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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 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.



Spiced Hoki Fish Cakes Preserved lemon and fennel, honey and lime dressed baby leaves $17.50

Goats Cheese, Fig and Roasted Beetroot Tartlet Semi-dried tomato and parmesan salad, balsamic dressing $16.50

Smoked Gameford Lodge Duck Breast Orange, cherry and roquette $17.50

To Share

Happening Board Selection of meats and local fish, marinated vegetables, onion preserve, crisp bark, oatcakes $29.50

Main course

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 $34.50

Quinoa and Feta Falafel Salad (V) With fennel, apple and toasted seeds, warm pita and dip $26.50

Akaroa Salmon Fillet Sauté potatoes and chorizo, buttered greens, tomato and roasted red pepper salsa $33.50

Pan Roasted Canterbury Lamb Roasted with fennel and cumin, served with a apricot, mint and goats cheese quinoa, broad beans, chimichurri $34.50


Baked Cheesecake Berry compote, fig and Manuka honey ice cream $15.50

Whittaker’s Dark Ghana Chocolate Tart Black Doris plum and crème fraiche ice cream $15.50

165 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 261 9114