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Gift Vouchers

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We have $10, $20 and $50 gift vouchers. They are physical gift vouchers and can be ordered and paid for over the phone with a credit card or purchased on-site. They are valid for food drinks and items from the gift shop and health store. Gandharva Loka is a separate business and The Lotus-Heart gift vouchers are not valid in Gandharva Loka.

If you would like to order over the phone, kindly phone 64 3 3772727 and press option 3 during business hours. We can take payment over the phone and arrange to post the vouchers. For accuracy it is best to send the postal address to us by email. 

If you are not living in Christchurch and would like to gift a voucher to a Christchurch local, another option is to purchase a gift voucher from SOS Business

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2020

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Level 2

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At level 2 we have re-opened but with extra measures in place, so you will notice some differences from when you’ve visited us before.

We would like to take the time to share with you the measures we have put in place while we operate at alert level 2. We take the safety of our customers, employees and suppliers very seriously and have a position in our operation that is based on the current advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other government agencies.

We request of our customers:

  • For everyone’s health and safety, that if you are unwell or self-isolating that you do not come onto our premises.
  • To observe signage and instructions from our staff.
  • That you complete our Customer Contact Tracing Register.
  • To maintain physical distance from all others of at least one metre when on the premises.

For your reassurance, we are taking at a minimum the following steps:

  • Following requirements by ensuring all customers are:
  • Seated when they are dining at our premises.
  • Separated by ensuring we are following Ministry of Health guidance between groups of customers of 1 metre.
  • Ensuring where possible, when seated, that you and the group you are with will have one server and that they observe the physical distancing guidelines.
  • Ensuring where possible, when seated, that you and the group you are with will have one server and that they observe the physical distancing guidelines.
  • Ensuring that our staff maintain good hygiene, particularly hand hygiene and good cough/sneeze etiquette.

A Contact Tracing Register will be kept for all staff, customers and suppliers that interact with our business. This is in order to maintain records to enable contact tracing and we will provide these records to the Ministry of Health and/or the relevant District Health Board on request. We give you our full assurance that we will not keep or store any information in these records for any other purpose and they will be destroyed after 2 months as per the guidelines.

Along with our routine cleaning we are taking extra steps to sanitise all surfaces, high touch surfaces and tables and chairs after each use. Our staff are trained appropriately in food hygiene practices which reinforce a clean environment for us all. We have a current Food Control Plan registered with MPI.

We hope this confirms our commitment to our people – our staff and suppliers, and you, our customers.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. We welcome your feedback and wish to thank you for supporting us.

March 2020 Update

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Dear Friends,

We sympathise and understand that our friends and family around the world are facing challenges that have never been experienced before, and we are doing our very best to navigate this time with care, understanding and diligence.

The health and wellbeing of our customers, staff and all New Zealanders is our highest priority, and you can be assured we are doing everything we possible can for our common safety.

The Lotus-Heart is following guidelines and advice from the New Zealand Government and the Ministry of Health, with respect to health and safety.

As a team that has service and hospitality in our very hearts, we want nothing more than to continue on with business as usual – welcoming guests into our home, cooking and feeding them, and offering them a moment of escape from all that’s going on in the world.

If you haven’t visited us recently, or would like to know more, here’s an update for you on how we are working to keep you our customers, and our team safe and healthy, while continuing to enjoy The Lotus Heart Restaurant. Some of the measures we have always taken, while others are now enhanced.

Our staff are increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all commonly touched surfaces throughout the day. Including but not limited to: tables, chairs, door handles, railings, faucets, eftpos terminal and menus, spraying disinfectant on all surfaces. As always our staff are washing their hands before and after handling food, as well as increasing the frequency of which they wash their hands throughout the day. We also have hand sanitiser and colloidal silver spray by our point of sale and water station for everyone’s use.

Being together is at the heart of everything we do, and our duty of care to our team and guests matters greatly to us, therefore we are doing everything we can to help keep everyone as safe as possible.

We appreciate your time and understanding

Take care

Onion and Garlic Free Menu

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Due to popular request we have now added a separate onion and garlic free menu which includes soup, curry, antipasto platter, two burgers, pizza, peace bowl, fries with onion and garlic free sauce.

The Lotus-Heart Featurette

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A short video of The Lotus-Heart, 363 St Asaph Street, Christchurch.

Trip Advisor Certificate for 2014

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We are so grateful for the positive feedback. We are honoured to be of service if we can share some joy that makes everything worthwhile.

New food equipment available in the Health food store

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Everything you need to set up your own raw food or healthy kitchen.

Blenders: Vitamix, Blendtec and Omega. These are the highest quality, most durable and most powerful blenders available and are crucial in The Lotus-Heart kitchen for creating our raw food dishes. With 2HP and 3HP motors, these blenders power through the densest ingredients, perfectly marrying them to one another, resulting in beautifully smooth soups, smoothies and raw meals. You are also guaranteed a blender that will not burn out under the pressure of heavy ingredients.

Slow Press Juicers
: These work by pressing, rather than centrifuging the fruit, keeping the nutrients intact, resulting in a fresher, healthier, tastier and more complete juice. We have in store: Hurom, Omega, Oscar Pro and Oscar Neo slow juicers. These juicers are not as slow as the name might suggest, in fact fast they are fast enough, and of such durability, that we use them in our restaurant. If you are considering buying a juicer, we recommend you try a juice here at The Lotus-Heart, and taste the difference for yourself.

Dehydrators: We have Excalibur dehydrators available in both stainless steel and colours; the Sedona Dehydrators by Tribest with a current special of 9 free dehydrator sheets with the purchase of a Sedona Combo Dehydrator; and also the more economical digital LeQuip dehydrator and Bio Chef dehydrators.

KitchenAid: In 1919 the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer was born. From that stemmed an entire kitchen of high-performance appliances, all created with the same attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, cutting edge technology and timeless design. Every product that carries the KitchenAid name is guaranteed to be strong, reliable and versatile and is backed by more than 90 years of experience and excellence in the food arena. And as the only appliance brand that makes appliances exclusively for the kitchen, KitchenAid continues to keep pushing the limits with their products so you can keep doing the same with everything you create. We display a selection from the artisan range but can bring in anything from the complete range as required.

Soylove Soy Milk and Tofu maker
: For making all natural tofu, soy milk, nut milks and soups, limited only by your imagination.

Legend has it…

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…That the drink of tea was discovered when leaves from the camellia sinensis tree were caught upon the wind and dropped into an Emperor’s cup. Enticed by the fragrance of the tea rising up from the hot water, he took a sip, and the drink was born.

While the legend is most likely folklore, it causes one to wonder what unknown tastes are sitting just beyond our senses and attention.

Though with cultivated products taking over most of our culinary experience, the evolution of food is taking place in a new way. In an increasingly global community, doors to exotic places and new flavours are opening right in front of us, and international cuisines are melding before our eyes. Not only do these exotic flavours expand our palate, they offer a source of nourishment to which our bodies might not be otherwise exposed.

In our health food store we now have:

Dragonfruit powder (100% raw): The fruit of the pitaya cactus cultivated mostly in South American and Asian countries. Benefits of the fruit include naturally occurring Omega 3’s, protein, vitamin C and Iron.

Pomegranate Powder (100% raw): One of the oldest known fruits, native to ancient Persia and the Himalayas. These are an excellent source of phytonutirients, poyyphenols and anthocyanins and are known to protect against cellular damage.

Gac Powder: A Southeast Asian gourd containing 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes, thought to reduce the incidence of cancer.