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Portside

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3400
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“seafood platter” (10 reviews)
“pea risotto” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank DrWasabi
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Judy And Bruce W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Juanita M
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

Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Great location for lunch. This is along the way from Tekapo to Dunedin. Lovely place with a great view of the sea. The dishes were all pretty big and quite yummy. Garlic bread - huge plate of bread, not bad Mushroom with bacon soup -...More

Thank GinaSeh
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Well what can I say. Slow service. An Asian gent walked out without touching his meal and my pork belly was extremely tough and greasy. Not impressed when compared to other restaurants in town. Don't bother taking the time.

Thank 1960WarrenW
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We all enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. As is the norm $12 bottles of wine sell for $45 which always rankles a bit. We had a $45 sharing platter to start with which was beautiful, but I think it was supposed to...More

Thank wattys4
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Had a fabulous lunch here. Everything was great, the food, the service and the awesome location. Will be back again!

Thank rachaels1955
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We dined 2 nights apart this week and I can confirm this restaurant is extremely good with friendly efficient serving staff and yummy and delicious food. The meals are a good size portion for price and quality. The fresh blue cod was great with choice...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Went for meal during the week, still was half full, speaks of the popularity of the place. Built over the harbour and superb food, what more could you ask for

Thank William M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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