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‘tis the season: Fig Restaurant

It’s mid-November and chances are there are some who are yet to organise an end – or start – of year celebration. If you are pondering a location, Ravi Naidu has it fig-ured out. Fig Restaurant at Quality Hotel Elms is a crowd-pleasing silly season locale.


The Papanui modern bistro has just curated a new bar and restaurant menu and is eager for guests and foodies alike to get their first taste of the diverse yet cohesive menu.

From tantalising light bites to inventive main courses, there is buffet and a la carte breakfast menus from 6am, all day snacks and dinner from 5pm.

With four conference rooms available, from the Garden Room for 120 guests to the Green Room for 40, in-house chef Himal can work with you to create a menu suited to your group’s size and preference.

Whether you’re planning an end of year company function, social holiday party or family get together, you can relax in the sophisticated interiors, or enjoy the warmer weather alfresco.

The Fig Restaurant Christmas dinner is also back for another year.

The mouth-watering buffet-style meal features Kiwi classics such as New Zealand lamb, Coromandel half-shell mussels and Akaroa salmon.

To book email or phone (03) 352 4903. Don’t be a Grinch and start planning your function now!


Let yourself be wowed: Fig Restaurant

From the luxurious décor and design, right through to the sumptuous menu, everything about Fig Restaurant at the Quality Hotel Elms, is focused on attention to detail and quality.



Centrally located at 456 Papanui Road, whether you’re staying on site at the hotel, or looking to enjoy a night out of exceptional dining, you’ll be wowed by the international modern, bistro-style menu and exceptional customer service.

It’s your choice to sit at the seated tables indoors, or gather around the beer garden’s outdoor bar, which is the perfect spot to relax on warm days and evenings.

Highlights on the menu include the stuffed chicken breast, cumin dusted lamb loin, pumpkin and lentil filo, and Hereford beef, which is served with your choice of sauces and sides.

You know you’re in good hands as Fig was listed as a Beef and Lamb Excellence award winner in 2017.

The finest local and international wines feature at the bar and gluten-free and vegan options are all catered for.

Meanwhile for dessert, you can’t go past their poached pear, sticky date pudding, or delicious mango panna cotta.

The Quality Hotel Elms – just a five minute walk to Northlands Mall – offers standard, superior and deluxe accommodation, and can also cater for functions.

Four conference rooms are also available which can seat 80 to 200 people, making it the perfect venue for your next seminar, conference or social event.


Cosy place to chill: Fig Restaurant and Bar

The English have their local pub – a cosy, casual place ideal to chill out with friends for a drink after work or for a more leisurely weekend catchup. It is possible to recreate that vibe here in our very own city and at Fig Restaurant and Bar they have succeeded in doing just that.



Central to the local pub concept is the very recent development of a stylish outside courtyard area. It has been created especially as an informal space for meeting to share a glass of wine or a beer, a chat and a few very tasty snacks.

There is plenty of room to gather around the benches or tables with the chairs all dressed in crisp blue and white cushions. This is not merely a warm weather spot – tall, powerful gas heaters keep it toasty and you can wrap yourself up in soft rugs. But of course it will be delightful in the lengthy summer evenings with its shade sails and protection from the wind.

The courtyard has its own extensive bar menu as well, totally in keeping with the casual atmosphere. There are spicy hot chicken wings, chicken satay skewers, devilled prawns, noodles and sliders, but that is only a sample. Add in salads, platters, mussels and wedges and you are really spoiled for choice.

If for some reason however, you aren’t tempted by this fare you can dine in the courtyard from the main restaurant’s à la carte or grill menu – an international modern bistro style menu. Fig Restaurant and Bar is in the Quality Hotel Elms on the corner of Papanui Road and Frank Street. Make it your local.



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Culinary quality: the Quality Hotel Elms holds impressive restaurant offering ‘Fig’

As the name suggests, Quality Hotel Elms at 456 Papanui Road, oozes quality. From the standard, superior and deluxe accommodation, to the smiling customer service of hotel staff, you would seldom find a better place to stay in Christchurch.

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However, if the idea of dining out takes your fancy, then the Elms restaurant and bar, Fig, should be your first port of call. Start by choosing from the selection of exquisite entrées like Lemon Pepper Calamari, Haloumi Grilled Tikka or a Classic Ceaser Salad.
Moving on to the mains, the Slow Braised Canterbury Lamb Shank is a treat and the Duck Leg Confit glazed in orange and thyme makes for a mouth-watering combination. A great selection of Grilled Lamb, Chicken and Angus Beef is also on offer with your choice of sauces and sides.
For dessert, having a Mocha Dark Chocolate Tart, Mango Sorbet or Butter Milk Pistachio Pannacotta, provides the perfect conclusion to your meal. Gluten Free and Vegan options are also available as is a stunning selection of the finest wines, from locally and abroad.
If your night out consists of more than your nearest and dearest, Quality Hotel Elms can also cater for functions. With four conference rooms available capable of fitting 80 to 200 people, and access to the delicious delicacies from Fig, the Elms makes for the definitive venue for your next seminar or large social event.