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The Cornershop Bistro

32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-326 6720
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was lovely and the service great. We had purchased a voucher from Grab One which gave us a discount. I felt the food was really nice but over priced and the servings small. I ordered stuffed capsicum but it was very small. We...More

Thank 256berniea
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was the second time we have dined at this cute little restaurant. The food was once again very delicious and full of flavour. It was hard to choose from the dishes on offer. The service was friendly and very polite. We will definitely be...More

Thank SteveC_NZ
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hello Steve We would like to say thank you for taking time to leave this lovely review.we are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time with us. Look forward to seeing you soon. Many thanks, Team at the Cornershop Bistro.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Stopped for an early supper after booking this through first table. Really pleased we did as food was exceptional. We had the slow cooked lamb shoulder, sirloin steak, pork belly and spicey marinated chicken salad. We followed this with sticky toffee pudding, brownie and sundae....More

Thank destination551
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went to this Resturant for dinner after a lovely walk along Sunmer beach , what a fabulous part of Christchurch this is ( about 20min from the city centre ) The resturant is in the centre of Sumner . The Cornershop Bristro was Divine...More

Thank noelmclean
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Called in for brunch and were only ones here which was surprising as the food was delicious. Great service . Will come back

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were a group of 9 and we had to push our reservation back even later into the evening. The staff were very welcoming and hospitable despite our tardiness. A couple of us chose the Stuffed Capsicum Dolma with slow cooked lamb shoulder and we...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We decide to have lunch at this lovely cafe in Sumner. The food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend the Curley chips, delicious, and the French toast. The food was quality and well presented with a generous serving. The prices were also reasonable....More

Thank John491
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Ate here in Dec 2016 with friends, we knew it had changed hands, we also knew that the new owners had stated that the menu would remain much the same and yett... A little twist here and there added the flavours of the middle east....More

Thank Parispuss
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for lovely review. We are so pleased you walked away happy.Look forward to see you again.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Did not know what to expect, but what a find! Such a change from the usual menus of fish and chips, steak etc etc.. Really delicious food with a Greek/Mediterranean theme. Young waitresses were friendly and attentive. This was our last night in New Zealand...More

1  Thank LorW2014
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Many thanks for you lovely review. Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went to cornershop for dinner last week. I had pork belly and my wife had salmon both were so yummy and good quality.Staff was very friendly.

Thank Brett J
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
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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