Burgers & Beers Inc serves exactly what its name suggests –the unbeatable combination of burgers and beers. Choose between the Angus beef, mutton, and venison burgers, or pick the vegetarian or gluten free versions according to your dietary needs. If you are feeling adventurous or just particularly hungry, go for the Super Bugger Burger, which comes with a mountain of beef and bacon. All beers are served ice cold and are extra refreshing.
Part of the Quality Hotel Elms, Sapporo Gold Restaurant and Bar offers a full a la carte menu of elegant dishes, in addition to a full bar staffed by experienced bartenders. Must try items on the menu include miso chicken spring rolls, and the tender prime beef steak. Ingredients for both food and drinks are always top quality, and an evening at the Sapporo Gold is guaranteed to be pleasant and relaxing.
A combination of bar, restaurant, and cookery school, Chillingworth Road features sleek, contemporary decor and a very long list of well curated wines and cocktails. Unwind at the end of a long day spent sightseeing with a Twinkle (vodka, elderflower, and champagne), or a Caipiroska, served with one of their tasty snacks.
Run by a young Christchurcher tired of the lack of nightlife spots after 2011’s major earthquake, Club 22 is one of the rare suburban nightclubs where the atmosphere is truly youthful and exciting. Come for its three dance floors and pool tables, and stay for the giant leather couches perfect for long end-of-night conversations with friends.
Situated a few minutes’ drive to the north of Papanui, Omarino Wine Park is a lovely family-owned vineyard, where visitors can book vineyard tours or enjoy wine tasting in their picturesque gardens. Take home a bottle of Omarino Family Estate after one of their wine tasting sessions by the cellar door, during which you will get to interact with experts and learn about the winemaking process.
Vesuvio offers tapas, wine, and jazz, plus the occasional poetry reading or other events for Papanui’s artistic crowd. Poet Chris Gallavin recently did a reading at Vesuvio, and regular music act Carmel always gets patrons dancing. The team makes it a point to never close before 1am, so you can expect a great, mellow party whenever you stop by.
Vesuvio, 10/4 Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand, +64 3355 8530