Econo Lodge Canterbury Court
140 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 3 3388351
Fax: (64) 3 3388391
Sitting in the heart of Addington, the Pedal Pushers is a pub that pays tribute to Christchurch's cycling tradition. Housing a giant bicycle at the entrance, this amusing bar has special offers each day, with different drinks and eats available at special prices. Besides its alluring decor, Pedal Pusher serves an extensive range of spirits that visitors can choose from, and also hosts live music on certain days. Their lunch and dinner menus feature some chef specials like the Braised Rabbit, Char grilled steaks and several bar snack dishes, including crispy calamari and popcorn chicken. Open till the wee hours of the morning the Pedal Pusher is a place where you can elude the clamor and struggles of daily life.
Serving authentic French cuisine, Chef Jean-Michel Poulot delights his diners with some flawless french dishes, arguably the best in all of Christchurch. Among the entrees, the quail, the venison and the fish of the day served with potato salad and steak frites are ambrosial, while their extensive wine list boasts of some of the finest French wines. The creamy orange parfait is indeed perfect for dessert and is a good end to the meal. With a trendy ambiance and a neat setting, Edesia offers exceedingly delicious traditional French fare to all its diners.
Addington Coffee Co-op is not your usual coffee shop. Besides serving you its freshly brewed aromatic coffees, it is also a handy laundry service provider. Sip a cup of cappuccino or espresso while your clothes get washed, only for USD3. Visitors can also enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with classics like the Eggs Benedict and French Toast. Addington Coffee also has its own store which uses only Fair Trade products. Additionally, the place also offers its venue for private events.
Chef Simo Abbari proudly introduces authentic Moroccan cuisine to the locals of Christchurch. Abound in flavors and rich in varied spices, Mosaic offers its diners only the best of its local food. The best baklava, falafels, the vine-leaf wrapped dolmades and briouats are all exceedingly flavorsome. Diners should also try the Moroccan mint tea for something different and unique. With Middle-Eastern lamps and crockery on display, the ambiance is neat and polished. Finally, with the staff also being friendly and efficient, this restaurant is a heaven for traditional Moroccan fare.
New York Deli brings a slice of authentic America to Addington, with its delectable range of sandwiches and bagels. The sandwich menu boasts of house favorites such as the Bronx Beef, Chicken Soho and the New York Pork, while among the bagels, the uniquely named Obama BLT and the Downtown have an authentic New York flavor. An iced cola goes perfectly with the meals which are reasonably priced as well. The deli produces everything fresh and all its sandwiches are always made from natural ingredients. For typical American comfort food, New York Deli is the perfect place to take your friends.
The Cargo Bar is an ideal weekend hang-out spot for the young and old alike. A sunny garden bar, the place offers a range of eats from cafe styled dishes to sumptuous brunch meals. The Jam Jar cocktails are loved by all diners while the coffee served here is award winning. The pies and eggs benedict are also flavorsome whereas the blackcurrant caprioska is a delightful drink. Having efficient service and warm staff, Cargo Bar is also Christchurch's first purpose built container bar. The place serves the purpose of a relaxing meal with friends and family.
If you're craving for traditional Japanese fare, and wish to visit a place with your family, Cookai is the perfect eatery. With its delicious tempuras and teriyakis that are attractively presented, this restaurant offers fresh food and never compromises on quality. Diners can order a selection of dishes and share it among friends. The menu is child friendly and is reasonably priced as well. Visitors can enjoy a drink at its bar while waiting for a table. If you don't manage to get a table, you can always take away some of its delicious food. With a stylish decor and mouth watering food, Cookai provides a pleasant dining experience.
Housed inside a Victorian styled villa, Dux Dine is located amidst a beautiful garden. The green ambience inside blends in with the patio setting outside, giving the place a pleasant appeal. The cuisine served here is local with an emphasis on fish and other seafood. The oysters and blue cod are fresh and cooked to perfection while vegetarian dishes like the Aubergine Involtini and Massaman curry will delight the vegans. For dessert, diners should try the apple and quince crumble, while for drinks, there is always wine and other cocktails to choose from. Therefore, the scenic location combined with excellent cuisine makes Dux Dine a must try.
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.
At Arjee Bhajee, diners can always look forward to spicy curries with fresh naans and rotis. The restaurant doesn't restrict itself to Indian cuisine and serves some Nepali dishes as well. Its best preparations include the Kashmiri Chicken and Gurkhali Chicken accompanied by Naan, and the Palak Paneer and Vanta for vegetarians. The restaurant ensures that none of its dishes have any added preservatives and also makes all its curries gluten-free. Doing its bit for the environment, Arjee Bhajee recycles cooking oil to make Bio Fuel. With a colorful ambience that goes well with its food, Arjee Bhajee will be a treat for spicy food lovers.
Sitting on the banks of river Avon and located in a car park, this bar and restaurant has an old-world, European flavor to it. Known mostly for its beers, its extensive and exotic beer list has something for everyone. Among the most popular ones are the Kreik, Hoegarden, and the Sloeber at a rough cost of NZD12. The restaurant offers local cuisine among which the Mussels, Bitterballen meatball, and the Fish Goujons are some of its best items. The ambience is warm and cozy, with its wooden walls adorned with memorabilia belonging to the 1920 era. A good place to have a drink with friends, the Belgian Beer Cafe is a must for beer lovers.
Located inside Chateau on the Park, this pleasant eatery has an alfresco dining set up that is pleasant for an afternoon meal. Overlooking the beautiful gardens of the hotel, Garden Court keeps diners happy with its sumptuous Christmas buffet offerings. With 8 starters, 6 mains and 5 dessert options, all at NZD99, the restaurant gives its diners plenty to choose from. The beef medallions and other steaks are their best dishes. The wine list is extensive, with some of the best of Pinot Noir and Merlot available, while the chocolate desserts are perfect endings to the meal. For a delicious meal amidst a scenic setting, Garden Court provides the best experience.