At 5th Street, we welcome and care for all those who walk through our front door. Our head chef Samson Stewart (from Hello Sunday) teams up with lifelong friend and co-chef Max Perry in a kitchen they designed and built themselves. Together they create fresh, satisfying, palate delighting cuisine that enriches familiar flavours whilst introducing new experiences.
With a regularly rotating menu, drawing from local and seasonal produce you can expect dishes that burst with creativity.
Find yourself enticed to return just to see what’s next...
We support and celebrate entrepreneurial Kiwis! Which is why we are proud to represent such a wide range of quality beers and ales. On our menu you will find a variety of tastes, offering the palate an experience of the familiar and the taste buds the excitement of the new.
Our friends at Three Boys have a permanent position on two of our taps. While the remainder Taps rotate guest beers.
Chris and the team have had a blast exploring local and international wines ranging from quality sources; family boutiques, old and natural vineyards. You will have something memorable. A wine list that compliments the skill of our Chefs, whilst allowing you to travel around our country and the world at large.
COCKTAILS & SPIRITS
Be thrilled, charmed, surprised and satisfied with our classic and specialized cocktails. Our head Barman Ezra Eseese and our Maitre De Wynn Kerstens have teamed up to bring you well-crafted cocktails using quality spirits.
Hospitality has a special role in all of our lives, it is one of the few times you can be truly looked after. We encourage our staff to value their role and to recognise the importance of service. Giving is one of the fastest ways to feel good and receiving that feel-good feeling is one of the key ingredients to a fantastic night out!
We also know that Service starts from the top down, so it is important that our staff are cared for and valued. They are the front of 5th Street and we are always looking for ways to support and encourage their growth and journey.
When Jonathan and Chris began to consider opening another Hospitality establishment a number of offers came through the door at Hello Sunday, but none felt quite right. That was until their friend Peter from Peter Rabbits Fruit and Vege Patch, let them know his building was up for lease and very quickly they both saw the potential in the old warehouse. (Or they just played too much monopoly as kids and moving across the road from HS was another step closer to getting a set!)
The demolition and clear out of the old interior included removing tons of rubble from the breeze block dividing walls and about 5000 flat pack cardboard boxes left behind from when Gallagher fencing first used the property.
Chris, Jonathan and the team wanted to create an open space that did not hide the old industrial building but gave it some much-needed light and atmosphere.
The design and layout grew from this blank canvas, working organically and in tune together, they quickly found themselves all seeing the same vision.
5th Street is a bespoke restaurant. Slowly built by hand, using recycled and second hand where possible. The team knew what they wanted and Chris was clear on the dining space and greenery. ! We have listened to the building and in one sense 5th Street already existed, our job has simply been to bring it into this world.
Beneath the paint and wallpaper are expressions of love, focus, and care, literally written into the walls by all who contributed. This is the essence that grew 5th St and continues to touch all who enter.
5th Street is owned by directors Chris Penny and Jonathan Spark, along with shareholders Yasmeen Clark, Samson Stewart, and Maximus Perry.
Project Manager and Design – Jonathan Spark
Manager and Design – Chris Penny
Chef and Build – Samson Stewart
Chef and Build – Maximus Perry
Maitre de and build - Wynn Kerstens
Head Barman and build - Ezra Eseese
Barman and build – Toby Perry
Front of House and support – Sarah Leah Gunn
Front House and support – Meagan Veitch
Design and support – Yasmeen Clark
We are immensely proud of our team and the way they care and contribute to 5th Street. Doing things collaboratively creates more than you could have ever first imagined. Watching people grow and develop their skills as they build the place they want to work is so incredibly satisfying. We spend a great deal of our life at work, so it was important to us that 5th Street was a place where each person loves bringing who they are to where they work.
Enormous thanks to Lambert Perret Twi'x who led the build from beginning to end, constantly smiling and giving, you are amazing and have a big heart. (The display section of the bar is hand built by Lambert with no nails.)
The many builders and workers:
You guys were all such a pleasure to employ, you know who you are, thank you!
Herbs Micro Greens, especially Ben Murgatroyd for your greening of 5th Street, the plants are such a special part of it!
Alex and our friends at The Last Word,
Muz, Ralph, Misty and the Team at Three Boys
Tony Penny and Jill Penny for their beliefs and support
Jax’s the best Hello Sunday customer
Our loyal and enthusiastic customers at Hello Sunday
Lee from Innovations Electrical
Hamish and Stevie from Kilray Plumbing
Anthony at The Salvage Company
Kurt from ADQ Architecture
(03) 365 9667 |
Monday to Sunday 4.30pm to 11pm
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HOURS OF SERVICE
5 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch (Durham Street entrance)