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Star and Garter

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9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
11:00 - 22:00
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to visit on a cold winter days for great home comfort food at pleasing prices, Staff are attentive and friendly who treat a couple, small groups and bus loads with the same attention. Never disappointed.

Thank Lin637
Dunedin, New Zealand
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128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been twice and twice my taste buds and mind have been blown. The menu is good and I have had two of the items Blue Cod and the roast which was pork. The meals are large and delicious, You don't have to wait long. The wait staff are so friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Oamaru is a... More 

Thank Styly_Girl
Shenzhen, China
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu selection but would have liked to have known the fish was deep fried. The flavors were good and the size of the small meal was more than enough. A place locals have been going for years.

Thank Hock8
Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick takeaway coffee on Anzac Day. The restaurant was full, no tables available which is great. Lucky we were only after takeaways. Good to see heaps of gluten free options too.

Thank Ben W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

When in Oamaru and points south you have to try the Blue Cod - one of the best eating fish. It was great to get a choice of pan fried or battered Blue Cod. Chose the pan fried and it was cooked to perfection.

Thank uncleremus2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a meal over Easter and luckily we were in early as they were very busy and we didn't book. Obviously a popular spot as the place filled up as we were dining and several were turned away , go early or make sure to book. Prompt service and no wait on our food, friendly staff and lots... More 

Thank Nicky W
Fairplay, Colorado
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Had a really nice lunch here. Staff was attentive and friendly so the service was excellent. Food was on the "larger" portion side and very tasty. Recommended!

Thank DanandCollette
Oamaru, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our food well presented delicious, the staff capable friendly and described the menu when the asked. We dine here frequently. Highly recommended.

Thank whitock
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a very late lunch and had a small fish and chips and a chowder. Both simple and tasty and friendly service

Thank rocciojs
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had the Lamb shank and blue cod. We were the first table of the lunch service so the wait for our order was really short. Lisa was an amazing host and to be honest a place like this is what you are looking for when traveling trough the region. A piece of history and authentic flavours well expressed on the... More 

Thank juanpb21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?