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€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
“seafood platter” (10 reviews)
“pea risotto” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed today

Recently attended a function at Portside. Top level food and lovely helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little on the more expensive side. Paying for location but the food was good so quite happy. Not an expansive menu, steak, lamb, fish, seafood linguini that type of thing. Friendly service and well laid out.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank naomis341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In advance booked for five for lunch. On arrival the table for eight was pointed out by staff from across the room to find our own way. When ordering main communication with wait staff was very poor and was not explained at all when we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alicekath65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to dine... nice staff and yummy food. Has a great outlook overlooking the harbour.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Ainslie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Messaged in advance to ask if vegans were catered for. Told there were three choices on the dinner menu, so booked. I ordered a meal. It was inedible as it was so acidic it was impossible to eat. The vinegar was running out of it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank smashing74
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Nice staff and good view, though all we saw was waves splashing onto the bank in the bad weather! Good seafood broth with great garlic bread! Excellent location as it is just next to the Penguin site!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank winielai
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner here before the Blue Penguin visit. Got here at 5:00pm. There were a bunch of reserved tables, but a few open tables for us to sit at. We were the first group here at 5:00pm, and only a few people came in during...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DrWasabi
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This restaurant is a place for great food and views .We come here as it is very accessible for our family.We have two members that are in wheelchairs and this is easily accessible from the car parking which is important for them.The meals are amazing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Judy And Bruce W
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Went here for dinner before the penguin show. Service was good and there were a number of items on the menu that sounded good. We ended up sharing the slow cooked lamb shoulder for two. All items on the plate were excellent, except the lamb...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Winster71
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

What a laugh this place is! Got told by locals that this is a good place for a business dinner. On walking into the place on a Saturday night it was busy but there were 3 tables free and 2 bar leaners free. On approaching...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ScottyMack2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 3400
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