Sumner Social

All the best things about Christchurch beach suburb Sumner – the beach, dog walks, Cave Rock, sun, friends and fun – can all be enjoyed from the vantage point of this beachside bar and restaurant.

With a fun colourful interior and wide-open courtyard, Sumner Social catches loads of sun, beach views and street scenes. It boasts a contaigously cheerful vibe that will have you smiling shortly after you walk in the door.

Sumner Social is the newest venture from a very experienced team with a strong background in hospitality. Double husband-and-wife teams Richard and Lisa Sinke and Julian and Hailey Sinke have owned and operated the various incarnations of Dux de Lux, Dux Live, Dux Dine and Dux Central.

The menu appropriately reflects the seaside setting with seafood-focused offerings, complemented by a mouthwatering selection of vegetarian options and traditional favourites. The classic Kiwi stalwart, Fish and Chips, makes the cut of course, as well as more innovative modern flavours such as Roast Tofu and Smoked Fish and Kimchi Croquettes. On the weekends it’s brunch time, with some fresh takes on the classics and a must-try Breakfast Margarita.

The drinks list captures the best of locally brewed craft beers, wines and an impressive and growing gin selection. Don’t miss the iconic Dux brews Delicious Hazy and Ginger Tom, or Lyttelton Distillery’s local Peninsula Gin. The New Zealand wines list is a showcase of our country’s very best, featuring wines made by friends of the owners, such as Jules Taylor and the Donaldsons at Pegasus Bay.

Sumner Social’s wonderful team are there to take care of you with a blend of experience and youthful vigour. Their aim is to give your visit to Sumner something extra besides the requisite sand between your toes.

So after a surf swim or walk you know where to head this summer – and beach kit is totally welcome.


22A Esplanade, Sumner,


03 244 0481




Food & Drink | Dining

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