What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
Every kind of food you can imagine. It's all here. - Jun 2019
Takeaway shops and bakeries are ubiquitous, although they mostly offer low-quality pies and fried food. McDonald's, Subway, KFC and Burger King are all widely available and offer a little taste of freedom. New Zealand has no unique cuisine of its own, so brace yourself for an onslaught of bland British food. - Mar 2016
McDonald's, Domino's - we loved trying the different ethnic foods, though. They have fabulous curry, kebab, Thai, and fish and chips stands everywhere. - Apr 2015
MacDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Subway, Denny's, Starbucks and a whole host of good restaurants of all types. Decent restaurants tends to be pretty pricey. Most of us bought the Entertainment book to get a bit of a break from the cost of the better restaurants. - Aug 2011
There is McDonald's (be aware: drive-through window is for on the right-side, so when coming with your American car, make sure you have someone in the passenger's seat, since they drive on the left and have the wheel on the right,- or step into the restaurant to pick up your food), Pizza Hut, Bagel shop, they serve coffee and soup as well (walking distance from the embassy which is in Thorndon... a great place to eat), Thai restaurants (expensive though, but very good) several chinese and European restaurants, sea-food places (Nelson in the South Island has some pretty good ones)...all over the island. - Aug 2008