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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 good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pea risotto” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rachael s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a wonderful location, with great sea views and a sophisticated interior design. I found the service professional and quick. The servings were large, but overall, I found the (lasagne) bland and overpriced. I have heard the seafood platter is very good...More

Thank Maddy K
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Pricing is average for evening meals nationally. About the $35 - $40 mark. Reasonable and friendly service. Clean and tidy. Very busy, and large open space, so a tad noisy. Well worth a visit and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Would have liked to have stayed...More

Thank GinagAuckland
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Had the great pleasure of visiting Portside on the waterfron in Oamaru for lunch one Saturday. Sat out on the terrace and watched the ocean and wildlife. Had a terrible time choosing what to eat as each dish sounded scrumptious. Decided on pork belly and...More

Thank bigSkyOmarama
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

My family and I were seated at the outside deck area where there was a preorganised 50th birthday party all set up. It would have been good to have told us thus when we booked by phone. We would have chosen a different day. I...More

Thank Lyn C
cjhaywood, Manager at Portside, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback as it helps us to continuously improve our service. As explained on the night we cannot tell when someone is reserving a table whether they will be noisy or not, nor do we stereotype...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Choose this restaurant to give your day the pleasure it should have. The welcome and service are noticeable and tables are nicely spaced. The view is outstanding and I feel so lucky to have this restaurant to enjoy as well as the sea views and...More

Thank Jessie6mae
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The food was reasonable- steak was cooked well- our party was seated outside where there are a couple of gas heaters for warmth- 1 end of the table was overcooked by the heaters and the other end were freezing- the staff were lovely but it...More

Thank Tracy S
cjhaywood, Manager at Portside, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your meal and the service! I am disappointed however that you weren’t happy with your table on the deck. When your group booked in they asked to be on the covered deck, I...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Portside is the perfect after-penguin viewing restaurant, as it is located steps from the viewing area. It offers a great harbor view with stylishly chic surroundings and good food.

Thank Deborah R
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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