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Christchurch Suburban Dining

Widely renowned for its beaches, Sumners culinary offerings are some of Canterbury's best kept secrets. With Christchurch regulars and individual gems you'll only find near the beach, Sumner offers a wide range of cuisines and dining opportunities. 

The Cornershop Bistro is situated in the heart of Sumner Village and offers delicious everyday dining with a contemporary neighbourhood style. Whether it's a an energetic brunch or candle lit dinner, the Bistro is popular with locals and city folk alike.

  • 32 Nayland Street
  • +64 3 326 6720

Joe's Garage is a busy little café with good food and excellent all day breakfasts. The young staff is very friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. Open from 7am 'til late in the evening, all are welcome to enjoy a meal or a beverage in either of their outdoor areas. 

  • 19 Marriner Street
  • +64 3 962 2233

Clink Restaurant & Bar boasts a magnificent beer and wine list to accompany its menu of contemporary NZ cuisine. Focussing on simple food cooked to perfection using the best of local and seasonal food.

  • 29 Wakefield Avenue
  • +64 3 326 5353

Headless Mexican has a warm, intimate and fun dining atmosphere in surroundings that feel like a little bit of Mexico. Pride is taken in creating authentic mexican cuisine made with passion and mixed with traditional mexican hospitality. Make sure you check out the Hot Chocolate Shot!

  • Sumner Village Mall
  • +64 3 326 6899

Underground Coffee is at the forefront of New Zealand’s thriving café industry. Renowned for quality coffee beans, Underground is the go-to for a quick espresso or late night wine and dining Thursday – Saturday.

  • 25 Marriner Street
  • +64 3 326 7111

Coffee Culture is famous in Christchurch for its variety of hot drinks and sweet treats. Whether you’re meeting friends or taking time out to read a book the team at Coffee Culture have you covered.  

  • 28 Marriner Street
  • +64 3 326 5900

Salt Bar & Cafe is arguably Sumner’s most diverse dining option. Offering full fusion Japanese, pizza and pasta in the evenings and cabinet food during the day. A range of dining settings are available along with free internet access.

  • 26A Marriner Street
  • +64 3 326 4774

Indian Sumner begun as a humble takeaway and has become the 'funkiest Indian restaurant' in Christchurch. Sought after for their diverse menu and cosy boutique-like restaurant.

  • 11A Wakefield Avenue
  • +64 3 326 4777

The Beach Bar is ideal for every beach lover who wants to enjoy a good lunch or dinner with a view. The restaurant's big outside deck overlooks Sumner Beach and offers great views of the sea.

  • 25 Esplanade
  • +64 3 326 7226