Reviews

Review: The Bicycle Thief

Sit out the back in a large sheltered courtyard.

Central city favourite, The Bicycle Thief, is back, but rural.

Restaurant review: Venuti

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

REVIEW: Venuti offers full flavoured tried and true classics.

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.

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.

Review: Shop Eight

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

Shop Eight's fresh start brings some dazzling dishes.

Review: Red Elephant

The Yum Red Elephant seafood salad is a surprise winner.

A Friday night surge brings this Thai restaurant alive.

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.

Review: Tutto Bene

The Fungi proves you don't need meat for a delicious pizza.

A mushroom pizza stars in this family meal out.

Review: Orleans Restaurant

Fried green tomatoes and remoulade make a brilliant bar snack.

The buzz and the atmosphere is the big draw for Orleans Restaurant in Christchurch.

Review: Mexicanos

Atmosphere plus: Mexicanos is like a Mexican Disneyland.

Mexican food has come but it definitely hasn't gone, not when it tastes this good.

Review: Chillingworth Road Bistro

The sun pours in to Chillingworth Road bistro in the last hours of the day.

Bistro food from fine dining chefs - that has to be a good deal.

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.

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

Another person has been injured in a dog attack in Christchurch.

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.

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