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Northstar Restaurant

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European, Contemporary
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495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 4900, New Zealand
+64 3-437 1190
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food and service in town

We have had several meals here including amazing dinners and desserts. Super friendly and helpful staff. Best eatery in town. Highly recommend this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
fantas2016
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had several meals here including amazing dinners and desserts. Super friendly and helpful staff. Best eatery in town. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank fantas2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and the receptionist said fantastic food in the adjoining restaurant. We were doubting Thomas's. Wow were we in for a surprise. Top class food. I had lamb rack can't remember what my husband ordered. It definitely would be a must if we were visiting the area again . We asked the waitress to give our... More 

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Thank Sharon G
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our last experience we returned and were no disappointed. This time we both choose the beef fillet.I had beetroot and feta side salad with mine.I felt the meal just had an explosion of flavours.

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Thank Jennynz49
Oamaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had delicious meal here with my Mum. She is 90 and her teeth are not what they used to be. She ordered the ribeye steak and didn't need a steak knife as it was super tender and cooked as per her request. My own meal was just as good so we told the waitress to tell the chef how... More 

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Thank jopeg2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful meal to celebrate my birthday. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was exquisite. Every mouthful was a treat. Thank you

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Thank Leanz
Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I visited this restaurant for dinner after reading the great reviews, and was very disappointed. The service was very slow and seemed a bit disorganised. My husband ordered fillet steak, medium rare, and it was delivered very well done, and was quite tough. I ordered the fish of the day - Sole. It was dry and overcooked and the dish... More 

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Thank wineluvva
Christchurch, New Zealand
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241 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Finished work latish and checked Tripadvisor for a good place for dinner - decided to try here – yep it thoroughly deserves its ranking – the food here is outstanding – decided on the Lamb Rack – cooked to perfection (Med Rare) and the accompanying vegetables great and sauce had stunning flavour. Side salad nice too. Staff were friendly and... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat so decided to consult trip advisor. This place was at the top so why not try it. Yes the place is dated a little but still neat and tidy inside. Polite and helpful staff, and the food was just superb. Liver pate with their own bread. Main was the slow cooked pork belly... More 

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Thank Voodles
Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious! Every mouthful tasted beautiful. Best meal I have ever had. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends in Timaru!

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Thank RebeccaBest80
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is the most beautiful tasty and presented food that I have had recently.Food and service were excellent.So delighted with our experience I went back to thanks the chef the next day.We will return.

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Thank Jennynz49

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 4900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-437 1190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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