The Birdwood


Hours: The Eatery: Monday - Saturday 8am-4pm Sunday 9am-4pm The Pizzaria Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm Friday - Sunday 3pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 332 3256

Your local neighbourhood Eatery and Pizzeria. Focus on simple, delicious food, warm and friendly hospitality in a relaxed environment.


The Birdwood Eatery and Pizzeria is your first place to look for mouthwatering Italian cuisine, hand-stretched wood-fired sourdough pizzas, handcrafted pasta, tasty breakfast, lunch and freshly roasted coffee in suburban Beckenham, Christchurch. With a community focus, our passion for great food is only matched with our outstanding service and fresh, seasonal, local foods. We have parking, bike racks, dog bowls and even a take out window. Grab and go or relax, take your time and enjoy beautiful meals and a dose of our special Birdwood easy-going community hospitality Born and raised on the South Coast of England in Poole Dorset, Nick Freeman began his career working different hotels in the area including The Royal Bath Hotel and Poole Harbour Yacht Club. Nick worked in London for many years in places such as the Ritz, Le Pont De La tour and was head chef of Cecconis in Mayfair before settling in Christchurch to raise a family. ? Sarah is the connection between people and meal. Her careers in education, youth support and fitness led her to the natural path of hospitality. Her belief is that by taking a team of like-minded individuals and adding in amazing food the recipe will always be successful. ? in 2006 Nick and Sarah opened Freemans in Lyttelton, battling through earthquake challenges including a significant nine-month closure and a hard-fought battle back until they sold in 2018 to work on a bigger dream. Together with their three children Ella, Harper and Kobe, The Birdwood became that dream, a truly happy family 'local' eatery. The Birdwood team is absolutely the most important ingredient of what a recipe for truly authentic delicious Italian food.

76 Malcolm Avenue, Beckenham, Christchurch 8023


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