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456 Papanui Road
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Bars & Cafes
Offering a seasonal menu, Meshino is a cafe that also serves as a bistro in the evenings. Its speciality is that all its produce, whether its the meats or vegetables, are grown in the family farm. Hence the cooks guarantee fresh food to their customers. The best of their local cuisine menu includes the veal, monkfish, and the salmon. The boutique wines served here go well with the meals and diners have a long list of reds and whites to choose from. Also serving breakfast and brunch, Meshino is open from 7:00a to 5:00p on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays and till late on other days.
Set in a building dating from the turn of the century, Mansfield's tavern is a comfortable and relaxed pub with a welcoming atmosphere. The pub consists of two main bar areas; the back bar, a wood-paneled drawing room with fireplace, and the front bar, a more contemporary space with bar stools and bright colors. An attractive veranda to front and side provides alternative seating for warmer days. There is an extensive wine list and a selection of New Zealand draft and bottled beers, together with imported European lagers. Food is also available in the shape of bar snacks and platters, with a cafe area on the other side of the main hallway.
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.
Brewers is a traditional style pub in the heart of Merivale, and is a welcome retreat from all the chrome and glass of its trendy neighbors. Its beamed vaulted ceilings, specials blackboards and long polished bar give the pub character. Here, you will find a happy mix of clientele, in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. There is a good range of New Zealand beers, bottled and on tap (including Monteiths, Macs and Speights) as well as wines and spirits. For an older style pub, the food is not just limited to sausage and mash. There is a surprising range of hearty dishes.
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.
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.
Vic's Cafe is an urbane, laid back cafe where one can unwind and spend some quality time with friends and family. Along with the freshly brewed coffees made from C4 beans, diners should try the muffins, Vic's Cafe's prized possession. Among these, the moist and soft Savory Muffin is a must-try, while the cafe's pastries are also toothsome. Along with this, diners can choose to take away some of Vic's Cafe's award winning fresh and crunchy multi-grain bread. Also serving lunch and breakfast, Vic's allows you make your sandwich, with your own choice of fillings. The outdoor seating offers a pleasant view to the city and is enjoyable during sunny weathers.
Producing coffee from 100% Fair Trade organic coffee beans, Ris'tretto is a multiple award winning espresso cafe and roastery. Besides its flawless blends and strong espressos, the cafe also boasts of an equally impressive breakfast and brunch menu, with delightful quiches, lasagnes, and sausage rolls as well as delicious truffles and cakes for dessert. Children can enjoy at the cafe's special play area and also have free fluffys served exclusively to them. The roastery sits in the middle of the cafe, surrounded by leather booths and community tables for guests. With consistently rich coffees and flavorsome food, Ris'tretto will make coffee purists proud.
Attempting a grubby and run-down look, Revive Bar is themed on rejuvenation and rebirth, symbolic of Christchurch's earthquake disaster. Going by the theme, this bar is made from shipping containers, and uses recycled suitcases, cake mixers and television sets for its couches, tables and decor. With musicians and DJ's playing live, upbeat music, the vibe is young and hipster. The staff is young and friendly and the menu offers a wide range of spirits and liquor. Revive Bar is the perfect spot to unwind after a hard day's work.
50 Bistro is a typical Christchurch bistro offering local cuisine with a contemporary twist. The menu features some old school preparations inspired by the 1950 era. Chef Andrew Brown prepares some of the best salads, soups, gnochhi and risottos which have received a thumbs up from the diners. The bar keeps the drinkers happy with its long list of cocktails and wines. The ambiance is vibrant and cheerful with its orange walls and the windows overlooking Hagley Park. Outdoor seating is preferable during sunny weathers. A happy and friendly environment, 50 Bistro is a good place to catch up with friends.
Having a new age and modern feel to its appeal, Trevinos offers a wide range of mixed dishes, covering cuisines around the world. With salads, pastas, pizzas, and other Asian and African dishes, there is something for everyone at at Trevinos. The bar has an extensive list of wines, beers, cocktails and spirits that diners can choose from. A comfortable and easy-going atmosphere, Trevinos is ideal for a laid-back and relaxing meal with friends.