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2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice out of town trip

First of all we booked for New Years Day ,lunch.Enjoyed our drive out .we were given two menus standard one and another set menu ...choice of two mains two desserts and a soup for $35.00 per person we went with this Wow exceptional value .The soup was hot! when it arrived ,good start.The next two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Princeharrythenazi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First of all we booked for New Years Day ,lunch.Enjoyed our drive out .we were given two menus standard one and another set menu ...choice of two mains two desserts and a soup for $35.00 per person we went with this Wow exceptional value .The soup was hot! when it arrived ,good start.The next two courses were fantastic.Our table of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We dined at the Oaks of Darfield on New Year's Eve. The service was impecable, the choice of dishes was very good with great size servings, well presented and delicious. The staff and the owners were very hospitable. What an asset to Selwyn to have this wonderful historical homestead and restaurant so close. Thanks - we will be back

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Darfeild
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a fantastic setting for a evening dinner with friends, as a small group we enjoyed the fantastic service which started as soon as we walked in the door. The fantastic meal was complimented by views out the windows of the Canterbury plains. The price of the meals was very good considering the size and quality of the meals.

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Ashburton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had dinner at the Oaks Thursday25th September in a group of 10 pax. The atmosphere is great situated in an historical homestead. The service by two very friendly staff was excellent and engaging. The food was to die for. The pricing was very good given quality of food and presentation. Great value.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great Sunday lunch - a fire going in the dining room set the ambience, the set winter menu was three course which were delicious. Thanks for converting me to goat feta as your salad was fantastic. The mains (chicken and the beef) met with approval and the crème brulee and the chocolate raspberry desserts excellent - the wine menu... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Situated on the main highway but well protected from the buslte The Oaks of Darfield sits gently in its landscape of mature trees and hedged gardens. We were welcomed by Sheryl and offered a choice to either move to the dining room or have a pre-dinner drink in the smaller reception room - which is warmed by a log fire... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We read about this restaurant in the paper and liked the sound of it. A 40 min drive from Christchurch but well worth it. We rang ahead and said we were running a bit late for lunch but no problem. A charming old homestead beside the highway. A lovely fire was burning in the small dining room when we arrived.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Fabulous food. Heather had Rabbit Roulade followed by the duck. Both stunning. Duck beautifully moist and tender. I had scallops and Cod. Again - both perfect! We stayed the night in the B&B and were delighted. We'll be back

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Darfield

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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