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Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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147 Esplanade | Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-326 7923
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08:00 - 21:00
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Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Perfect place to dine, right on the ocean, yummy food, bright and happy staff, reasonable prices, tables indoors and outdoors.

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Thank Nettie P
Auckland, New Zealand
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

New Zealand is an island with fabulous beaches but there are not many where u can enjoy a coffee overlooking the beach. Oceans is one. We cycled along the promenade and had a great breakfast overlooking the sea. Even some of the inside seats have great views. The French toast and creamy mushrooms were great. There is dog parking outside

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Thank onerosenz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I were out enjoying the sun and decided to try the cafe for lunch. We were met at the door by a smiling waitress shown a seat and given a menu all with the feeling she enjoyed being there which also made us enjoy being there. we had the tasty pizza and excellent coffees. All staff were... More 

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Thank russell b
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for yr great review. I've had a chat to our male staff, light heartedly of course and have nicknamed one of them Grump! Glad you enjoyed the pizza special and coffee. Hope to see you again! Cheers Jules More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful winters day came out to enjoy the view and have a coffee and a cheese scone. The scone was extremely yummy. The coffee was great. Had to wait for both. But it was busy so no worries. Great time Cheers

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Thank Brent M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Fabulous food, my sons had the yorkshire pudding beef pies and I had bacon and eggs on toast. Service was friendly and fast. All in all we really thought this is a super place to eat. The food was well flavoured, delicious , cooked to perfection and reasonably priced. Will be going back!

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Thank helenatacorn
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you so much for taking the time to write yr great review on Ocean. We really appreciate it! Cheers Jules More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent lunch at this cafe. Very nice food and generous portions. Great outlook to the ocean. Staff were very friendly and the service was prompt.

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Thank Richard56578588
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you so much for your review. It's always nice to hear the good things we do! Cheers Jules More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It was cold but after walking the beach we needed a wine. 13 yr old had a vanilla milkshake served in the old fashioned aluminum jar. It's a very pleasant spot and popular. We shared a bowl of fries which where as perfect as fries can be. Nicely seasoned with a touch of paprika and crispy.

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Thank bustedblonde
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our delicious fries - you have to have good fries right! Thx for your review - we really appreciate it. Cheers Jules More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stop here regularly when we are in Christchurch. The breakfast menu is good and we always go away full and happy. The staff are very friendly and make sure the customers are being looked after. Dining can be inside or outside, so you can take full advantage of the view on a calm, sunny day or stay out of... More 

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Thank bruzer99
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

Thank you so much for yr wonderful review - we appreciate it a lot. Cheers Jules More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Sadly we had an experience that could have been and should have been so easily prevented after a simple mistake on a busy day. Was happy when told the wait for coffee would be 20 mins and after the wait another person with the same name as mine collected my coffees, even though they had only just arrived at the... More 

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Thank LJane007
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this review

Hello Lou, I was expecting a review like this from yourself so it's great that I can explain below our side of the story...... - once your takeaway coffee were ready, Victor called your name out twice for you to collect - I also called your name out twice after Victor had - After 4 mins of "no Lou" coming... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Took my mum there yesterday for her 75th birthday lunch and she didn't stop talking about what a fantastic time she had. Food, service and atmosphere were all top notch!!! We were all so impressed with our individual choices which included the Risotto (highly recommend), Corn & Chilli Fritata (also yum) and the Fish & Chips (perfectly cooked Gurnard)) that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Esplanade | Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 7923
Description
What better place is there in Christchurch to enjoy a relaxing dining experience whilst looking at the surfers, the SuP's, the seagulls & the swimmers - located on Sumner Esplanade, down by the clock tower.Follow us on Facebook : OceanCafeBarScarborough

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?