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Best things to do in Sydenham

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Up market food and clothing Anchored by Spotlight home wares store Also contains a boutique Cinema and many eateries on the periphery: Torenhoff Belgian Beer Cafe, Hello Sunday, 5th Street,Burgers and Beers and more...”
48local recommendations
Café
“Great Breakfast spot, you can find regular items and lots of new innovative offerings. Everytime I have been, the food feels really fresh and made with passion. Some items are art on a plate! Bookings ideal. ”
15local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“Part of Rolleston Square where you can visit other stores, like Warehouse or restaurants or gyms.”
6local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Open from early til late. Coffee of a standard you can rely on. I am particularly fond of their Orange Almond Cakes, Cake of the day, cheese rolls on focaccia, chicken and filo, and their awesome Bagel selection!”
12local recommendations
Meal Takeaway
“A casual burger joint with highly regarded burgers and a range of on tap beers.”
14local recommendations
Cinema
“Christchurch's leading arthouse cinema with a 1920/30's décor. Three boutique gold class cinemas that have luxury armchair seats and the latest in projection and digital sound. They have free parking and a licensed bar and café.”
8local recommendations
Restaurant
“Large menu, fast, friendly service and very yummy food. Lunch menu has lots of $12 choices.”
10local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
$$$
“Breakfast, Dessert and everything inbetween, this place is to die for weather one of there stunning salted caramel thickshakes, or you are in for dinner, this place will make you go wow, and for a very very reasonable price”
6local recommendations
Establishment
“Take-away restaurant. Don't let the facade fool you, this place has the best Thai in Christchurch. Great priced food! Order early, as there can be a wait. ”
6local recommendations
Restaurant
“HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Meals! Befitting of the Lone Star State Atmosphere is early Boys Annual, Country and Western, and 60's and 70's music Intimate Great Value for money SUPERB FOOD!”
6local recommendations
Bar
“Formaggios is a lovely Italian restaurant with pastas and pizzas and a nice atmosphere.”
7local recommendations
Bar
“OMG! Best steaks around and ALWAYS cooked to your idea of perfection (their cheesy garlic bread is also pretty awesome!)”
5local recommendations
Establishment
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“Handy restaurant, 5-7 min walk, chain food but you know what you're going to get!”
2local recommendations
Restaurant
“OMG! This is delicious! This picture shows a lamb shoulder and buttery rosemary potatoes. You can buy this for around $50 which will serve 3-4, or one person for four meals :) Or you can buy individual portions. Slow roasting during the day, just walk in and take it home! Mint Jelly and I'm done!”
5local recommendations
Café
“Tapas and Bar. Walking distance Located in Beckenham, Christchurch, we are a bustling local restaurant, cafe and wine bar with a slight South American influence. Restaurant offers full contemporary menus and fabulous pizzas that are also available for takeaway. We also have a great Tapas menu. We just love wine!! Select from Kiwi artisans that feature amongst other well-known wineries from around the country or try one of our fantastic international offerings to accompany your dining. Our large range of bottle and tap beer includes the Mac’s range and Emerson’s, some of which are on tap and available in a 1 litre stein. Perfect on that sunny afternoon. ”
8local recommendations
Bar
“$15 Lunches, several choices available, I can recommend the ribs. A different $15 dinner special most nights. I can recommend the $15 steak on Sunday nights Full service family restaurant and bar. Their desserts don't thrill me, but with Coffee Culture just across the road, you're all set!”
6local recommendations