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On the Beach

25 Esplanade, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-326 7090
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
“chips” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
25 Esplanade, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having now had a couple of trips to Beach under new ownership, unfortunately for me it has lost its shine. The interior refit is nice, but the menu is basic and expensive, and no longer offers the fantastic value or quality it once did. We...More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited last week At beach bar Average food with small quantity.. very bad service and staff was very rude . Never back

Thank Tiffy W
Reviewed September 2, 2017

My husband and I have been to this restaurant twice in the last month for dinner, once during the week and once on a Friday night. The food and service was good, although a bit slow to offer more wine after an empty glass. I...More

Thank pammyjeanNewZealand
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We used to visit every Friday evening with up to 10 friends but something has changed. The range of beers is different and whilst the menu looks ok the style and quality of the food is definitely not what it was. The food we had...More

Thank Addisonave
Reviewed August 17, 2017

4 of us stopped here for lunch on Sunday after a 2 hour walk so we were hungry. Ordered coffee to have first as there would be at least a half hour wait once our mains were ordered. Coffee was good and served in generous...More

Thank Helen164
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Excellent breakfast with fun, bubbly staff! Enjoyed a massive brekky with a fantastic view of the beach!

Thank Scarlett P
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The setting is as in the name casual beach. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the place was busy but with a calm open feel. There is even a corner group of tables where you can bring your dog and water dishes are...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our 2nd time here for a meal and last nights meal was 10/10. Food quality and flavours were stunning. Best pork belly, fat completely rendered with fabulous crackling. The sauce which accompanied the meal was fantastic flavour. The other 2 who dined with me had...More

Thank Elyarf
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Here for just a coffee after a beach walk. Enjoyed the comfy indoor seating. Was a bit chilly to be outside.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We went to this establishment on a recent Saturday evening at 6pm and physically struggled to get through the noisy bunch of patrons drinking in the bar area. Likewise to get out when we had finished an hour or so later. A pity they do...More

Thank russellgallagher
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Esplanade, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 7090
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