Cuisine: Contemporary, International, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #20 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch

For quality seasonal fare with an innovative twist and killer cocktails, look no further than this sophisticated new local in the heart of historic Christchurch.

Located on New Regent Street, in a turn of the century building, this buzzing hub boasts sleekly modern interiors. Think white tiles, moss green banquets and sculptural statement light fittings, the perfect setting in which to enjoy an intimate dinner.

Owners Shafeeq and Jamie have curated a sleek food and drink offering which reflects their international influences. Tuck into beautifully presented seasonal dishes that taste every bit as good as they look.

Small plates such as crispy cauliflower with curry mayo and Cloudy Bay clams are the perfect way to start your meal, before moving on to market fresh seafood and locally sourced meats. Braised beef short ribs with miso and Asian greens are as satisfying as they come and you can’t go wrong with the Tandoori spiced salmon.

The wine list reads like a roll call of New Zealand’s best independent growers, while the cocktails are as classic as they come.

It's time to start creating your own 'story'...

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Story
8 New Regent Street
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 261 9441
Website: storynz.com/our-story

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Ranked: #20 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch 20
Story
Cuisine: Contemporary, International, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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We enjoyed our evening at Story Restaurant. A very intimate restaurant overlooking New Regent Street. Our starter was a delicious deep fried Cauliflower. The lamb was lovely, followed by dark salted chocolate tart. Overall a gorgeous meal.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Story. A charming little boutique restaurant in New Regent Street. We had three courses and each one was exceptional. Three of us chose the lamb dish, the best I have ever tasted, and one chose the fish which was beautifully cooked, very fresh and generous. The chef is to be congratulated. The chocolate tart for dessert is worth going back for, truly delicious.
We look forward to taking our friends to Story and renewing acquaintance with the friendly efficient staff

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Charlotte Burgess

Food was spectacular, rich and vibrant Indian inspired plates. Great evening, looking forward to going back to try dishes which change seasonally.

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We enjoyed our evening at Story Restaurant. A very intimate restaurant overlooking New Regent Street. Our starter was a delicious deep fried Cauliflower. The lamb was lovely, followed by dark salted chocolate tart. Overall a gorgeous meal.

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Elise McLeod

A intimate dining experience with delicious food. We shared three starters (brussel sprouts, burrata, and the cauliflower) and one main (kofta) between three people which was plenty. Who knew brussel sprouts could taste so good!!! The fried broccoli could take fried chicken on a run for it's money. Thank you Story :)

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Lisa Marriott

We dined at this restaurant mid week and it was very busy.The food was unbelievable and having an Asian/Indian style the flavours of the food were exceptional.
We tried the lamb which was spicy, fish of the day which we could have licked the plate and also fish cakes which were a special of the day. All of the food was of a very high standard.
Our only complaint was the restaurant was too cold upstairs. The heat pump was struggling on a cold night.
Lovely restaurant in a great street in Christchurch.

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We enjoyed the atmosphere of a small restaurant allowing conversation to be heard, quick preparation of meal and attentive service.

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Lana Burtenshaw

Superb!!!

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Rowena Paddon

New to Christchurch and first time dining at Story. Went there with 2 friends and wow, what amazing food and fabulous service. Both my friends are vegetarians (and I'm a meat lover) and lots of amazing options for them as well. Would highly recommend and we will be back! Thank you!

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Although the restaurant is a little cramped, the food was spectacular. Particularly enjoyed the crispy cauliflower, the sweet breads & the brussel sprouts.

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Anneka Martin

Small little space but delicious food full of flavour.

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Melissa Ormsby

Simply amazing!! Hands down best meal we’ve all had in a very long time. Highly recommend and we will all certainly be back very very soon! We NEED to taste the rest of the menu

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Lynda Fulton

Beautiful food, excellent staff. Really enjoyed it.

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Janelle Woolridge

Amazing food, flavours and textures!

