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Cafe 51

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51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
03-312-1751
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Chowder, great service

Had the seafood Chowder and rotated tomato soup. Both good. Service was friendly and efficient. Place, though slightly small, was clean and cosy. Great stopover place after a long drive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Tjin K
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Drove out from Christchurch for lunch Sunday last. Café busy but we had booked. We, both, had the baked hoki which was excellent with a very fresh and varied salad. Staff pleasant and moving quickly with lunch orders. Highly recommend if you fancy a drive out in the country!

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Oxford, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What a shame that the little touches, which made a memorable night out have gone - gone are the slices of lemon in the drinking water, gone are the small vase of flowers on each table, or the waitress offering you the pepper mill, just to name a few. The menu hasn't been changed for awhile so if you like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had the seafood Chowder and rotated tomato soup. Both good. Service was friendly and efficient. Place, though slightly small, was clean and cosy. Great stopover place after a long drive.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visited Café 51, after not been there for a few months. It is very good local venue and the staff and food as good as it gets in Oxford. As it was one of our party's b'day we decided to have coffee and cake which is a very good choice as they serve g.f. food . The size and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Perfect rare Ribeye , great vegetables and a smashing hot berry sundae.. A very uninspired beer list though .. Needs some serious work on that.. Overall though very good👍

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I regularly used to go to Oxford never stopped into Café 51 A shame. I did today and had lunch. Great food ! . Staff there obviously enjoy there job and hence pass that on to the customers. Was talked into getting a Merlot well done . Also they asked if my dog wanted a bowl for water. Old fashioned... More 

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Oxford, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Great service, delish food and we keeping going back! Very popular so would recommend booking, enjoy!

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seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very good food. I stopped in early without a reservation. They were fully booked but since I was alone and early, they served me at an outside table normally not used in the evening. Seafood chowder was rich and flavorful.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Another girls day out, and we headed to Oxford for lunch. The town was busy, but we decided to try our luck for a table at Café 51. Almost full, one table left. The staff were wonderful, and the café really tidy, and such a selection off the menu (healthy at that) to choose from. Am so over the skinny... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a great place to stop off for a coffee and snack. Even though after only a short trip from Leithfield and on our way to Lake Tekapo from and onwards, my wife insists on stopping here. We have always encountered very friendly staff and excellent service, with great tasting food and coffee. A favourite place for a coffee... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe 51

Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03-312-1751
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 03-312-1751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?