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Stables Cafe & Bar

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Cafe, New Zealand
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253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
+64 3-684 5617
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Timaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank djstewart990
Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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1 Thank Sean M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely! We stopped here for lunch and sat outside, beautiful setting. The kids were entertained with the donkeys, the roaming chooks and the little play area. Between us all, we had the most delicious BLAT, wedges and fries. Staff were very friendly and food was superb. It's out the back of Timaru and we will certainly be back.

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Thank muriel143
Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called at the end of bike ride for a coffee, on a Saturday morning. The garden was lovely, there was sun and shade, and really great cheese scone. Thanks!

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Thank forjuliah
Timaru
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have been here a number of times over the past 3-4 years and always been very pleased with the service and the quality of the meals. We have taken family and friends here and been here for bigger functions for a variety of work celebrations and social events. But not on this occasion. we waited for over an hour... More 

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Thank Liz N
Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been to this Café and Bar on 3 occasions and every time I have been I have been disappointed so I definitely wont be back. If there is a booking they totally ignore the other customers and you are made to feel that you are not welcome as we are to busy to deal with you. Even had... More 

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3 Thank millars5
Timaru, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

On a summers day its lovely sitting outside with your meal and a drink.The animals wonder around so if you don't like cats or chickens its not for you.Kids love seeing the small horses etc.If they have Prawn Pasta on the day you go I highly recommend it The lamb salad is also very nice and the chips are Yummmm

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1 Thank foodlover502015
Timaru, New Zealand
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have had some great cooked breakfasts before, but this was the best. Bacon, eggs, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, sausages, hash browns & coffee. Did not think I would eat it all but it was so delicious I had to clean the plate.

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1 Thank Murray K
London
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet friends and catch up. The food at the stables is out of this world and the coffee was amazing too. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The day before we arrived there had been a wedding. I couldn't think of a better place for a wedding venue . Great place for a day out or... More 

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1 Thank travelerman08
Timaru, New Zealand
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great atmosphere out in the country with seating indoors and outdoors. Food was good, was a little slow to come out and servings were on the smaller size.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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?