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great food and great service! lovely little restaurant. will definitely be going back :)

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We absolutely loved the cloudy bay clams, All of our food was great but the clams were amazing. Service was also very good and we enjoyed our special night out.

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Lovely restaurant. Fantastic food, recommend the shared entrees - the cauliflower dish and the brussel sprouts dish were amazing.

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Wow and wow.. that’s was the best meal out I’ve had in a long time! Stag amazing, 3 page gin menu, food unreal ! Only 7 tables ❤️❤️❤️ Can’t give this place enough 5 stars

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Beautiful food, great service, love this place. We will definitely be back.

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This is our second time dining at Story. It is a great restaurant. We really love the food - each dish is unique and has very subtle Indian spices and smokiness giving a twist to more traditional menu items. Yummy wine menu and friendly service. We will be back for sure.

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Juliet Calder

A lovely dining experience, with friendly, attentive staff and delicious food.

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Food was fantastic, the only let down was the duck fat potatoes as they were not crispy but still tasted amazing-everything else was on point !

Service was fantastic from the young lady there although there was a bit of a issue when going to pay with their system which took some time to work out.

Would totally recommend to anyone to dine there !

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A great meal, tasty vegetables, outstanding lamb and unforgettable, unmissable chocolate tart. Friendly efficient service and a great night
.Truly recommend

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Outstanding! Very attentive service and accommodating. A balanced range of menu options. We were all delighted with our choice of entrees, mains and dessert. The food was exceptional Wine was ‘up there’ $$$ wise but every drop worth it. Can’t wait to return!

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Very tasty food and good service. Will definitely be back

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Intimate dining experience with only 7 tables. Beautifully presented food which was out of the ordinary but extraordinary in flavours and quality. Well worth the price. We started with fried brussel sprouts with smoked cream fraiche. A large entree that was easy to share and beautifully flavoured. Next we had the salmon and lamb. My salmon was cooked perfectly and the flavours of the kale chips and cold carrot dish where divine together. As gluten intolerant diners most of their dishes were gluten free. They even offered us a dessert which was not on the menu to try. A beautiful Indian sweet dessert which was divine. We will be back!

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Caroline March

Beautiful food cooked to perfection.

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Catherine Barker

Meals were delish and The best pickled onion I’ve ever eaten. They would’ve even complimented the chocolate tart

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Suzanne McMillan

From the moment we walked in the door we were made to feel welcome. The service and food amazing. Talking to waiter and chef afterwards just made for a lovely welcoming experience. Will definitely go back.

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Stanley Chung

This place is the best representative of fresh Canterbury food. Dishes are fresh, light but very soulful. They make brussel sprouts delicious. The lamb was balanced and tender. There is always room for dessert. It's a place we'd take someone from out of town if they ever asked you what's Canterbury food about. Also if you are into theatre it's just 10 steps away.

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Had an excellent dinner at this new restaurant.
The food was original good sized portions
Would definitely go back
The atmosphere was the only thing that did not score top marks from us

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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Story. A charming little boutique restaurant in New Regent Street. We had three courses and each one was exceptional. Three of us chose the lamb dish, the best I have ever tasted, and one chose the fish which was beautifully cooked, very fresh and generous. The chef is to be congratulated. The chocolate tart for dessert is worth going back for, truly delicious.
We look forward to taking our friends to Story and renewing acquaintance with the friendly efficient staff

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Great

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Lovely food and atmosphere

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Teresa Awan

So many different and tasty dishes! And excellent service

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Hadn’t heard of the restaurant prior which is the great thing about first table - discovered a hidden gem! Simple but exquisite food cooked to perfection and wonderful attentive service! Thank you story and first table!

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Ashleigh Lovell

The food here was amazing! It did however take about an hour or so to get the food out to us after we had our entree. But all in all it was a great time and the restaurant is nice and cozy.

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catherine bibbey

Yummy the deep fried brussel sprouts amazing! Everything else very tasty too. We will come back here

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Lydia Berryman

Awesome! Every item we ordered was delicious. Thanks guys!

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