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


Served from 5pm

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Small Plates

Groper Ceviche 23.5 gf/df

Prik nam pla, confit tomato, chilli, coriander, rice paper

Beach Carnitas Taco 14 gf/dfo

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

Heirloom Tomato Burrata 24 gfo/vo/nfo

Champagne vinegar, basil, pine nuts, crostini

Sticky Szechuan Eggplant 23.5 v/n

Chilli maple soy, Japanese mayo, Bones pickles, Asian dukkah

Scallops 26.5 gfo

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

Gorgonzola Flatbread 21

Apple, honey, rocket

Bruschetta 19 gfo/vg

Goats’ curd, Moroccan spiced eggplant caponata, basil

Butter Bean Aleppo Chilli Hummus 18 gfo/v

Roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, sumac, house made pita

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, truffle mayo, Bones pickles, milk bun, fries

House Caesar Salad 25 gfo/dfo

Cos lettuce, bacon, croutons, parmesan, egg, anchovy dressing

Penang Steamed NZ Mussels 28.5 df/gfo

Chilli, garlic, lime, coconut, toasted bread

Smashed Falafel Burger 26.5 gfo/dfo/vg/n

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

Tempura Fish Chips 28.5 dfo

Mushy peas, tartare & tomato sauce

Vietnamese Prawn Salad 27 gf/df/n

Chinese cabbage, carrot, rice noodles, peanut, chilli, crackling crumb, lime, herbs


Four Cheeses 30

Mozzarella, taleggio, gorgonzola, parmesan, apple

Margherita 26

Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil

Mexico 32

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

Prosciutto 32

Buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, cherry tomato, parmesan, rocket

Seafood Pizza Bianca 33

Prawn, salmon, capers, lemon, rocket

Tosca Bianca 31.5

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

Dinner Mains

Pan Seared Groper 38.5 gf/dfo

Feta cream, confit heirloom tomatoes, basil oil, house cured anchovy

Lemon Burnt Butter Gnocchi 29 nfo

Ricotta, Italian sausage, cashew pesto, basil, pecorino

Akaroa Salmon 38.5 gf/dfo/n

Avocado hummus, charred zucchini, feta, Badger Macha chilli oil, spiced falafel

Canterbury Lamb Shoulder 36 gf/dfo

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

Grass Fed Ribeye 300Gm 48 gf/dfo

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


Fries - tom sauce 13 / 16.5

Spiced Falafel - avocado mousse, bones pickles 15

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

Seasonal Vegetables - truffled honey, sliced almonds 13

gf - gluten free (advise if coeliac) / df - dairy free / v - vegan / vg - vegetarian / n - contains nuts nfo / nut free option / 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.

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.

Nice after a walk

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.

Great Spot for Lunch

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.

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!!!


Summer Hours
Daily 9am till late.

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