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“Lovely outdoor lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 51

Cafe 51
51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
03-312-1751
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We really enjoyed our lunch today-amazed at how Oxford has developed. It's worth a round trip from Christchurch-West Coast Road -Darfield-Oxford-Cust-Rangiora- Christchurch stopping at Art Galleries and Craft Shops all the way. Lunch at Cafe 51 a must!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A lovely time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We chose the 51 as we have had a lunch here before and prefer the food and service here to other cafes in the area
We weren't dissapointed the food was well presented and good value
we chose the breads and what we thought were going to be dips like oil and balsamic but it was chutney , mayo ( I think) and hummus.
The filo was perfect and the salad lovely
Will be back

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dropped from Excellent to Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Visited recently to celebrate a birthday for an evening meal. The menu has been the same now for at least 3 years without a change so it has become somewhat ho-hum. The food is still first class and presented well. We were somewhat annoyed however when the waitress came out and told us we needed to be out of the restaurant by 10pm we were having coffee and another glass of wine at 9.45pm and catching up with our friends. We would have probably left anyway before 10.30 however to be told when to leave really annoyed us. The cost of the meal and wine totalled $280 (4 people) main and dessert.

Visited October 2012
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Christchurch
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“Great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Best salad I've had in a long time here - recommend the marinated beef salad - yummo! Fantastic service very friendly

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great for afternoon tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Popped into Cafe 51 while on a Sunday drive on my mother's birthday. My parents thought that their coffees were fantastic, and my iced chocolate was excellent. Will certainly visit again next time we're in Oxford.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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