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“Sea view and sea food”
Review of Portside

Portside
Ranked #6 of 63 Restaurants in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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 to choose. There are 3 different seating areas: outside on the deck, at the enclosed deck, inside. Service was quick friendly and interestingly presented

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited Portside as a family outing and I was pleasantly surprised by the decor when we arrived - I would definitely come back again in Summer. They had a kids menu and could cater for Gluten Free on this menu - great as two of my kids are GF. The only downside was that the minute steak was cooked medium rare - a bit daunting for a seven year old. They happily cooked it a bit more when we asked but my husband tasted it and said it was average. My other gf child happily ate hers though. My meal was beautiful - cod wrapped in bacon and my parents enjoyed their meat-based platter. Good service although it did take a while for the meals to come out.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner the food was awesome and the portion sizes are decent for what you pay for! The service was fast and the staff were friendly. It's located at the harbour so each part over looks the sea. Seating options outside are available as well.

Thank Mara B
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to Port side in the past as the meals have been great. This time did not disappoint. The steak was cooked very well and the cod wrapped in bacon lovely. We finished the meal sharing a lemon dessert. Great! The meals are generous and staff friendly.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We ventured down to portside midweek expecting to be one of a couple of tables maybe out and about. It turned out most tables were occupied and everyone was enjoying a midweek dinner outing. Whilst busy, it was not loud, everyone kept to their own conversations, enjoying their company.
We ordered starters, mains and desert and were satisfied with all our meals.

Thank GemzFallz
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