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Cuisine: Brewery, Brunch, Casual Dining
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Eruption is a small, locally owned brewery in the heart of historic Lyttelton making authentically handcrafted beers using only the best New Zealand South Island ingredients.
The newly restored building on London Street was formerly the BNZ Bank, destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The original bank safe is now the beer chiller!

Get among the tanks in the ground floor Tap Room with log fire. Lounge out with all day dining on the mezzanine. Sit out on the top deck for panoramic views of the harbour and hills, or watch the world go by from the first-floor balcony overlooking London Street ..you are spoilt for choice.

The all-day menu includes plenty of small plates and sharing options as well as pizzas, gourmet burgers, vegetarian options and curry made with locally sourced ingredients. Our breakfast menu is available Satruday and Sunday mornings, come over Saturday morning and be centre stage to watch the hustle and bustle of the Lyttelton Farmer's Market. Our popular Sunday Sessions live music from 3pm is a great way to dine and complete your weekend.

When it comes to craft beers, you are naturally in the right place. Eruption began in a Lyttelton garage in 2012 and you can taste their passion and expertise in every drop. Taste the beer range with tasting trays or grab a growler from their fillery to take home.

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Eruption Brewing
26 London Street
Lyttelton
Christchurch 8082

Open Hours:
Winter Hours
Wednesday - Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 9am - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm

Phone: 03 355 5632

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Eruption Brewing
Location: Lyttelton
Cuisine: Brewery, Brunch, Casual Dining
Mains: $15 - $25

Reviews

krissteen smith

Wonderful service from the moment we arrived . Had a great table upstairs and good advice given on the types of beers and range of food. Meals were tasty and appetising . Already planning a trip back . Definitely worth the trip over to Lytlleton

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Lisa Funnell

As soon as we arrived at Eruption Brewery everything was fantastic! The friendly staff, cool interior and vibe and amazing service and food. We both tried a craft beverage from their onsite brewery, both the lager and cider were good. We were spoilt for choice with the menu offerings, but decided on burgers. Both the fish and the fried chicken were amazing! Great flavours combined to make memorable burgers! I got a side of coconut slaw which was also a taste sensation. Even though we were full we couldn’t resist trying their yummy churros with berries and chocolate sauce...mmmm! Another visit is definitely on the cards to try the tacos and pizza

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Great dinner experience. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, my husband enjoyed his choice of beer. The decor is fun and casual. We had 3 burgers - the fish one was fab, crispy thin coating and flaky yummy inside. The Bollywood veg burger delivered on taste and size and the beef burger was juicy and saucy, all had soft easy to eat buns. Lastly we ordered a pizza which had a generous amount of topping. Will be back.

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Carmel Jeremy

Great beer, food was really good and very reasonably priced. The location is brilliant, love looking down over from the upstairs deck towards the harbor. Staff are really attentive. We had a really good night out and will be back.

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Lisa Keating

What a spot! As well as the view, the range of on site brews and a decent wine list, the vibe, friendly and attentive staff and amazing food made for a cracker experience. Thanks Eruption! We're sure to return.

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Desirae Beechey

An excellent dining experience. The food is amole and tasty and the service is friendly and attentive. We love this restaurant as it has the most beautiful view from the rooftop and the upstart it’s restaurant is very cool with a lovely deck. Eruption Brewery is one of my top two (equal places) favourite restaurants in Christchurch.

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Perfect evening for sitting on the roof top overlooking the harbour supping one of the scrumptious beers from Eruption Brewery. Loved the burgers & the concept of the grain from the brewing process going to feed happy free ranging cattle that then provide the delicious meat burger. Nice beer. Nice food. Nice setting. Nice staff. Will be back.

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Frances Hasson

What a find Eruption Brewery is! Three spaces to choose from so used all three! Beer tasting in the bar & then a few with delicious pizzas & the best handmade fries up on the next floor then to wines on the upper outdoor area on a balmy night taking in the harbour view!

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Wow! Great atmosphere , good beer good food, and friendly service. We love coming here for coffee on the rooftop, but this time we came for dinner on the first floor. Rainy evening, but warm and buzzing inside. Pizzas were great and the hamburger a real hit.

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Alisha Russell

Awesome spot - really funky decor, friendly and efficient service and the food was amaze. This will be a spot to return to again and again for sure.

