Endless eateries at EntX
Have you visited the central city’s newest entertainment and dining complex? EntX is home to dozens of eateries making it an excellent spot to catch up with friends for a drink and a bite to eat. We’re smitten with Roll & Bowl, which serves the freshest poke bowls and sushi rolls. Nourish Pod is another favourite – it’s a superfood bar that dishes up smoothie and acai bowls of every variety; some of which sound too delicious to be nutritious. If you’re after something more substantial, head to Cleaver & Co. for large sharing plates, pitchers of beer and plenty of wine.
There’s a new place to stock up on Garage Project beer in Christchurch. Dorset Street is an off-licence cellar located at 17 Dorset Street with 12 taps dedicated to the popular Wellington brewery. The space is also a winery and wine lovers will be delighted by chardonnay and pinot noir from North Canterbury vineyards with plans to eventually supply its own wine. Earlier in the day, the establishment serves Peoples Coffee (also from Wellington) and treats from Grizzly Baked Goods.
The Kiwi Classic
It’s that time again. As the days get longer, we’re all about a classic fish and chips dinner on the beach. For an elevated twist on the old classic, head to family owned and operated restaurant, Fush. Offering a true taste of Kiwi kai, Fush’s menu has a range of non-fish options as well. You can expect everything from vegan burgers to fried chicken and pulled pork baos. For the seafood lovers, there’s smoked eel, soft shell crab, blue cod and, of course, the impeccably executed fish and chips. If you decide to dine in, you’ll appreciate the well-considered, beautifully decorated space.
If you haven’t been to Sydenham in a while, you may not be aware that Grizzly, the folk behind Christchurch’s best bagels, now has its very own shop. Look out for the forest-green shop front and the intoxicating smell of freshly baked bread on Buchan Street. From doughnuts to croissants and sandwiches, this is the best reason to fill up on carbs.
An Ode to Great Food
If you haven’t been down to Wanaka recently, plan a trip right away and be sure to stop in at Ode. Head chef Lucas Parkinson and his team are on a mission to educate, enlighten and ethically feed the people of Wanaka. Conscious that their choices as a restaurant impact the environment and their community, Ode locally sources and forages over 70% of their produce (and all within 100km of Wanaka). Presentation is of utmost importance and every dish is immaculate. Venture down Post Office Lane for a meal that’s both organic and ethical.