The menu at the Greystone in Waipara will change seasonally.
Greystone has opened its new-look cellar door and eatery. The menu, created by acclaimed chef and forager Melany Wright, features local, organic and foraged produce.
Each dish reflects the Waipara landscape in which Greystone exists. Their award-winning wines do much the same. Wright’s work, designed to be shared, offers visitors a robust sampling of the region’s distinct textures and flavours.
Start with marinated Waipara olives, move to Patoa pork rillettes with poached plums on sourdough and finish with Pinot Gris-braised lamb shoulder and summer vegetables.. Opt for a cheese selection or any of the ‘Afters’ for a complete meal.
376 Omihi Road, Waipara
New Sunday market
Head to the old Islington Freezing Works for The Works Market.
From 9am to 2pm every Sunday this new market features a variety of produce, arts and crafts and ready-to-eat food stalls.
The market is part of Southpark Corporation’s development of the Waterloo Business Park and offers visitors a chance to check out the evolving space once a week.
Come have a coffee, grab your lunch, check out the crafts and takeaway local fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheeses and flowers to enjoy later. Children’s entertainment is provided, lawn games and a playground are in the pipeline and dogs are always welcome.The Works Market is also currently accepting new vendors.
400 Waterloo Road, Islington
New Latin inspired cafe
Cafe Colombia is now serving single origin Colombian coffee alongside traditional dishes.
Both qualified chefs, owners Sol Gil and Eduardo Bernal, hail from Colombia and Chile respectively and have designed their menu with a fusion of family recipes and their own culinary knowledge.
One of their most popular dishes, the Bruschetta Colombiana, features avocado, cherry tomatoes, Danish feta, homemade pesto, chorizo, green leaves and a free range poached egg atop Colombian white corn arepa bread.
Cassava chips, Colombian fried chicken, a keto menu and natural fruit juices are also available. Cafe Colombia hosts regular English and Spanish exchange brunches amongst other cultural events. Follow their FaceBook page for more information.
2/1 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham
TRY THIS: THE ARTS CENTRE
There are many great eating and drinking options at The Arts Centre.
The Arts Centre offers a unique heritage setting for some of the Christchurch’s top food, drink and hospitality.
For an evening meal and an approachable wine education check out Cellar Door. Its wine flights make it easy to try several pours without breaking the bank. Dishes like local zucchini ribbons marinated in lemon oil and chardonnay vinegar and tossed with goat cheese and pine nuts, complete the experience.
At Rollickin’ Gelato you’ll find creative homemade gelato flavours. Bunsen, meanwhile, serves up Switch Espresso coffee drinks alongside dishes like their new gluten-free orange and almond waffles with blueberry mascarpone, maple drizzle and candied almonds. These vendors, their neighbours and The Arts Centre Mākete on Sundays offer an array of dining options.
2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch