Peumayen After the previous day’s amble around the city, including some splendid photos of the mountains that encircle it, I slept late and generally tried to give my body the opportunity I should have afforded it to recover after the lengthy flight from New Zealand. I had lunch booked at Peumayen and decided to relax …

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Roots The final stop on my tour of New Zealand’s three hat restaurants concluded with a lovely drive from Christchurch to the port town of Lyttelton to visit Roots. Including an exciting journey through a long road tunnel coupled with some spectacular hill and bay scenery, I reached my destination full of awe and ready …

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Rita I’d been recommended Rita by the lovely folks at Pasture so my expectations were set high. After pre-dinner drinks at the impressive Hanging Ditch, I toddled along the road to the cute little neighbourhood in which Rita’s inhabits a prime spot in a little parade of shops on Aro Street. The welcome was extremely …

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Pasture I’d only heard about Pasture around 21 hours before I arrived at their door while searching for a review as I dined at Cazador. I’d not read anything about it other than a mention that it was a bright new thing (from back when it opened in 2016) so I wasn’t quite sure what …

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Orphans Kitchen I’ll probably write some reflections on the equivalency or otherwise of the Michelin Guide to the ‘chef’s hat’ system that marks out the upper echelon of restaurants in Australia and New Zealand in the coming weeks as I come to the end of my time in the region. Whatever the case, to go …

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