You’ll find something mouth-watering for everyone on our beautifully curated menu.

Our menu constantly evolves with the seasons. We love to keep it fresh and highlighting our fabulous local growers produce here in Christchurch and Canterbury. Check below for our most current menu, but please don’t be disappointed if something is not available when you dine with us.


Served from 5pm

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Small Plates

Gorgonzola Flatbread 21

Apple, honey, rocket

Butter Bean & Avocado Hummus 18.5 v/gfo/nfo

Pine nuts, sumac, cashew pesto, house-made pita

Sage Roasted Pumpkin & Burrata 25 gfo/nfo

Truffle honey, hazelnuts, apple, toasted bread

Chilli & Lemongrass Lamb Ribs 24.5 gf/df/nfo

Kaffir lime tofu cream, pickled fennel, sesame

Beach Carnitas Taco 14.5 gf/dfo/nfo

Braised cumin orange pork, jalapeño cream, avocado, pickle, coriander

Fried Garam Masala Cauliflower 21.5 gf/v/nfo

Minted yoghurt, pickled dates, cashews

Fried Mustard Polenta 18.5

Whipped truffle ricotta, eggplant caponata, pecorino, basil

Scallops 26.5 gf/nfo

Creamed goats’ cheese, chorizo crumb, avocado crème, cashew pesto, basil oil

Beach Classics

Beach Seafood Chowder 27 gfo

Salmon, prawn, mussels, potato, crispy capers, toasted bread

Beached Burger 28 gfo/dfo

Beef, bacon, Swiss cheese, fig jam, blue cheese mayo, crispy shallots, Bones pickles, milk bun, fries

House Caesar Salad 25.5 vg/gfo/dfo

Cos lettuce, bacon, croutons, parmesan, egg, anchovy dressing - add confit chicken or smoked salmon +8

Penang Steamed NZ Mussels 28.5 df/gfo

Chilli, garlic, lime, coconut, toasted bread

Smashed Falafel Burger 26.5 vg/gfo/dfo/nfo

Avocado hummus, cos, tahini yoghurt, Bones pickles, Badger Macha chilli oil, milk bun, fries

Sticky Harissa Maple Cauliflower 27.5 gf/v/nfo

Chickpea salad, butterbean hummus, za'atar, Badger Macha chilli oil, tahini tofu cream

Tempura Fish & Chips 28.5 dfo

Mushy peas, tartare & tomato sauce


Four Cheeses 31 vg/gfo/dfo

Mozzarella, taleggio, gorgonzola, parmesan, apple, honey

Margherita 26 vg/gfo/dfo

Tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Mexico 32 gfo

Cumin chicken, cherry tomato, avocado, jalapeño creme, chilli, coriander

Prosciutto 32 gfo/dfo/nfo

Goats' cheese, prosciutto, truffle honey, rocket, pistachios

Seafood Pizza Bianca 33 gfo/dfo

Prawn, salmon, capers, lemon, rocket

Tosca Bianca 31.5 gfo/dfo

Pork belly, wild mushroom, fig, artichokes, truffle mayo, parmesan

Dinner Mains

250gm Grass Fed Porterhouse 45 gf/dfo

Beef fat & horseradish boulangère, mustard mascarpone, sumac tomatoes, seasonal greens, jus

Canterbury Lamb Shoulder 36 gf/dfo

Tahini yoghurt, heirloom carrots, lentils, braised orange fennel, harissa, za’atar

Akaroa Salmon 42 gf/dfo/nfo

Mustard & maple butternut pumpkin, roasted grapes, goats' cheese, pine nuts, crème fraiche

Pan Seared Market Fish 40.5 gf/nfo

Creamed saffron cauliflower, chorizo crumble, wild mushrooms, miso cashew pesto

Gnocchi 29

Wild mushrooms, crispy prosciutto, truffled ricotta, pecorino, minted pea pesto

Coconut & Prawn Risotto 29.5 df/gfo

Kaffir lime, crispy shallots, sambal oelek, spring onion, tempura prawns


Fries - tom sauce 13.5 / 16.5

Spiced Falafel - avocado mousse, bones pickles 15

Rocket Salad - rocket, ricotta, pepitas, champagne vinegar 13

Seasonal Vegetables - truffled honey, sliced almonds 13

gf - gluten free (advise if coeliac) / df - dairy free / n - no nuts / v - vegan / vg - vegetarian / o - option available, please ask

What they say

Awesome Breakie

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

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.


Winter Hours
Daily 9am til 9pm.

25 Esplanade Sumner,
Christchurch 8081
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Phone (03) 326 7226
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