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Oaks Restaurant Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€, , European
122 Liverpool Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 8309
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“nice food” (4 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
122 Liverpool Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The restaurant is attached to the Quality Inn. We would normally avoid Motel restaurants but this was just around the corner from our accommodation. Now we need to reassess our view as the meal was great. We had scallops and lamb meatballs as entrees, and...More

Thank JandJ150
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Recommended by Ron, the owner of the Siena Motor Lodge where we were staying. He assured us this was the only restaurant where every one of his guests who had eaten there had reported back favourably. We could understand why, as we added to the...More

Thank KenSkehan
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Been to this restaurant on many occassions and have in the past had good meals. But today it was rubbish. Overcooked food on every course. Need to question why . Change of staff? The place was not busy so cant blame that. Staff were nice...More

Thank sueellisnz
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a large table at the buffet recently and it was brilliant! Plenty of food, tonnes of sea food. This has got to be one of the best value for money nights out when it comes to dining. I highly recommend it and will...More

Thank hungry823
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to The Oaks for a while and so for a treat we made a spontaneous decision to head along. The space is great and there was a buzz of people by the end of the evening. Wine was very nice and quick...More

Thank nin132
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Nice enough dining area but it also caters for a buffet meal service which may impact on the quality of an a la carte menu. Drinks order taken quickly but an age to wait for a food order with an equally long time to wait...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. We shared a fish platter and it contained a lovely variety of seafood. We had a chocolate brownie for dessert which was delicious.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Has to be the premier eating place in the region. Food is fantastic. Wines reasonably priced. Service so friendly and efficient.

Thank dave w
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Arrived off the street and were warmly welcomed. Good welcoming and attentive service. Food perhaps took a little longer to arrive than normal, but as we were involved in deep conversation we were not really aware until our waitress apologised for the delay. Very tasty...More

Thank ADC5022
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Had the eye fillet beef meal with the mushroom risotto cake, very yummy. The waitress was very helpful but didnt know much about the alcohol selection. Overall great experience, would recommend. Wouldnt recommend for little kids though.

Thank Taylor S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Liverpool Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 8309
  • E-mail
Our Cafe and Bar are open 7 days a week from 4:30pm, with meals starting at 5pm until 9:30pm. The Cafe has a Ala Carte Menu comprising of Entrees, Bar Snacks, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.Our Restaurant is open 2 nights a week, on Friday we have our a la carte menu available from 6:00pm until 9:30pm and every Saturday night we have a Seafood Smorgasbord available from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. The a la carte menu includes Entrees, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods available, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.The Oaks has a fully licensed bar which is easily accessible from The Oaks Cafe and Restaurant. It has a full range of red and white wines from throughout New Zealand and Australia. We have famous New Zealand beers on tap along with well known international beer. Our bar area has seating to accommodate groups of people for socializing.
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