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Local Hero


There’s an apt new name for the repaired and reopened restaurant in Riccarton House: Local. The restaurant focuses on seasonal and rustic food that’s clocked up low food miles, with many of the ingredients found in your tasty brunch or lunch having come directly from the popular Christchurch Farmers’ Market that’s held every Saturday morning in the historic manor’s grounds. You can also spot fresh herbs, salad greens and other seasonal produce used by the restaurant sprouting up from the five planter boxes outside the open working kitchen. It’s hard to get too much more local than that!

It’s a red-and-blackout on the drinks menu too, with Wigram Beer, Pegasus Bay Wines, Hummingbird Coffee and the Aroha Elderflower range all on the list. Dine al fresco in the courtyard on sunny days, or cosy up in a heritage room with open fire and views over the Avon river.

Local. at Riccarton House, open Wed - Fri 10am –3pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm.


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Guest 18 February 2018