The Best Christchurch Restaurants and Bars

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If you love fresh food and produce, you are in the right place. From the neighbour’s garden and paddock directly to your plate, Christchurch restaurants and cafes pride themselves for serving freshly made food that will make you lick your lips for more. Lots of the products used in the kitchens are locally sourced and are the highest quality. Enjoy a glass of Waipara wine, Akaroa Salmon or a real fruit ice cream – the choice is yours.

See our favourite picks and some of the best Christchurch Restaurants and bars. Whether you’re keen for fine dining or a few drinks, our picks are only a few minutes stroll from the hotel.

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Christchurch Restaurants

Market Place Restaurant Christchurch Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel

Market Place Restaurant
In house restaurant Market Place is an easy option with a buffet menu where diner pick and choose from a buffet of locally inspired dishes. This Christchurch restaurant has something to please everyone. 
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Christchurch Restaurants Franchesca's Italian restaurant

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen
Passionate about Italian cuisine, the team at Francesca’s will take you on a journey of authentic Italian flavours, aromas and hospitality. 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
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The Monday Room Christchurch Restaurant

TMR (The Monday Room)
With a strong focus on quality seasonal and local products, enjoy Kiwi-inspired food in an relaxed, intimate setting. 5 minute cab ride from the hotel.
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Christchurch restaurants Bamboozle. Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel

Bamboozle Restaurant
Be ‘Bamboozled’ by these Asian fusion dishes that explode with flavour every time you take a bite. 5 minutes stroll from the hotel.
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Yamagen Christchurch Restaurant

A Japanese restaurant where style meets substance. The talented Teppanyaki chefs are food ninjas. Dining here is as much a performance as it is a meal. 
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Christchurch Restaurants Casa Publica. Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel

Casa Publica
A relaxing atmosphere with food that’s packed with traditional South American flavours. If you’re looking for some new tastes and textures, Casa Publica is the place to expand your palate. Enjoy exquisite food with a specialty rum and live music. 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
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Out For a Few Drinks

Social Wine Bar Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Social Wine Bar
Built around a cosy fireplace, Social Wine Bar is a sophisticated wine bar set in a relaxed, comfy surrounding. Whether it’s enjoying a drink after work, a quiet drink before a show, or a place to catch-up and start the night off, Social Wine Bar has you covered.
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Social Wine Bar Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel

Fancy sitting outside a beautiful historic building listening to live music? If yes, then this cool, classy speakeasy style bar is perfect for you. Located 4 minutes walk from the hotel in Cathedral Square.
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The Last Word Christchurch Restaurants and Bar

The Last Word
Just 3 minutes stroll from the hotel is a popular watering hole with a chilled atmosphere. Offered is a range of fine hand picked whiskies, creative cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines.
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The-Institution Christchurch Restaurants and Bar

The Institution
Just a stone’s throw from the hotel, this popular watering hole is self described as ‘Christchurch’s least hipster, hipster bar.’ Enjoy an intimate space with blackboard walls and a range of craft beers and cocktails. 3 minutes stroll from the hotel.
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Baretta Bar and Restaurant Christchurch

Baretta Bar and Restaurant
A stylish bar with a impressive terracotta paved courtyard. Enjoy evening drinks and stay on with DJs playing until the wee hours of the morning. 6 minute cab ride from the hotel.
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Vespa Bar and Restaurant Christchurch

Vespa Bar
This quirky bar is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Scoot on over to Vespa bar for a cocktail and to enjoy a snug, groovy vibe.
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Canterbury Farmers Markets and Artisan Producers

For the most authentic Canterbury culinary experience, check out one of the many flourishing Farmers market and Artisan Producers in the city. Experience some of the area’s freshest produce, finest foods and mouth watering homemade treats from passionate locals.

The Riccarton Farmers Market is Christchurch’s largest, with over 300 stalls featuring a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, art, food and beverages – you name it, the market will have it.

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