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Oaks Restaurant Cafe & Bar

122 Liverpool St, Wanganui 5001, New Zealand
06 345 8309
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Ranked #32 of 56 restaurants in Wanganui
Cuisines: European, Dessert, New Zealand, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Description: Our Cafe and Bar are open 7 days a week from 4:30pm, with meals starting at 5pm until 9:30pm. The Cafe has a Ala Carte Menu comprising of Entrees, Bar Snacks, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.Our Restaurant is open 2 nights a week, on Friday we have our a la carte menu available from 6:00pm until 9:30pm and every Saturday night we have a Seafood Smorgasbord available from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. The a la carte menu includes Entrees, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods available, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.The Oaks has a fully licensed bar which is easily accessible from The Oaks Cafe and Restaurant. It has a full range of red and white wines from throughout New Zealand and Australia. We have famous New Zealand beers on tap along with well known international beer. Our bar area has seating to accommodate groups of people for socializing.
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English first
Wanganui, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The best of food and friendliest and most professional staff who are always enthusiastic and know the menu well.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Excellent waiting staff, guy has been there for years. Lovely meals, well presented. We went for my brithday, wouldn't normally spend this much on a meal, not really expensive but we normally use the clubs. Would go again.

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Wanganui
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Recommend you try The Oaks Cafe for a delicious meal. Friendly, personal service from both bar and cafe staff. Try the lamb rack. It's simply delicious!

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wanganui
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We decided to try the seafood buffet on offer at The Oaks a couple of weeks ago. It was $35 each for my husband and I and $17.50 for our daughter. The selection of food on offer was more than just seafood and was delicious. We had a selection of cold and hot meats, vegetables, salads and of course seafood... More

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Wanganui
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Was looking forward to eating here as it has had good recommendations from friends. Atmosphere is good and the waiting staff very friendly, but when it comes down to it, the food is important too. I started with sweetbreads. These were described as herb crusted and pan fried. Found the herb crusting an unusual taste and pan frying seemed to... More

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Wanganui
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Really nice food and a varied menu that is regularly being updated. Very good service and reasonably priced. Have been here many times, and never disappointed!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Had a great waiter looking after us, very gallantly coped with our warped sense of humour. Lovely menu, two of us had the pork loin which was cooked perfectly & another had a steak which was also very good. Good size meals ...no room for dessert ! Very enjoyable

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Hamilton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Had a great experience there. Had the rack of lamb which was special of the day. Plate was loaded with tender lamb and only $25. Best meal I have had in Wanganui for years. The service was outstanding and that was on a night that was busy .Ambience was just right and will be planning on returning

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

NZ best hamburgers at the Oaks. The other meals are most probably even better - but I do not miss a good hamburger.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Food was very average , large servings but lacking in flavour or the wrong mixtuyre of flavours. Wife had scallops for starter , covered in a crumb coating tasting very much like it was out of a packet. I had sushi which was pleasant enough but a very small dot of wasabi on the plate was decorative but very very... More

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