The inaugural Christchurch Food Chase was an overwhelming success. An extravaganza celebrating our favourite establishments in the city, over 16 days, 27 restaurants took part in the pursuit of the perfect dish.



Many thanks to our sponsors, friends & partners who made the first ever Christchurch Food Chase come to life:


Williams Corporation


Charlie Rose Creative

Phoenix Print, Design and Photography

Noble & Savage Tea Merchants

The Sailor’s Son Coffee Roasters

Vino Fino

Cakes by Anna

Pinot Palooza

Alice Cinema

Three Boys Brewery




Congratulations to our 2018 winners - as voted by you!


Tastiest Dish (Joint Winner) - Arbo

Crispy chicken salad: with cabbage, apple & mint slaw, chilli & roasted peanuts


Tastiest Dish (Joint Winner) - Native

Creamy Coconut Quinoa Porridge: with fresh fruit and coconut cream

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Dish most would eat again - Smokey T’s

Smoked Beef Short Rib: 7 hour oak smoked Dinosaur bone with portobello and agria hash, burnt brocolli and brisket gravy / Beverage pair: Smokey T's Sauced Pale Ale


Dish most recommended - Native

Creamy Coconut Quinoa Porridge: with fresh fruit and coconut cream


Crowd Favourite - The Fermentist

LUNCH or DINNER: Tasting Platter for 2 / Beverage pair: Flight of 4 Fermentist beers (Kiwi Pale Ale, Berliner Weisse, Red Ale, Brown Ale) Superfood Breakfast: Polenta, sautéed greens, chermoula, eggs, sriracha yoghurt and nuts / Beverage pair: either Lemon and Ginger Kombucha or Berliner Weisse

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Favourite Christchurch Food Chase Dish - Welles Street

The Hellenic Burger: NZ lamb, ras onions, provolone cheese, pickled cabbage & special 44 sauce side / Optional side: Hasselback potatoes with citrus salts / Beverage pair: Mythos Greek Beer


Looking for more deliciousness?

You’ve told us that you want to see the Christchurch Food Chase back in 2019 - and we’ve listened! We’re currently hard at work building a bigger, better and even tastier Food Chase for next year

We are looking for champion supporters to get behind the initiative in 2019 with sponsorship, branding and partnership opportunities available. If you can help us, we would LOVE to hear from you!

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