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Cuisine: Cafe, Italian, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

An eatery by day and pizzeria by night; whichever time you choose to visit The Birdwood expect home-cooked food with a freshly blitzed smoothie on the side.

Inside it's cool as a cucumber and transitions effortlessly from daytime chill to lively evenings where the pizza throwers are flinging pizza bases every which way. Its minimalist interior is flooded with natural light, making this a peaceful spot with some serious zen factor.

If you're joining them for breakfast, there's something to please the ravenous, sweet tooths and calorie counters. The Birdwood breakfast is one for the big eaters and comes with free-range eggs, rarebit soldiers and an apple and rhubarb crumble. The corned beef hash is another hearty option while the vanilla waffles take a more sugary approach with berry compote, chocolate ganache and marshmallow. If you want something that's friendly to the waistline, smashed avocado or a fresh fruit granola should do the trick!

Dinner is all about Italian classics, unsurprisingly! Their fresh-out-of-the-pizza-oven pizzas come with popular toppings like Italiana, capricciosa, and pollo. More unconventional toppings are available too like the bacon and prawns, ham and chilli and octopus, squid and mussels. Choose from other meat and vegetarian dishes that'll comfort and excite and there are beers and wines to wash it all down with!

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The Birdwood Eatery & Pizzeria
76 Malcom Ave
Christchurch 8023

Open Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7am - 4pm // 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Sunday 7am - 4pm // 3pm - 10pm

Phone: (03) 332 3256

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The Birdwood Eatery & Pizzeria
Location: Beckenham
Cuisine: Cafe, Italian, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

The staff were very welcoming and all 3 of us enjoyed our food. One person had the lamb gnocchi which he found full of flavour and very also very filling. My meal was the special of the day - a salmon and caper pizza and the base was fabulously thin and crisp and meant that the salmon flavour really stood out rather than being swamped by too much base. There are plenty of other choices besides pizza and gluten free versions available.The place was very busy early so clearly other diners are appreciating the quality of food and service too.
We are so lucky to have this high quality restaurant in our neighbourhood. we will be back and looking forward to it.

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Very happy to rate The Birdwood as one of the nicest dinners out we've enjoyed in a long time. The stand-out was the absolutely lovely service and I left thinking, "Wow'! Both servers were natural, friendly and incredibly helpful. We weren't rushed and our meals were fabulous too. The little stuffed dates were a tasty nibble to start and my lamb gnocchi was melt-in-the-mouth superb. My partner's Birdwood pizza was delicious and our friends loved their tortellini and ravioli too - all generous portions and full of flavour. Our server suggested that two rather than three side salads for our table would likely be enough and we barely finished the two, so that was also appreciated. Congratulations on creating a wonderful suburban restaurant that stands out from the crowd, with staff who obviously enjoy themselves - we'll be back, often!

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Jodi Beattie

What a fabulous experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. We requested the chef choose the meals for the table and we were not disappointed at all with what we were dished with. The service was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back in the near future. Thanks to the team at The Birdwood Eatery & Pizzeria for an unforgettable dining experience.

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The Birdwood Eatery was an great experience, we enjoyed a great brunch together with some friends on a beautiful spring morning enjoying their indoor/outdoor eating experience. We experienced an assortment of delicious treats from their cabinet, superb eggs Benedict and their self tilled 'The Birdwood' breakfast meal which included Soft boiled free range eggs, rarebit soldiers, apple & rhubarb crumble, buffalo yoghurt granola, berry compote. I was an exquisite experience for us all.

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We've been meaning to try The Birdwood for a while now, and it certainly didn't disappoint! Atmosphere and service were great, and the food was delicious! Kids loved watching the chefs making the pizzas! Thanks for a great night...we'll definitely be back!

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Anneka Martin

Absolutely delicious food could not fault a thing! I had the corned beef hash, wow the flavours and seasoning were next level so tasty and a massive portion so super filling but couldn't stop, would've licked my plate if I wasn't in public!!! My friend had the waffles which were super delicious especially if you have a decadent sweet tooth, I obviously had to try some and I was glad I did!
Service was excellent. Highly recommend and will be back for sure to try the rest of the menu!

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Ceridwen Parbery

My partner and I enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience, a lovely fit out and a mix of booths, low and high tables catering for all group sizes. We were soon planning our next visit with friends to this wonderful Italian restaurant. Smoked salmon and the arancini for entree both were tasty and elegantly presented. For mains I had the much appreciated seafood linguini and it did not disappoint, intense flavour and a good portion size with lots and lots of seafood, my partner had the tortellini which was creamy and perfectly filled. The service was attentive and did not change as the restaurant filled up to be almost full (not bad for a monday night). Meal highlight for me was the baked mandarin cheesecake with coconut ice cream,the crust was crisp and light with great texture in the cheesecake, real melt in the mouth. Well done we will be back often.We love Italian and have eaten at all the Christchurch Italian eateries, this ranks as one of the best.

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We always have a super meal and experience at Birdwood

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Karen Amyes

Delicious pizza, the seafood one was devine ! Good servce.

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The staff were very welcoming and all 3 of us enjoyed our food. One person had the lamb gnocchi which he found full of flavour and very also very filling. My meal was the special of the day - a salmon and caper pizza and the base was fabulously thin and crisp and meant that the salmon flavour really stood out rather than being swamped by too much base. There are plenty of other choices besides pizza and gluten free versions available.The place was very busy early so clearly other diners are appreciating the quality of food and service too.
We are so lucky to have this high quality restaurant in our neighbourhood. we will be back and looking forward to it.

