Restaurants & Cafes in Christchurch / Canterbury / Akaroa

New Zealand Restaurants, Cafes and Dining Guide

New Zealand has a great selection of cuisine and dining options where you can experience fantastic NZ food and wine.

New Zealand's Pacific rim cuisine takes influences from Polynesia, Europe and Asia which is reflected in the food.

As New Zealand has thriving farming and fishing industries, diners are spolit for choice for cuisine from both land and sea.

The famous Kiwi beef and lamb is commonly featured on menus, as is fresh seafood and a variety of fresh and local produce.

World class restaurants can be found in New Zealands larger towns and cities, cafes and bistros are popular for casual alfresco dining, many vineyards in New Zealand operate cafes serving mouth watering dishes, and gastro pub cuisine can be found in many local bars.

 New Zealand's international standard of cuisine attracts both Kiwi's and tourists to the many dining establishments around the country, many child friendly, most with extensive wine lists featuring quality NZ wines, and all with a passion for quality New Zealand ingredients.

Below is a selection of restaurants in New Zealand, available for casual dining, private functions and venues for special occasions



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