Style: July 01, 2019


88 STYLE | food



As the temperatures drop, the South Island is getting warmer with enticing winter

menus available at all our favourite local haunts. From tasting menus to seasonal

delights, these are the places we’ll be dining this month.

Words & Photos Vanessa Ortynsky


If you haven’t been to Ilex Café in a while, it’s about time you

planned a return visit. The greenhouse café, situated in the middle

of Christchurch’s beautiful Botanic Gardens, has an updated menu,

just in time for winter – and it’s one worth writing home about. The

sandwich menu, which changes daily, is definitely a highlight. Order

either the pastrami or Reuben with a side of fries. If you’re in need

of some greens, the seasonal salad is a fresh option, topped with

halloumi and both filling and tasty.

Federal Diner


Back on the scene, Coffee Supreme reopened at the end of May

with the same excellent coffee and a smaller menu, at 10 Welles

Street. While the focus remains on coffee, there’s also a sandwich

menu, ideal for the lunch crowd. You can also expect the usual

baked goods, legendary cheese scones and Swedish cinnamon buns.

The Britten Stables


A collaboration between The Britten Stables and The Bespoke

Chef, you’re invited to come try out their brand new celebrations

concept. Offering winter dining experiences in the most beautiful

setting, Celebrate With Us is ideal for mid-winter gatherings,

exclusive corporate events, weddings, engagement parties and

intimate dinners of all kinds.

Image: Ana Galloway


Federal Diner is our go-to spot for

breakfast in Wanaka (47 Helwick

Street). With classics like their

vege stack and eggs Benedict, you

really can’t go wrong. For those

on the run, the cheese scones are

a forever favourite, as is anything

from the extensive range of baked

goods in the cabinet. For lunch,

there’s a selection of sandwiches

in addition to heartier options like

slow-roasted lamb.

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