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 | Shopping

Located on the first floor of Ballantynes, Contemporary Lounge focuses on high fashion for those among us who demand the latest, hottest looks with concept stores from top New Zealand designers.

Cook ‘N’ With Gas

New Zealand/Craft Beer

Cook ‘N’ With Gas is a classic old-school bistro that explores top-quality, modern New Zealand fare. Established in 1999, it’s an icon in the city and the place to enjoy a memorable restaurant experience – the team have worked hard to create this favourab ...

Curiosity Gin


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

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