Food & Drink

Home to some of the best produce in the world, it’s little wonder New Zealand is establishing a reputation for great food. The nation’s cuisine draws on many different cultural influences to offer a wide variety. Get into fresh New Zealand seafood, browse a farmers’ market or sample a traditional Māori hangi. If you’re thirsty, seek out New Zealand’s award-winning wines and craft beers, or crack open a bottle of the iconic Kiwi soft drink, L&P.

Book a table at a local restaurant, grab a drink at a new bar or try a tasty treat at a unique café. Whatever you’re in the mood for, support local businesses and tell them you saw them on What's Hot New Zealand.

Christchurch | Spirits/Distillery

Curiosity Gin

There is a treat for everyone at The Spirits Workshop Distillery.

Christchurch | Cosy Pub/Swishy Bar

Dux Central

This funky rebirth of an all-time Christchurch hospitality favourite has four versatile spaces to suit any mood and any occasion.

Christchurch | Vegetarian/Seafood

Dux Dine

Situated in a historic turn-of-the-century villa, Dux Dine has a multitude of spaces to enjoy.

Restaurant | Christchurch

King of Snake

King of Snake holds a place in many a Cantabrian heart, with incredible food, fantastic dining experience, and now the views to match in its new location on The Terrace.

Golden Bay | Spirits

Kiwi Spirit Distillery

Kiwi Spirit Distillery is family owned and operated, producing unique, quality spirits from the purest homegrown ingredients.

Bar | Christchurch

Monarch

Monarch is one-of-a-kind in Aotearoa. It’s a Hi-Fi listening bar, with a hand-made sound system designed to deliver perfectly crisp audio.

Restaurant | Christchurch

Sumner Social

All the best things about Christchurch beach suburb Sumner – the beach, dog walks, Cave Rock, sun, friends and fun – can all be enjoyed from the vantage point of this beachside bar and restaurant.

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