The Elmwood Trading Company Christchurch Review

The Elmwood Trading Company is a bar/pub based in 1 Normans Rd, Strowan, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand. It is a very cozy pub that has one of the friendliest and likable taverns in Christchurch.

Once you step through the door, you will feel an unpretentious atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. The food features a wide variety of delicious starters and a generous portion of sharing platters. The pub also has a function room that is well-suited for hosting all types of events and a great range of pokies to play.

Menu, About & Pokies @ The Elmwood Trading Company

The main menu has a fantastic mix of dishes that you can choose from. The starters and sharing platters side of the menu include beer battered fries, garlic loaf, kakanui calamari, arancini, fried chicken, spiced seasonal wedges, chicken wings, bar basket, the must try Elmwood platter, the carnivore’s platter, Hawaiian pizza, chicken pizza, beef pizza, vegetarian pizza, and salami.

The lunch side of the menu features eggs on toast, greek salad, Thai beef salad, chicken and bacon salad, pancakes, vegetable filo parcel, chicken carbonara with a vegetarian option, fish and chips, breakfast burger, American cheeseburger, vegetarian burger, mango chicken burger, the  awesome open steak sandwich, chicken fajitas, steak and fries, and the big breakfast for the hungry man (or women).

For dinner, there are also various options to choose from such as the Thai beef salad, chicken and bacon salad, Greek salad, vegetable filo parcel, fish and chips, pork belly, chicken carbonara, barbeque pork ribs, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, lamb cutlets, beef ribeye, sides and sauces, heart attack burger, vegetarian burger, mango chicken burger, Hawaiian pizza, chicken pizza, beef pizza, vegetarian pizza, and the delish salami pizza.

The Elmwood Menu Sample of Many Items

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The Sweet Eats

The dessert side of the menu features mouth-watering sugary desserts such as the ice cream sundae trio, baklava, affogato, cheesecake of the day, and baileys on ice.

The Tipples Available

The Elmwood also offers various beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to choose from. These beverages include sparkling wine, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, aromatics, rose wine, pinot noir, merlot, tap beers, craft beers, premium beers, bottled beers, cider, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate tea, English breakfast tea, earl grey tea, green tea, mocha, and long black coffee.

The Pokies & TAB at The Elmwood Trading Company

Pokie lovers in the Strowan, Christchurch area are in for a gaming treat. The Elmwood has 18 of New Zealand’s finest slot machines to enjoy along with a TAB facility.

Function Room and Events

The Elmwood Trading Company has one of the best function rooms in Christchurch. The room can be ideally used for hosting different types of events such as birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, fundraising, company or work functions, and any other type of special event.

The Elmwood also has several events at the function room such as the Elmwood quiz night held every Tuesday at 6:30 pm and the chase the ace raffle held every Thursday between 5 pm – 7 pm. The function room itself can hold up to 110 people for a fun filled night and if at least 60 people turn out, the quiz and the quiz master are completely free of charge.


The Elmwood Trading Company is definitely a great place to enjoy a nice drink with friends or workmates as you are entertained by sporting events displayed on several high-definition TVs or the live music. It also offers a great beer garden which can be accessed through the function room that is well-suited for hosting big or small events and don’t forget the great local pokies gaming lounge in Strowan.

Live music is also available on certain days in the evening and the pub itself is open from 10 am 7 days a week.

Opening hours

Open from 10am 7 days a week


Phone 3-355 5345


Map and address

The Elmwood Trading Co
1 Normans Rd, Strowan, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand

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