BearLion Foods, established in Christchurch, New Zealand. Morphing from a quaint market stall to a Delicatessen, Restaurant and Providore in the beachside suburb of New Brighton. 


Respected and acknowledged for sustainability, innovation and being one of New Zealand's best organic eateries.

Mixing organic, local and seasonal with good fats, natural sweetness and native ingredients creating a bold mélange of quality New Zealand produce.


Made with love, by hand and in small batches.


Dining the BearLion way; full of flavour and texture, always healthy and nourishing, moving with the seasons, supporting our amazing farmers, growers and artisans.

Small owner operator business with a huge environmental conscience, promoting a flourishing resilient living future.

We know better, we know we need a more respectful and living future. We know it's possible when we take care and responsibility for each other and Mother Nature.

Chef and Owner, Alesha Bilbrough-Collins, a true kiwi with a passion for excellence. A boutique vision for her food that embraces the natural beauty and nourishment of Mother Nature.


Dedicated to bringing to life her vision for BearLion Foods, marching to the beat of her own drum, with honest, loving food at her heart.


Over 20 years of toil, education and experimentation feeding her intense knowledge of flavours, textures and nutrition, creating a surreal experience of bold and exciting Food.