Situated in the heart of Sumner Village, The Cornershop Bistro offers delicious everyday dining with a contemporary neighbourhood style.

The brunch menu is popular from Friday through Sunday and it's a good idea to book for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday.

We are proud to be entering our tenth year of trade in this wonderful beachside suburb of Christchurch.
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Whats been happening - 

Top Ten finalist - Best Restaurant, The Press Zest Food Awards 2013

Top Ten recommended restaurants in Canterbury - Cuisine Magazine 'Good Food Guide' 2012, 2013

'Best Breakfast' - Abbie Napier, The Press - Favourites for 2013

Summer Hours

Monday / Tuesday closed

Wednesday / Thursday 5pm - late
Friday to Sunday 10am - late

Brunch from 10am - 3pm, Fri, Sat, Sun
Dinner from 5.30pm - Bookings Recommended

Private functions welcome
Special diets catered for
Children's Menu

What they are Saying...

"Living local to this restaurant and always hearing great things, went last night in a large group and pretty much covered the menu options. All meals were created, cooked and served with perfection. Service was great - very well hosted and although we stayed well past all the other diners we were made to feel very welcome  to stay longer. Can see why this rated so well via Zest recently and I really recommend a visit" - 'Helen M' Nov 2013

"Loved the evening here (again). Service is always great and personal, food and wine lovely and a warm atmosphere, especially at night. Come and visit one of Sumner's gems!"

Trip - 'DiscoBennett' April 2013

"Excellent mains, excellent desserts, excellent service. Definitely a place to visit while in Christchurch"

Trip 'Ronco B' Jan 2013

Cuisine Magazine - 150 Best NZ Restaurant 2011


Australian Gourmet, Traveller Feb 2011, Kendall Hill


The Press Christchurch, Dining Out, Mary Lovell-Smith

By RICHARD TILL - Sunday Star Times review

Richard Till is relieved he's paying for this meal at the Cornershop Bistro and not some fancy decor. "The menu is packed with all the things you'd hope to find at a resturant with bistro in the name... terrines coq au vin..."