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The Oaks of Darfield

2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 4 restaurants in Darfield
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I celebrated a milestone birthday (50th) having dinner at The Oaks with family. The food was absolutely amazing. I would describe the menu as honest, innovative, but not complicated. The staff were very attentive but not overbearing. The Jazz trio that were playing were great live entertainment. I couldn't fault anything. A fantastic evening of fine dining. Thanks so much.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A very nice meal next to the open fire. Very good meal - soup, main (duck) and delicious dessert. Lovely wine. Our waitress was top shelf - attentive and at all times, helpful - thank you. However, the woman with whom we settled our accounts was unfriendly. Her attitude definitely nullified a pleasant evening with our friends. Her demeanour did... More

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Christchurch
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed on Valentine's Day and enjoyed a wonderful and memorable experience at this little gem of a place just outside Darfield.Our superior room was beautiful and characterful and kept to a high standard of cleanliness.The room was spacious and enjoyed magnificent views across the plains with views of Burnt Hill and the Alps beyond.The guests enjoy the use of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

my wife, daughter and I stayed at the hotel and had dinner in the restaurant at the Oaks and were really pleased with the service, the standard of accommodation together with the menu and wine choices We had 2 of the 3 rooms which were well furnished with good outlooks and well stocked My wife was particularly taken with the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

A good night with a group which was enjoyed by all. Meal was very good but not spectacular. Pleasant hour having drinks in the side room with blazing fire before moving through to main dinning room. Only real negative was the rather dour maitre de who only smiled when taking our money, it took the edge off what was otherwise... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The meal was fantastic! Our complements to the chef, really was "masterchef" standard. No complaints, however.... some feedback on the service. Our needs were met, but that is it. There was no friendly banter or smiles. Felt like we were being served by the "matron" from boarding school who really was fulfilling her job. Such a shame as this place... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I revisited this restaurant after a period of six months. The same welcoming feeling , real fire in both the Dining Room and reception bar. The same friendly staff, Cheryl is an excellent hostess and the service was brisk and efficient. The menu is a very high standard and the choices would appeal to people who are... More

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Christchurch
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had a great evening with our family and spent the night there as well. The bedroom was very good although a little cold (there was snow outside). Mulled wine beside the log fire preceded a delicious meal. Breakfast was a self serve buffet but had everything we wanted.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The meal for 3 was delicious, but the special meal ordered for the fourth was plain to the point of boring and too little garnish but the same price. A smile from person in reception would have been nice.

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Darfield, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

had a great lunch for a family birthday. Service was exceptional. All our group enjoyed the main and desert. Prehaps something other than soup for entree would be good. Was nice to be able to have a meal without loud music etc enabling us all to be able to talk and hear one another!! Exterior grounds need a little improvement... More

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