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Seagars Cooking School and Cafe - CLOSED

78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
+64 3-312 1435
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible14%
12 Aug 2016
“Well worth a Visit”
20 Jun 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand
78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

It seems the cafe has 'gone downhill' somewhat recently. I was very disappointed with the pumpkin lasagne I had there for lunch, it was so overcooked and bland I could barely get through it and left a lot of it on the plate (it looked...More

1  Thank MBSULLY
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We drove to Oxford with plans to have lunch here as had been a few years ago and it was fantastic. What a disappointment. The cafe has become dated and run down, staff disinterested and the menu bland. No cabinet food just some dry overpriced...More

1  Thank AngeDu
Reviewed June 13, 2014

We live in Australia but go to NZ regular and have been to jo Seager's restaurant twice. It was almost the stuff of 'foodie' legend - hence we went out of our way to get there. The first time was lovely. We had brunch and...More

2  Thank WeRHappyTravellers
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had not been to Jo Seagars cafe for a number of years having moved to Auckland, the land of lots of cafes, coffees and beautiful food. It was fantastic to return with my wife to a wonderful store, set in a beautiful scenis part...More

Thank Silverburst73
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Really disappointing that your cafe does not reflect your great reputation! Sorry Jo but if you want your cafe to have the same great reputation - I suggest you spend more time in front of your customers and listen to their feedback. We were presented...More

1  Thank prthome
Reviewed May 11, 2014

The restaurant was not too busy on a Saturday afternoon. We had the egg and bacon tart with a salad. It was alright, and that was about all. I had been there before for a breakfast, and I enjoyed it immensely, so was a bit...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Sorry to say but this place is bad. Firstly the food looks good but tastes poor, mainly I suspect because it is all cooked earlier and then slid out on cold plates. I had the potato salad which consisted of freezing overcooked (yesterday's) potatoes, some...More

2  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our group of 8 called in for lunch without a booking and the cafe were able to give us a table quickly in another room as most of the tables had been taken. We were delighted as it was a Saturday. We all loved our...More

Thank Hardys607
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Dropped in for lunch. The service was quick and good but the staff were chatting with people they knew and we kinda felt like we were interupting. I had asked the staff at the counter about the cooking school and was told to look online....More

Thank Lynley M
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Second visit to Jo Seagars cafe at Oxford. Our previous visit a year ago had been disappointing. However, this trip we found the food much better. Three of us on a day's road trip around the rural towns. Oxford is an interesting, charming and active...More

Thank pauaprincess
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Restaurant Details

New Zealand
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 1435
  • E-mail
Seagars is owned by New Zealand Cook Book author Jo Seagar. The business includes the Seagars Cafe, Cook School, Kitchen Store and B&B Accommodation.
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