If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand’s South Island, chances are you won’t be spending that much time in the big cities (well, big cities for NZ, they’re still pretty small). You will pass through places like Christchurch, Dunedin (which is actually really great) and Nelson though, which gives you a good excuse to eat some nice food. The smaller towns tend to be a bit limited in that regard, so take advantage when you can. We recently spent a few days in Christchurch and ate at Little High Eatery a couple of times – keep reading to find out why you should do the same!
Little High Eatery
We sought out Little High Eatery after searching for gourmet burgers in Christchurch. We found out that Bacon Bros, a highly regarded Christchurch burger establishment, was located there. So off we went, and what we found was pretty awesome. It reminded us of a small, upmarket version of a hawker centre in Singapore – lots of different little food vendors selling all sorts of food and drink.
Little High Eatery is good place to go for pretty much anyone, but especially for groups of people who may want to eat different things. There’ll be no arguments as you can find heaps of different dishes from varying cuisines (there are 8 vendors in total). There are a few different areas to sit in too, from the outdoor area with powerful heaters (we visited in winter) to your standard booth style seating. We went for dinner twice – on a Sunday and a Monday, and it was full on the Sunday night and we thought we’d struggle to get a seat inside. We eventually did, but it’s something to beware of. If you want to sit outside you shouldn’t have a problem, although I’m sure it’d be busy out there on a hot summer evening.
Eating and Drinking
We obviously didn’t try everything there, but I can confirm that the Bacon Bros burgers are delicious. Not quite in the league of Fergburger in Queenstown, but not many burgers are! We also tried a couple of dishes at Eightgrains (bao and a satay rice dish) which were really good. If you’ve been there and tried any of the other places to eat, let me know in the comments below.
Little High Eatery is on St Asaph Street in central Christchurch and is a short walk from pretty much anywhere you’ll be staying in the centre of the city. There’s also a big car park if you decide to drive. There are also lots of other places to eat nearby and a little alleyway with a cool mural just outside. Opening hours vary (getting contrasting info online) but it seems to be around 8 am – 10 pm.
Where are your favourite places to eat in New Zealand? Let us know in the comments below!
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