$$$$$ | Creole


Bayou is a one of a kind restaurant in Christchurch. Taking inspiration from Creole and Cajun food this restaurant is inventive with tastes and presentation. Dining at Bayou is an experience not to be missed. The Seafood Gumbo gets rave reviews, particularly on a chilly winter's day. The Jambalaya is just the right amount of spice and the Bourbon Street Crepes are the perfect end to a delicious meal.

Address: 12 Wakefield Ave
Telephone: +64 (0)3 326 6501

$$$$$ | Indian


Nabanno is a food-lover's delight. Christchurch has a variety of quality restaurants but Nabanno seems to have created a niche for itself by serving some truly delicious Bengali cuisine. The decor is elegant and uncluttered and the staff are friendly and helpful when explaining the various dishes on the menu. Try the tandoori dishes for a taste of India with a difference. The lamb shank cooked in Bengali herbs and spices is tender and delicious while the citrus beef curry is fantastic. Open for lunch and dinner.

Address: Corner of Armagh and Colombo St
Telephone: +64 (0)3 943 1616

$$$$$ | Local

The Rock

For food with a view visitors should head to The Rock Restaurant in Christchurch. The Rock has a range of outdoor and indoor tables available at Sumner Beach. With an extensive wine list as well as a full menu, diners can't go wrong when choosing The Rock. The antipasto platter is a great way to snack away the afternoon, but since you're at the beach you can't go wrong when ordering the fish and chips. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Address: 22A Esplanade, Sumner Beach
Telephone: +64 (0)3 326 5358

$$$$$ | Local


Tiffany's is one of Christchurch's most popular restaurants, and with good reason. The service is excellent and the food has won numerous awards including the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Award for 14th consecutive year. If that isn't enough to tempt you then meals such as roast haunch of fiordland venison with beetroot foundant, or the trio of merino lamb with rosemary potatoes and truffle ought to! Breakfast at Tiffany's includes a class of Moet et Chandon, while their lunches are light and tasty. Bookings are essential.

Address: 95 Oxford Terrace
Telephone: +64 (0)3 379 1350
Email: tiffanys@xtra.co.nz
Website: http://www.tiffanys.co.nz

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