SHOP EIGHT

local food & wine bar

About Us

You’ll find us on New Regent Street one of the only complete heritage spots left in Christchurch.  Our two-level bar and dining room has been designed and fitted out by Rekindle; the local social enterprise that re-purposed salvaged timber from earthquake demolitions that would have otherwise gone to waste in landfil, into beautiful furniture and objects. As one of the only wine bars still standing, and now with a dining room upstairs, we are super passionate about our food and wine offering. With the Christchurch Tram meandering past our front window you can enjoy a spot of people watching while trying a new tipple before heading upstairs for dinner.

 

THE WINE BAR

Located on the ground floor our wine bar is a warm sunny open space with a soaring ceiling.  Join us for a glass of wine Monday to Thursday between 5pm – 6pm and you will enjoy a tasty morsel on us – compliments of the kitchen.  This area is ideal for an arrival drink prior to heading upstairs to The Dining Room.  We have carefully curated a selection of exclusive New Zealand wines with the majority falling into either the organic, natural or sustainably produced range.  We have a fabulous list of 10 craft beers available by the bottle and other New Zealand favourites to suit.

 

THE DINING ROOM

The Dining Room is an intimate private space located upstairs from our wine bar.   Casual, chic, shared social dining is our usual style however if you’re looking for something different you will be able to check out our events page to see if we have something special coming up.  We can take tables from 1 up to 24 – for groups over 10 you can even have this space for yourselves exclusively – take a look at “Private Dining” further down this page for details.

 

THE KITCHEN

Our guests are always amazed by how much and what we can put out from our matchbox sized kitchen.   It’s a small space that has it’s challenges but for us it’s all about being really creative, knowing what can work logistically and keeping to our philosophy of a local, simple but diverse and deliciously interesting menu.  Our menu changes regularly to suit the climate and seasons and most are easily adaptable to suit the various dietary requirements of our guests.  Just let us know.

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Food Selection

Share Plates

Asparagus / free range egg / feta / butter crumb

$12.5

Pork rillette / greens / fig & pear chutney / pickles

$13

Green pea / fresh mozzarella / fava bean / coppa

$14

Chicken / white slaw / sugar mint vinaigrette / peanut

$14.5

Preserved fig / haloumi / prosciutto / green salsa

$15

House cured salmon / red onion / gin cucumber / labne

$15.5

Smoked warehou croquette / lemon caper mayo

$16

Persian style lamb / carrot date puree / nuts / coriander

$18

Dessert

Warm chocolate pudding/ salted caramel/ whipped cream

$14

Lemon sable / curd / orange supreme / citrus mascarpone

$14

Cheese

Our fav local cheese / macerated fruits / house lavosh

$16

Our menu changes with the season and is often weather dependant so is subject to short notice changes.

Let us know of any dietary requirements prior to ordering so we can advise you accordingly.

Wine & Craft Beers List

Whites

Shop Eight Blanc (Semillion Sauvignon), Waipara

The Pruners Reward Sauvignon Blanc ’16, Wairarapa

Woods Edge Pinot Gris ’09 Christchurch

Misty Cove Chardonnay ’15 Nelson

Rippon Osteiner ’16, Central Otago

The 3rd Man, Riesling, Waipara

Cambridge Road ’16 Papillon Blanc, Martinborough

Greywacke ’13 Wild Sauvignon Blanc (375ml), Marlborough

Black Estate ’13 Riesling, Waipara

Alan McCorkindale ’09 Viognier, Waipara

Reds

Shop Eight Pinot Noir, ’14 Waipara

Man o’ War ’12 Bordeaux Blend, Waiheke

Circuit Pinot Noir ’14, Waipara

Black Star Field Blend, natural served chilled, North Otago

Cambridge ’15 Hillside Project Pinot Noir, Martinborough

Te Rere Estate ’12 Syrah, Waiheke

Cliff Edge ’10 Merlot Cabernet Franc, Awhitu

Forager ’13 Pinot Noir, Waipara

Rose

Terrace Edge ’16 Rose, Waipara

Maori Point ’12 Rose, Central Otago

Sparkling

Gold Digger Prosecco (330ml), North Otago

Huia ’09 Brut, Marlborough

Cambridge Road, 16’ The Naturalist, Martinborough

Alan McCorkindale ’03 Blanc de Noirs, Waipara

To Finish

Man O’ War Hellburner ‘12 fortified wine NV, Waiheke

Mishas Vineyard ‘15 Cadenza late harvest gerwurztraminer, Otago

NZ Craft Beers

Crouchers low alcohol

Harrington’s Rogue Hop Pilsner

Pan Head Quickchange Pale Ale

Tuatara Hefe

Three Boys Tres Amigos

Wigram Apollo Lager

The Mussel Inn Lean Lamb Sour Ale

8 Wired Semi Conductor IPA

Tuatara Porter

Cider

Peckhams Apple Cider

Low Alcohol Wine Spritzer

Sauvignon Blanc

Rose

Non – Alcoholic

I’m Pressed Apple Juice – still or sparkling

First Press Grape Juice – sauvignon blanc, rose

Soda Company – pink grapefruit, raspberry mint, ginger ale

Wabio Kombucha

Our beverage list changes frequently so not all selections maybe available on the night.

Social Events

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Private Dining

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New owner Glenda Clark has a long history in Christchurch hospitality.  Working front of house and behind the scenes at many of the top events all over the South Island she is drawn to and incredibly passionate about small personalised events.  After taking over the existing business in February 2016 and working in all aspects from the kitchen to FOH, she has seen quick growth, but for her it’s all about working with clients – making something out of the ordinary.  Having the opportunity to create a memorable night for you and your guests will always our focus.  Our team are incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable and will really treat you well.

Glenda will work with you personally to tailor a menu specifically for your event.  Menu options can include canapés, share plate options, degustation and set menus. You might want a lunch or dinner option or even a high tea.  We have the ability to be incredibly flexible with the menu and will work with you to create an option that suits your event and includes your favourite flavours and ingredients. Many of our items can be oh so slightly adjusted to suit the various dietary requirements of your diners.  Remember nothing is off the table.   Right let’s have a chat – totally obligation free of course!

Contact

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 5pm – late(ish)

Closed Sunday’s and Public Holidays

Private Dining – anytime by arrangement

Book!!  As we are a small boutique restaurant and we would hate for you to miss out.  To ensure you reserve a table “click here” by email or phone and leave a message.  Our team are on from 3pm daily so we will be in touch with you shortly after that to confirm.