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Vivienne Ong

What a find! We went Sunday dinner. The chicken burger was fantastic, my husband raved about his pizza (nice base, nice toppings). We tried their beers, also good. The wait staff are attentive and offer great friendly service. This is a quirky place that had a saxaphone/guitar/singer. Brilliant!!!

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krissteen smith

Wonderful service from the moment we arrived . Had a great table upstairs and good advice given on the types of beers and range of food. Meals were tasty and appetising . Already planning a trip back . Definitely worth the trip over to Lytlleton

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Lisa Funnell

As soon as we arrived at Eruption Brewery everything was fantastic! The friendly staff, cool interior and vibe and amazing service and food. We both tried a craft beverage from their onsite brewery, both the lager and cider were good. We were spoilt for choice with the menu offerings, but decided on burgers. Both the fish and the fried chicken were amazing! Great flavours combined to make memorable burgers! I got a side of coconut slaw which was also a taste sensation. Even though we were full we couldn’t resist trying their yummy churros with berries and chocolate sauce...mmmm! Another visit is definitely on the cards to try the tacos and pizza

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Brittany Wyatt

Great vegetarian and vegan options and a lovely space

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Jeremy White

Very nice evening for valentines day

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Helene McCallion

The food was lovely but the atmosphere was fantastic. There was live music playing when we arrived and it was really fun. We played a few games that were stacked in the corner and had a lovely time. Loved the brewed on site beers, thanks we'd definitely come back again.

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Great dinner experience. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, my husband enjoyed his choice of beer. The decor is fun and casual. We had 3 burgers - the fish one was fab, crispy thin coating and flaky yummy inside. The Bollywood veg burger delivered on taste and size and the beef burger was juicy and saucy, all had soft easy to eat buns. Lastly we ordered a pizza which had a generous amount of topping. Will be back.

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Carmel Jeremy

Great beer, food was really good and very reasonably priced. The location is brilliant, love looking down over from the upstairs deck towards the harbor. Staff are really attentive. We had a really good night out and will be back.

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Daria Martin

Great way to relax at the end of the day. Tasty tacos and beer. A fabulous view of the harbour from the roof top dinning area to catch the last of the sun's rays.

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Lisa Keating

What a spot! As well as the view, the range of on site brews and a decent wine list, the vibe, friendly and attentive staff and amazing food made for a cracker experience. Thanks Eruption! We're sure to return.

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Desirae Beechey

An excellent dining experience. The food is amole and tasty and the service is friendly and attentive. We love this restaurant as it has the most beautiful view from the rooftop and the upstart it’s restaurant is very cool with a lovely deck. Eruption Brewery is one of my top two (equal places) favourite restaurants in Christchurch.

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Georgia Greening

Fantastic service and location ! Unfortunately food was bland, chips under cooked but the service would make up for this 100% treated with a smile and well looked after.

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Laura Mills

Great beer! Nice staff! Good to be up on roof as in the bar small and noisy!

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It was ok, but they had a private function on & they were nt expecting us, luckily we got a bar leaner right upstairs at the time we did or else we would have nowhere to sit as it was super crammed upstairs, it ws so hot, umbrellas did not cover much of diners, would be much better if the awning ws covered. On a hot day you could always have a bottle of sunscreen on the ready for customers, now that would be going the extra mile, food ws yummy, lv the chicken, tasty pizzas loaded with toppings

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Really enjoyed the meal and service at eruption brewing. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Beer was delicious. Great setting and very relaxed atmosphere

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Perfect evening for sitting on the roof top overlooking the harbour supping one of the scrumptious beers from Eruption Brewery. Loved the burgers & the concept of the grain from the brewing process going to feed happy free ranging cattle that then provide the delicious meat burger. Nice beer. Nice food. Nice setting. Nice staff. Will be back.

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Tanya Tunnicliffe Harris

We had an absolutely wonderful evening rooftop at Eruption! All food lived up to expectations and more, delicious, fresh, tasty, and very generously sized servings. Highlight was the service, warm, welcoming and all without exception made every effort to make sure we were happy with food and had everything we needed. And beer that was recommend for a hot balmy evening was just divine.., so much so that we came away with a bottle of it to share with friends. Can highly recommend this very happy, welcoming and groovy restaurant. Keep up the good work, we will definitely be back.

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Frances Hasson

What a find Eruption Brewery is! Three spaces to choose from so used all three! Beer tasting in the bar & then a few with delicious pizzas & the best handmade fries up on the next floor then to wines on the upper outdoor area on a balmy night taking in the harbour view!

