Eat and Drink

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Noodle market problems tackled video

More than 20,000 attended the opening night of the Night Noodle Market in Hagley Park.

Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.

Crowds overwhelm noodle market video

Seasoned professionals Hoy Pinoy was a popular choice for barbecue.

Hour long queues, stallholders running out of food and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.

Plan your noodle market feast

The Asiatique is serving laksa with noodles.

Plan your culinary experience at the Night Noodle Markets opening tonight in Christchurch.

A taste of... Made Espresso Bar

Made Espresso Bar on Montreal St does a healthy office lunch.

Made Espresso Bar does a great office lunch, dine in or take away.

Revival of Revival under way

Owner Brett Giddens and manager Adam Wood at the revamped Revival Bar, now Little Neighbourhood.

Revival has been given a makeover and is now Little Neighbourhood, opening next week.

How much fat's in your coffee? video

Bink Bowler of Black and White Coffee Cartel talks about the science behind a good coffee including the great trim milk debate.

Christchurch barista has "no problems" with low-fat milk, but trim is a step too far.

Shop Eight take two

Liz Phelan, left, has sold Shop Eight to Masterchef's Glenda Clark.

Masterchef 2015 contestant Glenda Clark has bought New Regent St joint Shop Eight from Liz Phelan.

Cafes won't serve trim milk: Right or 'rude'?

Lyttelton Coffee Company has created a stir by not offering trim milk with its product.

Christchurch cafes refusing to serve trim milk coffees spark war of words among the public.

Waipara's wine and food festival goes retro and cool

Wine, food, music and hay bales under the oak trees. What could be better?

Food takes a leap forward at the new-look Waipara Wine and Food Festival.

A taste of ... Castrols Garage

Castrols Garage is a pizza joint and live music venue.

Castrols Garage does a great pizza but the service is hit and miss.

The Bresolin's coconut braised kumara

Coconut braised kumara from The Bresolin in Wellington.

Get into your kitchen and whip up the delicious coconut braised kumara from Wellington's The Bresolin.

How to: Pot Sticker dumplings video

Pot Sticker Dumplings chef Yuanjian Lee whips up some delicious dumplings.

Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar shows us how to make dumplings at home.

Baretta empire expanding

The Butcher's Apron food caravan serves up street food in Edgeware.

Baretta's new Christchurch venture opens soon and Winnies is serving slices in Rangiora.

From The Menu: Dragon's Den Ramen

Shoyu Ramen from Dragon's Den in Christchurch.

Always wanted to make ramen? Try this shoyu ramen recipe from Dragon's Den.

The best cold brew coffee in Christchurch

We're loving a chilled caffeine hit over summer.

Warmer weather caffeine hits are best served cool. We've found three of the best cold brew coffees Christchurch has to offer.  

What's new in Christchurch?

Mandy Klapschuweit runs Utopia Ice at The Colombo.

Cotton Club opens on Friday night on Allen St, while The Colombo gets an icecream stand.

A Taste of... Cafe Raeward

Cafe Raeward is busy at the weekends.

Cafe Raeward is family-friendly but the brunch is hit and miss.

Night noodle markets coming to NZ video

A night noodle market in Melbourne in 2013.

A night noodle market, similar to those loved by hundreds of thousands in Melbourne and Sydney, is coming to Christchurch.

52kg weight loss inspires cooking classes

Bibi Corr went through a dramatic health transformation where she lost 52kgs, now running healthy cooking classes for kids.

Bibi Corr uses her 52kg weight loss as motivation to teach younger generations the benefits of healthy eating.

Huge new whisky shop open for business

Michael Fraser Milne in the new Whisky Galore shop on Colombo St.

Whisky Galore sets up a new shop and New Regent St gets another cafe.

A Taste Of Home

Home serves the best churros we have tasted in Christchurch.

REVIEW: A taste of Home, the container restaurant on Victoria St.

Telling lies in Sefton gallery video

Alex 'Grizz' Wyllie enjoys a cold beer. Neil Tiplady is in the foreground.

Sefton's Anglers Arms hotel is place where you can hear a few tall tales - and run into ex All Blacks.

'We could be here for a lifetime' video

Springston Hotel publican Jo Chapman: "No matter how bad your day is, as soon as you walk through that door, you’ve got to change."

Reporter Michael Wright discusses Jon Gadsby, potatoes and pub life with Springston Hotel's publicans and patrons.

Sheffield's new lease of life

Publican Desrae Johnson, left, pulls a beer while regular patron Lance looks on.

At the Sheffield Hotel, old beer bottles line a shelf above the bar. The kind of beer you can't get any more.

And the band played on in Mt Somers video

Ray Kane pours himself a beer. Castle Ridge Station shepherd Aidan Clark is in the foreground.

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.

A taste of.. Kadett

Kadett cafe serves up delicious cakes.

Homed in an old panel beater's workshop, Kadett has recently opened.

From the Menu: The Last Word video

Annabel Kean whips up The Skye Boat whisky cocktail at The Last Word.

The Last Word shows us how to make a Christmas cocktail, The Skye Boat.

Cafe Chat: Seaside cafe for summer

Estuary and Co. is finally open in Ferrymead.

Estuary and Co opens with waterfront views in Ferrymead.

Shopping in a paddock on Christmas Eve

Digging Christmas dinner at the Sefton Harvest Market.

A freshly dug potato is a beautiful thing. Eating it the next day with Christmas dinner makes it just about perfect.

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