A beautifully restored old wooden villa is home to Harlequin Public House, the latest venture of well-known Christchurch chef Jonny Schwass. Inside it’s cosy and sophisticated, with wood panelling, high ceilings and low lighting. The food is hearty bistro fare – think grilled ox tongue with carrot, duck crackling and mint verde and local produce is king. Whole sections of the impressive drinks list are devoted to rum and gin, in addition to extensive beer offerings and a good cross-section of international wine labels.

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