Town Tonic

Coffee Shop

Wine Bar


Another fresh and sexy food establishment by Jamie Bennett. A slick open space serving modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily.

About Us

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335 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch. At the base of the Moore Stephens Markham Building.

Opening hours for TT are

Monday 8am-2.30pm  Tuesday to Friday 8am til late   Saturdays 8:30am til late   Sundays 8:30am til 3pm.

We are licenced to hold 69 people and have a liquor licence til 1am.
Situated conveniently close to the Court Theatre and also Horncastle arena and stadium for pre or post entertainment dining.
Town Tonic can be hired as a venue. Venue fee may apply.
We welcome Jamie, Head Chef and Owner back from his recent stint at Passengers and Co.  Check out our Menu online but note it changes regularly! Check out our daily breakfast, lunch and dinner blackboard deals. Watch out for our monthly degustations and events.

Keep up to date with whats going on by following us on Facebook/TownTonic or instagram@TOWNTONIC,

Have you checked out our sister restaurant Passengers + Co? Open 5 days for Breakfast/Brunch and Lunch. Also ideal for hosting your next function. See




 Brunch Menu 

 available until 2.30pm 


Homemade granola - fruit compote, yoghurt $14.5


Porridge - Carrot, ginger, grains, fruit compote and honeycomb $15.5

             - Coconut, quinoa, oats, with burnt orange and icecream $16.5


Paleo bread - butter and honey $9.5


Free range eggs your way on buttered Vic’s Bread $12 


Next level avocado 

 – tomato salsa, poached egg, bacon, seeds, sourdough $21 



– Crispy Bacon, free range Egg, 25km Rocket, Tomato, Hash brown in a foccacia bun $17.5


Huevos rancheros 

– Mexican baked beans, pico de gallo, tortilla, two fried free range eggs 

  OR make it vegan with a tofu scramble $18.5 


Fish cakes - poached eggs, hollandaise, salmon, banging herbs $22.5


Mr fungi

- creamy common mushrooms, Shitake, poached egg, herb and walnut $21.5


PB & J 

– Brioche French toast, peanut butter ice cream, jelly and banana $19.5


Bahn Mi sandwich 

– fried chicken, cucumber, radish, chilli, herbs, pate $19.5


Braised Beef Grilled Cheese 

– Barry’s Bay cheese, pickled onions, fries $21.5


 Bacon - $6

 Mushrooms - $6 

 Avocado - $4.5 

 Hash Brown - $6 

 Sautéed Greens - $6 

 1 egg - $3



Smoothie $9.50

Apple or Orange

  Juice Freshly Squeezed to order $8

Green Lemonade 

  – Apple, Kale, Lemon $9


   – Apple, Carrot, Beetroot, Ginger $9


  – Apple, Orange, Carrot, add ginger for some zing $9


From 12 noon




Town tonic fried chicken, chilli lime yoghurt  $17.5

Shepherds pie croquettes, peas & carrots  $6.5EA

Cheese croquette, pickled onion $5.5 EA

Chicken parfait, red wine prunes, toast, almonds, seeds  $18.5

Fish cakes, salmon, citrus, caper, hollandaise $21.5

House cut chips, aioli  $9

Cured Main Divide venison, beetroot, marmalade, goats cheese  $22.5

Salmon rillette, five herb cream, toast  $22.5

Hummus, house pickles, pita, olives  $16.5

  add Lamb kofta  $22.5




Roasted cauliflower, almond, citrus, caper, lentil  $17.5

Harissa carrots, almonds, herbs, almond soured cream  $16.5

Beetroot, hazelnut, goats cheese, honeycomb  $17.5

  add salmon  $23.5

Cauliflower, cheese, cous-cous, hazelnut $17.5




Special Dining experiences



Tasting menu available from 7.00 PM Tuesday-Saturday

(bookings essential and only available on evenings head chef is working) $90

With wine match  $130

Freestyle Monday $60 last Monday of each month at 6:30pm. A creative kitchen for creative souls, bookings essential.

