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Universo Brasserie & Bar

Equal parts edgy Euro-chic and sun-drenched tropical escape, Universo Brasserie & Bar in the Christchurch Art Gallery sets the scene for a gourmand experience you’ll be hard pressed to forget. With a tastebud seducing seasonal menu made using the freshest local produce and expertly crafted by head chef Mark Wilson, there is a raft of tempting dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, including tasty cabinet fare. Open from 9am seven days and with live music on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, Universo strikes the balance between elegant sophistication and casual cool.



Fried Brioche With passionfruit curd, meringue, poached fruit, vanilla panna cotta. $17

Venison Pan-fried venison liver, bacon, onion gravy, potato cake. $20

Pork Belly With crisp potato, kimchi, spinach and a fried egg. $20

Quick Lunch

Salad Bowl Quinoa, edamame, sprouts, cucumber, carrot, cherry tomato, sesame dressing. $24

Salmon Salad Smoked salmon, roasted vegetables, quinoa, pickled shallot, pine nuts, citrus dressing. (GF) $24

Raw and Small Plates

Blood Orange and Gin Cured Akaroa Salmon With pickled beets, cucumber, squid ink coral. (GF, DF) $18

Grilled Spring Asparagus must try Crumbed duck, egg, serrano ham, truffle. (GF) $22

Large Plates

Lamb Rump Shallot puree, peas, carrot, pistachios and Parisian potato. (GF, DF) $38

Seafood Veloute Poached mussels, salmon, clams, prawns and garlic baguette. (GF) $38

To Share

Universo Beast Board signature dish Ham hock terrine, baby back ribs, grilled sirloin steak, beef patties, Yorkshire puddings with lamb, hand cut chips, pickles, coleslaw and bread rolls. $69


Pear Tarte Tatin With honey ice cream, chocolate hazelnut sauce. (For 2) (GF) $22

Black Forest Chocolate Nemesis With chocolate mousse, cherry and black Doris plum ice cream. (GF) $18


Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
03 379 5214