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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
Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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