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Dual cool on Rotherham: Rogues of Rotherham

Recently recognised with a Travellers’ Choice 2020 award from Tripadvisor, Rogues of Rotherham just keeps building on its reputation as one of the top eating establishments in Christchurch.


Dedicated to delivering a dining experience second-to-none, the key to Rogues’ success is in its commitment to providing the ultimate in food, beverages, ambience and customer service.

With Riccarton being one of the most densely populated residential and business sectors in Christchurch, it’s not easy for a restaurant to stand out from the crowd, but since opening in 2016, this eatery’s popularity has consistently scored high.

Undoubtedly, the all-day menu is one of its biggest drawcards. Current hours provide weekend brunch (from 9am), lunch (Thursdays and Fridays) and dinner (Tuesday to Saturday), with plans to extend hours in spring.

Nor can variety be underestimated. The mouth-watering menu truly is a feast for the eyes. The choice of fare embraces all tastes – and all dietary requirements.

But there’s something else about Rogues that not everybody knows. Concealed behind a covert door is a somewhat rare and fabulous find – a genuine speakeasy.

The aptly called Sneaky’s Bar pays homage to the original speakeasy – a secreted room in which glamour, sophistication and intrigue ruled supreme.

With hours the same as Rogues’, a rendezvous at Sneaky’s Bar reminds you that life should be a celebration – of all that’s the best and the best that’s yet to come.

Rogues: 42 Rotherham Street, Riccarton
Phone: 03 341 5142


A loveable rogue

Many try but few succeed to reach the holy grail of hospitality – longstanding popularity. Rogues of Rotherham has achieved just that: finding a place in the hearts of locals, it is also a destination for visitors; it is a mecca for those who love food, fine wines, and cocktails, but is as appropriate for families as it is for corporate functions. Rogues of Rotherham is a true classic.



Open all week from 8:30am to late, you can head in for breakfast, brunch, snacks, lunch and dinner, and there is a gluten-free menu for each.

The selections for any time of the day are as extensive as they are delicious, and be warned – you will struggle to choose.

For example, at breakfast you could be served the definitive Eggs Benedict, the always-welcome-but-some mornings-more-than-others Bacon Buttie with Rogues’ own recipe sauce, or the set-you-up-for-the-whole-day Balsamic Beef Cheek.

Lunch and dinner menus feature a full range of pizzas, pastas and risottos along with casual dining fare, so bringing the whole family is always a good idea.

A meander through the all-embracing wine list takes you on a trip around the world – France, Italy, Australia, and California all feature alongside Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Central Otago, Marlborough, Nelson, and Martinborough.

Functions are always fabulous in Sneaky’s speakeasy-style bar behind the mysterious white door.

There are food and wine specials all week: Locals Shout, Pizza Takeover, Cocktail Heaven, Sangria Fridays and Bloody Mary weekends.