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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

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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
Beautiful meals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
K1ngsGld
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Geraldine, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Geraldine, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?