Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s home to beautiful gardens, historic buildings, incredible scenery – and also diverse cafes and restaurants.
Grab one of DriveNow’s great Christchurch car rental deals, and explore these seven great eateries.
Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
Jump on board a luxurious colonial-style dining tram and dine in style. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant boasts the finest cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. You’ll enjoy a superb meal in comfort, while admiring the city’s historic buildings and scenic surroundings.
Pedro’s House of Lamb
Lamb lovers’ mouths start to water the second they step foot in Pedro’s House of Lamb. The Spanish restaurant slowly cooks a tender whole lamb shoulder over five hours, keeping the meat moist and ready to melt in your mouth. The lamb is seasoned with garlic and rosemary and served with scalloped potatoes. Foodies regularly say it’s one of the best roasts in all of Christchurch.
The Old Vicarage
The stunning 1898 villa houses the Vicarage Bar and Restaurant, which features beautiful rooms for dining and an alfresco garden courtyard. Pork belly with sea salt crackling is among diners’ favourite dishes. You can also pick up a boutique beer or some divine wine at the stylish bar.
King of Snake
This high-end Asian restaurant offers three courses, served with amazing local wines. King of Snake is the brainchild of Tony Astles, who is commonly referred to as ‘the godfather of fine dining’. If that’s not enough to impress you, then perhaps the restaurant’s dark interior and great bar will convince you to give this place a go.
Cook ‘n’ with Gas
Modern New Zealand cuisine is served in an 1860s villa, This multi-award winning bistro is one of Christchurch’s most talked about food venues. To compliment your meal, which is made from local produce, you can choose from a list of more than 200 national beers and wines.
Pegasus Bay Winery
This family-owned winery sits within the Waipara Valley, where ripe, high quality grapes full of flavour are produced. Pegasus Bay Winery uses home-grown, seasonal ingredients to offer a superb food experience, with chefs creating the menu around its fine wine list.
The Lotus Heart Vegetarian Restaurant
Clean and healthy living is at the heart of this vegetarian restaurant. The Lotus menu is served inside a unique temple-like exterior. You’ll be treated to south Indian dishes, including lentil and rice dosa crepe filled with potato masala. With many delicious flavours on offer, you’ll also have access to smoothies made from healthy and superfood ingredients.