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The Cornershop Bistro

$$ - $$$European, ,
32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-326 6720
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“coq au vin” (5 reviews)
“smoked fish” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews from 2 weeks ago I very nearly gave this restaurant a miss but thought everyone deserves a chance! And I was pleasantly rewarded. They have big boots to fill as the previous owners were top rate. Tonight I had Crispy Pork...More

Thank Doctorjanet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for Dinner i have fettuccine that is so delicious. Good menu, attentive staff, and nice atmosphere

1  Thank ALLON A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lunch and a dinner were both excellent. Friendly, fun and helpful staff. Beautiful fresh food. Good coffee too!

Thank Ranjodh_Siingh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it important that everyone knows that the Sumner Cornershop restaurant has closed down. The restaurant operating from the same location is not the Cornershop. We tried it today and the business operating from the same premises is not good at all. The service...More

Thank Hall221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here due to the high rating. Unfortunately we should have stuck with our first choice as it did not live up to our expectation. The food was ok but in places overpriced. The restaurant was cold and the service was not...More

1  Thank NinaClaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've decided to give this place a go as it had the best reviews around Sumner beach. Not only that the food was below average, they try to charge us $150 which I fact it was only $84. I can't think of one positive thing...More

Thank Liron A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Went for an evening meal (happy hour) during a driving trip to NZ. We had the fish of the day and the risotto - both were excellent. Definitely one of the culinary highlights of our trip - we would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We met special friends for lunch and were so impressed by the attention and care f all the staff. I had Eggs Benedictine which was without doubt the best I've ever had. Perfect👍👍

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This Chef knows how to play with the season and try to find best opportunity to accommodate meals with the right accompaniments: wild smoky mushrooms for instance as we are in Autumn or a delicious Pumpkin soup, coq au vin... Simple but truly authentic with...More

Thank Ranygentes
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a funky little place but the food is outstanding. They serve a ceviche with coconut milk and it is beyond amazing. Three of us had dinner there on a Saturday. Two of us had wild mushroom risotto and it was perfectly prepared. My...More

Thank RLMskier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 6720
  • E-mail
Description
The Cornershop Bistro celebrates its eleventh year in Sumner Village as a local favourite, recommended by Lonely Planet 2015 as the place to visit in Sumner.The menus deliver European inspired dishes in the Brunch and Dinner menus like the Sirloin Steak with cafe de Paris butter, the rustic country terrine or the breakfast of Eggs Benedict with house cured salmon or ham from the bone. Whether it's a coffee fueled brunch over the weekend papers or a romantic candle lit dinner, The Cornershop Bistro is a must try when visiting Christchurch and its gorgeous seaside Village, Sumner.
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