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Enjoy New Zealand, Dairy Free Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Vegetarian options, Restaurant, Table service, $$$ and Groups cuisine at The Lane in Christchurch Central, Christchurch
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane
The Lane


New Zealand
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49 Salisbury Street
Christchurch 8013


03 930 7001

Open hours:

Everyday: 6am - 10pm

The Lane is a modern, all-day Canterbury bistro serving up delicious, relaxed fare. Expect reliable classics with a twist, and bold flavours in a stylish and comfortable space. Enjoy curated twists on classics and some new dishes destined to become future favourites.

Specialists in effortlessly elegant and contemporary dining, The Lane promises gorgeous suppers that boast a certain European flare.

Housed in an exceptionally modern skyscraper, The Lane is lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful fit out that is both spacious and uncluttered. They've taken the European bistro and upgraded it with contemporary floor tiling, Scandinavian-style shelves, and refreshing whitewashed walls which complement the oceans of natural light that stream through. Not that they've overridden tradition altogether; indeed, rustic bistro furniture and old paintings work to bring a sense of maturity and depth.

The Mediterranean enters the spotlight with the dinner menu. The starters will certainly test the size of your appetite as you are seduced by courgette and creamed corn donuts with buffalo labneh, lamb meatballs with spiced yoghurt, and Cloudy Bay clams with a coconut and lime reduction.

Mains tour the plentiful Mediterranean coast, stopping off in Greece for slow-roasted lamb shoulder with roast pumpkin and feta, in France for eye fillet with a creamy potato gratin, and Italy for smoked pumpkin and ricotta ravioli served in a delicious velouté. Finally, a trip to the Med always calls for a cocktail or three. Treat yourself to a seasonal spritz or cucumber mojito and let the summer vibes wash all over you.

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