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Andrea Peacock

We had a fantastic time the food was fantastic we had the pizza and fries, the service was amazing and the decor is perfect.

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Gail Route

Lovely venue - balcony and roof top terrace. Great beer. Food good but limited menu. Friendly and helpful bar staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hui Dewar

First time dinning at this restaurant. Trendy decor and music. Excellent food and friendly service. No dessert menu for adults though. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Wow! Great atmosphere , good beer good food, and friendly service. We love coming here for coffee on the rooftop, but this time we came for dinner on the first floor. Rainy evening, but warm and buzzing inside. Pizzas were great and the hamburger a real hit.

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Warwick Wilson

Excellent meal at Eruption. Love the ambience of a brewery, ahh the serenity!

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Chantelle Nicole

Service was outstanding as was the beer and food. Would highly recommend a trip, you wont regret it

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Jeremy Gurnsey

Great place with excellent well priced food. Will visit again.

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Tim Margetts

First time here and everything was as it should be.
Good food, good beer and good service in a cool, quirky we building/brewery.
Definitely be back again!

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Julian was friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Food and beers were very good.

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We had a great time, loved the the decor, friendly service and the live singer was an added bonus

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Hayley Zizi

Fantastic place and dinning over three levels, great food and great service.

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Bob Palmer

Great food, very friendly and attentive staff within a great brewery setting, recommend the flatbread as a starter. Will definitely go again.

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Michelle Boyle

We really enjoyed our meal at Eruption Brewing. The service was great, The kids enjoyed their meals and kept themselves busy with the selection of games. Always a bonus.

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Alisha Russell

Awesome spot - really funky decor, friendly and efficient service and the food was amaze. This will be a spot to return to again and again for sure.

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Great beers and a good burger. Very accommodating staff. Band was a bit loud for easy conversation but didn't spoil our afternoon.

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Vivienne Ong

What a find! We went Sunday dinner. The chicken burger was fantastic, my husband raved about his pizza (nice base, nice toppings). We tried their beers, also good. The wait staff are attentive and offer great friendly service. This is a quirky place that had a saxaphone/guitar/singer. Brilliant!!!

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Nice food and good service in a great local - didn't know it was there or that they did breakfast - so another great first table experience

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Emily Kloogh

Great food, great service, and dog friendly!

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Jackie Daniel

First time dining here for breakfast. Food was great and the service from the staff was excellent. Would definitely come back here.

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Cool venue and great food + beer. Worth getting in there during the week while it's quiet.

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Kirsty Mitchell

We arrived for breakfast, the waiter was greeted us with warmth. He was chatty and accommodating with our requests. Loved the retro decor and seeing the beer brewing was cool. We ordered our food and had a choice of board games we could play.
The food arrived and was delicious. Unfortunately there was no kids breakfast menu, however our 9yr old ordered a adult neat that she enjoyed just the same.
My husband loved ordering tasters of their beer.
We'll definitely be back.

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Stephanie Cartwright

Great service and beers. We went for gluten free pizzas but told there were no bases for gf or kids meals. I think the oil on the fryer needs a change, and slow cooked beef was very hard to chew. Apart from that, burger was great.

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David Jones

Great wee start to a night out, wholesome food and fantastic beer.

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Gaylene Wright

Easy, casual bite to eat. Friendly service. Good night

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great food , really good value and nice quirky venue

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Jackie Giles

First visit to Eruption Brewery. Place warmed by a Logburner downstairs. Found upstairs v cold despite 2 fan -type heaters going. Spicy chicken delicious. Also got pakora Vegas. Nice but incredibly salty. Pizza fresh and base delicious. Staff v accomodating and friendly. Would recommend! Thanks guys!

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Laura Walters

Awesome experience - so much yummy food! We got some chips, onion rings and fish goujons and a pizza to share and we were so full and took most of the pizza home! Great pizza and very big starters! Great service and really cool atmosphere:)

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Steph Mcgrain

Great trendy location, good service ..only thing that I think could have been a bit better was the coffee just needs to be a bit hotter other than that overall great experience we will be back .

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Such great value for money! We had the big brekky and it was massive.

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Nice friendly staff. Beautiful morning and great views to take in while enjoying our breakfasts, thank you.

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Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food is even better - thank you :)

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Great choice of beers. Quick service for the food

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