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Cafe 51

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , Cafe, International
51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
+64 3-312 1751
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
6 days ago
“Lunch at Cafe 51”
6 Apr 2017
“Delicious lunch”
Open Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just had lunch at Cafe 51 Oxford, very pleasent. Soup was excellent as was the herb coated fish. The one problem was did we order at the counter or would they come to take our order. Had to go to the counter to find out....More

Thank BurwoodBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely service, great place to chat as it's not noisy, and food was pretty good too. There is a basic kids menu with the usual offerings on it, and reasonably priced.

Thank Sharonnichol
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Wandering further afield from Christchurch, we came upon Oxford, and encouraged by positive reports on this site, lunched at Cafe 51. The food was most enjoyable - my sauteed mushrooms perhaps more like breakfast than lunch, but tasty nonetheless, and my decision, and Herself's hoki,...More

Thank BPinOz
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A couple of friends and I dropped in here for coffee while out on a ride on our bikes. Great coffee but I wasn't really sure what food they had so just brought a cookie which was okay but expensive. I'd like to go here...More

Thank evilmatinator
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This cafe is very popular and in spite of changing staff, seems to maintain a good standard.we have lunched there a number of times and find it relaxed and predictable. Good coffee and good outdoor area. Easy to find, buggy and wheelchair accessible

Thank Tilly448
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely and clean. Good clean loos. Friendly staff. Wonderful baking and plenty of choices. Magazines to read and we never felt rushed

Thank mauricejean
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nice café, but it was an expensive lunch of NZD74. for 2 x Fish and Chips, a wine and coffee. Am hoping the wedges on the plate weren't from a well known brand (who add sugar). Serving size is ok for lunch. Safe for children...More

Thank robin b
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We would class this as a typical NZ cafe, nothing special and the menu s typical of many cafes around NZ. Food and portion sizes were adequate and the service good, prices were reasonable.

Thank Bikehikers
Reviewed 19 January 2017

For New Year's Eve, a friend and I visited this lovely place for a gorgeous lunch. The service was excellent and friendly. It was nice to actually have a staff member take the time to listen to your order and give a welcoming smile. As...More

Thank Tracey1902
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Many disappointments unfortunately. Very poor table service, had to request that the tables be cleared on sitting after watching the waiter return to the kitchen 3x with an empty tray. Zero smiles throughout. The food was terribly slow and very disappointing. Haloumi burger was dry,...More

Thank Kat F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 1751
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Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.
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