Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Take a trip out to New Brighton, where you’ll find the beach, the pier, and the famous Pierside Cafe & Bar!

Located right on the beach, you’ll enjoy beautiful views as you enjoy their diverse menu, which offers delights for everyone’s tastes!

Sit back and relax at Pierside every day of the week while they provide you with entertainment, a stunning meal, and the perfect backdrop to catch up with friends, family, and loved ones.

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Pierside Cafe & Bar
3 Brighton Mall * New Brighton
Christchurch 8061

Open Hours:
Mon-Thu: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Sun: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Phone: 03 388 4902
Website: www.pierside.co.nz

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Pierside Cafe & Bar
Location: New Brighton
Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Lovely restaurant near the beach, so before or after your meal, you can go for a stroll along the beach! (The best playground is nearby if you are there with your kids). The staff were helpful and friendly, and we really enjoyed the meals we chose, tasty and generous.

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Sachiko Shimamoto

Love this local gem. Great kai and great atmosphere. Staff are very friendly

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Great

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Lovely pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant part, lovely food, tasty and beautifully presented. Service was great, as the lovely lady who served us was very kind, engaging and fun. She often checked back on us to see if we were ok and needed anything. Also a nice view of Marine Parade - interesting.

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Kowhai Te Kira

Great food. Large meals.

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Very good

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Toni Walker

Wonderful food, I am normally quite reserved when it comes to ordering seafood dishes as it can easily go wrong but the seafood chowder and scallops salad were wonderful, even our daughter ate them and she is very picky.
Mains were great also, the ribs were amazing.
The waitress was amazing and very cheerful. The only thing I could point out is the man who first met with us in the dining area was quite abrupt and didn’t seem interested in us being there (it didn’t come across well) other than that, I would recommend

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Very good

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Service was amazing, well looked after. Great food nice wee location

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Great place

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great

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Our first visit to Pierside Cafe and Bar was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the quality and quantity of the food. The service was also excellent. We will definitely come back.

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Maryanne Oconnell

The food was delicious and the service was fabulous and friendly. We really enjoyed the our meal.

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Ali Ross

Pierside is one of my husbands favourite restaurants and we enjoy being in New Brighton by the sea.. The waitress was very attentive and helpful and even got colouring books for our grandson to use. The food choice was good and had thought put into accompaniments. All in all a lovely evening out.

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We had a very pleasant meal and experience at the Pierside café and I would definitely recommend this place as somewhere to try. It was a beautiful afternoon so being beach side was a great place to spend an evening. The venue is a little bit "pub-like" making it a great place for a casual meal out. The food was definitely not "pub-like" and so we were very pleasantly surprised to be served delicious salmon, Orange Roughy and twice cooked very tender and tasty spare ribs. To top it off, our waitress was delightful and the service we received was excellent.

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Tamara peterson

I've been here several times as its only up the road from us and this was certainly the best. The food was fantastic chef is great, a good timely manner lovely waitress. We skipped dessert because we were too full and we took home doggy bags! Thanks guys!

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Teri Shaw

beautiful food and service! highly recommend A+++

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Sharon Collins

The service was brilliant. my partner had the ribs which he said were cooked to perfection and he really enjoyed them. i had the steak meal which was nice except the steak had a bit of gristle in it but over all would go back to the Pierside cafe and bar

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Great friendly service. With good food

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Great meal and service

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Racheal Taungahihifo

Love this place, Best Ribs in town and other food and awesome Service. Sure they are getting sick of my whanau we come alot

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Kristin Russell

Food was ok but we had a lovely waitress

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Our introduction to first table was relaxing, informal and fun. Good, friendly service and a table by the window on a late sunny afternoon. Generous portions with lots or sauce...I had salmon, hubby had schnitzel. Highly recommended unexpected New Brighton surprise. We walked through the pub as the restaurant entrance was not yet open but found signage inside.

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Kowhai Te Kira

The service was good. Food was great. Overall fantastic dining experience.

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Lyn Ash

Great food Great service

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Pleasant surroundings, great service and good value. I enjoyed the salmon meal I had, my wife thought her fish and chips were a bit ordinary. However, I'd be happy to go again.

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Joanne Clist

First time at Pierside and can't fault it. Lovely food and lovely service. Will definitely go there again!!

