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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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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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  • 2
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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
Pleasant Surprise!! A lovely leisurely three course meal out in the country.

This was one of the best meals we have enjoyed out for some time. The menu included a 3 course meal offer at $35.00 which proved to be excellent value. The first course was a homemade style pumpkin soup served piping hot and accompanied by a freshly baked bread roll. Lovely on a cold wet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
DONALDJOHN77
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was one of the best meals we have enjoyed out for some time. The menu included a 3 course meal offer at $35.00 which proved to be excellent value. The first course was a homemade style pumpkin soup served piping hot and accompanied by a freshly baked bread roll. Lovely on a cold wet day. The mains offered a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A really nice rural setting. Good menu selection. Both had lovely meals which were beautifully cooked and presented. Sheryl provided excellent service and the place had a relaxed atmosphere.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I revisited this lovely restaurant and again thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We hadn't been for some time so I was really looking forward to the meal and it didn't disappoint. The menu is varied and so is the wine list. I had the pork which was delicious and my husband had the cod which he enjoyed. Next... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Oaks is situated within a picturesque setting. Decor and general furnishings are of a very good standard. The a la carte menu is extensive but offers no choice of starter - soup being the only option on both the a la carte and the set menu. The quality and presentation of the food is very good indeed. Certainly one... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking for some where nice ,for an outing in the country not far from Christchurch on the road to wards Arthurs Pass and just 4or so km's out of Darfield pop out to "The Oaks" Situated in a previous historic homestead surrounded by mature trees. Very nice food & friendly staff. A place to remember perhaps for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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 helpful votes 4 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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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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