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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“This is a great place to take the walk along the pier, there is an excellent cafe and children's playground.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Lovely area to browse around and have a coffee. Walking on the pier and beach is lovely & scenic! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Best chef in town- everything on the menu is divine. The staff are friendly and if you go during daylight hours you will have a view of the sea. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Library
“A great library where you can sit, relax, read and take in the therapeutic vies of The Pacific Ocean.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“Some shops, and restaurants and take-aways, and a Supermarket to buy food. Also close to the beach. 10-20 minutes walk or 1-2 minutes drive.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Local BP Petrol Station, you get a discount with your AA (Automobile Association) card.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Centrally located, across the road from the Library. Easily accessed by bus/ car, with plenty of free car parking”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely long beach to walk along, swim or paddle, walk along the pier, visit the new playground, library and cafes. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Food
“This wonderful seaside market is held every Saturday morning from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm - certainly worth a visit.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“This place has amazing salads and organic food. Eat in or take away they also cater for events, Thursday Friday and the weekend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Lovely little Indian restaurant. the decor is old and dated however the food is superb. Dine in or take away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Very nice Thai food. Not the cheapest in Christchurch, but one of the best. Nice decor. Very friendly. Excellent fresh food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This wonderful playground is located beside the New Brighton Pier and beach. Certainly worth a visit if you are holidaying with your children.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Food, drinks, pool tables, raffles. If you want to purchase alcohol, you have to have a membership card or know someone with one. Everything is cheap here, the food, drinks as well as playing pool.”
  • 1 local recommends