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51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Oxford
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We booked a table for a management end of year function. The food we ordered (garlic bread and main meals) came out relatively quickly so no complaints there. While it was tasty, the chicken bore no flavour of either lime nor chili (as the menu promised), and the sauce definitely was not minted yoghurt either, so nothing like the menu... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My favourite dish is the chili cheese soup with crusty bread it never fails. Very filling and satisfying. However all the meals look good and I have never had a bad meal here. The only problem is that sometimes they get very busy and you can't always get a seat so have to go elsewhere.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We've dined here for lunch on several occasions and have always enjoyed the (adult) food, the service and the ambience. Streaky bacon features heavily on the menu (sourced from the local butcher) and is well worth trying. My only complaint is that the Children's Menu is a very poor show compared to the adult menu. Smaller and simpler versions of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fabulous muffins. Interesting hot chocolate. Have not been disappointed with a meal here yet - from coffee and treats to lunch and dinner. Dinner menu not vegetarian friendly and could do with more options. Recommend the venison and the seafood chowder is HIGHLY recommended.

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New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Booked with a group of friends for lunch. I am a bit of a fussy eater and decided on the soup which was quite delicious and plenty of it. The place was quite busy and the service did not suffer as a result. Staff were friendly as well and all in all an enjoyable mid day lunch.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Maybe we just struck it on a "off" day but the coffee was poor, the food average and the service disinterested. Went in for lunch around 12:30 and there were about 3 other tables seated. It was quite cool inside so we looked for a spot near a heater. Ordered coffee before lunch which wasn't worth finishing (first time EVER!)... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Café 51 is a quaint and homely restaurant at 51 Main Street, Oxford, North Canterbury. It is an historic, or character house converted into a very enjoyable restaurant that is open 7 days, for dinner on Fri-Sat nights, but mainly morning, afternoon tea and lunch the other days. We found the lunch menu to have a reasonable variety of soup/entrees,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on a very quiet Friday night to this restaurant. We had heard very good things. The entrée menu we thought was rather limited. Not fancying smoked salmon pate or the seafood chowder, I opted for the soup, which I don't tend to like doing for an entrée due to it filling me up too much before the main... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a lovely lunch with friends last weekend, well attended to by staff and excellent coffee to finish. Cafe 51 is in the delightful country town of Oxford, a must visit...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I have been making the trip out to Oxford for over three years now and have usually stopped for coffee at Café 51. It still has a homely, country-style atmosphere, and the coffee is just as good as it ever was. However, the staff member who served us must have been having an 'off' day, as her... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe 51

Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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