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This region stretches from Kaikōura in the north to Aoraki/Mount Cook in the south, and includes coastal fishing waters to alpine pastures, with the plains created from the Southern Alps in between. Traditionally, it was major crop and pasture country, but in more recent years, there has been diversification to include other types of food as well as wine growing and malting barley for beer.

There are over 2,000 hospitality businesses in this region as well, so there are plenty of options to taste the final product and a growing number of ways to find and enjoy food at its source.

Canterbury's temperate climate epitomises the four seasons, with snowy winters, soft green springs, warm summers and long, abundant autumns. Each season has its food favourites - spring lamb, dairy and asparagus, summer new potatoes and berries, autumn fruits and game and winter kaimoana (seafood) and seaweed.

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  • 4-6 New Regent Street
  • Christchurch
gin bar. gin cocktails. food. live music. good vibes. Set in the gorgeous New Regent Street. Revered
  • 376 Omihi Road
  • North Canterbury
The new Greystone Cellar Door boasts an eatery which offers a weekly changing set menu made from…
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  • 6 Elgin Street
  • Christchurch
Hello Sunday Cafe. This beautiful old building began its life as an 18th century place of community…
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Christchurch Central
An oasis in the heart of the botanic gardens. Ilex Café consists of multiple indoor and outdoor…
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  • 48 Hereford Street
  • Christchurch
Inati, a place that invigorates dining with a sense of excitement and theatre. A place that is not…
  • 501 Downs Road Cheviot
  • Downs Road
  • Cheviot
Jack's Eggs produces premium pastured eggs right here in North Canterbury. We use regenerative…
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  • 12.00am – 8.51am
The Kaikoura Farmers‚Äô Market is about fresh local food, community and sustainability. It runs…
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