16 Kahu Road



New Zealand

(03) 348 6190

November 1, 2019

Contact us today to book your table- 03 348 6190 or hannah@localatriccartonhouse.co.nz

Get a group together & join us for pre-races bubbles & breakfast in our stunning Rose Garden.

Guests will be greeted with a prosecco cocktail before enjoying a breakfast main course.

$29.00 per person.

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th November from 9.00 am, bookings essential. 

We can also offer our stunning Fine Dining Room for larger bookings of up to 24 guests.

Sample Menu

Your choice of:

Oak & whisky smoked Akaroa salmon with poached free range egg, potato herb hash, lemon
hollandaise, fennel & apple salad
Brioche French Toast with vanilla mascarpone, market berries, hazelnut praline & good maple

October 18, 2019

This month at Local, we are celebrating all of the wonderful celebrations we are lucky enough to host. From special birthdays to milestone anniversaries and family get-together's, we love hosting all types of private events here at the house with many different options for hosting. 

Our stunning Fine Dining Room seats up to 24 guests over one long table, offering a more formal option for hosting. This room is just perfect for long lunches, dinners and even smaller canape parties and grazing tables.

We also offer bespoke styling options for that extra something special that guests are sure to remember.

Even better, when you book a special celebration lunch or dinner with us in our Fine Dining Room before the end of November, we will help you start the celebrations by treating you and your guests to a glass of complimentary glass of sparking wine...

October 17, 2019

This is a great, fresh and zingy versatile spring dressing.


1 cup yoghurt

3 cm of grated ginger

2 garlic cloves

1/2 tsp turmeric

Small handful chopped chives

50 ml cider vinegar

2 tbsp honey

Small glug of extra virgin olive oil

pinch sea salt

freshly cracked pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Serve over spring vegetables or a fresh chicken salad.

June 22, 2019

Petrina and James were married at Local at Riccarton House on Friday 4 January 2019. With a guest list of 103 people a cocktail style wedding reception was a perfect way for them to utilize the house and get maximum time with their family and friends.

The team here at Local at Riccarton House know how to put together a cocktail style reception seamlessly ensuring the day is special, relaxed and everyone leaves with special memories. A common perception of a cocktail style wedding is that people won’t be as well fed as with a seated dinner.

Our events team know this is one of the most important aspects of the day and they work closely with our couples to ensure the right amount of catering is arranged. On the day the front of house team know the best ways to work within the space to ensure everyone is reached and that food service is served at th...

June 22, 2019

We have had lots of requests for Sam's delicious mushroom & truffle soup recipe. It has been so popular here in the cafe and with fresh truffles in season, now is the perfect time to try this winter warmer for yourself!

Mushroom & Truffle Soup


Olive oil

4 shallots, finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of butter

1kg of mushroom, mix of Swiss brown & Portobello

2l of Vegetable stock

2 tablespoons of truffle paste, or fresh truffles seasonally available

Sea salt & pepper to taste



Place mushrooms in a deep oven tray, add olive oil & season. Cover with tin foil & roast at 180c for 25 minutes

In a large pot on a low heat, saute the shallots & garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil & butter

Add roasted mushrooms, truffle paste & vegetable stock, season with salt & pepper

Simmer for 15 minutes

Blend with a sti...

June 14, 2019

We were delighted to welcome the Medbury Parents Association again for their annual Ladies Lunch.

The brief was to create a grazing table for the group to enjoy a relaxed, long lunch where they could mingle with the other Mums.

We took the concept of a grazing table and added our Local twist.  Using wood, terracotta and wicker, we decorated the table, adding seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and greenery. 

Platters of beetroot cured salmon, charcuterie and local cheeses were offered, along with homemade dips, artisan breads and a whole, glazed ham. 

Guests were also treated to cakes from the lovely Andi at Harper’s House and individual Tiramisu to finish.

August 6, 2018

We have had a very long standing relationship with Hummingbird Coffee not only serving this coffee in the House cafe but also at the Christchurch Farmers' Market each Saturday. They came to us earlier this year and asked if we would like to work with them to create our own blend of coffee. We thought this was a fantastic idea and over the last few months we have been tasting, cupping and talking about different blends and what kind of overall flavour and intensity we aiming for.

May 1, 2018

An historic family home in front of the fires is the perfect place to bring Mum for a special Mothers' day breakfast or lunch.

We will be serving an la carte menu for breakfast and are taking bookings from 9am till 11am.

Lunch is a set menu for $49.50 pp and we can take bookings from 12pm.

Send us an email here info@localatriccartonhouse.co.nz

or call us on (03) 348 6190 

April 30, 2018

Saturday May 19th in conjunction with the Christchurch Farmers' Market we will be hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Enjoy a breakfast all sourced right from the market stall holders inside the house while the business of the market goes on outside and support a very valuable cause. Tickets are $45 each and we are limited to 40 guests only. Gets your ticket early and support a great cause. CFM and Local Team. Head here to book your tickets

April 4, 2018

We LOVE creating events here at the house and we LOVE adding those small details to make it more personable and to create those 'special moments'  - which is what we are all about.

Offering a special pre-dinner cocktail to your guests can show that attention to detail and can really set the scene for a special evening.

Old Fashioned.

1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey,

2 dashes Angostura bitters,

1 Sugar cube,

Few dashes plain water

Put the sugar cube in the glass and saturate with the bitters. Add a dash of plain water. Muddle. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange.

Talk to our Events Manager about adding this to your event details.

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