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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
convenient restuarant when staying at hotel

great modern restaurant which was toasty warm as freezing outside. We had wonderful service from friendly staff. Nice lovely presented meals

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Janette M
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

great modern restaurant which was toasty warm as freezing outside. We had wonderful service from friendly staff. Nice lovely presented meals

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Waimate, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Judging by previous comments and reviews, dinner seems to be the meal to go for - we had lunch, and the highly rated dinner options are not on the lunch menu. Our food was pleasant enough, but not exceptional. Lamb tagine and a beetroot and curd salad is what we settled for. The portion sizes would not be sufficient for... More 

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

To start, great service, relaxed and not pretentious . Menu excellent choice and award winning...you can see why. We tried as an entree of the Whitestone cheese then fish of the day, blue cod. Enjoyed immensely . With accommodation right next door it is certainly an excellent combination especially in the winter, no driving and staying warm, perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I so enjoyed the meal. The mains were a good size and really tasty. The desserts were a real treat. The restaurant is beautifully presented with loads of space.

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although it was a long weekend when we visited, it was not overcrowded. We were greeted promptly and our drinks arrived with plenty of time to survey the menu. We chose the mixed platter for an entree which was absolutely yummy. I had the chicken main and my husband had the pork. we couldn't fault the large servings and enjoyed... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We chose Northstar based on Trip Advisor reviews. Upon arrival we thought there had been a mistake - but no, the restaurant is just tucked away behind the bar and is not promoted/signposted on the motel frontage. We were warmly greeted and seated quickly in the comfortable, if low key, restaurant. The menu is not extensive but there was more... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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Address: 495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 4900, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-437 1190
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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