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Lushingtons Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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5 Archibald Street | Tinwald, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on the way to have a bite for lunch...wasn't expecting much. Turned out to be absolutely delicious reasonably priced and very tasty. Service was very prompt and friendly as they were quite busy. Nice setting..would call again...and yes great coffee. Keep up the great work ...Lushingtons ☺👍

Thank Paula K
Timaru, New Zealand
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lamb salad for lunch which was delicious!! The girl that seated me & took my order was very good and very professional unfortunately the girl that delivered my meal just dumped it down and didn't say anything. Perhaps she was having a bad day? Other staff when I went to pay were very friendly

Thank hidez_12
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was quite dirty & in need of a good clean - especially the floors & skirting boards. Soy latte tasted burnt & mocha tasted like dirty dish wash water & plates & glasses chipped. Gluten free cake was FAR to sickly sweet. Won't be returning in a hurry

Thank Pearlklah
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We only had coffee but I could see the meals other people had around us and they looked fantastic. The atmosphere is friendly and the cafe is a relaxing location, there is plenty of parking and it is an enjoyable spot to have a coffee after you have looked around the Garden Centre. Very nicely decorated and great service received... More 

Thank Bridget W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This is my go to coffee stop when travelling south from Christchurch. Coffee never fails to disappoint and the gift store is one of the best in the country. I always find beautiful gifts for friends and family. On occasions we have had time for food the seafood chowder is always delicious and it's hard to choose anything else because... More 

Thank I7870XUrebeccas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We called in here on a family trip down south.What a find, friendly staff and quick service.The steak sandwich was awesome.Will defiantly be back if im ever down that way again =D

Thank Shayne A
Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have dined here every now and again over the years and have always enjoy the food and service. Excellent cafe food - always able to find a dish to delight.

Thank andrea c
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Loved my avocado and salmon smash - delicious. Friendly staff and will def go back. Such a pretty setting and we sat outside. Lovely gift shop too

1 Thank 937liz
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here just for a coffee and were rudely told to leave because there was a function, we would have happily left without leaving a bad review if we had been approached respectfully. Will not be coming here ever again. I will not recommend this place to anyone, I'm not one usually to complain you can take a look... More 

1 Thank Anne-Marie K
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to lake tekapo and stopped by at ashburton for a break. read about this cafe on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. when we arrived there, we got a table ourselves and a waitress came and serve us the menu. she wasn't friendly at all and the manner she placed the menu... More 

2 Thank Tiffany L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Archibald Street | Tinwald, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?