We are located in The Oxford Building which is a listed1925 Historic Places Trust gem, in the old heart of Timaru. A beautiful corner building, it has embossed 15 foot ceilings on all four floors which was the inspiration behind our branding.

The restaurant has three main areas. The bar, where you can have a glass of good wine or a craft beer on tap. The brasserie, a place where your still part of the buzz, and the dining room, for those who what to focus on their company and the food or have a large group celebrating.

"The atmosphere is one that hums, its warm yet confident and that is what we are all about."


Its all about keeping it simple. We don’t want to mess to much with the quality ingredients we have sourced, so why should we? We have set up a bistro style menu with a European influence. Rustic bold flavours that marry perfectly together.

"Nannas home cooking but done better. It’s the kind of food that you want to wipe the plate with a chunk of crusty bread to savour every drop."

Behind the Oxfords vision is a family of polished professionals. Lead by owners Michael and Clarissa Doran, General manager Kirsty Downey and Sous Chef Lewis Yarker, guide the team to give a high quality experience from the moment you walk in the door.