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Otāutahi’s very own Māori infused kai with a twist. A stylish little bar and eatery located in the heart of the CBD connecting people of all ages, beliefs and culture.
Lu-Lu’s Bar and Eatery opened in November 2018 after Keith Heather (Pakeha/Christchurch) and Louise Waho (Atihaunui-A-Paparangi, Nga Puhi, Waikato, Morehu) were approached to bring to life this little but stylish bar. Everything and everyone have a whakapapa or a story. Lu-Lu’s story is linked to a little place in Newtown a suburb in Sydney called “The Batch”. Louise and Keith met the owner who was from the same Iwi as Louise. This place brought a bit of home to Sydney in the form of kai (food) that they knew and loved.
The Batch was small but full of beautiful smells and flavours, laughter and beautiful vibes. Keith and Louise saw an opportunity to create a similar place in Christchurch. A space that supports whanaungatanga (building relationships with others), the opportunity to connect or reconnect with people over beautiful Māori infused kai but most importantly allowing people to create their own story here.
Lu-Lu’s Menu brings our local resources to the table, from as far as the Chatham Island for our Paua to local farm produce for our (free-range) chicken. Some of our recipes belonged to people from our whānau and community like Aunty Tau’s fry bread or Nan’s steam pudding. Ask us about offsite catering.
Lu-Lu’s supports the community: Our art work you see are all available to purchase, artist is Madia Purvis-Manihera (Ngai Tahu, Tuhoe, Rarotongan) and Christchurch Rocks, painted rocks that are in the plant pots are free to take. Check out their fb #CHCHROCKS, keep or re-hide in parks….sharing is caring.
We have a passion for sharing our traditional knowledge of maori kai, in a way that is exciting and accessible to everyone. We source local ingredients and love serving our regular customers (and new ones!) food that we know you will love.
Lulu and Keith both bring their respective passions together to create a venue and restaurant that is truly unique, welcoming, professional and fun.
We love hosting our own events as well as private functions - our space lends itself perfectly to a variety of functions such as birthday parties, Hen's Dos, engagement parties, work functions, corporate events with a fun spin - and many more!
Groovy music - we host some of Christchurch's top nightclub DJs and boast an impressive video screen and light system for the full effect. Every Saturday you will find one of Christchurch's only "Old Skool" music clubs - come and dance the night away to songs you know and love with our highly experienced DJs.
And let's not forget....football! We have live and on demand Premier League , Europa League and Champions League Matches .
As we host both the Arsenal and Liverpool Supporters Cup we show their games live where possible .