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Drawing Room Lounge

Step into a world of quiet elegance and refined relaxation at our Drawing Room Lounge. Adorned with a thoughtfully curated selection of books, it’s the perfect place to lose oneself in a captivating read. As you settle into a plush chair, indulge in complimentary tea or coffee, savoring each moment of peace and tranquility in this sophisticated setting. Whether you’re looking to start your day with inspiration or wind down with a captivating novel, the Drawing Room Lounge promises an experience of utmost serenity.

Bijou Bar

Lumière Cinemas offers a warm and friendly Art Deco bar area overlooking the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a drink before or after your film of choice – or at any time.

Bijou Bar features specially designed cocktails named after old Christchurch cinemas, a great selection of local craft beers, a bespoke wine list, Lyttelton Coffee Company coffees and T Leaf tea. A snack menu of freshly baked pastries, bagels and cheeseboards is also available, and guests are welcome to take all food sold into the cinema with you.

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Bunsen burst into the culinary scene in November 2016 and quickly became a top destination for locals and tourists alike. The cafe specialises in the perfect cup of coffee served in a range of brew methods including syphon, aeropress, pour-over, cold-drip and espresso using its own blend, The Dark Horse. Bunsen is also a licenced venue serving a variety of New Zealand wines, beers and cider.

Bunsen offers a full brunch/lunch menu regularly updated with the seasons, daily specials and a well-stocked cabinet for lighter meals, sweet treats and options for those on the go.

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Cellar Door

Cellar Door offers comparative wine tasting flights and an extensive selection of local and international wines by the glass and bottle. It also offers a collection of library wines from New Zealand and around the world, along with craft beer, cocktails and spirits. The fresh seasonal food menu is matched to complement its wine list.

Cellar Door is proud to pay tribute to the venue’s history as the Canterbury College School of Art, which is reflected in the art and objects found around the room.

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Frances Nation Grocer

Frances Nation Grocer is renowned for its takeaway coffee and lunch options at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre. The Grocer stocks freshly baked bread and a wide range of locally produced pantry items: cheese, eggs, honey, jams, bottled fruits, flour, vinegar, olive oil and more. Fresh produce occasionally arrives in the shop, and there are plenty of picnic-ready options for those wishing to enjoy the natural scenery provided by the nearby Botanic Gardens.

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The Fudge Cottage

For decades The Fudge Cottage has been handcrafting the finest artisan fudge from a traditional family recipe. Fresh New Zealand milk and cream are combined with carefully selected natural ingredients to create confections that satisfy the senses and bring a smile to the lips of the young and the old alike.

From small beginnings in 1990, the business quickly grew to become a local icon and “must see” for visitors to the city. Many years later, The Fudge Cottage is proud to remain a local family-owned business specialising in unique affordable handcrafted artisan and personalised confections suitable for any event or occasion.

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The Rolling Om

The Rolling Om is a street food truck serving fresh quality food in Market Square. The team behind The Rolling Om believe in good food, good entertainment and good times.

The daily menu features tasty, healthy and innovative wraps that make a perfect lunch. You can choose from a range of delicious filling options that change with the seasons, utilising the best of nature’s current offerings.

The focus is on providing healthy food choices – including good fats and raw and living foods – without sacrificing any of the taste. Ingredients are sourced locally and responsibly whenever possible.

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Zen Sushi & Dumplings

Zen Sushi & Dumplings offers a unique combination of cold sushi and hot dumplings under one roof.
Zen’s sushi is made by the best sushi chefs, who not only ensure their sushi tastes heavenly, but also pursue presentation perfection which is sure to please the eye. The chefs use the highest quality ingredients, such as free-range chicken, free-range eggs and Marlborough King Salmon.

You can decide on the sushi combination you want and your desired quantity by selecting from the choose-your-own cabinet, or grab a pre-packed box to go.

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