The Lotus-Heart

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    363 Saint Asaph Street
    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    Health Food Store

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    A peace-filled inner-city
    dining experience

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    A unique temple-like
    vegetarian restaurant

The Lotus-Heart is currently closed and will re-open on 6 September.
We apologise for any inconvenience.



Welcome to The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant where we strive to provide a unique and peace-filled inner-city dining experience.

The Lotus-Heart is independently owned and operated by students of Sri Chinmoy. We aspire to create a small corner of the world that is inundated with the spirituality and philosophy of our meditation teacher and to offer a peaceful oasis to inspire the heart.

About Us


Our Menu

Our Menu

The Lotus-Heart is dedicated to conscious living and healthy eating, striving to create a global cuisine naturally. We use the freshest ingredients, locally grown and organic where possible, pure vegetable oils and vegetarian cheese. In addition to our pure vegetarian fare, we offer options for vegan, gluten-free and raw food diets and are more than happy to cater for specific allergy needs. Children are most welcome and we have a children’s menu and high chairs available.

Please note that we do use onion and garlic in our meals.

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The big quake of 22 February 2011 in Christchurch permanently closed our Colombo Street cafe and rendered our Cathedral Square location inaccessible.

Since that time, The Lotus-Heart has consolidated at 363 St Asaph Street, between Fitzgerald Avenue and Barbadoes Street (on the right hand side of the street).

This is the now only location currently operating.

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