Located just 40 minutes from Christchurch, Woodley’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is Darfield’s best kept culinary secret.
With three outdoor dining areas, a newly landscaped beer garden, under-cover and heated dining area and the front terrace that has a stunning picturesque view of the Southern Alps, Woodley’s is easily Darfield’s cosiest and most stylish restaurant and bar.
Talking of restaurants and bars, Woodley’s has a delightful range of beautifully prepared, reasonably priced meals and desserts to satisfy every culinary connoisseur. Lunch/brunch is served from Wednesdays to Sundays 11am until 3pm, and Dinner from Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm till late. Woodley’s also sports Darfield’s biggest range of craft beers; a good IPA, pilsner or lager from Boundary Road is never far away.
Woodley’s can also cater for your function and can take large bookings on request. For more information on Darfield’s dining hotspot, check out www.woodleys.kiwi.
Dalethorpe House is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a short drive to the country. Located in Darfield’s oldest historic building, Dalethorpe House, formerly known as Darfield Gift Gallery, is a treasure trove of quality clothing, homeware and gifts.
For those who never forsake quality over quantity, Dalethorpe House is sure to please. The friendly atmosphere will result in you spending considerable time browsing through their fine wares and exclusive clothing lines. Regardless of your tastes, there is something here for you.
Also, for those feeling a bit peckish, the wholefood café situated on the ground floor will satisfy all your culinary cravings.
If you haven’t experienced Dalethorpe House yet, you need to.
The clothing, gifts and homewares at Dalethorpe House are contemporary yet enduring, with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship. “We wish to enrich the lives of our customers, choosing quality over quantity,” says new owner Rachel Ferguson, who took over Darfield Gift Gallery last month.
Located in rural Canterbury, the store is situated in one of the oldest historic buildings in Darfield. The beautiful white weatherboard exterior with original interiors of kauri tongue and groove floors, walls and ceilings invokes a sense of history and timeless style.
Originally the town’s General Store built in 1914, it now encompasses a wholefood café on the ground floor and Dalethorpe House on level one, filled with a beautiful selection of carefully curated items.
At the heart of Dalethorpe House is the Ferguson family and their long history at ‘Dalethorpe’ – one of Canterbury’s oldest sheep stations. “At our core is an understanding of a life lived well and a pride in our product.”
Experience and wander through the oldest historic building in Darfield.
At Darfield Gift Gallery you can wander upstairs and discover a treasure trove of beautiful items like the Ashley and Co. range, Ecoya candles and diffusers, Citta candles, travel bags and linen, Stella & Gemma and Stilen jewellery and so much more.
Located above the recently renovated Fat Beagle Café, you can have a coffee and a bite before venturing upstairs.
There’s a variety of objects to beautify your home, including favourites like French Country and C.C. Interiors homewares, frames lamps, cushions, Klippan rugs, mirrors and a diverse range of easy gift ideas. Something special to spoil yourself or someone else, with free gift wrapping. All your fashion needs for Cup and Show Week and Christmas are in the one place, with popular clothing brands like EB & IVE, Betty Basics, Archer House, Lordship Linens, Louenhide handbags and Rollie Shoes.
Open seven days 9:30am-4:30pm, find them on Facebook.
Since inception back in 2004, The Oaks of Darfield has become a major attraction as both a place of fine dining and quality accommodation.
Located at 2171 Clintons Road, Darfield, the historic Canterbury property – surrounded by a large stand of mature oak trees and a large garden with sunny courtyard – is sure to amaze.
The Oaks of Darfield provides an intimate fine dining experience second to none and is able to cater for evening dining, casual lunches, private formal dinners, weddings and cocktail parties.
The restaurant menu has been designed around seasonal produce by the chef, who sources local ingredients wherever possible.
Open for dinner on weekdays and weekends, The Oaks’ facilities and menus are also available for seminars, social functions and events.
When it comes to accommodation, The Oaks oozes quality with three well-appointed guest rooms upstairs, all with queen-size beds, private bathrooms, flat screen televisions and free wireless internet access.
Open Wednesday through to Sunday and Mondays and Tuesdays by prior arrangement. Due to popular demand, reservations are essential so to book your stay or dinner, call 03-318 7686 or visit