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.

A Taste of... Cafe Raeward

Cafe Raeward is busy at the weekends.

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

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.

A Taste Of: Mish Mash

Mish Mash does a mean cocktail.

This new bar does great drinks but the decor needs work.

A taste of... Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant on Ferry Rd.

Gentle Giant delivers on flavour and creativity.

Young driver seriously injured

A police spokesman said police were called to the crash about 6.20pm Wednesday.

Teenage driver in serious condition at Dunedin Hospital after a serious crash in Queenstown overnight.

Review: Pot Sticker on Poplar

Pot Sticker on Poplar is serving up dumplings.

Pot Sticker on Poplar gives us a meal of delicious dumplings.

Review: Johnny Sausage

Johnny Sausage delivers on excellent pizza.

REVIEW: Johnny Sausage serves up excellent pizza.

Review: The Store at Kekerengu

The Store at Kekerengu has a sun-drenched deck

The Store at Kekerengu has excellent pecan pie and a sunny deck.

A middle-of-the-road stop on the highway

The Dunsandel Store on the highway between Christchurch and Ashburton is a comfortable spot for a stop.

REVIEW: Eating Out with Ewan Sargent

The top 10 restaurants for 2015

The winner, Harlequin Public House.

The results are in: here are this year's best Christchurch restaurants judged by Zest.

Review: The Little Bistro

The Little Bistro restaurant in Akaroa is a cheery place with a buzzy atmosphere on a cold wet night.

REVIEW: This little seaside bistro shows big ambition.

Review: Copper Road

Copper Road Cafe and Restaurant in Amberley.

REVIEW: Copper Road at the site of the former Brew Moon has plenty of potential in its rural market.

Review: Fine Fare Kitchen

Fine Fare Kitchen container on Victoria St

REVIEW: Classy dishes from a container

Review: Twenty Seven Steps

Twenty Seven Steps is one for the wish list.

REVIEW: Twenty Seven Steps must go on your wish list.

Review: The Daisy Theatre

The Daisy Theatre opened at the Christchurch Arts Festival on Thursday night.

The Daisy Theatre is an act of magic. The cast is comprised of inanimate objects, but they come alive.

Review: The Cuban

The Cuban's decor is bold and beautiful

REVIEW: The Cuban ticks a lot of boxes but the food needs work.

Full-flavoured food saves the day

Under The Red Verandah's lamb kebabs with couscous and raita.

REVIEW: Under the Red Verandah covers the traditional brunch lineup but also boasts more sophisticated options.

New look RSA restaurant delivers

Trenches restaurant at Christchurch Memorial RSA is a modern take on a classic.

REVIEW: Trenches restaurant is a welcome step into the 21st Century.

Hooked on simple pleasures

Sakura's tofu steaks and mushroom sauce dish.

REVIEW: Sakura wasn't easy to find but afterwards I'm full yet still feel as light as a feather.

Review: The Laboratory

The Laboratory in Lincoln serves up great food and great atmosphere.

REVIEW: The Laboratory is a pub with real atmosphere.

Review: Pegasus Arms

Great pub grub, a roaring fire - there's a lot to like about the Pegasus Arms.

The Peg's top-notch comfort food ticks all the boxes on a cold winter night.

Review: Zaffron

Zaffron's Thai and Vietnamese cooking hits the spot.

Wines are jumbled together to match the food's spiciness.

Supermarket beers hit the spot

Two Thumb Brewery bottles are available in supermarkets.

Packaged beer shouldn't mean surrendering desire for flavour.

Review: Supreme Supreme

Supreme Supreme has wicked smoothies and cool decor.

The apple pie milkshake tasted just like ... an apple pie.

Review: Engineers Bar

Engineers has a cute rooftop terrace.

REVIEW: Engineers has a great bar snacks menu and a beautiful rooftop terrace.

Review: Five Stags Rangiora

Five Stags Rangiora offer game-inspired meals.

REVIEW: Five Stags offers game-inspired fare in North Canterbury.

A wobbling steak on fantastic fries

The Villas successfully makes the leap from day cafe to evening dining.

REVIEW: Eating Out with Ewan Sargent

UFOs spotted at Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon on Victoria St.

Spice Paragon

Fun and games at Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks Salted Caramel Delice delivered on its promise.

REVIEW: The on-to-it staff are engaging and obviously properly prepared about what's on offer.

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