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€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3400
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely food (fish tacos, lamb salad), served professionally, and with fabulous views of the waves hitting the breakwater.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just dropped in for a quick basket of chips with the kids. Wow, amazing chips. Super friendly service. Great coffee. Highly recommend.

Thank BushChook74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two meals here and the food and service were top class. Beer battered fish and rib eye steak are both superb. Lots of places in N Z not a patch on this place.

Thank I8538JHianw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a meal!! Service was fantastic, hardly any waiting time, Delicious fresh food and lovely location! We shared 3 x entrees (fish tacos, pork belly, prawn cutlets) and 1 x main (blue cod with pea risotto, braised fennel and saffron sauce) All just full of...More

Thank EJDoyle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Portside, good food and service and the restaurant is in a nice setting. Unfortunately as we were leaving we heard staff in the kitchen, who were clearly audible from the carpark, make a racial slur about someone in the...More

Thank 288kirk
cjhaywood, Manager at Portside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we always appreciate feedback so we can constantly improve our service. I was very upset to read this review and investigated the situation immediately. I do know the day you visited us and what actually happened that day...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

I dined at the Portside with a group of work colleagues and we had a great time. The restaurant was full when we called to book for our large party, but there was room on the enclosed deck which was warm enough, despite a cool...More

Thank lelonline
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Portside served us excellent meals with very little waitting time, and the drinks menu had a good array of beverages. The building itself, while featuring a nifty nautical theme, is noisy and not conducive to a lot of ambience. It's hard to hear your dining...More

Thank Red_Hurring
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I had dinner there before heading off to the penguins colony. Staff was very kind and served me extremely quickly ! I had a cod with bacon. The meal was tasty and you get a big portion. My only regret is that I found prices...More

Thank mdbt
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The steak was perfectly cooked and the dessert was delicious. Fish and chips were huge and moist and well enjoyed. Afterwards we stayed around and watched the penguins come ashore.

Thank Styly_Girl
Reviewed 11 October 2017

there is nowhere else in Oamaru that you can look back at the town over the sea. Such a good outlook to the breakwater, waves, shags, town, bay. The menu is varied enough to suit most tastes but not so overwhelming that it is hard...More

1  Thank cinquefoil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
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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