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Stables Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
+64 3-684 5617
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank Ruth K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 super tender with a good heap of garlic butter and a manly portion of golden... More 

Thank Lizzie M
Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 given a set menu (which I understand with so many different people coming) but there... More 

Thank ayeme2017
Glenavy, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank nicolereid2013
Timaru, New Zealand
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
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129 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 back for them alone. Took a while to be served as it was busy but... More 

1 Thank 422iana
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 the omelet with salmon. Both dishes came with a tasty garden fresh salad (wish salads... More 

Thank josied1
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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
Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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. Stay and just chill.

Thank djstewart990
Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 a bonus.

1 Thank Sean M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?