REVIEW: The popularity of Japanese restaurant Kinji is taking some shine off the experience.
Spectacular views served up with tasty shared plates in this Waipara vineyard.
REVIEW: Great food, outstanding coffee and unrivalled views in New Brighton.
REVIEW: There's much to like about Vangionis in Akaroa.
Clever tweaks and smart design impress at Tequila Mockingbird, but cold steak disappoints.
Addington's New York Deli a hit
REVIEW: Lincoln Road in Addington has become the new place to eat, gather and enjoy the delights of Christchurch cuisine.
Christchurch has embraced souvlaki and Abbie Napier is on a mission to find the best in the city.
Pad thai takeaways in Christchurch have a workmanlike approach rather than excitement.
Which city bar makes Christchurch's best?
REVIEW: With the city's night life regenerating, Abbie Napier visited three bars, and tested two cocktails at each, to see what was going down.
The Cornershop Bistro has one of the best meals of french toast I have had the pleasure of trying.
Zest rounds up a quartet of toasted items and checks out the breads, the fillings, the service, the prices.
Who serves up Christchurch's best butter chicken takeaway? Ewan Sargent tries six and discovers the field varies widely.
Under the Red Verandah is a classic Linwood offering with survival instinct in spades.
The Town Ball menu boldly claims to have the "town's best burgers". They are right.
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This restaurant and bar has made a name for itself since opening day in October 2012.
I haven't felt so uneasy, yet so excited, at a restaurant table for a long time.
OPINION: Despite Brigittes being a Merivale institution, we had passed it by many times, always meaning to go.
Taste test of Mexican, Thai and pizza delights
Zest reviews three Christchurch takeaway joints and finds they all offer tasty delights.
The Grand Cafe is more cafe than grand but it's a fun place and was very busy.
Straits has some hiccups to fix, but it has the style, the service and the food a city hotel restaurant needs.
Clink is cosy and warm and merges the bar and restaurant concept better than most places in Christchurch.
Ace Wasabi's menu is a big step up from food court sushi, but nowhere near the world of blowfish.
Gustav's food was presented well, with very good flavours, and everything was cooked to perfection.
With Baretta's bar overflowing and high-volume live music, the ambience was more club than restaurant.
Dux Dine's pizzas are good and their desserts are satisfying, but there are dishes I wouldn't order again.
Venuti is the place for an Italian fix, though the team takes a broad approach.
Topkapi delivers a clean and pleasant dining environment, and food that is fresh and tasty.
A friend says you can sum up the ambience at JDV on a Friday night in four words: "Loud real-estate agents."
More than two years on, the Belgian Beer Cafe is back, rebooted like a tired old Hollywood franchise.
OPINION: The warm glow from Bamboozle is all the more welcoming when you finally make it to Sumner.
Himawari seems to have already struck a chord with Japanese and Korean residents and visitors.
Tiffanys, a 30-year-old dining institution, is stumbling a little on its new path in the new Christchurch.
In two years, St Germain has re-established itself as a studiously French restaurant.
REVIEW: Christchurch's social revival continues with yet another place inside the four avenues to drink beer.
@Tonys was a favourite spot in Riccarton and the new @Tonys in Ferrymead is a step-up from the old haunt.
"Tuesday" has the ring of nothing - but Pepperoni might have banished the blah with Tuesday Date Night.
WhatEver! is not anything out of the ordinary, but it's a nice find.
Only a fool would pass on The Leinster Bistro's creme brulee.
Christchurch's central bars have a frontier feel about them. The Astro Lounge is different.
At Euro on Cranford, food removed from the cabinet is as good as that which emerges fresh from the kitchen.
The Rose and Thistle is a bit dull but it's grand for a few beers, a bet and a spot of sport.
The joy of the Chillingworth Road menu is that it covers most tastes and does fine food well.
Flying Burrito Brothers is bucketloads of fun, but is it worth a trip to the mall?
The latest reincarnation of Dux de Lux, Dux Dine is drawing vegetarians to Riccarton.
There is plenty on offer at Coffee Zone.
The last two years have not been kind to the Port Hills, but Sumner has managed to hold on to its simple summer charm.
A busy cafe is usually a good sign of a job well done, but in this case the coffee was disappointingly inconsistent.
This small place with the long name is a treasure.
Ed Hopper obviously takes pride in its coffee.
If you want to see the future of Christchurch, visit the new Twisted Hop in Woolston.