Ivory Bar serves some of the best cocktails in New Zealand right here in Christchurch. It has an extensive range of wines, craft beers, various other beverages and food you will be spoilt for choice. It is a destination venue in such a beautiful heritage building with an extensive stunning fit out to match.
Ivory Bar serves some of the best cocktails in New Zealand right here in Christchurch. It has an extensive range of wines, craft beers, various other beverages and food you will be spoilt for choice. It is a destination venue in such a beautiful heritage building with an extensive stunning fit out to match.
Ivory Bar serves some of the best cocktails in New Zealand right here in Christchurch. It has an extensive range of wines, craft beers, various other beverages and food you will be spoilt for choice. It is a destination venue in such a beautiful heritage building with an extensive stunning fit out to match.

About Us

 

At Ivory Bar, we have set out to create an outstanding guest experience for you. We believe we have created something quite special, and we wish to share with you our "wow factor": from the moment you see our building, to stepping inside a venue unsurpassed in service and opulence.

Come try us and be immersed in the Ivory experience.

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Owners & Building

 

Ivory Bar and building is owned by the Beulink Family, who have lived in the Waimakariri District for 20 years. The heritage-listed Northern A and P Society Building at 93 Ivory Street (the building), has been owned by the family for 16 years, and was purchased specifically because of its unique architecture and heritage status. 

Dr Robert Beulink and Ruth Beulink have 2 other heritage buildings and fell in love with the building at first sight. "It was rather shabby and neglected" says Robert. "It had been more or less abandoned. However we immediately fell in love with the building and realised it's significance and potential".

This beautiful venue had an extensive rebuild and repair after the Christchurch earth quakes in 2011. Being stripped, earthquake strengthened, and refit the building now stands strong and proud meeting modern building codes while still maintaining its beautiful historic nature. With all the work put into saving and fitting out this beautiful building, it is truely a destination venue not to be missed.

Bar & Restaurant Staff

 

Ivory Bar staff are a young, dedicated and energised part of our team, whose prime mission is to cater to your needs. 

 

With many years experience in the hospitality sector, our venue manager Neil runs and coordinates Ivory bar. He heads a team who pride themselves as experts at pouring drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, from cocktails to coffees. 

 

Neil is a well known local Rangiora resident who will ensure your dining and drinking experience at Ivory Bar will be a pleasurable and memorable one. 

 

It is commented that the friendly banter and chat makes guests feel relaxed and welcomed. Just ask and they'll do their best to oblige, ensuring your time at Ivory Bar is a taste and drink sensation.

Kitchen Staff

 

The Ivory Bar kitchen staff consists of a very talented team that work together to create some exceptionally tasty delights.

 

Our head chef has extensive experience in preparing quality dishes and is always coming up with new and exciting taste combinations to try and love.

Together with the rest of the kitchen staff, Ivory Bar prides itself on presenting quality food that everyone can enjoy. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something that they love on the menu.

The building was leased out as an Indian restaurant until the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 forced its shut down due to damage and resultant safety concerns. However, unlike the outcome for most of Canterbury's heritage-listed buildings, the Beulink's were reluctant to demolish 93 Ivory Street, and instead undertook an extensive and costly restrengthening, restoration, and refurbishment programme.

Under the legal guidance of their son Campbell, and the vision and architectural guidance of their son Elliot, a three year journey to resurrect the building was undertaken, resulting in what is arguably now one of Canterbury's premier heritage buildings, and an iconic jewel situated in the heart of Rangiora township.