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Paul Konia

Our best yet dining experience this year since moving from the North island! . A pleasant surprise in this hidden gem of a township. Our 3yr old daughter got given colouring in books to keep entertained so it felt like we were on a date night! The food was 5star and such generous servings.they went the extra mile to serve our single soup entree in two bowls as they asked if we were sharing it! And it felt like a full entree each served to us! we will most definitely be back and be telling our friends to join!! Thank you Pier Side! !

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Richard Horgan

a very pleasent dining experience would definitely recommend a visit

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Racheal Taungahihifo

2nd time coming here. Great food and service and great for familys. I dare you all to come try the food here.... Best Ribs in town :)

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Lyn Ash

The food was very nice, good value for money.

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Great meal and very friendly staff.

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Amazing food - amazing service!!! :)

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Racheal Taungahihifo

Wasn't a place i would have gone but after last night will go again. The best food, great service. Great place to take a family

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Allison Baynton

Food was fantastic. My granddaughter loved the pasta,she only had half a dozen spoonfills left that she couldn't eat but wanted to take it home for tomorrow!. Steak was cooked to perfection. Well done Chef.
Great friendly service, quick,delicious and welcoming.

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My partner Ben and I decided to try out Pierside Café for dinner last night and we are so glad we did! The service was excellent - really lovely waitress and I think it was the chef who delivered our mains. Both the entrée and the mains were big and delicious - Ben had the chicken bites to start and then the pasta of the day - he had leftovers to take home as the meals were huge! I had the pierside grill and the staff very obligingly modified it to fit my dietary requirements. The atmosphere was unpretentious and quirky, and dining early meant we had the whole restaurant section to ourselves :) We will definitely be back! Thank you :)

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Leah Kini

Amazing service we got last night! Waiter was so kind and bubbly and made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing! And very affordable too. We were the only ones in the restaurant but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Monique Sullivan

We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We will be back again.

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Jessica Krejcisz

The food was amazing, big portion sizes. Great service, highly recommend

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Great meal and amazing service. Food was very nice and portion sizes were large. Prices are extremely reasonable, Service was faultless. So surprised there weren't more people there to enjoy a great experience. We will certainly be back.

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Jackie Marquet

When we first arrived and said we had a booking the gentleman who greeted us looked a bit confused when we said we had a booking, but the young lady who looked after us was just wonderful and the food was great. Lovely wee place by the beach and would go again.

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Justin wealleans

Great place to bring your kids and enjoy dinner out as a family. The meal sizes are fantastic and prices are not to much. My only thing I wasn't to happy about was, I asked for my steak to be medium rear, it was more on the rear side otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves and would go back again.

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Malcolm & Helen HOWELL

A pleasant surprise awaited us at the Pierside Cafe. We were the only ones in the Cafe - but the food did not disappoint. The soup we had was the pumpkin soup and the seafood chowder. Excellent. The seafood chowder was probably one of the best I have ever had. Our mains were the Morrocan Chicken Salad - beautifully done with the right herbs , spice and marinated chicken, ample salad, nuts and cheese pieces through out. I had the roast of the day - Roast Pork with seasonal roast vegetables. All done perfectly with a large helping of roast pork, crackling and stewed apple cubes. We will certainly be back. The premises also has excellent toilets and drinks available. Our waitress was excellent.

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We dined as a family and had a really nice evening. Great food, great service and the prices are very reasonable. The waitress was fantastic and very good with the kids. It all made for a really enjoyable evening. We'll be back.

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DAWN THOMAS

Don't let the bit dated surroundings put you off great food and friendly service...

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Shannon Stone

What an awesome dining experience we had here last night. I would definitely recommend this place to family & friends. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great & the service was awesome as well. Such great value for money! We will definitely be back. Thanks Pierside Cafe & Bar.

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At Peirside we can say the service was great and the food was tasty and we had huge portions.Very happy with our meal. Josh served us he was very polite and made us feel welcome. Yes would go back. Cannot complain when you are getting such a great deal.☺

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margaret Gibbons

Nice food service was great .we will be back

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Deborah Davids

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet on a red hot afternoon. The service was charming and attentive. Anywhere would be proud of the young lady who looked after us. The food was plentiful. An excellent starter, soft and tasty garlic, bacon and cheese loaf. Fish and chips were fresh and well cooked as was the steak with lovely fresh side salad and chips. We will be back!

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The meal was surprisingly good and the young lady serving us was very nice. There was a bit of an issue trying to sort the discount in the till but I paid in cash to make it easier. Great service thanks!

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