwarts feel to it, except for Aerosmith over the speakers.

 This gastropub delivers the goods even when under siege by golfers.

New eateries, free cakes

Lyttelton's Rushani Gunatunga makes cakes for deserving Cantabrians.

New Japanese and Moroccan restaurants open, and a bakery offers more Cantabrians free cakes.

Food for thought: Life beyond the Edmonds Cookery Book

Our food revolution races on - but where we are going?

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