If you’re looking for the perfect date or catch up with friends, shared food platters are a great way to bring people together. From gigantic cheeseboards to the finest meat platters and charcuterie boards, Christchurch has a great selection of spots that cater iconic food platters to dive into, and just in time for Christmas. Here are eight of our favourite businesses to order delicious platters.
Support this small business, which just so happens to have one of the most instagrammable food dishes in Christchurch. With endless options, from sweet platters to savoury grazing tables, and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each spread is made with love and carefully presented. Check out the Instagram page for the greatest food porn.
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Go on a Greek food adventure at this delightful Greek haven. Indeed, we are obsessed with the Mega Souvlaki Platters here. Perfect for two people, offering a selection of chicken, falafel, sauces, and more. Definitely, you’ll both leave with a tummy full of satisfaction.
📍 3/478 Cranford Street, Redwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
3. O.G.B Bar
Lounge in an elegant setting, cocktail to hand while indulging on an array of food platters at one of Christchurch’s best bars. Think the Seafood Platter, with smoked salmon, marinated mussels, calamari, prawns, and more…or the Vegan Platter, the Gluten-Free Cheeseboard, to name a few. The perfect summer date night or catch up with friends.
📍 30/28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Another magnificent small business offering beautifully decorated food platters for all occasions in Christchurch. Sourcing only local ingredients, you can customise your order, which can include sweet treats, meats, cheeses, fruits, crackers, baked goods, and much more. An ideal meal to share with a big family over the Christmas season. Visit the Bespoke Platters website to place your order.
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This Italian grocery store and café caters delicious Assaggio Platters with a selection of meats, salami, chesses, vegetables, breads, and more. Opt to sit in to order a small one starting at $29, or else get a takeaway for $64, and feed a gang of six to seven people. Pair it with Italian wine and some yummy tiramisu for dessert. See the best picnic areas in Christchurch, to take your platter and feel as if you’re in Italy.
📍 322 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
For a diverse taste, Sushi lovers will adore the Sashimi Platters at this highly raved Japanese restaurant. For example, you could get 20 pieces of ingredients, from salmon to tuna, and more, for just $38. Alternatively, there are cheaper versions starting at $16. Be sure to start with Japanese tapas like octopus or deep fried squid to have the best foodie experience.
📍 279B Greers Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
7. Smokey T’s
This award-winning BBQ joint is one of the best American eateries in Christchurch. If you’re a meat lover, you’ll happily wolf into their scrumptious meat platters with tasty sides. We recommend the iconic Platter For Two, which consists of brisket pork belly, ribs, buffalo wings, 4 grilled tortillas, jalapeno cheese sausage, plenty of sides, sauces and waffle fries. What a masterpiece!
📍 314 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Whatever time of day, the mouthwatering platters here are a huge hit. Why not pair some good company and wine together, and indulge on a good mix of delights like chicken wings, fries, meatballs, crackers, duck liver, and lots more. Equally, they have one of the best pizzas in Christchurch, so be sure to give that a try too.
📍 42 Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand