The Earls of East Block: Earl Restaurant

Restaurateur Tom Newfield and business partner, Chef Sam Campbell, opened Welles Street in 2017. Now they’re the Earls of a new culinary kingdom at 128 Lichfield Street in the city. We caught up with Tom to find out about Earl.     You haven’t even been open for six months, but you’ve had Nigella Lawson […]

First is more: First Table

Eating out is a luxury, so discovering new dining experiences with limited ‘fun-funds’ can often feel risky for restaurant-goers. First Table reduces the financial risk of trying somewhere new by offering an incentive to dine early, creating a win-win experience for foodies and restaurants alike.     If you haven’t heard of it yet, First […]


New kids on the block: Fermentist

They’re the cool new kids on the culinary block, a micro-brewery, taproom and eatery with beer at its roots and sustainability in its heart.   The Fermentist offers so much more than delectable food and beverages; it’s also a popular function venue. After all, the micro-brewery’s guiding philosophy is to bring people together over great […]

New Hospitality Heart: Elmwood Trading Company

It’s an extra happy Easter for the denizens of Merivale, Elmwood, Strowan and Bryndwr as the longstanding vacancy for a local and welcoming top-quality tavern has finally been filled.     The Elmwood Trading Company is now under the experienced anddedicated ownership of Marty and Naomi Fuller who live in the neighbourhood and intend the […]

Crisp Café

The Perfect Place: Crisp Café

Crisp Café ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, service, vibe and that all important parking question.     With an enormous shopping carpark to pull into, no steps to have to negotiate prams or wheelchairs and seating for 70, this is the perfect venue to catch up with friends, hold business meetings […]

The Monday Room

Escape from reality: The Monday Room

The most fabulous thing about dining at The Monday Room is that diners can revel in expecting the unexpected. With its raison d’être firmly focused on a shared degustation of food and wine, and featuring Trust the Chef and Trust the Somm options, patrons are assured of a gastronomic feast guaranteed to inspire conversation that […]

Mrs Dentons

Delicious & Delectable: Mrs Dentons

Mrs Dentons, situated at 168a Kendal Avenue Burnside, provides some of the tastiest tummy-tempting food in town.     From mouth-watering pies, which are conceived from original recipes from the creative imagination of owner operator, Delwyn Lanauze, through to baked goodies, nourishing soups, fresh salads, scrumptious chutneys and relishes, take-home meals and gourmet coffee – […]

Lu Lu’s Bar and Eatery

Maori fusion hits Christchurch: Lu Lu’s Bar and Eatery

The popular food movement that combines delicious Māori kai with modern ingredients and cooking techniques has found a home in Christchurch with the opening of Lu Lu’s Bar and Eatery.     Celebrating the best New Zealand has to offer, the philosophy of the restaurant encourages people to come together and connect over good, hearty, […]

Purple Weka Café & Bar

Top-quality café fare at your place: Purple Weka Café & Bar

Fans of The Purple Weka Café & Bar already know it’s the place to go for great coffee and delicious food, but did you know the catering service means you can serve all their delectable treats at your place?     If you have a workplace or birthday shout, business lunch, or team gathering and […]

Food for a good cause

Food for a good cause

Whether diving into the local café mid-afternoon, or languishing around in the latest culinary hotspot mid-evening, food and its consumption has long been considered a fairly selfish affair, driven not so much by subsistence, but rather an immutable desire to tip the scales in favour of enjoyment.     However, an increasing number of organisations […]