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$12 - $36
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European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Amazing dinner and service! We had the Oxford salad and lamb neck chop. We were hesitant about the lamb, but it was delicious and the salad was even better! Outstanding meal!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Friends catch up after 2 years away As always perfect, table and super service with our long Brunch Food amazing and the variety of new dishes were stunning too. Even squeezed in a dessert which was so delicious

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent service, fancy venue with super tasty food. Annoying I didn't get my free dessert with birthday month even though I said twice to check.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Ou recent family event at the Oxford was all you could ask for. Great food, service and even better wine list. Why not try it for yourself

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

A beautiful meal for weekday evening dining. Ordered the salt & pepper squid for an entree to share. The Beef Cheek was superb, the Chicken Saltimbocca to match, as mains. The size of the meals were filling, unfortunately leaving no room for their tempting desserts....Absolutely pleasant service, with friendly and helpful staff. Would happily return again. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

Absolutely divine - I rated my meal 10/10 Our waitress (blonde lady) was super lovely Appreciate their loyalty card & that it's no problem to make menu changes due to dietary choices Took in a birthday cake & they added candles & bought it out...singing, that's above & beyond - super impressed!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

All the food was very well cooked.And lovely professional staff were in attendance. However we found the food Overly complicated, Amost trying too hard to be innovative,but missing the mark with some weird flavour combinations..Won't be returning.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023 via mobile

Out for dinner once & lunch once - both just delicious with great service. Love their loyalty card too!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Amazing resturant with beautiful food!! Great wine list too We had the venison carpacio to start and it was unreal For mains I had the sole and hubby had beefcheek pasta and they were 10/10 Beautiful setting and great staff too

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food! Appreciated it was no problem to swap menu items out due to dietary choices. Great service.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023

We spent an evening here with family after New Year. We had a range of dietary requirements which were no problem for the chef. The waiter was wonderful, and the food was fabulous. We had a lovely night and will definitely be back. Highly recommend...for vegetarian/vegan diners. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

We were 1.5hrs into a 6.5hr car trip. Had hoped to make it to Oamaru for dinner but our 7.5mth old had decided the car was not for her and had been screaming for at least 40mins. I was driving so my husband was given...the responsibility of finding a place for tea - he's not renowned for his restaurant-choosing abilities!! So I'm driving, Miss 7.5mths is screaming and husband is trying to read out reviews of restaurants! Pure luck we ended up at The Oxford but thank god we did. Duck wontons, lamb neck, saltimbocca chicken & 2 Oxford sundaes - all of the food was fantastic! Husband extremely skeptical of lamb neck but declared it better than lamb shanks or beef cheeks. Staff very accommodating considering we didn't have a reservation. Best restaurant meal we have had in a while. Already looking for excuses to be in Timaru around dinner time so we can go back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

This was a first visit based on a recommendation. It did not disappoint. Food was great, service even better and it did not break the bank to eat there. Try it for yourself

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

My first time here and it was very good. I ordered the schnitzel and asked if I could have mashed potato rather than the sides offered on the menu. The waitress asked if I might also like peas and gravy. Perfect!! Great service, great ambience...and very good food. Service was fast despite being very busy. Also a wee bit of old-world charm and style. We could actually hear ourselves talk - at lunch time in a busy restaurant - remarkable!! I loved it and so did the 90 year I was with. Perfect location, perfect food.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

We went to the Oxford for a special dinner and it was just that. To start there was a Chablis on the wine list for a small amount more than a NZ Chardonnay, .. a great start. The menu is not extensive, but what we...ordered were reflective of a great kitchen. I would recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Thank you for your message. We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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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, Timaru - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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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: 4.5