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/citrushospitality/

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

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Desirae Beechey

We had a wonderful evening at this beautiful beachside spot. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was stunning. We had burgers and dessert and couldn’t fit another mouthful in. I loved the fish burger and the sauce on the side (not sure what it was), was super yummy, my husband kept stealing it. We will definitely be back.

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Isabel Sibson

Really helpful staff and good hearty pub food. Very nice on a cold winter's night.

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We enjoyed our evening thanks.

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Danica Jonke

The indian lady that served us was really lovely. The food was alright but unfortunately found a long black hair in my salad.

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Great spot by the beach and enjoyed the food, service and locals.

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The food was great as was the service. However we didn't realise that we would be virtually in the centre of a pub packed with Friday night drinkers. Nothing could have prepared us for the noise that these guys were making. Yuck!

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Karen Murphy

15/5/19 was an exceptionally cold chilly night, entering the restaurant was so inviting and warm, the atmosphere is happy, warm and relaxed. We had Pizza and seafood followed by desserts which was delicious and the service was fantastic,

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Very nice thanks! Excellent service but food is bit dry and over cooked.

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Grace Butler

Food was great. Service was excellent and prompt. My only complaint would be the seating, the only option being high seats and tables which I find uncomfortable.

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Curry of the day was YUM! Will definitely go back :)

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Andrew Woodhouse

Excellent service, but unfortunately my pork roast was overcooked and the beef cheeks needed more seasoning.

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Genevieve Smith

We had a great time at Blackbird cafe.the staff were very attentive and nothing was to much trouble.the meals were a good size and we all enjoyed our meal.we had lamb rump with veges.scotch fillet steak with mushrooms salad and steak with fries and an egg.
My husband enjoyed his IPA beer as well.
The Cafe is just across from the beach.wheelchair friendly and I imagine it would really buzz in the summer.
Will definitely go again when we can.

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catherine bibbey

We enjoyed the food and the service. Fish and chips very yummy! thanx

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Mary Robb

Lovely meal especially the Irish music for St Patrick's day

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Vicki Harris

The pizza and garlic bread were lovely followed by dessert which was also nice and of very generous size.

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Lena Tekii

Nice small place. Customer service was okay. Food was okay the chips were not the nicest they were either stale or really over cooked. Despite this our family enjoyed our time there.

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GlennandJacqui France

Blackbird cafe has a great setting looking over the ocean at Sumner, you can smell the sea air as you dine outside. Simple cuisine with good pricing and sizes

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fei li

Food was average, no fault and no superise, music was on and off, not joyable, there were only 2 staff in the shop, the front one have to do order, service, all bar jobs, the back one (chef) is doing cooking and cleaning, the chef were not wearing apron or gloves while cooking or cleaning, the door between kitchen were broken and can see he prepared with food unhygienic. The owner have to put more staff there, please update to some new menu as they are all old and broken pages, can see staff working hard but can not do everything due to the condition is poor.

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Eleanor Frances

Nice alfresco alrea, food was good, service was ok... staff were lovely but mistakes were made. A good pub atmosphere though

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Amelia Hopewell

food was lovely but the man serving us seemed new and didn't know what he was doing. we received our food without any knives or forks and had to wait to get some

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Casual relaxed dining in a seaside setting with a great sea view

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Dinner was awesome
The steak was delicious,along with the chicken salad
and a couple of beers
With the surf coming in
Made the dinner an excellent experience
Great choice!!

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food was pretty basic. menu online looked good but was not the same at the cafe. service was great! great atmosphere too.

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Desirae Beechey

We had a wonderful evening at this beautiful beachside spot. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was stunning. We had burgers and dessert and couldn’t fit another mouthful in. I loved the fish burger and the sauce on the side (not sure what it was), was super yummy, my husband kept stealing it. We will definitely be back.

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Michael Mahon

Great location and the food and service good

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Jann Clutterbuck

Great food and excellent service :)

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Mary Robb

Lovely meal sitting out In sun overlooking beach

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Thought this would be a nice place to try given it's location. The place itself was fine however the food was a little under sized for what you're paying for. We both had burgers and our daughter had the nuggets. The burgers came with chips that you could almost count the quantity of - and nothing else.

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Marianne Hansen

Fabulous night, fast friendly service. Food was absolutely delicious

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Emily Cleland

great food

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It was great atmosphere, the food was great apart from the calamari - rubbery but the service provided was very nice.

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Mary Robb

Beautifull setting watching the sea great meal we will be back

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Located just across the beach. A very relaxing area. Good food and good service

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Jakob Tveden

Always great and relaxed.

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Maddie Ewan

Manager was rude on first arrival and I didn't order garlic toast I ordered garlic bread... the girl waiting on us was pleasant. Good view

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good

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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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Joan Ferguson

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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