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 will not be open on the evenings of April 4th and 5th
We will be closed from Sunday April 6th until Tuesday April 22nd.

During this time most of our staff members will be attending an international celebration in New York, marking the 50th Anniversary of
Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West to share the message of peace through inner awakening.
Regular hours will resume on Wednesday April 23rd. We will also be open on ANZAC Day – April 25th.



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.

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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).

This is the now only location currently operating.

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