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7 day a week Fresh Food and Produce Market. Over 20 different ready to eat food offerings and 40 stalls selling everything including; butcher, bakery, fishmonger, fruit and veggies, cakes, cured meats, cookies, ice creams, coffee, juices, craft beer, italian deli and more...its amazing!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Middle Eastern, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great options for casual dinner. We were able to order food from two restaurants, and drinks from a third. The only disappointment was that we could not take the drinks under the tree, but they still had a nice outside area where we could enjoy...them.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a great place to go with a group of people as there are so many different options for food, a fan favourite was Kaiser brew garden and also the crepes. Would recommend coming to anyone visiting Christchurch

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing building. There so many choices of eateries. I went for a pizza, which was delicious. Jane went for fish of the day and salad, again delicious. An amazing concept where you buy your grub and eat anywhere. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Here in Christchurch for a couple of nights. Ended up having a lunch and dinner here. Both places were Great! (Dosa Kitchen and Vegy Bobby's). Local beer and wine to drink and a fun atmosphere! Basker's festival started with lots of fun street internment!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit....wander around have some food or drink in this atmospheric lively indoor market....lots of seating

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Nice place to go with a good bustling atmosphere. Lots and lots of range so there's something for everyone. Prices might just be a little high for streetfood but it is the centre of Christchurch after all.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

We went to the food hall for dinner one night. Such a great variety of food to suit all tastes and diets. Such a beautiful place too with all the exposed brick and lighting. Lots of tables and chairs to eat at on level 1...and level 2 overlooking the market. Definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Riverside is the new heart of Christchurch, a fabulous collection of shops leading to a sensational food hall packed with some of the best food and drink in Christchurch. The food hall has a great atmosphere - it’s a warehouse of exposed beams and dozens...of small food stalls selling everything’s from pastries and coffee to fresh fruit and vegetables, full cooked meals, salads, sandwiches and sushi. Even during a packed pre-Christmas lunch time service at all the stalls we visited was super fast, and there were plenty of places to sit and eat. But if the weather is fine, just step outside and sit alongside the lovely patch of river. The location is brilliant - the river and tram are right out front and there’s plenty of parking nearby.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rachel Gould, General Manager at Riverside Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

Thank you for reviewing us after your visit (and thanks for visiting us!) We love how much you soaked in the atmosphere while you were here . 😍

Reviewed 30 December 2023

This marketplace was really neat. We came here twice during our stay in Christchurch and enjoyed browsing the shops and restaurants. Very cool atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Rachel Gould, General Manager at Riverside Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

Thanks for visiting, we hope you are able to return on your next visit to Christchurch. 😊

Reviewed 1 December 2023

Rob and Melinda's Kitchen concept is excellent. A group of us from Holland America's Noordam cruise attended a demonstration that I can say is the best we've attended. Rob is a very professional and knowledgeable chef that has excellent presentation and communication skills. Melinda makes...sure the class and luncheon afterwards runs extremely smoothly. We will always remember our day there.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

I went here by accident and really loved it. They have a lot of different food options here. Gluten free and vegan! You can go sit upstairs and overlook the market

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rachel Gould, General Manager at Riverside Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

What a happy accident! We're glad you found lots of yummy gluten free and vegan options to enjoy. :)

Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

With its diverse range of stalls, you find everything from fresh produce and artisanal foods to unique crafts, clothing, and gifts. It’s an excellent place to find local, handmade, and gourmet products. It also boasts a fantastic selection of eateries and food stalls, making it...a culinary hotspot. You can enjoy a variety of international cuisines, cafes, and food vendors. A must visit while in Christchurch.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rachel Gould, General Manager at Riverside Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

"culinary hotspot" what wonderful praise to get - thank you! We hope you visit us again on your next trip to Christchurch. 😍

Reviewed 24 September 2023

Very enjoyable quirky night with family from Australia and good choice of foods. Loved the atmosphere ands layout. Please mark the steps for older and visually impaired people. Cheers

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rachel Gould, General Manager at Riverside Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

We are really glad you had a great time visiting us and thanks for your constructive feedback - it has been passed onto our Operations Manager. We also have a lift that can be used too. 😊

Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

Super lovvve this place! We had a really good time looking at the different retail and food options! It’s centered to local products which i really like! ♥️ a must visit when in Christchurch

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

During a recent trip to Riverside Market with my mother-in-law, we were seriously blown away by all the food choices on offer. We grabbed a fantastic cold brew from Empire Coffee, chowed down on some seriously tasty Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, and indulged in a...mouthwatering gelato ice cream, and not to forget the irresistible éclair from Sweet Revenge. The range of goodies at the market actually convinced us to haul back a bunch of treats to enjoy at home. Lovely experience overall.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Response from jesais77 | Reviewed this property |
After 11 am, or around lunch time. The stalls open rather late, and most restaurants close by about 5 pm. I went in late autumn however, so it got dark quickly.
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Yes, Riverside Market offers takeaway services.

Riverside Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5