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 eighth year of trade in this wonderful beachside district of Christchurch.
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Join our mail out list for invites to our monthly 'Bistro Monday Nights' where we showcase a European regions cuisine and wine.
Bistro Mondays have included Sicilian, Tuscan, South West French, Provence, Moroccan and Spanish.
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We look forward to seeing you soon,
Rod, Kath and the Bistro team
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, please ask
What they are Saying...
"My ultimate favourite. A short drive from Christchurch is Sumner, a pretty beachside town. This gem of place serves a French influenced menu that is very well priced and superbly cooked. If you visit Christchurch only for one night- eat here!"
Trip Advisor.com - 'Destination Expert' Perth Nov 2011
"I've been here for both brunch and dinner, both were excellent, but dinner really excelled. The atmosphere at night is so lovely, it's quite a small, intimate place with lots of little twinkling nightlights and cheerful staff. It's very romantic but also lively enough to go with a group of friends. The menu is compact, but inventive and delicious."
Trip Advisor.com- 'jewelgirl' UK Feb 2011
"The place was steadily busy, with a range of people coming in, some for meals and some for coffees, but service to all seemed efficient and quietly happening, which is the way it should be. We enjoyed our two and half hours there immensely, and will definitely be back."
Dineout.co.nz - 'Phoebe 123' May 2011
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..."