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The Happening Bar & Kitchen

The elegant space that is The Happening offers outstanding hospitality in the central city, handy to the Isaac Theatre Royal and New Regent Street. Inside, you’ll experience outstanding dining in a luxury setting, with exceptional service to match, with everything locally sourced wherever possible – you’ll find Canterbury lamb, beef and salmon on the menu – an all New Zealand experience under one roof. Their European-menu with a twist always inspires and delights, and includes plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options. It’s all complemented with fine New Zealand wines, award-winning regional craft beers on tap, and no fewer than 53 blends of tea! Drop in for brunch, lunch or dinner, or share High Tea with 2 or 3 friends for just $60 total.



Kuro King Prawns and Scallops Charcoal bamboo panko coated prawns, scallops sautéed in white wine cream sauce with capsicum and onion salsa with lemon lime citrus $18

Beetroot and Feta Tortlette Mesclun salad and balsamic glaze $16.50

Source Salmon Gravlax Salmon cured with Cardrona Valley Gin, pickled cucumber and fennel radish and horseradish mayonnaise $17.50


Happening Board Selection of meats and local fish, marinated vegetables, onion preserve, crisp bark, oatcakes and cheese straw $32


Happening Francesinha SIGNATURE DISH A dish inspired from Portugal – sirloin steak, chorizo, smoked bacon and smoked cheese in a garlic butter toasted focaccia, topped with a fried free range egg, beer buttered sauce $35

Saffron Rice Rice with textures of vegetables $27

Angling Market fish of the day, sautéed spinach, green beans and kumara rosti $35

Canterbury Lamb Rolled Canterbury lamb shoulder, kumara rosti, green beans, Dilmah peppermint and ceylon cinnamon tea jubs and Cabernet Sauvignon jus $35


Caramel Cheesecake Warm dark chocolate sauce, spiced apple crumble, ice cream $16

Coconut and Lime Manderea Lemon curd and lemon sorbet $15.50

165 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 261 9114