Best Places To Eat In Christchurch

Looking for the best places to eat in Christchurch? We've got you covered! Here are some of our go-to spots.

Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon is a regular for us, with an array of Thai-fusion dishes at a reasonable price. We love the way they combine traditional Thai cuisine with the boldness of modern cooking. Ideal for couples, families and large groups, you are guaranteed a memorable night out.

Winnie Bagoes

This one’s for the pizza lovers! Winnie Bagoes does gourmet pizza like nowhere else in town. Their diverse & innovative menu features some distinctly kiwi flavours, amongst many others! If you’re looking for places to eat with the whole family, everyone is sure to love Winnie’s.

Chillingworth Road

One of our all time favourites is Chillingworth Road. If you are into relaxed fine dining, don’t miss it. A trip to Christchurch is not complete without trying one of their degustation menus and accompanying wines.

Smokey T’s

The award winning Smokey T’s is one of Christchurch’s premier street food restaurants. Think succulent, smoked, slow cooked meats… need we say more? Run by a former executive chef, the barbecue joint has become a real local favourite. We recommend the pork belly burger, it’s out of this world!


Located in the historic Old Government Buildings, OGB is a speakeasy style bar overlooking Cathedral Square. With an old fashioned vibe and service to match, it’s one of the most unique spots in the central city. There’s also regular live music, and a cocktail lounge (through a secret bookcase).

5th Street

5th Street’s reputation goes before them, named the Best Restaurant in Christchurch for 2020. The sharing options are fantastic, whether you are dining as a couple or a large group or family. The kitchen was even designed and built by the chefs themselves.

Tavern Harewood

If hearty pub food is more your thing, head down to the Tavern Harewood. Meals are reasonably priced, with weekly specialsif you time it right. A relaxed atmosphere and great service make for an all-round enjoyable experience.