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“Somerset Grocer, one of Ashburtons best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Somerset Grocer

The Somerset Grocer
Somerset House | 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
+64 3 307 5899
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Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Ashburton
Price range: $5 - $11
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Ashburton, New Zealand
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“Somerset Grocer, one of Ashburtons best”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fashionable and fast”
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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Nelson NZ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“this was awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Have been here before and it was ok, but on our return visit this year the meal we ordered when it was delivered was uneatable, we returned out food and the only positive thing was that after taking our meals to the kitchen the waitress came back and asked if we would like our money back, we took our refund and left,

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great lunch selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. A great selection of counter food (wonderful salmon roulade and warm egg and bacon roll). The staff were friendly and helpful who were happy to make 'modified' nachos for our son when nothing else appealed after a long car ride. Great coffee and sweet treats and an amazing range of deli items as well. Thank you, we will stop again.

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Los Angeles, California
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Nice selection of international foods but sky-high prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stopped here for espresso and a lemon slice. Delicious. Enjoyed browsing the international foods but the prices were sky high for this Yank - $12 for a can of tomatillos? Ouch! Some cute kitchen items and cards. For a larger selection and better prices, I'd go to Ballantynes in Christchurch instead.

Visited November 2013
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