When we go on dates or out for dinner, it can be difficult to find a place that can offer us a romantic and ambient setting. Lucky for us, Christchurch has some fantastic spots for romantic dining. Check out 10 of the most romantic dining eateries in Christchurch.
As one of the best Chinese restaurants in Christchurch, go on the ultimate fusion food journey in a stunning setting. Particularly, their large shared platters are perfect for couples combined with bevvies.
📍Level 1/79 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This chic bar is one of the best rooftops in Christchurch. Located on the seventh floor of the Muse Hotel, it offers 360-degree views of Christchurch. Grab cocktails, watch the sunset together and invest in meaningful conversations. A fantastic date idea.
📍 Level 7/159 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
3. Tutto Bene
Head to this delightful Italian eatery for a cosy meal, or opt to sit outside on the lively patio. Get lost in endless discussions, share a pizza and chardonnay, while immersing yourselves in each another amongst a quiet ambience.
📍 192 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
This sophisticated spot offers a great dining experience for lovers. In a relaxed setting, chow down on some of the finest dishes like Canterbury lamb shoulder, tempura fish, chicken salad and more. This stylish places also serves an impressive drinks menu from bubbles to rose to wines like pinot noir and shiraz…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
📍 Corner of Worcester Boulevard &, Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Those who enjoy a lively atmosphere will love this bustling American restaurant in the heart of Christchurch. Whatever time of day, opt to dine indoors or outdoors. Indulge on pastas and burgers, share charcuterie boards, meat platters, desserts and more. Ideal for date night or even group dinners.
📍122 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
For a taste of fine dining in an elegant setting, why not head to this bistro and restaurant which is popular with couples. Prepare for some exquisite New Zealand cuisine from multi-award winning chef and owner Daren Wright. Favourites include market fish, braised beef cheek, sticky salted caramel pudding, just to name a few.
📍 478 Cranford Street, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Another iconic romantic spot but this time you can indulge on delicious and contemporary Italian cuisine. The dark setting provides an excellent ambience while the food is to die for. Some cherished dishes include salmon fettucine pasta, pan fried chicken risotto, desserts like tiramisu and more. Pair your meal with something from the extensive wine menu to take your romantic dining to the next level.
📍 791 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
In a dark intimate atmosphere, Bessie promises a high quality dining experience. Their large selection of dishes from free range pork belly to market oysters, and their specialty beverages will make your date even more worth the while. Certainly, one of the best romantic dining places in town.
📍 Level 1/178 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
9. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
This unique and stylish experience presents an enjoyable dinner in a refurbished dining tramcar. Prepare for the finest service and cuisine while taking in the sites of central Christchurch. It is an excellent idea for a romantic date night and will leave you both on a high. For bookings, visit the Christchurch Attractions website.
📍 109 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
What could be more romantic than dining outside among Botanic Gardens, and indulging on Spanish cuisine? Indeed, this place is excellent to spend a romantic evening with your lover. With an array of Spanish beverages to select from, you’ll get an authentic taste of Spain.
📍 7 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand