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The Somerset Grocer

Somerset House | 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
+64 3 307 5899
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Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Ashburton
Price range: $5 - $11
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: At the Somerset Grocer, we love great food and take pride in bringing you the best local and international produce, in a great shop atmosphere. At our Ashburton gourmet grocer you’ll encounter new products and tasty delights with each visit.Browse our shelves for a unique ingredient to bring your next meal to life, grab a bottle of wine from our specialty Ashburton wine shop or chat to our friendly team about the perfect addition to spice up your weekly shopping basket. With gourmet products sourced and selected from throughout New Zealand and beyond, the Somerset Grocer will have something to tempt you. We are conveniently located just off the main street of Ashburton, on Burnett St. Look for us on the Ground Floor of the new Somerset Building.

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English first
Ashburton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I love coming here. Great food. There is something about the place which makes it seem really special.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We enjoyed our meals, the french toast was lovely. It was a shame the drinks were terrible. Service was pretty lackluster, the shop has interesting specialty food to buy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I only had a short stay in Ahsburton, but I visited The Somerset Grocer twice! The coffee was OK, but I can recommend the enormous sausage rolls and the egg and bacon quiche. The service was average with the staff yielding little in terms of local knowledge and advice for tourists. There is a plentiful range of sweets from around... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is busy and trendy. Staff are friendly and coffee quite good. They use to have the best coffee guy in town but unfortunately he left. Food is nice lots to chose from. Good seating options with couches, tables or high bar type option.

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Christchurch
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As always the food in this cafe never disappoints!! Well presented, delicious and fresh. The added bonus is the shop with unusual and luxurious food items!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stopped by for a coffee and cake one sunny afternoon. The staff were pleasant, the coffee was great, the cake was far too sweet - but we ate it anyway! :) We haven't tried any of the food but it mostly looks appealing although some of the portions seem huge. It is a great comfy space with plenty of... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great place for meeting friends for a light lunch or coffee. Very central. Interesting and different gifts to buy.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food was yummy and the coffee strong, which was all we were after. It has a comfortable but uber stylish vibe with trendy, high-end food items and kitchen gadget for purchase. Friendly but quite fashionable, so if you're looking for low-key grub this isn't the place.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not a meal but often pop in for a treat, amazing shop, lovely food, great service, clean & friendly. Totally recommend. Also extra ordindary gifty things for gift baskets etc.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Mixed reviews here; my mum loved her corn fritters with bacon, dad like the eggs but my GF crepe really needed the salsa to claim taste. If passing through Ashburton, it's worth stopping for a quick lunch - the coffee is great!

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Additional Information about The Somerset Grocer

Address: Somerset House | 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 307 5899
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11

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