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Loan and Merc - CLOSED

14 Habour Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
4 Apr 2015
“Perfect for A Wedding”
28 Oct 2013
“No one home!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
14 Habour Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Part of the wedding was held in this amazing Oamaru Stone Heritage Building. A wonderful setting with huge exposed rafters and the original timber floor. This venue was perfect for the wedding breakfast of approximately 150 guests but could have easily accommodated more. Could not...More

Thank NannaA53
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Restaurant looked abandoned. Chatting with locals it appears that it will remain closed. Cannot rate!! Note that the Facebook site for the restaurant has not been updated since 1 July 2012.

1  Thank madogvin
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We arranged to meet friends in Oamaru and the Loan & Merc was one restaurant we wanted to try. Sunday markets across the road, so it would be a great place to have breakfast. No, not open yet the web site says that it is...More

1  Thank Bricari
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The building itself is pretty nifty and being set in the historic part of town made it ideal for taking a wander after lunch. I ordered the rissoles which were basically boiled sausage meat served with mustard so it was incredibly bland and I didn't...More

1  Thank jyg255118
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The Loan and Merc became the bar-restaurant of choice during our conference. They went out of their way to provide good food and good service. Recommended

Thank Sparky81
Reviewed 27 June 2012

No - not the food, which by the way was fortunately piping hot! But, sadly, the place is huge and has a cold atmosphere, as well as cold temperature. There are few things worse than being chilled to the bone, while trying to socialise and...More

1  Thank Francie G
Reviewed 15 May 2012

The menu and food here is fantastic. We wish we could have stayed in Oamaru annother night to try the carvery. The service was also great.

Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Was pretty hyped to get here - maybe I just had the wrong idea in my head. Didn't find the atmosphere inviting - glad it wasn't full and I didn't have to whack elbows with people I don't know. Service was pretty good. The 'while...More

Thank MapleKiwi
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Ended up here on a rainy Tuesday at lunch time. We were looking for a warming pub lunch. This isn't a pub but the meal was excellent. Mr G had the soup of the day (oxtail) to start, followed by Colonial Goose - lamb leg...More

1  Thank Goannas
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Loan & Merc is a fantastic venue. The interior is fantastic and the staff are very friendly. The only downside for me was that they don't cater very well for (semi) vegetarians nor dairy free problem children! Luckily I do eat fish. After much harrassment...More

Thank Maria A
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Restaurant Details

New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Habour Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
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