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Eating out in the Food Mecca that is Christchurch

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An April 2008 trip to Christchurch by Red Mezz

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Eating out in the Food Mecca that is Christchurch

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Overview

Little India Photo, Christchurch, New Zealand
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I had been on the road for just over a week when I found myself on a plane headed for Christchurch. With no real notion of what to expect of New Zealand’s South Island I found myself in a little airport in Auckland viewing the first sunny day I’d seen in New Zealand, and waltzing through security with out so much as having to show an unnecessary plastic bag filled with liquids. The relaxed atmosphere of New Zealand finally begins to make itself apparent as the man behind the Air New Zealand desk let us through – pleasantly ignoring the fact that our bags were over the stupidly small 20 Kg weight restriction. My opinion of Auckland as my point of entry to New Zealand began to ...Read More

MU Premium Steakhouse and Bar

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Restaurant

MU Premium Steakhouse and Bar Photo, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Its impossible to do a big restaurant review with out covering a great steak house – and as Christchurch has more than a couple of these to choose from it wasn’t easy making the decision on which one would be the lucky recipient of my review. When I told some Kiwi friends of mine that I was headed to their home town of Christchurch, I was inundated with restaurant ideas of places I had to try, and as they know that as Texan a good steak the hallmark of a great restaurant, I had more than one person tell me that I had to go to ‘Mu.’ By the time we picked out the place for the big steak night, we were a bit hesitant to go spend too much, given how much we’d been spending on food since...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2008

MU Premium Steakhouse and Bar
92 Lichfield Street
Christchurch
+64 03 377 0681

Little India

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Restaurant

Little India Photo, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Its impossible to do a big restaurant review with out covering a great steak house – and as Christchurch has more than a couple of these to choose from it wasn’t easy making the decision on which one would be the lucky recipient of my review. When I told some Kiwi friends of mine that I was headed to their home town of Christchurch, I was inundated with restaurant ideas of places I had to try, and as they know that as Texan a good steak the hallmark of a great restaurant, I had more than one person tell me that I had to go to ‘Mu.’ By the time we picked out the place for the big steak night, we were a bit hesitant to go spend too much, given how much we’d been spending on food since...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2008

Little India
Corner Gloucester and Regent Streets
Christchurch, New Zealand 8001
+64 (0)3 377 7997

Sgt Peppers

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Restaurant

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I generally don’t like giving really bad reviews, and try to avoid doing so (especially with restaurants) unless they are very deserved. It’s very easy to catch a place on a bad night, or to simply not be in the mood for the atmosphere and so get a bad impression of a place. But where Christchurch is concerned, there are so, so many restaurants to choose from, and of the dozens I have now visited only one has been less than excellent; and it would be a great shame to waste an evening out on a bad choice when there are so many good ones to pick from instead. It is also worth mentioning here that my experience in Sgt Peppers Steak House in Christchurch is the one and only time I ha...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 24, 2008

Sgt Peppers
750 A Colombo St
Christchurch
+64 03 365 3686

Flying Burrito Brothers

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Flying Burrito Brothers Photo, Christchurch, New Zealand
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It’s not easy to narrow down all the brilliant restaurants in the city of Christchurch, but one of the highlights of our valiant effort to taste as many as possible in a week was the Mexican restaurant, the Flying Burrito Brothers. They don’t’ open until later in the afternoon, so you unfortunately can’t take advantage of a lunch menu, but they are worth while as an evening meal or a splash out if you are on a budget. On the corner of the eclectic street of New Regent Street sits the easy to spot Burrito Brothers, with loads of atmosphere, and great places to sit outdoors or under cover on a nice day or warm evening. I arrived just as the place opened at 5 pm and had th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2008

Flying Burrito Brothers
Corner Armagh Street and New Regent Street
Christchurch
+64 (3) 3777-626