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The Cornershop Bistro

32 Nayland St | Sumner, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 326-6720
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Ranked #21 of 591 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Cornershop Bistro celebrates its eighth year in Sumner Village as a local favourite and one of the top 10 restaurants in Canterbury as recommended by Cuisine Magazine Sept 2012 for the second year running.The menus deliver European inspired dishes in the Brunch and Dinner menus like the Sirloin Steak with café de Paris butter, Confit Duck with red cabbage 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visited here last night with my family. We were given a choice of which table we would like to sit at which was great! The waitress was absolutely amazing giving us tips on which wine to choose and letting us know of the specials for the night. My pasta dish was tasty and so filling I had to get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a delicious meal at the Bistro last night. We were attended to by very helpful staff, in a very relaxed (not overbearing) manner. The atmosphere, location and service all make it well worth dining in Sumner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As residents of Sumner we are lucky enough to be able to stroll down to the Cornershop Bistro. Decided to have a late lunch on a Sunday. Sat inside with a good choice of tables available. Service was very good and friendly. We had a mix of lunch and brunch items, enjoyed them all, as well as dessert. Prices are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Cornershop has just had it's 10 year anniversary and celebrated with an invitation only cocktail party and being parents we made the 'cut' True, it just missed out this year in being named one of the top 10 restaurants in Christchurch, but the consistent standards are still in evidence. Truckloads of ambience, very capable front staff, well matched wines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful evening at The Cornershop! Great service, great food, spot on wine suggestions that complemented our meals perfectly and will be returning again soon!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It always looked busy in here so that's why we thought we'd give it a go and the food was absolutely gorgeous, although the staff were a little young and seemed a little slower and less polished as at other places, not for their lack of trying thought!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Met friends at the Cornershop Bistro for brunch and had the most delicious spicy beans with scrambled eggs and chorizo - yum! Excellent food, excellent service and a great price. We are very keen to go back for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I absolutely rate this restaurant. The food is always divine and the service is consistently fabulous. The atmosphere is up market yet relaxed and the staff are professional and friendly. The atmosphere is consistently great. The staff are professional, friendly and go the extra mile to make the dining experience a special one. I love that they are always able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love making the drive to Sumner on a weekend to brunch at the Cornershop and the latest visit on Sunday was another scrumptious affair. A couple of great flat whites, coddled eggs with smoked fish and a naughty bloody Mary started my Sunday off perfectly. Great place with attentive yet unobtrusive service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Another great lunch at the Cornershop Bistro. Fish of the day was superb and my wife had the pasta of the day which I tried and was also great. The team are always helpful and really add to the experience . We have had several lunches and evening meals here and never had a dud.

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Additional Information about The Cornershop Bistro

Address: 32 Nayland St | Sumner, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 326-6720
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary

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