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All 549 Christchurch Restaurants

The Cornershop Bistro

32 Nayland St | Sumner, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 326-6720
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Ranked #25 of 549 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Christchurch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It has to be declared at the outset that we know the owners very well........they're family! As a young couple running a restaurant, coping with the aftermath of earthquakes and juggling family responsibilities, Rod and Kath have maintained very high standards throughout their 10 years in business. Kath's charming and intelligent attention to customers 'out front' is almost surpassed by... More

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christchurch
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hubby and I popped in on a Sunday evening on the off chance that there was a free table. Our reservation at another establishment had gone pork belly up as the place had closed without our knowledge. What a lovely surprise the Cornershop Bistro is. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service very efficient and low key. The... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant is unpretentious, comfortable, friendly and the food delicious. I love fish and get a but nervous about ordering it when I eat out as it requires care and skill to prepare well. In this case however I am so glad - it was so fresh and perfectly cooked. I'd have happily had seconds for dessert. The steak was,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We called into the Cornershop Bistro after a hard day moving house. We expected some classic bistro food, and hoped it would be reasonably well done. What a delight! The service was excellent and the food fresh, extremely well prepared and so flavourful. The fish was at just the right 'doneness' and perfectly seasoned. We will be regulars - a... More

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