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Shearers Quarters

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited a few days ago with my daughter and granddaughter, and was amazed at the layout of the place. The eating area is in the old sheepyards, the retail shop is in the shearing shed, and a silo comes in handy for the kitchen and counters. All in marvellous order with some of original machinery intact. Took us way back... More 

Thank mickywai
Christchurch, New Zealand
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy calling in here for a coffee and a bite to eat. The variety of food is great and you can order from the cabinet or menu. There is a great planr nursery there now, and a mini golf course and many animals to see. A fun place for all the family, in the original farm shed.

Thank marie206
Ashburton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasty lunch and coffee. Food was delicious and coffee great. Small menu with interesting choices and cabinet food looked good too. Lots of seating options inside and outside in nice rural setting. Staff warm and friendly. Often pop in here on our way to / from Timaru and always enjoy it.

Thank joanne s
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went there to play mini golf. This was worn and very tired looking. The water feature was slimy green. The mini golf was fun beside all these as the individual courses were challenging and entertaining. My 5yo loved it. We were very disappointed with the animal section as again very tired looking. The only ones who looked like they... More 

Thank AHibby
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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331 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great menu, small boys to cheese rolls, full meals to gumboot tea, I had been before this was a great choice for lunch on the go, good coffee and Also great choices of menu available, even can have a birthday party there, Mini golf and a bit of a shop in the novelty store

Thank Havefun830
Ashburton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

If you plan a visit, especially from out of town, they are closed. There was no detail of this on their website though, only when you pull up to the gates and there is a sign on them. I did however, find their Facebook page and it was on there. Although not everyone checks Facebook when planning out of town... More 

Thank Mitch B
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Have been here on a few occasions now and always very nice food, plenty of choice and friendly staff. The outside dining areas are great, I do recommend trying this place upon visiting Timaru.

Thank Chris F
Ballarat, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a rainy day. The atmosphere was relaxed and the fires warming. Service was fantastic, the hosts even offering to let us entertain my restless niece with the feeding of the animals! Lunch was delicious, all home-made and full of flavour. Don't go past the mushrooms and halloumi.

Thank N_Sammi
Temuka, New Zealand
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Popped in for a coffee and cake just before the lunch crowd of families started arriving, plenty of variety to sit inside, on the deck or outside under umbrellas Staff friendly and reasonably quick. Muffin was a bit soggy at the bottom but had lots of mixed fruit in - probably would of been nicer had it been warmed thru... More 

Thank Gay B
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Been to this family oriented venue a number of times over last 18 months when visiting family in Timaru. The last time was just before Christmas with our Timaru based family including two grandsons and daughter and boyfriend from Wellington. The boys love coming here to feed the farm animals, play mini golf and of course the food. Our oldest... More 

Thank Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?