Established in 2006, Coriander’s take on Indian food has now been a popular favourite for nearly a decade, expanding to five locations and serving hundreds of thousands of Cantabrians from all parts of the area.

Owner Amardeep Singh, or Amar to his friends, first launched the chain in Rolleston Square after seven years of managing a restaurant in the city and according to Amar, it was through the encouragement of his fellow chefs, friends, and family, that he excelled.

Since then, in order to cater to a larger audience, Coriander’s has expanded to five locations: Edgeware, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, the original Rolleston restaurant and now the flagship restaurant in the heart of the rebuilt Christchurch CBD. The original Rolleston building, at first only able to seat between 55-60 people, has been modified to seat nearly 100 guests as the restaurant has gained popularity in an area where quality Indian culinary institutions are rare. St. Asaph, housed in a beautiful colonial-style building, is not only the the chain’s newest restaurant but also the largest restaurant, seating individual groups of up to 50 people and featuring an undercover terrace and full service bar area.