South Island, New Zealand Food Guide: 10 Bar food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lyttelton

August 31, 2019 Layne Dawes

Discover Restaurants offering the best Bar food in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand including Governors Bay Hotel, Civil and Naval, Valley Inn Tavern, Joe's Garage Sumner, Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead, Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, The Village Inn Sumner, Beach, The Brewery Bar & Restaurant, Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
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10. Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn

292 Kilmore St, Christchurch New Zealand Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +64 3-365 1523 http://www.pomeroysonkilmore.co.nz/
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4 based on 404 reviews

Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn

Reviewed By Hazbmx

Called in on a Sunday evening for a bite to eat. There was a trio playing jazz music and the atmosphere was great with a lot of people enjoying themselves, we just about managed to get a couple of seats in the bar! Great selection of beers on tap I was pretty spoilt for choice! For food my girlfriend had fish and chips which she reckons was the best so far she’s had in NZ. I had the chorizo and sausage meatloaf which tasted great. My only criticism with my meal was that it needed a bit of altering, it came with onion rings and mash which I didn’t find went very well together, but the meatloaf itself was so tasty! Apart from that a great little pub with top beers and tasty food, will definitely return

9. The Brewery Bar & Restaurant

3 Garlands Road The Tannery, Christchurch 8023 New Zealand New Zealand, Bar, Pizza, Brew Pub, Beer restaurants Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live [email protected] +64 3-389 5359 http://cassels.nz/brewery-bar/
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4 based on 218 reviews

The Brewery Bar & Restaurant

Cassels & Sons' Brewery café restaurant at The Tannery is famed for its relaxed family friendly atmosphere, extensive menu choice and medal winning craft beers. Come and watch the wood-fired copper kettle in action, concocting some famous Cassels & Sons u

Reviewed By luckys15

Went to Cassels for lunch and it took an hour for our food to come out. I don't think I've never had to wait that long, especially in 30+ degree heat. The waitress did ask us if we wanted a bucket of us for the time, but this never came. overall everyone seemed to enjoy their meal, although mine was a tad of the salty side and the smell in the air was not pleasant today. very average visit.

8. Beach

25 Esplanade Sumner, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand Bar, European, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +64 3-326 7226 http://www.beachsumner.co.nz
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4 based on 171 reviews

Beach

Situated in the gorgeous seaside village of Sumner, Beach is one of New Zealand's iconic restaurants. Built on the sand, within metres of the Pacific Ocean, looking out across the Bay to the snow capped Southern Alps. Bask in the sunshine or watch the sun

Reviewed By apriln510

Came here on a cool Tuesday afternoon and had a lovely lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. Coffee was good even did my decaffeinated coffee with almond milk. Food was generous and very tasty. Price was reasonable. Would be happy to go here again.

7. The Village Inn Sumner

41b Nayland Street Sumner, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand Bar, Pub Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +64 3-326 6973 https://www.facebook.com/thevillageinnsumner/
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4 based on 22 reviews

The Village Inn Sumner

Reviewed By retep42

We were in Sumner and looking for somewhere different for lunch when we found this local inn. It has both inside and outside seating & we were warmly welcomed on what a cooler day !The lunch menu covered all the expected breakfast & lunch options. We enjoyed our smashed avocado salad & French toast which was loaded with bacon. There were also some daily specials and it was all very reasonably priced. We would certainly visit again when visiting Sumner.

6. Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

147 Esplanade Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch New Zealand Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +64 3-326 7923 http://www.facebook.com/OceanCafeBarScarborough
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4 based on 73 reviews

Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

What better place is there in Christchurch to enjoy a relaxing dining experience whilst looking at the surfers, the SuP's, the seagulls & the swimmers - located on Sumner Esplanade, down by the clock tower.Follow us on Facebook : OceanCafeBarScarborough

Reviewed By kiwiaz

nice location right on the beach, coffee and hot blackcurrant with a cheese scone and 2 biscuits was bought. All very nice and I think the location is the bonus as there was a lot of surfers out to entertain us

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5. Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead

2 Waterman Place, Christchurch 8023 New Zealand Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Table Se [email protected] +64 3-376 4900 http://www.winniebagoes.co.nz
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4 based on 231 reviews

Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead

Winnie Baoges Ferrymead is your family dining destination out East. With over 30 pizzas to choose from, a great kids menus as well as a fantastic selection of starters, salads and pastas there is something to suit everyone. They also have a great Gluten F

Reviewed By andrewknight7

Earlier this afternoon while in Christchurch I went to Winnie Bagoes in Ferrymead with a friend for lunch.i'm so pleased we did.The staff members Holly and Demi who served us were really lovely ,and made us feel welcome.On Holly's recommendation I had the Cajun pasta for a modest 20 dollars.It was really tasty, hot and spicy, but I'm used to hot and spicy food from having lived in China.The restaurant and bar was immaculately clean and tidy.I highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for really quality dining in Ferrymead. Andrew:)

