Dining Options

The Terrace – 400m/5 minute walk from Te Pae Convention Centre 

A range of bars and restaurants overlooking the Ōtākaro Avon River 


  • King of Snake https://www.kingofsnake.co.nz/ - One of Christchurch’s top restaurants offering the best of Euro-Asian cuisine in a stunning 5-star contemporary setting. 

  • Fat Eddies - https://www.fateddiesbar.co.nz/ - Fat’s is an institution in Christchurch, a jazz bar with a fun, funky casual vibe. Live music, pizzas, and nibbles in a casual setting.  

  • Roca –  https://www.rocabar.co.nz/ - New to the scene in Christchurch, the cuisine is inspired by their love for the flavours of the Mediterranean. From Spain to the Middle East, ROCA is a contemporary tribute cooked with fire and smoke.  

  • Craft Embassy - https://www.craftembassy.co.nz/ - The Craft Embassy is an award-winning bar and restaurant, specialising in craft beer, with thirty taps of constantly changing, independent, NZ craft beer, an exceptional wine list and an extensive menu of outstanding food. 

Ground floor: 

  • Zodiac https://zodiacbar.co.nz/ - Ideal for sharing, their menu is stylish modern Asian at its finest in the heart of Christchurch CBD.  

  • Original Sin - https://www.originalsin.co.nz/ - Original Sin is a modern, Italian inspired restaurant, come late-night-club, situated in the heart of the city on The Terrace.  

  • Delilah- https://www.delilah.co.nz/ - Dress up, turn up, wind down. Delilah’s lush vibe is the perfect mix of frills and chills. Daily happy hour, a fantastic cocktail list and a tasty menu designed to share.  

  • Chiwahwah - https://chiwahwah.co.nz/ - Your Mexican Cantina located in central Christchurch. Serving simply the best Mexican food and drinks you can find. Great atmosphere, huge drink and cocktail selection and gourmet food to match. 

  • Amazonita - https://amazonita.co.nz/ - Experience a refreshing paradise, inspired by the spirit of the Amazon with a dash of influence from our Mediterranean roots.  A true sensory experience, Amazonita brings taste, touch, sight and smell together. 

  • Tanoshi - https://www.tanoshi.co.nz/ - After reaching great success in Queenstown and Frankton, Tanoshi is now open in Christchurch. Tanoshi offers authentic intimate authentic Japanese dining experiences. 

  • Brewda – https://www.brewda.co.nz/ - Welcome to Brewda, where the soul of Korea meets the heart of fusion. They are not just a bar; they are an experience, a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. At the core of Brewda’s identity is a passion for Korean cuisine, reimagined with a modern twist. 

  • Little Fiddle - https://thelittlefiddle.co.nz/ - Known for their lively informality, joyful music and top-quality beer, The Little Fiddle is everything an Irish pub ought to be. Warm and cosy with a comfort food menu, great drinks list, excellent playlist and live music on Sundays.  

Riverside Market – 550m/6 minute walk from Te Pae Convention Centre 

 For a more casual vibe, Riverside Market has a range of eateries open during market hours, with multiple late nights and there are also bars and restaurants attached.  

Little High – 1.1km/14 minute walk from Te Pae Convention Centre 

Experience nine different local and family-run businesses inside a modern marketplace with plenty of shared indoor & outdoor seatings. 


Also close to Te Pae  

Casa Publica, 350m/4 minute walk 

https://casapublica.co.nz/ - The fresh flavours that come from Casa Publica kitchen have something to satisfy any palate. Casa Publica, your slice of South America on New Regent Street. 

, 450m/5 minute walk 

https://www.odeon.co.nz/ - Andalusian inspired dishes made with fresh, seasonal local produce and paired with local and international organic wines. A must try.  

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen
450m/5 minute walk 

https://fransitalianchristchurch.nz/ Authentic Italian Cuisine is the beating heart of Francesca’s Italian Kitchen. The chefs use the finest quality ingredients from Italy and New Zealand to provide a unique dining experience. 

Mr Wolf
, 500m/7 minute walk 

https://mrwolf.nz/ Mr Wolf, serving a huge range of French champagne & bubbles, paired perfectly with bougie hot dogs, nibbles and great 90’s R&B music.  

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