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Ashford Craft Shop & Cafe

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145 West St, Ashburton, New Zealand
08:00 - 18:00
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a break and had a look round the couple of shops and had our lunch here. A great selection of drinks and snacks. Hot and cold food available. The food was delicious and catered for our party well including children. Will call again when in the area. Many thanks.

Thank jamesbell1
Hobart, Australia
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I enjoyed a solo lunch at Ashford in front of a lovely fire. There is a great selection of food and drinks and the service is very good. To top the couple of hours off I wandered the wool shop and chose a divine ball of muted coloured wool and a contrasting colour for my next project. Also wandered the... More 

Thank VickyFit4Life
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

this is a good setting in a lovely old house, well worth a coffee and a snack, also has a very interesting shop

Thank Frank L
Ashburton, New Zealand
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Another very popular or favourite place to eat. It offers a large selection of cabinet food and also a menu. Lovely food. Think it offers gluten free too. It pays to book if coming over the lunch hour. You can eat outside also which is lovely on a hot day as under the large trees. It's a lovely place to... More 

Thank Rosemary73
Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I personally love eating at Ashfords great food aswell as selection, and gluten free. Service is Fantastic with a smile too.. I have a group of crafty friends its such a joy to walk in with a fellow crafters discussing ideas. Wonderful colours and many fresh ideas with the knowleagable and talented ladies in the shop.. so if you are... More 

Thank jax121
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230 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The craft shop was well stocked and well run with a good range of goods. The cafe, too, was above average with an unusually good range of quality food for sale, fine for the tastebuds but maybe not always quite so good for the waistline (eg the brownie)! Judging by the numbers of customers the locals are also appreciative of... More 

Thank Observer2908
Ashburton, New Zealand
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118 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Ideal for a relaxed lunch or coffee. Nice in the summer to sit outside. Last time I dropped in for lunch it was so full we couldn't get a table. Plenty of parking.

Thank RATZnz
Lismore, Australia
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

We dropped in here just by chance prior to leaving Ashburton for the drive to Blenheim. What a surprise ! As soon as the owners (mother and daughter) found out about my wife and daughters interest in felting, the four of them all got together for an impromptu one hour felting tutorial. Aside from that, it is definitely worthwhile checking... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Used to love coming to this quaint little cafe but on a visit a a few days ago was shocked by the very over-priced quiche and pasta. Shop wanted to charge for parmesan cheese also! Bye bye guys. Good Luck!

Thank Greglovitch
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We always stop by on our travels to have a break here and look at the beautiful wool and crafts. Although the crafts and wool shops are great the restaurant is completely average. The food is nothing special, just the usual counter food and the make of coffee they use is truly not the nicest that I have tasted. The... More 

Thank Zirka2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 West St, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 308-9085

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