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Shop Eight Wine Bar & Dining Room

) #109 of 771 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ , European,
8 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 274 508 047
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
8 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Daughter and I visited New Regent Steet after the movies on Saturday night. At 8.30 pm it was quiet. the food and service was just right. It is a wine bar but they made me a cup of tea we had a lovely spread...More

Thank ShSheep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for wine and nibbles and it was perfect. Was such a cute wee place. Neat deco too, loved the tables and chairs. Fantastic service, we were well looked after here with prompt attention.

Thank SD2606
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

We were booked to see a show at the Theatre Royal and decided to dine, at Shop Eight I am so pleased we have found this gem, yes for some people the concept of sharing plates is hard to fathom, but to us fantastic plates...More

Thank GrumpyCabbage
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Excellent meal of small plates to share. Gluten free options available. Good menu choice and wine varieties

Thank Christine W
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The shared plates we enjoyed were so beautiful - haloumi and figs, and fish croquettes. The service was first class and the atmosphere just perfect. It was a very enjoyable place to have a meal.

Thank Emjmeakin
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Portions are small, designed to share, you will need four and bread to feel as though you have had a meal.( two people ) Flavours were good and the range of tapas was innovative. I had an excellent Rose'. Not cheap, but still worth the...More

1  Thank philippagoile
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Advised that portions were small and design for sharing. This is more of a tapas bar than restaurant. As such it might fill the bill. Bread apparently is charged oer person and then "keeps coming". The first plate was actually toast and when the second...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This was a lovely restaurant, excellent selection of food, well put together and delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank TravelCork
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner tonight and all I can say is wow. Great food, friendly helpful staff who are happy to discuss the food and the options available. We had 3 dishes with bread and dessert between the two of us. If I lived local...More

Thank Dangle_ski
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

A great place to enjoy a quiet wine and quality food. A wide selection awaits and friendly staff and a talented chef Glenda make for a classy, friendly and beautifully prepared meal. Highly recommended by tourists from Australia.

Thank Steve P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $18
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 274 508 047
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Located on New Regent Street, one of Christchurch’s most cherished streets, Shop Eight is an instant classic. One of the few wine bars remaining in the city, though Shop Eight might be small, it punches well above its weight.
The two-level bar has been designed and fitted out by Rekindle; the local social enterprise that re-purposes salvaged timber that would otherwise go to waste, into beautiful furniture and objects. There are table lamps by Joska and Sons of Lyttelton and flowers foraged from Christchurch gardens. It is a fit out that speaks of resourcefulness, a commitment to local craftsmanship and a strong environmental conscience.
Wine, of course, is a standout feature, and Shop Eight boasts one of the city’s more interesting and considered wine lists. Expect a carefully curated selection of exclusively New Zealand wine that has its origins in vineyards that are organic and biodynamic. The wine offerings change regularly. For those more partial to craft beer, the offerings here are good, local and also change frequently.
In a matchbox size kitchen, owner Glenda Clark does an impressive job of preparing delicious and diverse share plates and desserts. Shop Eight is suited perfectly for those wanting to enjoy the social side of sharing a meal. Ingredients are locally and ethically sourced and the menu is designed around complimentary flavours and most dishes can easily be adapted to suit the various dietary requirements of our diners.
Perfect for before or after shows at The Isaac Theatre Royal, bookings are highly recommended for show nights.
There’s little more to want in a wine bar. This is an establishment that is firmly grounded in its roots and proud of its values. Although the kind of place you might expect to find somewhere in Europe, Shop Eight pays homage to and celebrates the city that it is growing up with.
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