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Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Seafood
147 Esplanade | Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-326 7923
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
147 Esplanade | Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is as good as anywhere in the world. Sparkling sea, rocky hillsides and a vast mountain range in the distance. Excellent food tips off this faux Mediterranean experience; but you are in Sumner. Sun Capitol of the world. Thank you to the obliging...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really am embarrassed to say that I have driven past this great cafe sited in the best spot in Sumner everyday for 14 years and never felt the need to stop in for a breakfast. As it was Mother’s Day and I have a...More

Thank fabtobe50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is at the far end of the Esplanade closest to the Scarborough hill. It's a great place for a coffee stop while out beach walking. Great views looking over the beach. Family orientated it would seem. Indoor & outdoor seating.

Thank Iwashere2
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I don't think we could have picked a busier day... but it was relaxed and we didn't have to wait for a table. A bit of the wait (not surprisingly) for our order, but was such a nice outlook and friendly staff that we were...More

1  Thank smiliekiwi
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, service was very good and the view to the beach & hills was awesome. Play ground for the children near by. Nice and relaxing☕️ Dog friendly with water bowls for your fur babies

Thank Judy O
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Wow how wonderful this cafe is for service and lunch. The presentation was surgery and the food was so good.

Thank BrianPeat
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Have enjoyed a couple of stops here, both with family and on my own. Good food choice all day. Children are well catered for

Thank JanS1750
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast Saturday morning for my mums birthday. It was a miserable day but we were welcomed with friendly staff. Blankets offered, and tables joined. Loved the meal and presentation. I had th zucchini and horseradish fritters and they were very nice. Generous portions and...More

Thank 937liz
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch before a walk on the beach. It was our second visit to Ocean cafe and both times it has been very busy but we have still managed to get a table straight away. During today’s visit I wanted to...More

Thank Amy P
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Amy! Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you have enjoyed both your visits. I’ll just give the staff a wee reminder to “comb” the queue for people who are coming in to pay their bill, we have a designated area to...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

We sat outside in the 'Lovely Dog Area' where water bowls and tie-ups were available for the good number of dogs and their owners that visit. Nice idea especially as we had a dog mad nearly 2 year old in tow. Service good. Food really...More

Thank Hartshay
Jules P, Owner at Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Hartshay! Thank you for your lovely review - we try & cater for everyone so its great to read that our DDA (dedicated dog area!!!) is working well! With regards to your Fish & Chips - the salad should be more centered on the...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cafe, Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Esplanade | Clock Tower End, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 7923
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What better place is there in Christchurch to enjoy a relaxing dining experience whilst looking at the surfers, the SuP's, the seagulls & the swimmers - located on Sumner Esplanade, down by the clock tower.Follow us on Facebook : OceanCafeBarScarborough
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