Thursday Vegetarian/Vegan four course tasting menu  

(Bookings essential for Vegan)  $50

Two course pre theatre/show/rugby menu $40

(Available 5pm-7pm)


From 6pm



Fresh raw and cured produce, seafood and meats from local suppliers prepared fresh to order for your enjoyment:

From the Land $POA

From the Sea  $POA

From the Garden $POA




Roasted cauliflower, almond, citrus, caper, lentil  $17.5

Harissa carrots, almonds, herbs, almond soured cream  $16.5

Beetroot, hazelnut, goats cheese, honeycomb   $17.5 

  add salmon   $23.5

Cauliflower, cheese, cous-cous, hazelnut $17.5


Larger Share Plates Meat/Fish


Braised Beef cheek, pickled onion, jus $34.5

Venison tenderloin steak cooked rare, beetroot, shitake $38.5

Fish, parsnips, pear, argulia   $POA

Local 300g Hereford beef sirloin served medium rare, jus, pea and carrot $38.5


A bit on the side

- carrot, ginger, grains $10.5

- charred celeriac, hazelnut, herbs $10.5


Largest Plate to Share

-whole lamb shoulder with cumin salt, sides, yoghurt sauce $88 (serves 4)




Chocolate, milk, oat, salty caramel, chocolate flakes  $15

Carrot cake, praline, pickled raisins, pineapple sorbet, frosting   $15

Cheese ice cream, gingerbread, maple, Barrys Bay Maasdam, whiskey currents $16

Peninsula blue cheese, pear tarte tatin, walnut and maple icecream $18



Champagne/vintage champagne/sparkling

Henkell Trocken dry sec 200ml, Germany 13
Mionetto il moscato 7%, Italy 50
Armand De Chambray Blanc de Blanc, France 50
Allan Scott Cecillia Brut NV, Marlborough 65
Piper Heidsieck cuvée brut, Champagne 110
Pol Roger brut reserve NV, Champagne 125
Charles Heidsieck brut reserve NV, Champagne 175
1988 Krug, Champagne 1325
1995 Krug, Champagne 875
1998 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame, Champagne 480
2000 Sir Winston Churchill Pol Roger, Champagne 425
1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc Des Mellenaires, Champagne 525
“He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne”

white wines

Here at Town Tonic we offer three glass sizes,
75ml,125ml,250ml & bottle

2012 Ostler riesling 8%, North Otago 8/12/24/65
2013 Tongue in Groove riesling, Waipara 8/12/24/65
2013 The Bone Line Hellblock riesling, Waipara 7/11/22/60
2013 Thistle Ridge pinot gris, Waipara 6/10/19/50
2014 Two Rivers pinot gris, Marlborough 8/12/24/65
2014 Astrolabe Beacon Hill rose, Marlborough 8/12/24/65
2013 Elephant Hill chardonnay, Hawkes Bay 9/14/26/70
2014 Black Estate chardonnay, Waipara 85
2013 The Bone Line Riverbone sauvignon blanc,waipara 8/12/24/65
2014 Astrolabe Awatere sauvignon blanc, Awatere 8/12/24/65
2012 The Third Man sauvignon blanc, Waipara 6/10/19/50

red wines


2013 Chakana malbec, Argentina 6/10/19/50
2013 Cecchi Chaianti Raffia basket, Italy 65
2012 Dandelion Barossa shiraz, Australia 70
2012 Johnny Q shiraz, Australia 6/10/19/50
2011 Sisters Run Barossa cab sauv, Australia 65
2012 Pegasus Bay merlot cabernet, Waipara 70
2013 The Bone Line Iridium cab mer franc, waipara 9/14/26/70
2011 La Tour Charlemagne Bordeaux cab sauv, France 65
2012 les Courtilles grenache syrah, France 65
2013 Elephant Hill Le Phant merlot cab, Hawkes bay 8/12/24/65
2013 Black Estate pinot noir Dame Steep, Waipara 10/15/28/80
2012 The Third Man pinot noir, Waipara 9/13/25/68
2013 Thistle Ridge pinot noir, Waipara 55
2013 Pisa Range run 205 pinot noir, Central Otago 70
2013 McManis petite sirah, California 65
2013 Terra Sancta Estate pinot noir, Central Otago 9/14/27/70
2011 Ostler Caroline's pinot noir, Central Otago 120
2013 Terra Sancta Jacsons Block pinot noir, Central Otago 95

Dessert wine

2010 Pegasus bay Encore noble Riesling, waipara 75ml 13/70


On Tap

Wigram range , Christchurch 400ml $9

On the Hand Pull

Wigram Brewing Company, CHCH,400ml $10

In Glass Bottle

Dr Hops world pale Ale 5.8%, Queenstown $10
Light beer $7
Cider $8
Wigram Brewing Company big bottle 500ml, CHCH $14

Non Alcoholic

Freshly Squeezed Juice, refer to blackboard $6/8
Soft Drinks $6
Organic Fair Trade Hummingbird oomph coffee $4-4.8
take away .3
flavour shots, vanilla, hazelnut, caramel .8
soy milk, almond milk .6
Hot Chocolate $4.6
Pot of Harney and Son loose leaf Tea $4.8
English breakfast, earl grey, peppermint, paris, pan asia, chocolate mint, hot cinnamon, raspberry, vailla comoro, mid summer's peach and flavour of the month

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