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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
mouthwatering meals

We took family out for a meal, and all enjoyed our ribeye, with the beef cheek croquette and balsamic onion , just delicious. The staff here are exceptional, so obliging and friendly....nothing is too much trouble. The young ones are even given a choice of kids or adult meals. We rate this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
misfortune2014
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Oamaru, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oamaru, New Zealand
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took family out for a meal, and all enjoyed our ribeye, with the beef cheek croquette and balsamic onion , just delicious. The staff here are exceptional, so obliging and friendly....nothing is too much trouble. The young ones are even given a choice of kids or adult meals. We rate this restaurant as being one of the best, offering... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A wonderful romantic atmosphere with a live duo singing was accompanied by a beautiful meal. Our Entree was a mixed platter of delights then a Palate Cleanser to prepare us for the Main. And we were not disappointed!! Slow Cooked Pork Belly served with colcannon and an Asian Salad. But just as you thought it could not get any better,... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a wonderful stay here over a weekend with my partner - we visited for an evening meal and had such an enjoyable time returned for the Sunday brunch the next day! Staff were charming and incredibly helpful and the food was fantastic, I hear they have a new chef and going by the menu and our meals he is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have written about this in my review of the hotel. We found the local produce very enjoyable and dined there both nights of our stay.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

From the outside, a soulless motel complex amoung a series of motel complexes. We would never have gone there if it wasn't No 2 in Oamaru on TA. Well, it was brilliant! I knew that we were onto a good thing when I saw Emersons behind the bar. The menu was short and interesting, and the food was beautifully cooked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good food, modern clean restaurant. Nice styling. Ate here while staying at Northstar motel..........................

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, the restaurant was fairly new, very up to date and the staff and service was great. Good selection of food to choose from

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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had dinner here. Lamb three ways was good, the mutton pie was excellent, ribs good, sausage too spicy for us. He had the pork belly which was yummy and came with nice green mix. Starter was baked Brie. Brie was good, bread stick ok. Bread not too god. The creme brûlée was not on this season, but the choc... More 

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Kakanui, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Living in Kakanui, just 10km from Oamaru, one of fans tipped us off about the North Star as it has a dedicated kids playroom. So off we went to check it out and I can honestly say we had one of the best meals we've ever had in a restaurant. Great food, brilliant desserts and the playroom is perfect for... More 

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somany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

On a quick day trip from Wanaka, we stopped at Northstar for an early dinner. The outside is totally unassuming....let me say plain on the outside, so good on the inside. It was around 6pm and we were the first party in. We were asked to pick our table promptly upon arrival. The decor is simple and elegant. After studying... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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