From swanky hotspots to the best fish and chips, Christchurch’s close proximity to the coast means we’re home to some of the most innovative and delicious seafood in the country. So, if you’re a fan of seafood and fish, these top-rated restaurants dotted around the city are a real catch!
Whether you’re a fan of classic dishes or you’re ready to indulge in sophisticated seafood creations, the city offers a range of options to satisfy your cravings. Get ready to embark on a seafood adventure like no other! Here are seven of the best seafood restaurants here in Christchurch.
1. Dux Dine
Located in a magnificent, converted villa, Dux Dine serves up an exquisite mix of succulent seafood in a laid-back setting. Highlights include their addictive Chowder, with mussels, fresh fish, calamari, sweetcorn and potato in a creamy velouté. This is also a great option for vegans and vegetarians with plentiful options available, like their Popcorn Cauliflower or the tantalizingly Crispy Tofu Salad.
📍28 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8014
If it’s fish and chips you’re after, be sure to check out Master Seafood. With generous portions that leave you satisfied and longing for more, every bite is a delight. Their fish and chips are outstanding, with other staple classics available from their extensive menu. Their daily specials are also worth checking out, with some surprising, seasonal dishes on offer throughout the year.
📍344 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8011
For the freshest fish and drool-worthy dishes, Fisherman’s Wharf is one of Christchurch’s favorite places to enjoy a fishy feast. The tender and succulent scallops are a true delight and are considered the best in the city by many. Also, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure pure satisfaction, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere from start to finish.
📍Norwich Quay, Lyttelton 8082
Another safe haven for top-notch fish and chips, North Road Fish has become a go-to for many locals when craving the casual favorite. Their fish is always cooked perfectly, with a golden, crispy batter enveloping succulent, delicate fish. And let’s not forget their marvelously crinkle-cut chips, as well as the other diverse menu options that cater to all palates and preferences.
📍93 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8052
5. Fush Wigram
For elevated fish and chips, Fush Wigram provides a fantastic fare of classic dishes with a contemporary twist. As well as their fantastic selection of fish, be sure to try out the tantalizing sides like the Crispy Spiced Squid or Battered Mussels, both of which are served up with a wasabi mayo dipping sauce. A seafood haven for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, Fush Wigram is an absolute dream.
📍104 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch 8042
Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, King of Snake is a hidden gem that offers an exquisite fusion of European and Asian flavors, with some incredible nautical treats throughout their treasure trove of a menu. We suggest trying out the Mandarin Marinated Yellow Fin Tuna, served with a grated coconut salad, or for something more unique, the Seaweed Butter & Fish Roe is utterly delightful.
📍Level 1/79 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
Although not strictly a seafood restaurant, there are some fantastic dishes on offer at Christchurch’s beloved Hali. From the scallops and oysters from their small plate selection to the mighty Brill, served up with carrot, saffron & yoghurt cracker. There’s also a fantastic wine selection so don’t be afraid to ask for those stellar recommendations
📍166 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
Ocean Fresh Seafoods is a seafood lover’s delight in the heart of Christchurch. This no-nonsense eatery is always buzzing with locals and tourists alike, offering a tantalizing menu brimming with an assortment of oceanic delights. Indulge in succulent seafood platters, bursting with the freshest snapper, tender calamari, and flavorful prawns. Their chips are also out-of-this-world, so be sure to pay them a visit!
📍121 Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053
So, if you’re in the mood for some delectable seafood, these fabulous restaurants in Christchurch have got you covered. Whether you prefer fine dining or casual hotspots, you’re sure to find a seafood restaurant that will leave you hooked. With its diverse and innovative options, Christchurch’s seafood scene is truly a must-try if you’re a fan of the flavors from the ocean!