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Enjoy New Zealand cuisine at The Hoi Polloi in Christchurch Central, Christchurch
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi
The Hoi Polloi


New Zealand
How to Find Us
Sample Menu


848 Colombo Street
Christchurch Central City 8013


03 595 6569

Open hours:

Everyday: 7am - late

Ahoy all hungry diners! All of you should head straight to Hoi Polloi where you'll find Canterbury at its best and tastiest!

You'll find them on the ground floor of the Carnmore Hotel Christchurch where they provide a lush refuge from the city outside. They've kept it cosy and sweet with low ceilings covered with vibrant green vines, hand-painted wall art that represents the ebb and flow of life, and a revitalising bistro area that also gives you the option to dine with added privacy. Where dark woods work with lush greens and calming creams, Hoi Polloi is a vision of modern calm.

Before we get to the food, it'd be remiss not to mention Simo Abbari, the name and tastebuds behind Hoi Polloi's distinct flavours. So, without further ado, let's see what the team are doing with Lumina Farms lamb; hint, it's braised for 8 hours and practically falls of the bone. As for Canterbury beef, it's seared and served with potato fritters, mushrooms and a meaty beef jus.

They're no stranger to vegetarian delicacies either and their buckwheat risotto with goat's cheese and grilled polenta cake takes Italian and Middle Eastern flavours to another level. And if you're planning on pudding, you're in for a real treat with classics like crème brûleé and a wicked chocolate fantasy platter that has plenty of delicious secrets to tell...

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