Stranges Lane

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Laura Hall If the sight of building construction dotted around the city doesn’t induce excitement for what’s to come, you might want to stir up some enthusiasm for the new entertainment and dining precinct in High Street. The Stranges Lane sign above the exposed bri

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Tequila Mockingbird

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Laura Hall Tequila Mockingbird is a Latin fusion bar and restaurant blending flavours from the Caribbean and South America, and its unique menu is unlike anything else in the city.   Award winning chef Mark Sycamore has created dishes designed for sharing which promote

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Industrie Espresso Bar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Laura Hall Industrie Espresso Bar is the newest brainchild of the legends behind Black Betty café and is truly standing up to its name. The new Birmingham Drive café serves up a killer coffee brew crafted by expert baristas, plus gourmet sweet treats and lunch optio

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C1 Espresso

By Laura HallC1 has been a local institution among coffee connoisseur since 1996. And now they have an exciting new drawcard, Pneumatic Sliders.The mini burgers are loaded into a canister then delivered to your table at 100km per hour via pneumatic tubing, mounted to the roof.Not only do the Pneumatic Sliders have a g

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Hello Sunday Café

By Laura Hall We’ve lost many of our heritage buildings, so it is inspiring to see this 18th century post office refurbished and now the new home of Hello Sunday Café. The hearty meals made with love are starting to create a buzz with the locals. Dishes to try include the eggs Benedict, fish tacos and the chick

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Mexicano’s

By Laura Hall The fiesta is always in full swing at Mexicano’s whether you’re going for a margarita at the bar or a meal in the restaurant you’ll experience Mexican street style food at its best. The meals are designed for sharing with friends and family so order up! The tacos are my personal favourite but wh

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The Dirty Land

By Laura Hall The lounge bar stays true to its name, heavy red velvet curtains block off the outside world while intimate seating, dim lighting and low music create the perfect environment for a private rendezvous. Their specialty is strong drinks, certainly not for the faint hearted and with a weekly Guest Cocktai

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Burger Fuel

By Laura Hall The expanding Burger Fuel franchise has hit Christchurch with its first store in the city opening in January. Lines queuing out of the door have been a regular site and it’s not hard to see why – the creamy aioli magically enhances the taste of everything and super hip friendly staff m

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King of Snake

By Laura Hall King of Snake harnesses the best foods and flavours from across Southeast Asia and brings them together in an exotic fusion that’s an invigorating explosion for the senses. The exotic food teases your taste buds with a surprising combination of flavours that work harmoniously. The spinach

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Baretta

By Laura Hall Baretta oozes sophistication and regal glamour with its impeccable Italian décor it is thee place to go and been seen in Christchurch right now. The large terracotta courtyard is the perfect place to soak up the last few rays of the summer sun while enjoying good company and a great drink

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