Calls for celebration: Melton Estate

Heading into the warmer months is the perfect time to get together and celebrate. For a special day out, Melton Estate is the place to visit. The boutique winery is just a short, scenic drive from Christchurch, and a true escape from the city. The family winery is set amongst lush rows of vines, and […]

Boogie into Christmas: Boo Radley’s

The countdown to Christmas is on and besides the shopping and myriad Yuletide preparations, there’s the office Christmas function to arrange. It’s important to get this right. A cluster of colleagues glued to their devices during a work do then making excuses to leave early is no way to end the year. At Boo Radley’s, […]

Indulge at Kin Bistro

On the ground floor of Ballantynes Department Store awaits a hidden gem, the perfect spot to get together to share a meal, enjoy a coffee, or indulge in a mid-shop treat. Since opening in October 2019, Kin Bistro and Wine Bar has become a favourite of CBD dwellers and Ballantynes’ customers alike. A light and […]

Divine dining at gin gin

  Six months into their New Regent Street home and gin gin’s offering is more refined than ever, as its understated, approachable, and seasonal menus deliver a complete experience for diners.     Whether it’s long lunching with friends, a cosy date night or a more dressed up affair, gin gin’s relaxed and inviting setting […]

Authentic Moroccan cuisine: Mosaic By Simo

  The tagine is at the heart of authentic Moroccan food. Dishes that are similar to stews cooked in distinctive earthenware pots, using unique spice combinations that encapsulate centuries of Berber culture.     You can experience a taste of the real deal at Mosaic by Simo, the Addington restaurant and takeaway that’s now an […]

Authentic cuisine for two decades: The China Kitchen

  Neither earthquakes nor fire have been able to break the indomitable spirit of the team at The China Kitchen restaurant. Now in the third location of its 20-year history, this family – owned restaurant continues to produce the same fresh authentic Chinese food that has delighted its customers for many years.     “We […]