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Chillingworth Road Bistro

91 reviews


New Zealand
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2/478 Cranford Street
Papanui, Christchurch 8051


03 352 7784

A remarkable and lavish restaurant, Chillingworth Road is the jewel in Christchurch's crown. With an award-winning kitchen to its name, this is where you'll find the style and culinary expertise in equal measure.

The Bistro is the more "laid back" part of this multifaceted venue. For a more formal dining experience with 5, 7 and 9-course degustation menus check out their other First Table listing for "Chillingworth Road Restaurant".

In a seductive, gothic world of its own, Chillingworth Road is a rich tapestry of dark furnishings, charcoal accessories and grungy touches. This is modern elegance at its best. Choose between bistro-style tables and bar stools depending on your vibe.

To start, get cosy with some starters and shared plates. As well as the finest local Akaroa smoked salmon, you have tastes of Asia with the karaage chicken and bok choy dumplings. Designed to tickle the tastebuds rather than ruin the appetite, you'll soon discover that this dining experience is a well-considered masterpiece.

Move on to mains that warm and delight. Free-range chicken breast is paired with creamy potato gratin and braised beef cheek is anointed with a rich Malabar curry sauce. And if you have any room left, the sheer indulgence of a vanilla brulee or coconut panna cotta is impossibly irresistible.

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