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“Cold day, service a bit slow but lovely food”
Review of Cafe 51

Cafe 51
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cold day, service a bit slow but lovely food”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

I guess the fact that we had to sit outside on a cold day detracted from this experience. We probably should have reserved but it was a bit of a spur of the moment trip. People were asking to sit inside but despite there being what seemed like unoccupied tables no one was allowed. The service was slow but we warned of that-noticed that the next table had to go and fetch their menus themselves. I think the waitress was new but she was delightful and fair sprinted outside to swap the orders as she had served one of them to the wrong person.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We enjoyed Sunday lunch here, we found the staff friendly although the first girl on the desk was a bit abrupt, but did smile later. The meals were very nice albeit a bit pricey. They forgot the neighbours coffee even after reminders.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank rayjenk
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wellington
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Have always had good food at this restaurant. The service has always been great, even when they have been really busy on public holidays.

Have always had a smile and laugh with all the staff, and been very accommodating when asked if we could have a slight alteration to the menu.

They make good coffee too.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank hotspurman
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Disappointing ”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I've just joined TripAdvisor just to write this review. Arrived for lunch and walked out after the second curt and rude reply from their staff. There's a much better cafe a few doors along...

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Thank carlhnz
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Hoi An, Vietnam
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely setting but....”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Girl behind the counter lacked some pleasantries so wandered 100m down the rd to the new cafe (Under the Oaks) which was lovely.

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Thank RachelS79
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