Local. at Riccarton House
Local cafe is set in the stunning Heritage listed homestead of Riccarton House. The decorations and furnishings in the house create a stunning, warm, rich atmosphere and adding the open fires during the winter make it a place to remember. The venue itself is frequently used as a wedding reception venue. Local. restaurant is headed up by Sam Marchant. As the owner of the Christchurch Farmers' Market, Sam has a passion for local produce and to support those people that produce locally. His menu at Local. is seasonally changing and is a very garden-to-plate philosophy. The 5 planter boxes outside his kitchen window provide a wonderful selection of ever-changing vegetable ingredients as well as fresh herbs.