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“Oxford experience...”
Review of Cafe 51

Cafe 51
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: US$10 - US$41
Cuisines: International
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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.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Had a lovely lunch with friends last weekend, well attended to by staff and excellent coffee to finish. Cafe 51 is in the delightful country town of Oxford, a must visit...

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

My wife and I have been making the trip out to Oxford for over three years now and have usually stopped for coffee at Café 51. It still has a homely, country-style atmosphere, and the coffee is just as good as it ever was. However, the staff member who served us must have been having an 'off' day, as her welcome was anything but gracious - quite off-hand, in fact - and lacking the usual warm reception we have been accustomed to. Rather a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. We would think twice about returning, especially if the same person was serving at the counter. I wonder if she was the same the same lass who rayjenk encountered. If so, the management should give this some attention.

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1  Thank Murray L
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Called in for an impromptu lunch while traveling south. The delightful period cottage was a welcome relief from the squally showers that were passing through the region. We had hearty soup followed by chilli lime spiced chicken. Servings were large even by country standards!! Service was friendly. Overall worth stopping if passing through Oxford.

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1  Thank madogvin
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Reviewed 22 May 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.

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1  Thank DeeDeeArusha
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Reviewed 20 May 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.

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Thank rayjenk
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