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Celia's recent Food Treats in Canterbury

Riccarton House and Farmers Market

Riccarton House and home of the Christchurch Farmers Market that is open each Saturday.

It’s great to see how Christchurch is regaining its status as a desirable place to live and with dining out going from strength to strength. Canterbury‘s wine region is building its own distinct reputation with Pet Nat and Natural wines finding a loyal following. Here is some photos of recent meals, and food things to do in Canterbury.

It you are in Christchurch on a Saturday morning, its well worth the time to visit the Christchurch Farmers Market at the historic Riccarton House located in Riccarton Bush which holds important native trees from the pre-colonial era.

Robinsons Bay Olive Oil

Bellbird Bakery

Martin from Canterbury Cheesemongers

Well- regarded producers include Robinsons Bay Olive Oil, fresh and flavoursome, from Banks Peninsula and Bellbird Bakery.

Greystone Winery and Cellardoor

Greystone Winery is about 45 minutes drive north from Christchurch. They offer a diverse selection of wines from classic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to more experimental styles. Chef Cameron Woodhouse offers both Long Lunch tasting menu and small plates.


Fish prepared in interesting and innovative ways is the hallmark of Hali, the sister restaurant of highly regarded INATI. Chef Simon Levy and his wife, Lisa offer some of Christchurch's best dining experiences.

Carrots, black garlic, sesame granola & carrot top verdi



A selection of main courses to share including wood roasted flounder.

Gatherings is located on the corner of Papanui Road and Bealey Ave, in Central Christchurch. Alex Davies is the chef-patron of this intimate restaurant which focuses on seasonal ingredients.

Spiced pear with hot ricotta donuts, salted caramel ice cream.

Little River Cafe and Gallery

Cheese and tomato muffins.

If you are heading to Akaroa on Banks Peninsula, make sure to call in to the Little River Cafe and Gallery which offer fresh baking, great coffees and the Gallery is full of interesting books, painting, jewellry and more.


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Celia Hay

Celia is a qualified chef and holds the WSET (London) Diploma of Wine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Education (Distinction) and MBA Master of Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

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