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Written by Amirthavarshini on September 11, 2020 Share on

Christchurch Dining Delights: Must-Visit Restaurants!

Every trip is complete only if you have tasted amazing food. Have you ever been to restaurants where the food looks so yummy that you forget to capture a picture of it? If not, you are going experience such top-notch culinary craftsmanship in Christchurch, New Zealand. In February 2011, many of the famous restaurants in Christchurch were damaged due to earthquakes. New Zealanders took this obstacle as an opportunity and reconstructed the ruins which led to the culinary rebirth. In this article, let’s make our mouth water a bit while reading about the restaurants in Christchurch. Get ready to give your taste buds a feast at these restaurants, bars and cafés in the Garden city of New Zealand!

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Top 6 Restaurants in Christchurch


Are you a Romeo trying to impress your Juliet? Take her to Inati. It is a perfect place for a perfect dinner date with your loved one. Book your chef’s table well in advance and enjoy every dish with his explanations. Do not miss out to try bresaola, pickled cherries and pumpkin seed crumble and smooth full-flavoured ‘Duck Trumpets’ here.

Cost: High-end

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The Birdwood

If you want to taste the flavours of Italy in New Zealand, Head to Birdwood. This family-friendly restaurant serves amazing woodfired pizza and fresh, handmade pasta. Every dish you try here is hand made with love that you will surely feel the rich Italian standards here. Order some zucchini fries for sides while sipping a glass of wine.

Cost: Moderate

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Head to the most beautiful historic Old Government Building, where history feeds you with knowledge and food. Enjoy the exotic food and cocktails offered here and you will surely lick your fingers even after leaving the place. The restaurant has a vast menu with six-hour beef cheek with blackened eggplant, beetroot relish, black garlic butter, goat’s cheese salad with beetroot, candied walnuts, avocado puree and pomegranate.

Cost: Mid-range

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5th Street

Dreaming to have dinner in the space? Head to 5th street in Christchurch it will amaze you with its unbelievably stylish decor, skylights and what not! With friendly staffs and tasty menu that includes broccoli doughnuts, seaweed butter and Himalayan salt block cured fish, 5th street is truly one of the best restaurants in Christchurch.

Cost: Mid-Range

Twenty Seven Steps

This one of the top European restaurants in Christchurch that will surely steal your heart. Also, the place is perfect for a group dinner or a romantic date. Enjoy the wholesome meal in the European style!

Cost: Mid-Range


How about a bit of Japanese before exploring the Hagley Park and Canterbury Museum? You name anything in Japanese, Kinji will place it on your table. Enjoy a fascinating full-day sight-seeing tour at Mount Cook and end your day at such restaurants. Looking for more places to indulge in the sheer beauty of New Zealand.

Cost: Mid-Range

Let your tongue roll while swallowing giant pizzas and sipping freshly brewed beer. Be sure to say cheese even when nobody is clicking a picture of yours. Unlock the lip-smacking surprises while visiting the restaurants in Christchurch because the food served here will put your frown upside down after a tiring day! Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to New Zealand right away. Now you can connect with us via Whatsapp and plan your dream trip at ease.

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