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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“coq au vin” (5 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
32 Nayland Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant I had never tried in New-Zealand ! Tasty food, excellent dishes, absolutely best white brownie dessert of my life ! :) When I tried, every time I was thinking about french quality restaurant & matching wines Lovely and competent staff cooking, amazing food..!...More

Thank Sir'île A
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Enjoy your holidays and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We ate at this great restaurant tonight in lovely sumner. Restaurant has a Greek, Mediterranean style menu. We had flat bread, falafel & dips to start which were really good.(especially the tzatsiki), The slow roasted lamb with stuffed capsicum was, to be honest, one of...More

Thank AwesomeDan
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have been frequenting this restaurant for many years. With new owners now in charge we are delighted to report that the meals are delicious generous and well priced. The service is incredible and each time we have been we are always made to feel...More

Thank sc0tt71
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We have had lots of opportunities to visit this restaurant but for some reason haven't and we now know that we should have. The food was Devine. The service was absolutely fantastic and we now know we are going to become regulars to a restaurant...More

Thank Spudsurfs
Thecornershop B, Manager at The Cornershop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for lovely review ! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

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
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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 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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