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Jo Musson

Gosh what a great place.Food was out of this world authentic Italian.Service was attentive.Love the idea of wine on tap for carafes too.Could maybe up the ambience with maybe a little Italian music and table decs but will certainly be back.

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Service was good, food was good - although my particular choice in pizza may not have been the best as the base became very soggy.
Overall was a nice place and the kids were well entertained.

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Ben Lees

Fantastic food in a great neighborhood location.

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Good dining experience for ourselves and 2 grandchildren. The bambino’s menu was perfect for them and the old ones (us) shared a delicious pizza , wedges, and roast pumpkin salad. Thankyou!!

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Savanah Stewart

This place is just lovely. Really nice staff and great food. Would highly recommend. We will be back!

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Amazing food and great service! A child friendly restaurant too

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Good food , good atmosphere , service was excellent and will definitely do first table again.

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Fantastic local restaurant - delicious pizza and excellent service.

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Very good food again. I love that this is my local!

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Very happy to rate The Birdwood as one of the nicest dinners out we've enjoyed in a long time. The stand-out was the absolutely lovely service and I left thinking, "Wow'! Both servers were natural, friendly and incredibly helpful. We weren't rushed and our meals were fabulous too. The little stuffed dates were a tasty nibble to start and my lamb gnocchi was melt-in-the-mouth superb. My partner's Birdwood pizza was delicious and our friends loved their tortellini and ravioli too - all generous portions and full of flavour. Our server suggested that two rather than three side salads for our table would likely be enough and we barely finished the two, so that was also appreciated. Congratulations on creating a wonderful suburban restaurant that stands out from the crowd, with staff who obviously enjoy themselves - we'll be back, often!

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Chantelle Nicole

Great food!

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Jodi Beattie

What a fabulous experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. We requested the chef choose the meals for the table and we were not disappointed at all with what we were dished with. The service was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back in the near future. Thanks to the team at The Birdwood Eatery & Pizzeria for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Pat O'Brien

Great food, lovely service

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The Birdwood Eatery was an great experience, we enjoyed a great brunch together with some friends on a beautiful spring morning enjoying their indoor/outdoor eating experience. We experienced an assortment of delicious treats from their cabinet, superb eggs Benedict and their self tilled 'The Birdwood' breakfast meal which included Soft boiled free range eggs, rarebit soldiers, apple & rhubarb crumble, buffalo yoghurt granola, berry compote. I was an exquisite experience for us all.

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Anneka Martin

Great friendly staff!! Delicious food as always, cant fault it at all. Highly recommend to everyone. Easy parking, and can reserve a table. My go to brunch spot in town. Quickly making my way through the menu!!

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Amanda Sevier

Overall enjoyable family meal.

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Had my birthday breakfast there and loved it.
Great staff - friendly and professional. Great food and coffee. Didn't have to wait long for any of it even though it was getting quite busy by the time I ordered my 2nd coffee.

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staff and food were brilliant, will definitely be back again!

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Melissa Haskell

Loved the range of pizzas and yummy gelatos too

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We've been meaning to try The Birdwood for a while now, and it certainly didn't disappoint! Atmosphere and service were great, and the food was delicious! Kids loved watching the chefs making the pizzas! Thanks for a great night...we'll definitely be back!

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Arvind Masilamani

Good food.

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Anneka Martin

Absolutely delicious food could not fault a thing! I had the corned beef hash, wow the flavours and seasoning were next level so tasty and a massive portion so super filling but couldn't stop, would've licked my plate if I wasn't in public!!! My friend had the waffles which were super delicious especially if you have a decadent sweet tooth, I obviously had to try some and I was glad I did!
Service was excellent. Highly recommend and will be back for sure to try the rest of the menu!

- dined at The Birdwood Eatery & Pizzeria on

We had a lovely dinner. Service was great and food was delicious. The atmosphere was also warm and welcoming. Would definitely go again

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Ceridwen Parbery

My partner and I enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience, a lovely fit out and a mix of booths, low and high tables catering for all group sizes. We were soon planning our next visit with friends to this wonderful Italian restaurant. Smoked salmon and the arancini for entree both were tasty and elegantly presented. For mains I had the much appreciated seafood linguini and it did not disappoint, intense flavour and a good portion size with lots and lots of seafood, my partner had the tortellini which was creamy and perfectly filled. The service was attentive and did not change as the restaurant filled up to be almost full (not bad for a monday night). Meal highlight for me was the baked mandarin cheesecake with coconut ice cream,the crust was crisp and light with great texture in the cheesecake, real melt in the mouth. Well done we will be back often.We love Italian and have eaten at all the Christchurch Italian eateries, this ranks as one of the best.

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The food and atmosphere were both good, although it is not super kid friendly (they did have some colouring in and pencils for the kids, which was nice). The pizza were nice, but a little 'soggy'/soft in the middle, so the kids didn't really eat them. Unfortunately, another 2yr old child projectile vomited in the booth next to us, so that put a bit of a damper on the dining experience! Overall, was good, but probably wouldn't return with kids.

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Matt Read

Really great food and atmosphere. Local and gourmet vibe.

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