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Continental Catering

Five-star finesse: Continental Catering

Catering to South Island’s most exquisite events, Continental Catering Ltd has an unsurpassed reputation, with five-star finesse.


Continental Catering


Known for fine cuisine and exceptional delivery service, Continental Catering also works in partnership with many Christchurch venues. Christchurch Gondola, Tait Technology Centre, The Arts Centre plus the Christchurch Art Gallery all offer fine dining, prepared by the Continental Catering team.

Be it Christmas functions in private homes to corporate dinners, menus are tailored to every occasion with grazing platters, buffets, canapés, or gala dinners. “Our food philosophy and direction are based on respect – respect for our taste buds, bodies, community and planet,” says new owner David Cartwright. His world-class experience and dedication complement Continental Catering’s trusted legacy of over 50 years.

“We source locally produced, premium, sustainable ingredients to produce contemporary cuisine that is memorable, delicious, served with first-class beverages, and delivered by professional, friendly catering staff.” Everything, including dietary requirements, is taken care of – our sumptuous menu selections pleasing the fussiest palates. “Our reputation is based on first-class service, food and outstanding value. We are often referred to as the #trustedcaterer.”


Visit for the extensive list of venues.

Continental Catering
Ph 0800 426 684


No. 4

Iconic social space: No. 4

With Cup Week and Christmas on the social calendar horizon, what better place to celebrate than at one of Christchurch’s most iconic restaurants and bars? No. 4 will have celebrations all Cup Week and it is taking bookings for its ‘bus and breakfast’ package now.


No. 4


With Piper Heidsieck Champagne lunches every day and live music though out Cup Week, grab the team for bubbles and fun and book your table now to make this annual week extra special.  No. 4 offers exceptional indoor and outdoor dining and refreshments. With spring in the air, what could be a more perfect end to the day than al fresco drinks with friends? When the cooler weather kicks in, the inside is cosy, warmed by a roaring fire and even the courtyards are heated.

And what would a friendly neighbourhood establishment be without a delicious and varied menu that caters to all tastes, including gluten-free meals? With incredible generous and varied platters, it has gained a reputation for exceptional dining.
There is a charismatic vibe when it comes to hosting functions and offers a range of different function areas which makes it the perfect venue for a cocktail party, birthday, anniversary or corporate event. Feel free to organise an on-site meeting with a Functions Co-ordinator, so you can create a bespoke function to fit in with your requirements.


Drop into No.4 at 4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale. Visit for the full menu and other details.


A Rolling Stone

Head back to the City: A Rolling Stone

In the heart of the city at 579 Colombo Street, you’ll find a unique restaurant and entertainment destination that will really personalise your next event and make it something special.


A Rolling Stone


Two threads intertwine at A Rolling Stone: it’s a fabulous venue for concerts, musicians, entertainers and touring shows; and a great space and atmosphere for functions of any size from small family groups to big celebratory parties, and from meetings to corporate functions. Fundraising events are also a specialty – if your team or club is wanting a fun night out and an easy way to generate funds, a range of events from quiz nights to ceilidh, entertainment and meals are possible.

Absolutely delicious food awaits; French Head Chef Flavien has a flair for creating the perfect menu for any affair – delectable finger food treats right through to full three course dinners. Sit down with the experienced team of Gretchen, Mike and Nik to discuss your requirements. They take pride in the fact that they are hands-on and really go the extra mile to make your event thoroughly enjoyable. “It’s a home away from home and when you invite people to your home, you want them to feel welcome and relaxed,” they say.

Look out on Facebook for upcoming events and shows at A Rolling Stone across a wide variety of genres. Don’t forget to book the all-important Christmas function now, with special festive menus to suit.


You can phone the team any time on
03-377 4787 or email


Seven Cafe

A cool cafe vibe: a visit to Riccarton’s popular Seven Cafe

The atmosphere in Seven Café at 11am is warm and welcoming. “This is coffee time and people really enjoy getting together for a chat,” says Vivi Xu, café owner.

Seven Cafe

As one customer is about to leave the café she remarks, “I especially like the vibe here. Do you cater for private functions? I have been looking for somewhere casual and not too big for my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration.”
She has come to the right place. Seven Café is very popular for 21st birthdays – or any birthday bash for that matter. It’s perfect too for corporate functions, engagement parties, baby showers or hens’ parties. From 5pm onwards, the café transforms into a function space for the exclusive use of the customer who has booked it.
“We have room for up to 50 guests,” Vivi says. “Our usual liquor licence is until 11pm, but we can assist customers to apply for an extended licence if that is what they require. In keeping with the informal theme for which we are known, we provide platters with all different kinds of finger foods – meats and cheeses, savoury items and sweet treats. People can simply help themselves.”
But Seven Café offers more than the inside of the café itself. Its outdoor marquee and courtyard can be booked for groups of 10-30 during the usual opening hours. It’s a unique meeting space ideal for breakfast, working lunches and meetings – and of course the café’s famous and much sought-after ‘High Tea’.
To enquire about holding your function at Seven Café call 03-348 1886 or email

The Tai Tapu Hotel

Historically Unique: The Tai Tapu Hotel’s rich heritage

The Tai Tapu Hotel, or ‘The Tap’ as it is better known, has been at the forefront of social activity within Tai Tapu ever since inception way back in 1856. Strongly rooted in the history of Canterbury, The Tap has been the definitive place for eats, drinks and functions.

The Tai Tapu Hotel Talking of functions, the team at The Tai Tapu Hotel is happy to make yours truly memorable. Encompassing all that is the country, The Tai Tapu Hotel Function Venue built on the old stables site is a popular venue for weddings, celebrations, parties, anniversaries, dances, promotions, conference dinners, cocktail evenings, product launches, quiz nights, fundraising shows, etc. If these walls could talk, oh what stories they would tell.
At the front are spectacular cedar doors are, to the rear bi-fold doors which open onto the magnificent private patio and grassed outdoor. The venue overlooks the picturesque Tai Tapu Golf Club and the Halswell River.
Available to hire for your private or business function, features and services include fully licensed bar and experienced friendly bar staff, all glassware, catering options, interior and patio furniture and heaps of character.
For more information or to book your next function, call 03-329 6819 or visit the website