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US$7 - US$22
European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Each time we come to Timaru we always like to go to The Oxford for brunch. The food & service is always really good. Thank you! We will be back and will be recommending The Oxford for sure

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked late so had to eat early and quickly. Good food, some nice vegan options, good service. A favourite of family in this area so nice to be able to join them.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food! Excellent service! Definitely the best place to eat in Timaru! The staff are super friendly and will go out of their way to ensure quality customer experience.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to Oxford for dinner, which we booked a week ago. Nice table busy night. No duck wantons, ordered 2 entrees to share, only 1 put through by staff, waited for 2nd enter… both dishes nice. Main course I had steak which was ordered medium...rare, steak was well done and burnt at edges, veggies overcooked and some burnt, staff forgot drinks that were ordered. For such a nice restaurant the waitress really let them down. I know it was busy but not flat out, we didn’t stay for desert or end of meal drink… so disappointed!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Dont know where to start this was ment to be a lovely birthday meal for my husband. It was not that. A limited menue very pricey.duck was bad . Texture of cat food served with hoisin sauce straight out of the jar. Chicken main was...black with a overly strong sauce not edible with olives and mash of prunes. Duck curry should have come with a warning and again not eaten. I will say the garlic bread and prawns where lovely. will not be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

We had an evening meal here and were both really happy with the food we chose - correctly cooked and nicely presented. The front of house staff were first class too. We’d definitely return there.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 20 January 2022

Finally visited this restaurant after hearing so many people say how good it was. I was not disappointed at all, it is definitely top notch. The food and service is excellent, the steak is to die for. Can't wait to we visit here again.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

I do love this place & like to support local but their menu changes make a impact on my rating as I'm a fussy eater & don't often find something on the menu to my taste sadly. The pork belly was so fatty!! Husband loved...his chops.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

Had lunch here on a busy Sunday while visiting Timaru. Girls at the front were extremely nice, while we did not have a booking they squeezed us in. Brunch-Lunch menu was served & it was very nice & enjoyed by all. Thank You, would definitely...dine here again when in TimaruMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Visiting Timaru catching up with friends we visited The Oxford for Sunday brunch. The food was great, service excellent and best of all the meals were the right size. Many eateries try to impress with large servings here the serving were spot on and they...relied on flavour and cooking skills to impress. French toast a definite must.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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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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The Oxford is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4