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$16 - $57
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Bar, New Zealand, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Meet and greet was very slow and cool.On finally being seated we quickly fell in with the very pleasant seaside ambience. Seafood chowder was very good and greatly enjoyed. The seafood pizza was light on topping , almost felt as if the kitchen were trying...to make a little bit of seafood go a long way. Staff were very pleasant and quick to respond to any requests. Regardless of our comments above, this is a really neat place to dine at , it has a really nice vibe Whether your food meets your expectations or not you will still come away and say as we did "hey that was fun'.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Lovely spot. We sat outside under the umbrella and it was great. The food was really nice and the service was great The meals were generous. Would recommend and we will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Erin Duck, Owner at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Hi SarahTart, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at Beach. We love reading reviews like these! We're so pleased you had a fabulous time under our umbrellas and you were looked after by our superstar...More

Reviewed 2 December 2023

A walk on the beach and lunch at On the Beach a good combination . Prompt service. Excellent coffee

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

First time we've been there and we were disappointed. Great location right on the sand at Sumner and we hoped for better. The burgers were OK but unexciting, they came with chips. The fish and chips were disgusting - a monster plate of chips with...a dark tan-coloured square (!) of greasy battered hoki on top, a tiny bowl of "mushy peas" the same size as the tartare sauce serving. No salad or garnishes. Strong smell of charring coming from the kitchen at times. We have rarely encountered such a bored, disengaged, personality-less waitperson and she wasn't listening properly at times, with the result that a drinks order was incorrect. By contrast, the staff member who corrected this was very pleasant and said she would have a word. Perhaps our staffer was new, but she needs to be a little more interested in her customers.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Shaun Halliwell, Owner at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Good morning, Thank you very much for your review and the appreciate the time you have put into this. We appreciate all feedback, good or bad as it helps us to ensure that our standards are either being met or not. Unfortunately, we did not...More

Reviewed 23 August 2023

Would highly recommend. Service was friendly and professional. Food was outstanding and prices really reasonable. Great views to the beach and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Will definitely visit again next time in Sumner.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Erin Duck, Owner at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2023

Hi Megan, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know of your recent experience at Beach! We are so chuffed you had such a great time and enjoyed the fabulous food & service! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon....More

Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

My 96 year old mother took us here for lunch the day before her birthday. It was easily accessible with parking in front of the restaurant. Service was very efficient and the food/drinks were excellent. Very tasty seafood chowder, the best smoked salmon and we...had the last 6 Bluff oysters with Cassel’s milk stout. Such a memorable lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Erin Duck, Owner at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Hi jalofts, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know of your recent meal at Beach Bar. We love reading reviews like these and we are so pleased you and your family had such a memorable time with us!...More

Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for cake and coffee. Wonderful to be able to sit outside on a deck right by the beach. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner here as well. We had a look at lunch and dinner menu and looks very nice. Will be back...for a full meal one day.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2023

Hi owlesey, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your time with us at Beach. We look forward to seeing you for breakfast, lunch or dinner another time! Kind regards, Erin Duck Group Venue Manager

Reviewed 3 March 2023

During one of Chch's hottest days, (last night; Thus 2nd) a group of 12 of us had booked into the Beach restaurant. This restaurant has had a few owners over the years, (I used to live across the road) but these owner/s have hit the...jackpot. Staff - efficient and pleasant, and managed to bring out our meals pretty close together. There would have been at least 200 diners there waiting to be fed. However, when the food arrived, what a taste sensation. Everything was perfectly cooked; they couldn't have done any better. Highly recommended, for a small or large group.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2023

Hi Celizabeth, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your recent meal at Beach. We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and service. Please know your feedback will be passed along to all members of...More

Reviewed 26 February 2023

We were a group of 19 ex Sumner school classmates from the mid 1960s who, after 55-60 years, met again at the Beach restaurant for lunch. With a varied, interesting menu the restaurant offered scrumptious, great value for money meals, which we all enjoyed. I...had the Stone fruit and burrata salad which was delicious; others chose the Beached Burger, tempura fish and chips, caesar salad, and pizzas. All were of a good size and well presented. The restaurant was busy and appeared to be fully booked, however the staff were welcoming, attentive, professional and friendly, always checking that our needs were being met. We were allocated a staff member who went out of her way to make sure everything was as it should be. After the lunch the group moved out to the deck where we continued to socialise and enjoy drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant. I've enjoyed dinner there on previous occasions and it has always been an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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ErinMaestroHospitality, Owner at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2023

Hi Kathryn P, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent meal at Beach. We are delighted to hear that you were well looked after by our lovely staff and the food was smashing! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Nice place to sit down after a a walk on the beach. Friendly service, cocktails, snacks. Views of the beach if sitting on the open terrace.

Date of visit: January 2023
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2023

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and give our venue 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Great spot for lunch, wonderful food & service considering how busy the bar was our food arrived super quick, we both had the chowder which was packed full of fresh fish. Looking forward to visiting again.

Date of visit: December 2022
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2022

Hi Voyage, Thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous food and famous hospitality. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2022 via mobile

This restaurant had a great beachy vibe! A friendly welcome on arrival and we were promptly shown to our table overlooking the ocean. Jade was our friendly waitress who was outstanding at her job. She provided the service we had been looking for and that...we hadn’t seen in the whole 2 weeks we spent holidaying on the South Island NZ. She made some great recommendations on the food and wine. We even taught her something about dessert wines. Her attention to detail and quick service was great to experience. The food was delicious, great serve sizes and the presentation would put a lot of 5 star restaurants to shame. The seafood chowder was soooo good, I was full half way through but couldn’t leave the rest. The pizzas were authentic wood oven cooked and very tasty. The pork belly had the best crackling. The salmon was cooked to perfection with a crispy skin. All the dishes were well priced for the quality and presentation served. A must visit if in Christchurch. Thanks guys keep up your great work!!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Hi sabeeja1, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review of your recent experience at Beach! We are so chuffed that you enjoyed everything, from our amazing food to our fabulous service. Please know we will pass your kind words...More

Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Beach is the absolute BEST!!! The best view in Chch, legendary staff, and amazing food!!! We had our wedding on the beach in front of Cave Rock and lunch after at Beach, and it was AMAZING. Benny was awesome running around after us on the...day and Sophie and Jordan were so so accommodating organizing our day. My new wife and I are so so happy it went perfectly at Beach! We come here a lot, as well. The food, service, and restaurant themselves are all fantastic! This restaurant has the best view in Christchurch hands down and in our opinions, the best all round!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your kind words! We were so happy to look after you and your guests for your special occasion! Benny, Sophie and Jordan are the pillars of our amazing team at Beach, please know they are so chuffed that...More

Reviewed 14 November 2022

Great view and location. Kids' pizza was awesome. The burger lack flavour and the bottom bun smelled and tastes like old fish oil. Bit expensive compared to other options.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

The service and food was great... right on the beach front, excellent locality. Visiting Christchurch, out for a drive and found this excellent restaurant, would definitely recommend

Date of visit: November 2022
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ErinMaestroHospitality, General Manager at Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

Hi JoyBarry, Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Beach Bar! We are so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous food and welcoming service. We look forward to seeing you again soon when you next visit Christchurch.

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