Food & Drink

5 Of The Best Romantic Dining Spots In Christchurch

By Megan Zara Walsh

Romantic Dining

Let us take dining to the next level this winter.

When we go on dates or out for dinner as a couple, it is sometimes difficult to locate a spot that can offer us a romantic and ambient setting. Lucky for us, Christchurch has some fantastic places for romantic dining. Hence why Secret decided to track a couple down for you to visit. Check out five of the most romantic dining spots in Christchurch.

1. Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

This intimate and 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, grilled chicken salad and more. This stylish places also offers an impressive drinks menu from bubbles to rose to wines like pinot noir and shiraz…so you´ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed, the perfect date night for two.

📍 Corner of Worcester Boulevard &, Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

2. Chillingworth Road

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. Be sure to put on your best attire for this romantic dining occasion.

📍 478 Cranford Street, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand

3. Venuti

Another fantastic romantic spot but this time you can indulge on some 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, veal picante, lots of desserts like tiramisu and plenty of diverse pizzas. Be sure to 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

SEE MORE: 10 Memorable Date Ideas To Do In Christchurch

4. Bessie

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

5. 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

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