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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 #4 of 23 Restaurants in Ashburton
Price range: $5 - $10
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
Queenstown, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were in Ashburton for the weekend and were worried we wouldn't be able to find a half decent cafe. But luckily we found the Somerset - really cool vibe - great decor - great food and even better coffee. Loved it! Highly recommend!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have stopped in Ashburton may times without knowing this interesting store existed-worth heading off the main drag for. Huge range of gourmet products and spacious dining area, Have to say the muesli I ordered was the most miserable serving I've ever had-a light sprinkle over about 1/4 of a shallow plate. Yoghurt covered half the plate and a delicious serving... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Delicious, good value food. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Clean, tidy and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Called in to this busy cafe and ordered what looked like a delicious tart and coffee for lunch. A major disappointment was when the tart arrived soggy and squashed.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wife and I chose from the cabinet. great choice of well prepared and presented food, reasonable price , nice open friendly atmosphere. The shop format with so many lovely treats , are a great way for the inclined to fill in the moments waiting for the food.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 - 10

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