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Shearers Quarters

) #29 of 61 Restaurants in Timaru $$ - $$$ Cafe, ,
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
+64 3-615 9043
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mini golf” (11 reviews)
“farm animals” (3 reviews)
“food options” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking my friend out for her birthday lunch I was very disappointing & embarrassed. I wanted to support the new owners, however I will not return. It was extremely cold & so univiting in the dining area. The meals were less than average. My...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had lunch at the Shearer's Quarters just as the management changed some weeks ago, and were very disappointed. So thought we would visit again today to see how things had improved now new folk have settled in. Very sparse décor without the old country...More

Thank Hillsflat168
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went out to this space not knowing it had changed... So impressed with the changes and the new owners... Beautiful lunch ...awesome service....totally worth a visit

Thank ericandlyn
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It was with great excitement we ventured out to experience the new Shearers Quarters. It was a very busy sunny Saturday and from the moment I queued I felt disappointed. A large group was there and they were going up individually to the counter to...More

1  Thank Margie C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wonderful meals.Great service,Warm friendly atmosphere.The staff were excellent.The restaurant very busy.

1  Thank lynkes
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Certainly not disappointed, Karl & team have certainly worked incredibly hard to bring this cafe back to a great venue. Choice of food not disappointing and exc coffee. We will definitely be back. The outside certainly a lot tidier and we know you haven't finished...More

1  Thank dunedintimaru
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Hey then why owners have done well in the good front. Two of the group of 4 are gluten free. Food options were extensive. Food was delicious. Staff were friendly and interacted well. Loved the visit esp. as sun was out. Great coffee too.

1  Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

New owners advertising that has gone back to being a family friendly place, well animals looking sad and fences broken, mini golf not spruced up yet and shop gone and inside looks like a blank canvas just wooden walls. We had some food and was...More

Thank vanessa997
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Such a nice place to have brunch/lunch at. Lovely surroundings. We have never been disappointed when we have been here

1  Thank Jade K
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Tucked away a few roads off the highway there is a pleasant cafe with a very rural atmosphere, but a little pricy

1  Thank GroverNZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-615 9043
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Open all year round. The Shearers Quarters is cosy and warm during winter and fresh, light and sunny during the summer season.
This country cafe has evolved into one of South Canterbury's leading family destinations. Have a round of mini golf, say hello to the farm animals & enjoy the great food & coffee.
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