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The Oxford

€€ - €€€European, , Vegetarian Friendly
152 Stafford St. | Corner with George St., Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3297
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“duck wontons” (4 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
152 Stafford St. | Corner with George St., Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went out for dinner with friends at this place tonight. It's obviously a popular place to go to as it was busy. Lovely setting and table was set well. The menu...well I chose their salad as a main along with there thrice cooked beef fat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C5795TEmichellet
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Had been waiting to go here and happy i have. Book in advance as walking off the street gets you no where. It's small so best to be first in or be a early walk in. Duck dumplings were beautiful. Quick service. Hot. Crispy. Tastey...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very tasty dish and services as always is excellent. Thanks team for the awesome food and great coffee too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScottyJ40
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Had mains & desserts & a few drinks here with friends & as usual the food & service was great. Always leave feeling like we've eaten far too much but one mustn't pass up on great food!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JandalJohn
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Each time I am fortunate to have dinner at The Oxford, I have never been let down. Meals are delicious, desserts are yum and the wine selection is superb.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sheree H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

the restaurant is situated in a historic building in the town centre ,the updated decor and ambience are excellent .this was further enhanced by the manager who's service was amazing ..the menu is contemporary kiwi and our large party of 8 were happy with all...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Some unusual combinations of food for the dishes but tastes nice and is well presented. Reasonably priced, excellent waitress

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NikviaQ
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We had a special birthday celebration there tonight. We had steak, chicken cordon bleu and wild venison. OMG was it all yummy!! The sauces, the veggies - everything was just super delicious! We will certainly be back. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank claudiadU6871MO
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight and last night. Great food and really good staff Well done team. The wine was good and each meal very well cooked to my liking. The Oxford has a good atmosphere about it ..very positive!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EricGood
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Oxford is now our regular “go to” for dining or just a drink and bar snack. Quality of food and service never fails to please and is very consistent, even when busy. Our most recent meal was Saturday night, the place was humming!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Connector50107
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Questions & Answers
30 September 2018|
Response from wakatipu |
Thank you for your message. We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
2 May 2017|
Response from OxfordOwner | Property representative |
Sure. The software on here does not let me send attachments or provide email or web addresses. Please call or email us and ill send you a copy, or you can see it on our website. Details are on our home page. Thank you... More
John D
12 March 2015|
Response from OxfordOwner | Property representative |
Hi John, Cant seem to see our previous response here, so resending. We do have space for 2 tonight. What time would you like to come? We are a 10 - 15 min walk from Bay Viaduct. You can call us on 00643 6883297
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Stafford St. | Corner with George St., Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 3297
  • E-mail
“The kind of food that makes you want to wipe the plate with a chunk of crusty bread to savour every drop” We are located in the heart of Timaru. Our restaurant has three main areas. The bar, where you can have a glass of good wine or a craft beer on tap. The brasserie, a place where you're still part of the buzz, and the dining room, for those who what to focus on their company and the food. Its all about keeping it simple. We don’t want to mess to much with the quality ingredients we have sourced, so why should we? We have set up a bistro style menu with a European influence. Rustic bold flavours that marry perfectly together. "Nannas home cooking but done better. It’s the kind of food that you want to wipe the plate with a chunk of crusty bread to savour every drop." We are an allergy friendly restaurant. As we make almost all of our food onsite we know what is in it. Almost 70% of our menu can be served GLUTEN FREE. Talk to our staff about special allergy requirements.
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