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Shearers Quarters

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
+64 3-615 9043
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“mini golf” (11 reviews)
“food options” (2 reviews)
“nice food” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great lunch for 4. Afterwards went out with some feed supplied by the owner to the touch farm out the back and fed the animals including a couple of Emus and alpacas. There is an 18 hole mini putting course. Inside is...More

Thank Peter C
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to catching up with you again some day. cheers Carl

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Not worth the drive, no atmosphere inside at all, our food was delivered to us with absolutely no enthusiasm, while eating what was a very basic lunch (could do better myself at home) we also had to listen to a staff member going crook at...More

Thank suzie a
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of the better selections of Gluten Free in the area...both sweet and savory and both equally as delicious. The place was very clean and tidy and the staff friendly. My mocha was pretty good too. A great place to come chat just for a...More

1  Thank Liza L
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Have heard a lot of feedback about this local cafe, and decided to try and hope for a better experience. The coffee was excellent (long black). On par with best coffee in Christchurch. The attitude of the staff member was disappointing. Enquired about the menu...More

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were highly disappointed by our visit to the shearers quarter. On arrival we had to wait in line for nearly 10minutes while two rather large groups ordered and paid at the counter, when we finally got to speak to someone to ask for our...More

Thank hazy_hailz77
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After taking my friend out for her birthday lunch I was very disappointing & embarrassed. I wanted to support the new owners, however I will not return. It was extremely cold & so univiting in the dining area. The meals were less than average. My...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had lunch at the Shearer's Quarters just as the management changed some weeks ago, and were very disappointed. So thought we would visit again today to see how things had improved now new folk have settled in. Very sparse décor without the old country...More

Thank Hillsflat168
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went out to this space not knowing it had changed... So impressed with the changes and the new owners... Beautiful lunch ...awesome service....totally worth a visit

Thank ericandlyn
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It was with great excitement we ventured out to experience the new Shearers Quarters. It was a very busy sunny Saturday and from the moment I queued I felt disappointed. A large group was there and they were going up individually to the counter to...More

1  Thank Margie C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Wonderful meals.Great service,Warm friendly atmosphere.The staff were excellent.The restaurant very busy.

1  Thank lynkes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-615 9043
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Open all year round. The Shearers Quarters is cosy and warm during winter and fresh, light and sunny during the summer season. This country cafe has evolved into one of South Canterbury's leading family destinations. Have a round of mini golf, say hello to the farm animals & enjoy the great food & coffee.
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