Fodor's Expert Review Curator's House

$$$$ Christchurch Spanish

Here you can dine in a 1920s Tudor-style house, looking out on the Botanic Gardens and the Peacock Fountain, or take a garden table and be part of it. The menu has tapas selections and a good variety of seafood, with owner–chef Javier Garcia producing authentic Spanish cuisine evoking an old-world atmosphere. Try the Cordero Asado (slow roasted alpine lamb shoulder) or something a bit lighter like the Spanish Paella served in its pan. The kitchen garden supplies herbs, berries, and vegetables to the restaurant, and they have a strong environmental policy to keep things green.

Spanish Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

7 Rolleston Ave.
Christchurch, Canterbury  8013, New Zealand


Known For:
  • Excellent paella
  • Impressive kitchen garden supplying herbs and vegetables all year-round
  • Alfresco dining in summer, and cozy fireside dining in winter

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