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Carlton Court
4 Papanui Road

Christchurch 8014

Open 7 days a week: 3 pm - 1 am

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A Message from the Vesuvio team about Covid -19

Mindfulness & Togetherness Is The Key


Here are some of the thoughts that led to our decision to close Vesuvio for the time being:


First and foremost, we are a community and that means looking after one another. That was at the heart of our decision to “winter over” and to do what we can to reduce the risk of that spread.

In the same way that a busy environment can act as a multiplier of the risk of community spread, so can the decision to self-isolate the entire environment have a multiplier effect on the reduction of that risk. We felt that in this way we could do our best to be mindful of everyone’s needs and to support our community.


In terms of our business and in the interest of protecting future livelihoods, it was important for us to respond to this event proactively and to get ahead of the curve with early decision making. That can limit the impact and provide protection against some of the long-term effects on the business and the ability to maintain the workplace.


We believe that all going well, this will likely take some time to work its way through. However, some sectors will experience a lasting effect, and we won’t be going back to the way it was before, but change is in the nature of things and if we are open-minded we’ll be able to move with it.

Together we can ride this out and find a way forward - we’ve been there before and we will be there again, we just have to stay light on our feet, be mindful, and look after each other,


We’ll be back . . .


4 Papanui Road

Christchurch, 8014



Every night  3 pm - 1 am

Functions and Enquries

Contact us about functions in our courtyard space, or a special event in our Upstairs Library. Let us cater to your needs.


    the city's best bar . . .


Vesuvio is tucked away in a sun-drenched courtyard, giving way
into a relaxed lounge environment in the evening. An extensive
wine selection, delicious tapas, cocktail list and live music
throughout the week - simply irresistible. 

Food and Drink



What's coming up

 Come down and experience live music from some of the best local musicians in our stunning covered courtyard. From gypsy jazz, irish trad and blues, we have something on offer for everyone. Check what's on for more details.  

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