Excellent food & service
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.
Dinner by the beach
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.
Best time at 'Beach'
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.
Fantastic Food & Service
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!!!
Best in Chch!!!
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!
A great Saturday morning breakfast...
We were visiting from Wellington and just wanted to suss out Sumner before heading home. We got to Beach reasonably early on a Saturday morning so no problems finding a seat outside in the sun. The breakfast menu is several steps above the usual fare with thoughtful additions to each dish. My Eggs Bene had paprika oil and an avocado creme which lifted it to something quite special. My daughter had the sizeable Chia pudding topped with toasted granola, berries and edible flowers. All perfectly executed. The service was friendly and efficient. The setting was gorgeous. It was a flying visit, but we will be back when we are next in Christchurch. Thanks.
New Chef: Best seafood chowder ever
I’ve eaten at the Beach bar often but today I was blown away by the quality of food. I’m well traveled and have had the pleasure of enjoying excellent cuisine from around the world. Beach Bars new chef has completely elevated the taste of this restaurant to a Michelin quality, while the portions are ample enough to satisfy your hungry punter. Specifically, I was blown away by the taste sensation and variety packed seafood chowder: the caper hit was superbly prepared. The side of seasonal vegetables were a hit just by themselves with the seasoning, almonds and perfectly drizzled honey. I pared my tempura bluff oysters with Duncan’s coco husk stout & was not disappointed. Overall, I highly recommend venturing out to Sumner for a walk on the beach or paved walkway (when the tide is high) and lunch or dine here!! Beach is currently offering fresh and tempura Bluff Oysters if your lucky enough to be visiting while available.
Lovely food- fast and friendly service
I booked a table for lunch for 7 people and then read some of the more recent reviews. Considered cancelling after reading them but so glad I didn’t! We all had a lovely lunch- fresh food, generous portions, friendly service. Happy to accommodate requests (chicken