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The Oaks of Darfield

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2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
+64-0-3-318-7686
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Today
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, beautiful building and atmosphere

Recently had dinner here. Exceeded our expectations. Fantastic to have such a gem in our local area. Service and food was top class!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
tonib470
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Christchurch
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Christchurch
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently had dinner here. Exceeded our expectations. Fantastic to have such a gem in our local area. Service and food was top class!

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Thank tonib470
Auckland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have now dined twice at the Oaks. The Food and service have exceeded expectations on Both occasions. Considering the prices are very similar to the other local options the food and value here is superior. Easily the best restaurant in the local area in our opinion. Thanks to Hamish, we will be back.

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Thank Albert T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had beef burgers the steak was so tough it was inedible. Plus it was expensive save yourself the trip don't go There are two good restaurants in Darfield which are far superior

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hertfordshire. UK
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for my parents 50th wedding anniversary dinner this month. The venue itself is stunning, a beautiful old style building set in plenty of land for a nice walk around (or play for the younger generation) between meals. Wait staff were friendly and professional, accommodating my 4 year old nicely with changes to the menu. The food itself... More 

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Thank Mark_Alex
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

10 people - 5 vintage cars, arrived at 1pm. We were met by Hamish who showed us in. Lovely old building and beautiful furniture. The table setting was delightful, fine dining. Great atmosphere. We were impressed by the quality, quantity and price of the meals. The wine list was also comprehensive with well priced wines. Recommended.

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Thank maguiness
New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stayed the night at the Oaks of Darfield to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The accommodation was excellent, the food sensational. Hamish was the perfect host and we look forward to returning soon, probably sampling the lunch menu next time.

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Thank Canterburycrusader
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent setting and a beautiful dining room with roaring open fire place. Best formal dining option in the darfield area. Service was excellent and food was very good. We will be back.

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Thank Charlotte R
Oxford, New Zealand
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

What a great place to go for lunch. Fine dining at it's best with attention to detail. Catered well for gluten free, family friendly. We took our parents for a Sunday Lunch and we were not disappointed. Will definitely go again. Be warned the prices are a wee bit high, but if you want wonderful food, with wonderful service and... More 

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1 Thank kezziekat
Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Oaks is a casual, country friendly fine dining experience that everyone should book for themselves and friends. The food is stunning and the staff are lovely and friendly whilst maintaining a professional persona. My recommendation is that people that are passing on their way to the coast, make a point of stopping. For those in Christchurch make an occasion... More 

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1 Thank Paul L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The restaurant recently changed management - but remains a great 5 star meal. HOMESTEAD - The old homestead is beautifully restored & set up. Had open fires burning which was nice. SERVICE - great. Polite, good speed & checked in to see if things were ok. MEAL- was excellent. We has duck, pork & fillet steak for mains & all... 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
  • Phone Number: +64-0-3-318-7686

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