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Seagars Cooking School and Cafe

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78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
+64 3 312 1435
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Seagars is owned by New Zealand Cook Book author Jo Seagar. The business...
Seagars is owned by New Zealand Cook Book author Jo Seagar. The business includes the Seagars Cafe, Cook School, Kitchen Store and B&B Accommodation.
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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I have always loved our drive to Oxford and breakfast at Seagars! The haymaker pie always a favourite! This time we could see that things had changed ! All the staff are young which is fine as they were cheerful but I missed the staff that seemed to have been there forever! The breakfast at $23 was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

One should be able to expect great things from a restaurant named after one of NZ's more famous cooks, but don't raise your expectations here. The menu has not changed since it first opened, the fat fryer is a little too used in the menu, and the service can be great, or shockingingly bad. The coffee, don't even mention it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have always loved our drive to Oxford and breakfast at Seagars! The haymaker pie always a favourite! This time we could see that things had changed ! All the staff are young which is fine as they were cheerful but I missed the staff that seemed to have been there forever! The breakfast at $23 was just uninspiring! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Ss a couple we were staying in the area and thought what a great place to go to. On entering the cafe we were greeted by a short blonde woman who needs a lesson in customer service ( it costs nothing for a hello and smile) We had a lovely muffin and very average coffee. Probably wouldn't return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Absolutely outstanding, despite a few mixed reviews I have seen. Bacon and eggs to die for, coffee so good that two wasn't enough. Great service too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

One of those places where you are greeted and directed to a table then left to twiddle your thumbs. Need to sort this as the first few mins is high risk time for people walking out But - and it is a positive But - Food was superb and we don't often say that!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited this place with friends for lunch. Nicely decorated and tasty food. Unfortunately one of the staff behind the counter lacked any sort of focus on the customer! Thankfully the other was welcoming and relaxed. Have to say the reputation of the place goes before it. But it's vastly over priced for what it is.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I did a cooking class a couple of years ago, with friends and daughters. It was brilliant and loved every minute of it. I learnt some wonderful tips and still use them to this day. We also stayed in Jo Seagars accommodation. That also was brilliant, . Totally recommend them both to anyone would definitely do it again. Had breakfast... More 

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Oxford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

love this I went with school for a hot chocolate and was the best you must go their yummy biscuits and chips love this cafe

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

We had a delicious breakfast here yesterday. The oaty fruit crumble with yogurt & fresh fruit was especially good. Service was quick. Staff very friendly & welcoming. In only drink tea but my husband said his latte was excellent.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had always wanted to visit and today made it for breakfast. Greeted well given menu's but not given any indication of if served at table or self order at cashout. Menu bland but to be positive lovely bacon, great well cooked eggs and tasty bread. A concrete courtyard was a surprise as the only outdoor area. A satisfactory unexciting experience... More 

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Address: 78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 312 1435
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
Cuisine: New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +64 3 312 1435

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Seagars is owned by New Zealand Cook Book author Jo Seagar. The business includes the Seagars Cafe, Cook School, Kitchen Store and B&B Accommodation.

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