Cuisine: A La Carte, Gastro Pub Food
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Under new management, the Blackbird Café is a relaxed eatery on Sumner beach.

Set to be your new favourite local haunt, the friendly team serve up a wide range of great food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tuck into hearty meals like Thai beef salad, steak with egg and fries and cheese platters. There’s always a tasty soup of the day; enjoy pea, bacon and potato soup or leek, potato and carrot soup, perfect for a chilly day at the beach.

In summer, dine al fresco in Blackbird’s large courtyard, taking in beach views and the fresh sea breeze.

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Blackbird Cafe & Bar
22A Esplanade, Sumner
Christchurch 8081

Open Hours:
Thu - Sun 8:30am - 9pm

Phone: 03 326 5358
Website: www.facebook.com

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Blackbird Cafe & Bar
Location: Sumner
Cuisine: A La Carte, Gastro Pub Food
Mains: $15 - $30

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We always have a great time at blackbird! Staff are super friendly and the food was amazing. My flatmate said it was the best meat pizza he had had all year! The other two of us had the steak and chips with egg. They were more than happy to swap out my chips for salad. Everything was delicious :)

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Denise Ladbrook

A good place for casual dining. We had burgers and really enjoyed the flavours. Our waitress was attentive without hovering. A nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

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Bronwyn Carpenter

We both had the fish & chips ! It was excellent. Friendly staff

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Pamela Kittelty

We enjoyed our meal overlooking the ocean and sheltered from the wind.
The portions were good and I loved the gurnard

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Bronnie Park

We went with friends for a casual evening together. It was an extremely good choice. The staff are awesome. Very friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous and the prices even without First Table were very competitive. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thank you.

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Food was pretty much bar meal style. Which was what we expected. It was beautifully cooked with nice clean flavours. We enjoyed it.

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Nice place to have dinner, friendly locals and staff

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beach cafe is exactly what it is! food wasn't that good, very basic. The menu we were given were filthy. Not going back again

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Sarah Sapsford

Came in for an early Sunday dinner and had a wonderful time! Beautiful views of the beach and a nice atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! Will come back again!

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Lisa Humphrey

Wonderful food
Lovely friendly people .
It’s a relaxed friendly authentic place, no rushed atmosphere.
We sat in the sun and took time out . Will definitely go back.

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The blackbird cafe is a fantastic spot in sumner. The food is wicked and service was outstanding. I’d highly recommend going for the experience.

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Jakob Tveden

We were Very positively surprised. Awesome place!!

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Nicole Smith

The place and the people were amazing. We had a great time and the staff were very accommodating. The food was yummy. Will definitely go back here again. Would highly recommend.

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Caleb Vercoe

Fantastic location - can highly recommend a walk along the beach afterwards. The food was perfect whilst at Bar. Our host (the owner) was attentive, welcoming and served our table perfectly.
Would recommend as a place to visit.

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Helen Booth

Great service, nice food

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Jo Mackenzie

Fantastic service!! Good all round food and relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back :)

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Carey Mason

Perfect quiet, warm setting with a view of the beach. Food was delicious and well priced! Highly recommend

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Stacey Wilson

Limited Menu - and you feel squished in.
Food was good.

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Olivia Dowd

Nice environment and friendly staff. Hard to find the gluten free options form the menu - staff had to check which ones could be made gluten free. Food was good but nothing spectacular.

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Nicole Hughes

Everything was lovely. quick good service.

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Erin June VIII

Lovely place. We will be back! Views, atmosphere, good food. Everything was great.

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My partner and I had a great experience at Blackbird. The service was very attentive and the food was great. Make sure you leave room for the chocolate brownie for dessert!

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Nice cosy place to dine, we had steak, fish and pizza all were really nice, staff were great, will be a great place to dine in summer with the outside seating, we shell be back!

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Really warm and cosy on a very cold night.Food tasty we all really enjoyed our evening .

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Christie Foote

Lovely evening out!!

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We had a lovely evening. The food and service were both excellent. It was a shame it was a cold evening, as it would have been great to dine outside in the courtyard.

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We had a good evening. The service was very quick, the hamburger was not greasy and salad was chosen instead of chips which made it a healthy option.
Lovely coffee afterwards. Thank you Blackbird Cafe & Bar.

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Khymne D'Arcy

Very nice staff and we are pleased to find somewhere we can eat after taking our dog for a walk on the beach.

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Food was nice but nothing amazing, the fries were delicious. Lovely service.

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Jodie Cartwright

It's was okay if you just wanted a quick bite. Limited menu.

