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Star and Garter

€€ - €€€European, Soups,
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great little heritage listed restaurant in Oamaru with a "function area" upstairs.We visited after our ride from Alps to Ocean and were very pleased with the food. A small fresh menu with some good options was offered. The drinks were served quickly...More

Thank Basil781
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've eaten here before and loved the atmosphere - especially the old photos. Food was good - large portions and very tasty. Service was pleasant and quick - and the restaurant was very busy when we are there.

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sign advertised fresh blue cod and it was true. My companions had the fish of the day and the pork roast and they were both very pleased with their choices. All 3 meals were big portions and the vegetable combinations that went with them...More

Thank gcummu952932
Reviewed 1 week ago

A homely warm comfortable restaurant very close to the Oamaru Historical Precint. Easy parking , 3 minutes walk from town. Great place to dine particularly with larger groups, attracts a more mature cliental but all ages are very welcome! The Mornie seafood chowder is to...More

Thank lindsaywalker2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good lunch menu. Blue cod almost melted in your mouth. Could have with salad or veges. Quick service and very friendly, helpful staff. Good self tion of wines.

Thank AnchorAK2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly, service is very good and the food is unfussy and tasty. Our group had roast ham - plenty of veg - and fish of the day followed by some great desserts

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was in the old part of Oamaru down by the harbour. It has a lovely cosy ambiance with a wall of wedding photos of those who had their receptions there many years ago. The meals were delicious and brought out promptly. The staff...More

Thank FLWT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food in the Star and Garter is excellent. The portions are quite large so you need to be really hungry to have more than a main course. The deserts and starters looked very appealing but we just did not have room for more. What...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ordered blue cod - generous servings, fresh and tasty - met our expectations. Nice surroundings. Staff very friendly.. Most diners ate then left. Doesn't appear to be a restaurant where people linger and spend most of the evening at. .Appears to have a private function...More

Thank ShirlChristchurch
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Seafood was fresh and superbly cooked. Staff friendly, attentive and helpful. Place full of history.

Thank xtne
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Barry-Jang | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was asking how do you add photo to my previous review Barry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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