Of all the places I have “reviewed” (more like an excuse to eat even more food) thus far, Town Tonic is by far my favourite! EVERYTHING at Town Tonic is so hot right now! I mean; if fresh and organic juice (customisable to your hearts desire), smashed avocado on toast and a cheekily written menu (“really good parmigiano”) aren’t hip, then I don’t know what is!
I can’t exactly pinpoint where Town Tonic transported me but it sure wasn’t New Zealand! Before you start raging, just give me a chance to explain myself. All I’m trying to say is, Town Tonic is unlike any other place in Christchurch (don’t believe me? check it out for yourself!). In my opinion, some of the newly opened post-earthquake establishments seem sort of unfinished and that’s fine because things take time and all but every aspect of Town Tonic seems complete. The decor is minimal yet highly stylish. My favourite details include the gorgeously drawn chalkboard, the completely open kitchen (where you have the luxury to watch the chefs prepare your meal – i.e. no funny business) and the ample fresh produce on show.
Lamb Kofta Burger
Grilled Halloumi, Moroccan hummus, tomato, house slaw, eggplant relish and atria potato
Garlic and herb mushrooms, brioche, really good parmigiano, creme fraise, poached eggs and rocket
Mum initially wanted to have the smashed avocado on toast but I persuaded her to order the lamb burger for the sake of the blog and let me just say, she.was.not.disappointed. I have never seen her eat so fast before! (sorry mum). I myself was semi hesitant when ordering the mushrooms (you see, I didn’t want to be all mushroomed out) but to my pleasant surprise, the mushrooms were everything brunch should be and more! Both mum and I agreed our meals were fresh, wholesome and super tasty!
Last but not least, I have a confession to make. The above experience was actually my second time at Town Tonic. The first time, I did not have my camera or any intention to do a review. However; Town Tonic freakin’ blew my mind so much that I had to dine there again. Yes, it was so good (and by good I mean amazing) that I dined there twice. In a row.
If you’re wondering where to go for lunch (or any other meal of the day), seriously wonder no more. I vote Town Tonic 120%.