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David Fortin

very nice cafe right next to Cave Rock in Sumner and a really nice outdoor terrace with sea views, dog-friendly too which is great. Good food, and very nice hosts, always good friendly service whenever we go, we'll definitely come again! cheers

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Malcolm & Helen HOWELL

Having seen previous reviews we were a little hesitant in making a booking at Blackbird Cafe.
However all went well.
Blackbird Cafe has a simple menu. Nothing spectacular. Its very basic pub food. The menu that 1st table outlines is more accurate than the substantial menu found on the net which is now out of date.
I had the steak, egg and Chips with a side salad. The steak was rump and very small at 200 gms. Surprisingly it was cooked to perfection and easy to eat. The salad was excellent. My wife had Monk Fish, chips and salad. That was also perfectly cooked.
This is the only food we ate.
There is a fully stocked bar and outside tables. A pint of Peroni was $10.50. I did comment that it was far too expensive for a beer. They agreed and said during the week it is cheaper and they have happy hours. But in the weekends the price is raised considerably.

This Cafe & Bar is located in a Top location and should be roaring with patrons and action. In fact we were the only patrons eating.

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Alix Nicholson

Really friendly staff and quick service. There was one or two bigger "jolly" groups seeing as it was St Patricks but it wasn't rowdy at all, just a really nice atmosphere overall. Our server had a chat with us and when she realised we were locals we were given a 20% card to use in future. Definitely going back, great location, food is a good price (even without the 50% off) good serving sizes. Lovely! Thanks!

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Mauresa Andrews

Really good service and food, def recommend :)

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Leonie Cowen-Willis

Not great. Service was ok but waitress didn't really know what the specials were e.g there were lamb shanks on the board so i asked whether they came with a mash or something and answer was that they were in a sauce. I had a burger which looked nice but pattie was a funny texture and had some sort of relish that wasn't listed on menu. My partner had the steak which was served on a bed of fries, with a fried egg and a piece of tomato and cucumber. She said the steak tasted like it had been stewed. It is in a perfect possie and could do very well if it did less but did it well. Maybe some good tapas. Wouldn't go back or recommend

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Jann Clutterbuck

Great food and service, it was so nice sitting outside on such a beautiful night!

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Bec Smith

We had a lovely casual dinner at Blackbird café. The beef cheeks and Blackbird burger were delicious, and the fries were nicely done. Especially enjoyed the brownie for dessert! We'll be back.

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Aurora Savanna

lovely staff, prompt service and the food was delicious.

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becky wilson

We had a very yummy, relaxing family meal with great service. We will be back- thank you

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Evan Taylor

Dry tasteless burgers, dysfunctional and lack of service with one waitress with very bad body odour. Staff didn't seem to know what their specials were and how it was to be served (don't even ask for dessert, what a joke) Traffic and parking is horrendous at this time of evening as only one road in and it's a popular area for beach goers. Also their happy hours still had a few patrons with a skin full of booze that were getting rowdy. Will not be going back here and do not recommend.

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Gill Poulter

Very disappointed. When we arrived we were told to pick a table by our lovely waitress, we ordered our drinks and set in to enjoy a lovely evening. Our waitress returned after 10 mins or so and took our orders, then we sat and waited and waited by this time hubby was starving but we figured they taking their time food will be great! after 40mins it came out, I had ordered fish burger and got a tiny piece of very tasteless fish with the usual trimmings including a thick piece of raw onion and beetroot chutney. (personally cant stand beetroot and if this was stated on menu instead of jus chutney I wouldnt have ordered.) Hubby in meantime got steak with egg and chips as all he wanted was a steak but there was nothing else on the menu with steak. Steak was grisley and dry. He was starving so ate it but on way he got KFC. Overall food was very disappointing but our waitress was lovely.

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The food and service were both great. On a super hot Saturday the staff were attentive and efficient, we weren’t rushed through our meal. Altogether a great evening........

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Friendly Staff, Amazing food!

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Hini Patel

Great food and great friendly staff!

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great place in sun for drinks and food

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Jann Clutterbuck

The food was excellent and so were the staff, thanks for a great meal!

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Anna Grpfit

Great food, great service and great location. Would recommend the beef cheeks, three from our group had this and we all enjoyed them (and so did our children). Thank you blackbird, we will be back.

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Rosemary Collins

Very friendly young girl showed us to our seats and had our drinks on the table in no time at all. My grandson and I had a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings. It was pleasing to watch the young girl interact with other customers. She certainly is an asset for the cafe. We will be back.

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David Fortin

Very nice cafe-style dining at affordable prices with a beautiful large outdoor area that provides views to Cave Rock and Sumner beach, its a very good place to be outside with good shade umbrellas too. They let you bring your dog as well and provide a bowl of fresh water for them, how cool is that? The food was excellent, we had the Pesto burger and the fish'n chips and the dessert brownie with ice cream was a good finishing touch. Good spot to have a cold beer too, they serve real pint-size 568ml on tap for $8, can't go wrong with that. We will definitely come again this summer, Cheers!

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