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Stables Cafe & Bar

253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
+64 3-684 5617
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good range of tasty food and great coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating in beautiful environment. Friendly staff.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip off the beaten track. Only 5 mins off Highway One. Really lovely country atmosphere with tables in a sunny courtyard. And if you're travelling with kids, heaps of animals and playthings. Good menu but the ribeye was the standout which was...More

Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I've been here 5 times and usually they are very good but I had a 'surprise' birthday party and I was so very disappointed. They had another big function coming so I had to have my tables orders pre ordered which was fine, we were...More

Thank ayeme2017
Reviewed 22 March 2017

went to the one in ashburton for my brothers birthday realy nice place for the family lovly food and drinks

Thank nicolereid2013
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went as family, 3 generations, the food options were not great but the prices were not over the top, quality was ok and quantity fine. We were disappointed with the lack of animals for the kids to interact with.

Thank Gabz_10
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Only problem with the place is that GPS tells you that you are there when it is another 100m down the road. Great place though and the steak with either the mushroom or the garlic was beautiful. The chips were a highlight and would go...More

1  Thank 422iana
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We've been here several times over the years and this restaurant consistently maintains its high standard. Just love the rustic 'stables' brick interior, and there's outdoor tables for those fine days. I had excellent corn and spinach fritters with cold smoked salmon and husband chose...More

Thank josied1
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Meals were great and large, service was friendly and excellent. Lovely seeing the farm animals close by and being able to pat the donkeys a bonus.

Thank Tawaite
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Food is always of a high standard. Service is friendly and efficient. Love the country situation of The Stables. You can pat the donkeys, talk to the birds or watch the chickens. Really, really great place to escape to. No hurry to eat and run....More

Thank djstewart990
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The Stables is more than just a place to eat, it's an activity. Perfect for families and locals to enjoy good food and pet farm animals! The kids have plenty of room to run around and is located far away from the road which is...More

1  Thank Sean M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 5617
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