Our vision is to create a restaurant where style meets substance. Where its elegant and sophisticated design is perfect for those nights to don on that suit or dress that you have been saving for. Where the quality and uniqueness of our European influenced menu is unlike anything you have experienced before.
Welcome to The Happening, the premium bar and kitchen for Ladies and Gentlemen. We value the importance of quality above all else, whether its our food, our impeccable service or our range of local wines and award winning craft beers on our taps. With talented local musicians playing on certain nights, it is sure to make your night a happening one.
New Zealand Pride! Staying Local!
At a time like this we need to help each other and look after each other.
100% of our tapped beer are NEW ZEALAND AWARD WINNING CRAFT BEERS,
95% of our Wine list is New Zealand
90% of the cocktails ingredients (South Island, New Zealand Produce).
85% of our ingredients are sourced locally (South Island, New Zealand Produce).
Our menu is unlike what you have experienced before. Our travels upon various experiences in Europe have brought to you here in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our food is a collection of recipes from around Europe with Head Chef own little twist to it. A great emphasis is placed on using local produce quality supply, thus only the finest and freshest of ingredients are used. It only takes one bite to fall in love with the happening food.
Make a Reservation Now
Please make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance or give us a call at 03 261 9114.
Your will receive a confirmation email on your reservation. Thank you.
Tue to Sun from
12.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Fri - Sat:
12.00 pm to 1.00 am
12.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Dress code & Policies
Please be dressed in Smart Casual. No Shorts, slippers and sleeveless shirts are allowed in our premises.
Children 15 above are welcome to dine at The Happening if accompanied by adults. The Children needs to maintain the decorum of the establishment as other customers may be disturbed. We do not not have a kids menu.
In the event of any disturbance we would require you to leave the premises and return after your child settles. The dress code applies to children as well, we do not provide Boost seats or kids menu.
165 Gloucester Street,
165 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central. 03-261-9114. © The Happening Limited