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4. Joe's Garage Sumner

19 Marriner Street Sumner, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Diner Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-962 2233 http://www.joes.co.nz/restaurants/christchurch-sumner/
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4 based on 198 reviews

Joe's Garage Sumner

Brent, Raylene and Callum Brownlee, along with the team at Joe's in Sumner, look forward to seeing you and making Joe's Garage part of your daily "Coffee Rescue" ritual. Enjoy the sun, sand and good vibes that surround us out here at Joe’s in Sumner, Chri

Reviewed By sandraharper63

We went to joes this morning for breakfast what a busy place thats always a good sign we were seated straight away and menus given great service immediately we ordered coffee then ordered breakfast I ordered eggs on toast salmon and spinach with hollandaise sauce it was absolutely delicious lots of salmon beautiful hollandaise a great choice.Chris ordered bacon and eggs on toast the bacon is yumm a real tasty bacon locally made so another great choice we also had orange juice just what i felt like it was real juice and had a nice flavour compliments to the chef well done its a cosy place and the chef does an amazing job keeping up getting the meals out fast no long waits joes is run very efficent as i see it if you want a great honest meal joes sumner is the go to placeI highly recommend it try it you to will luv it to Well done guys a credit to you all

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3. Valley Inn Tavern

2 Flavell Street Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022 New Zealand Bar, Pub, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-384 1124 http://www.valleyinntavern.co.nz
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4 based on 70 reviews

Valley Inn Tavern

The Valley Inn Tavern has been at the centre of the Heathcote Valley for over 130 years.Find out here what is happening at 'The Valley' and be a part of this wonderful community.Heathcote's Valley Inn restaurant specialises in locally sourced ingredients,

Reviewed By Barry5252

Although an old Heathcote identity and establishment this tavern has been tastefully refurbished to provide very welcome and pleasant surroundings. A pleasing choice for out group lunch, made all the more enjoyable by the friendly and helpful staff. We also appreciated having a separate dining area. There was a good selection of traditional meals on the menu plus some lunch specials at a very reasonable price. The meals were also generous. Although tasty the pork roast was a little grisly and the crackling inedible. However, the vegetables were very well cooked. A little more gravy would have been nice. A very good seafood chowder which was thick and creamy, but too much chewy mussels. Overall we all enjoyed the meal and the venue. Happy to return.

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2. Civil and Naval

16 London Street, Lyttelton 8082 New Zealand Pub, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating [email protected] +64 3-328 7206 http://www.civilandnaval.co.nz
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4 based on 97 reviews

Civil and Naval

Previously a tailors of the same name, Civil & Naval is a bar and tapas restaurant. Placed on Lyttelton's main drag, they specialise in craft beer, and offer an eclectic wine list and some seriously good bar snacks and small plates. Drop by for a bevy of

Reviewed By Yozpalang

We generally have been very impressed by the friendliness of the people in this country but were let down by this place. When we walked in, we said a friendly hello. All 3 staff members looked at us in disgust. 2 of them were chatting and blanked us, while the third one looked like she was serving a different costumer. 4 mins later it turned out that that customer had also been blanked until someone asked him what he wanted. At that stage we were still waiting for someone to acknowledge us. The other 2 were still talking to each other and we started to lose our patience. After we looked at the menu we found nothing intriguing and were fed up with the place and terrible service so we left. We went to Fisherman’s Wharf instead where we had one of the best meals and friendliest service in our whole 2 months of travelling around New Zealand.

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1. Governors Bay Hotel

52 Main Road, Lyttelton 8971 New Zealand Pub, Gastropub, Bar, European, International, Contemporary, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +64 3-329 9433 http://www.governorsbayhotel.co.nz
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4 based on 221 reviews

Governors Bay Hotel

Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s hotel with stunning views over Lyttelton Harbour. Located just 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch via Dyers Pass Road. Gastro-pub fare at reasonable prices from the garden, bar or restaurant. Recommended in

Reviewed By T8222AJjohnw

Following a nice, but short, drive from Christchurch we were all pleased with our food which slots into the 'good pub meal' category.The service was however disappointing but, to be fair, I suspect we caught them on a bit of a bad day - Sunday lunchtime; member of staff absent; one waitress unfortunately dropped a couple of plates of food; and so on!!Hi there,Thank you for your contribution to the TA forum. Some days don’t go as planned and when you have a busy Sunday service ahead it’s not ideal to have key staff absent due to illness. Anyway, stuff happens and we’re very glad you enjoyed your meals with us.Kind regards and happy travels,Jeremy

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