Quality Hotel Elms
456 Papanui Road
Phone: (64) 3 3553577
Fax: (64) 3 3520290
Opened in 1998, this pizzeria has an exceptional range of gourmet pizzas, each one as irresistible as the next.A large glass window stretches across the front, with simple wooden tables and ceramic tiled floors. Small candles and low lighting combine to create an enjoyable and relaxed ambience.Woodfired pizza with a perfect light crispy base, garnished with fresh seasonal herbs. With over 25 tempting toppings to choose from, every preference is catered for--seafood, vegetarian and meat. Pizzas come in one generous size that serves one-two people (NZD12-15). Also available is a good selection of desserts (NZD6.90-7.90) and well-priced drinks are also available.
Located in the Northlands, The Flying Burrito Brothers welcomes you to its very own Mexico in Christchurch. Diners can choose from a variety of freshly made tortillas, quesadillas and burritos. The delectable chicken chipotle burrito, the spicy chilli con queso, and the mouth-watering chicken corn in the tortilla basket are all house favorites. In the drinks menu, diners must try the Margharitas, especially the mango flavors, and the restaurant's Mexican signature, the Tequila. For something sweet, there's always churros with your choice of dip or the aztec treasure cake. For those who love original Mexican cuisine, the Flying Burrito Brothers will not disappoint.
Leinster Road Bistro is a family friendly restaurant that provides contemporary local cuisine, blended with Mediterranean flavors. All diners recommend the Steak with Home Fries as well as the Duck Fois Gras. Other impressive dishes include the Thai chicken salad, the Tarakihi fillet among the non vegetarian items and the Cauliflower Soup and Mash with Carrots Vichy for vegetarians. The Kiwi beers also go well with all the meals. The restaurant also has a children's menu offering pastas, pizzas and Fish n Chips and a choice of tasty desserts. A family place, Leinster Road Bistro is loved by the young and old alike.
Brigittes' motto is "there is no X in Espresso." The shop is certainly getting the experts' approval—it was recently named the best cafe in New Zealand. Polished wooden floors and bentwood chairs add a European flavour, with floor to ceiling windows providing alternating views of a busy Aikmans Road and a Mediterranean-style courtyard. An extensive wine list complements a large selection of juices, sandwiches and cakes. More substantial fare includes Eggs Florentine and Vinegared Figs and blue cheese on bruschetta, a favorite with regular customers. Fully Licensed.
A perfect place to spend time with friends, No.4 is a gastropub where you can relax and enjoy a drink with your group. Open from 11a everyday, the place has a dining room as well as an outdoor seating area. The menu includes a range of local culinary delights like the Smoked Venison, Duck Liver Parfait, Filo Parcel and No.4 Chowder. Having a good range of cocktails and beers at reasonable prices, No.4 also has special offers each week where drinks and food are available at a discount. Guests can also book the place for private events and the restaurant is child friendly as well. Apt for an enjoyable experience with friends, No.4 is the place to chill in.
Tutto Bene restaurant, located in the heart of Merivale, transports you to the world of authentic Italian cuisine. Open from 5p everyday, the place offers its diners the country's classic dishes, including pastas, risottos , calzones and its signature brick oven pizzas. Diners recommend the chicken and avocado pizza and the aubergine, cheese and tomato pasta dish. Among the risottos, the Risotto Piselli & Zucci is delicious and sumptuous. The restaurant allows you to bring your own wine which the friendly staff is quick in serving you. The ambiance is decorated with mementos brought from Italy and has a cheerful vibe, therefore making the customer's dining experience pleasant.
The Misceo Cafe and Bar is suited for adults as well as children. Good for families and groups, this cafe is popular for its delectable thin crust pizzas. The Chicken, Cranberry and Brie, MBB and the Hippy are some of their best offerings. Besides pizzas, the place is also known for its Caesar Salads and the Pasta of the Day, which never disappoint. Other than offering a gluten free menu, the cafe has its own children's menu as well. The Happy Hour offer provides beers and wines at NZD6, which is also an added benefit for diners. Frequented for its friendly ambience and delicious pizzas, Misceo is almost an institution for locals.
After being hit by Christchurch's earthquake in 2011, Sala Sala is now back in business and is serving traditional Japanese food. Its new home is in Merivale, which is a two-storey building with a sushi bar on the ground floor and private dining on the second floor. Offering classic fare, this restaurant serves the best in sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki and shabu shabu, which are all authentic Japanese eats. The Tuna Tataki Salad and the Quick Seared Beef are some of its best dishes. The food items are accompanied by good wines and should preferably end with the banana tempura dessert. Reasonably priced food with good service and tasty traditional cuisine makes diners return to this restaurant.
Bringing in authentic flavors of Burma to Christchurch, the Bodhi Tree fulfills diners' expectations with its rich and traditional dishes. Primarily known for cooking items that go well with rice, their meats, vegetables as well as the seafood are equally bursting with spices and flavors. Served in tapas style, some of their unique dishes include the Raw Fish with coriander, lime and chili, and the universally loved Tea Salad, made with lentils, nuts and sesame seeds. Dishes are brought in quickly and the staff are also known to be welcoming and friendly. The Bodhi Tree is an essential food destination for those who enjoy ethnic Burmese fare.
Bailies Irish Bar & Restaurant enjoys patronage from locals, expats and international visitors to Christchurch. While you are here, try the sausages, garlic loafs, cheese platters and chicken sandwiches, and wash them down with a fine selection of beer and wine. Enjoy a fun and casual atmosphere as you enjoy a beer.
Located in the Merivale, Strawberry Fare delights its diners with outstanding desserts. Although it serves breakfast and lunch/dinner, its best offering is its dessert menu. Diners universally recommend the Ultimate Chocolate Dessert, the Devil's Dream, the Caramel and Hazelnut torte with vanilla ice cream and the Sticky Date Pudding. Guests can also expect something new from the Chef's special. Among its mains, the salmon and duck are cooked to perfection. Guests can also enjoy lovely views from the patio while sipping on one of the cafe's consistently good coffees. With their flawless sweet dishes and decent local food, Strawberry Fare is a treat for your sweet tooth.
Located in Bishopsdale, Kinji offers authentic and delectable Japanese cuisine. Diners love the fresh and flavorsome Sushi and Sashimi and are equally delighted with the Teriyaki Chicken and Prawn Tempuras. Offering vegetarian dishes, the restaurant also manages to please the vegans with its tofu salad and vegetable tempuras, all prepared with local ingredients. The Kinji's Fried Chicken (KFC) is loved by children while the Green Tea Tiramisu is a unique and delicious dessert. Ranked as the best Japanese cuisine restaurant in all of Christchirch, there is no going wrong with this one.