Eat and Drink

How to be voted best cafe

Winning cafe Hello Sunday says it's the human touches that make the difference.

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

Review: Maison de Crepes

Maison de Crepes is among The Colombo's newest additions.

A slice of Paris in Christchurch's coolest shopping centre.

Great places to eat out in Lyttelton

Roots is a specialist in creating and serving unique dishes from quality seasonal ingredients.

Neat Places finds the culinary delights in Christchurch's port town.

A Taste Of... Table at Monks

Delicious but perhaps a little sweet for an early-morning weekday brekkie.

A taste of… Table at Monks, 282 Madras St, Central Christchurch

Barista brews beaut coffee

Q says attention to detail is the key to making great coffee.

What goes into making great coffee and a new bar for Ferrymead.

Moonshine on the menu video

Satan's Breath is one of a series of new moonshine flavours on sale in Dunedin.

Would you drink moonshine named Satan's Breath and made from the world's hottest chilli?

Canterbury fine dining soars

The Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton has become the only restaurant outside of Auckland to reach the three hats standard in ...

Nine restaurants reach new heights in latest Cuisine rankings, and relief ahead for gluten-free diners.

Review: Margarita masterclass video

Mexico barman Joe Brodie shows how to mix a margarita.

Learn how to make a make a worthy liquid subject for your next Instagram post.

And NZ's best restaurant is... video

The French Cafe has triumphed as Simon Wright, left, and Creghan Molloy-Wright fuse their considerable skills to create ...

Can you guess who came out on top of the 2016 Cuisine Good Food Awards?

Review: Headless Mexican, Christchurch

The Matanza Fish dish has gurnard topped with a creamy corn, cheese and basil sauce.

Charm and kitsch come in full colour at this South American spot.

Christchurch through a tourist's eyes gallery

Glen Tregurtha (middle) from Christchurch City Bike tours gets Emily Murphy (right) and Joel Hammond (left) acquainted ...

Emily Murphy has lived in the city for six years but a foodie bike tour changes her perspective.

Sunday a winning day for top cafe Hello Sunday

It was a great Sunday for cafe Hello Sunday at the Christchurch Hospitality Awards.

More than 2000 people vote to name Christchurch's top hospo spots.

Review: Casa Publica, Christchurch

The Napolito salad arrived too cold but was full big flavours and a winner, even if missing the broad beans.

This South American cuisine haunt is perfect for steampunk fans.

Review: Pomeroy's Inn

Pom's does hearty nachos but the dish needs a little work.

Pom's is a Christchurch classic and this pub lunch was a good one.

Best restaurants outside Auckland

Pacifica's paua, green-lip mussel, sea snail wrapped in chicken mousse and muttonbird crumble.

This year's Cuisine awards highlight the rising quality of fine dining across the country.

Restaurants with great small plates

Shop Eight in New Regent St is an instant classic.

Taste a bit of everything with small plate offerings at these neat places in Christchurch.

Meet the maestros of the mixing bowl gallery

Seasonal fruit makes a beautiful cake topping.

These three inspiring Christchurch bakers show what their cakes are made of.

Christchurch a foodie heaven

The Town Tonic degustation always surprises and delights.

5 of the best food experiences Christchurch has to offer.

Review: Cafe Prague, Christchurch

Bread dumplings Czech style at Cafe Prague.

Czech-style food is this cafe's point of difference.

Best bar, restaurant and cafe finalists revealed

Christchurch's best places to eat and drink are about to be named.

Did your favourite going-out place make the finalists?

The joy of a sharp knife video

Tomatoes are a great test of knives. Good ones go through them like butter every time.

When you spend $250 on a knife, you are buying speed and pleasure.

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.

Christchurch's best burgers

The Lower 9th Diner seeks to bring a taste of New Orleans to Christchurch, including through its burger menu - make your ...

Check out this selection of Christchurch's burger all-stars, with not a takeaway-chain offering to be found.

Review: Sal's New York Pizza

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Sal's NY Pizza
146 Lichfield St, Christchurch

The service at Sal's is almost non-existent and the pizza is fine – not great, but not bad.

Noodles for Queenstown

Night Noodle Markets have already visited Wellington and Christchurch.

Noodle markets for Queenstown and a burger eating competition in Christchurch.

Recipe: Best banana bread

Addington Coffee Co-op makes fancy banana bread for breakfast.

Addington Coffee Co-op serves fancy banana bread for an indulgent breakfast treat.

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.

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