ADDRESS: 48 Hereford St, Christchurch
CONTACT: 03 390 1580
Check website for opening hours
MAINS: $89 – $95

SCORE: 18/20

Share and share alike at Inati, where there’s an emphasis on collective enjoyment. This is all about the theatre of dining: you gather at the chef’s table, so there’s no place for chef Simon Levy to hide. Simon and his wife Lisa own this mightily smart CBD spot and they say they want to invigorate dining with a sense of excitement. This manifests in seasonally inspired tasting plates, both little and large, using produce that reflects and respects the Canterbury region. Smaller plates are defined by earth, land and sea; larger ones are made for the middle of the table. Set menus are available too and a bespoke wine and cocktail list provides ample harmony. Simon has a hefty international pedigree (London’s Claridge’s and The Ivy included) but here on Hereford it’s all about creating an extension of the Levy family home. Just lovely.

IN BRIEF: Memorable moments to share


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