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Northstar Restaurant

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

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Plesant surprise.

Great food and service. We stayed in house and it was great to come back to the motel and be able to walkin and have a great meal. Good choice and great quality with a good choice of wines by the glass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. We stayed in house and it was great to come back to the motel and be able to walkin and have a great meal. Good choice and great quality with a good choice of wines by the glass.

Thank SJM145
Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My wife and I with friends had an excellent meal on Saturday 5th September. The presentation and meals were all excellent. Staff were outstanding by being attentive and informative ( slight delay in arrival of mains). On a busy Saturday night this was excellent and we will have no hesitation in making a recommendation to anyone and return ourselves.

Thank Bondpet
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

Thank Janette M
Waimate, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank Suzette d
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank GoodyNZ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Helen G
Geraldine, New Zealand
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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 

Thank AlisonandColin
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank misfortune2014
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
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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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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