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The Oaks of Darfield

2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
+64 3-318 7686
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We bought an overseas guest for lunch this week and the meals were amazing. This is as good as you get anywhere!

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is our favourite Restaurant in Canterbury and we have visited the Oak's most years at least once. We have given a 4.5* rating this visit which is high for us for most restaurants. The Oaks is Fine dining at fair value and as one...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate a special birthday. Dined in and stayed the night. The meal was delicious and nothing was a problem. We were well looked after by Hamish. The room was lovely and well presented with our own shower and toilet. The bed was...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Recently attended this venue for a private family dinner. Food and service were of a very high standard. The courtyard was a great place for pre-dinner drinks. The dining room was well appointed and very comfortably accommodated our party of 25.

Thank GavLgc
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We had a small group celebrating a birthday. The setting was lovely and very welcoming. Service was excellent and nothing was a problem. The food was great and well presented. We would definitely return.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We had an excellent meal here -- superb service, memorable dishes and a delightful chat with a fellow diner (it was a quiet evening!). Hamish is a culinary wizard. Who would have expected such quality in the country? Thank you Hamish!

Thank WIvebeenthere
Reviewed December 2, 2017

On entering it was like rolling the clock back to the fine dining days of the 90's, ushered to a silver service laid table with crisp white table cloth and napkins. The ambience of the room and the background music led the foundation of what...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We have had either dinner or lunch at The Oaks for many years - and ALWAYS the experience is the same - fantastic!!! Excellent food, great service, meticulous attention to detail and unique surroundings - not a place to take small children to but perfectly...More

Thank elwin2
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Excellent lunch ,we both had the baked salmon which was cooked to perfection followed by in my case with a lovely cheesecake. Would highly recommend a visit over a lunchtime as they were not busy.

Thank dbw625
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This restaurant is an old beautiful building with the open fire and white tablecloths that gives you a feeling of of old world sophistication. The menu is small but perfect, offering fine dining and top class service. The food and wine were the best flavours...More

Thank michelle2511
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January 6, 2018|
Response from Christine T | Reviewed this property |
There is three options however one of our party was vegan and it was no problem for them to make a suitable dish.
marie j
October 28, 2016|
Response from Annatfarms | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Darfield
  • Phone Number: +64 3-318 7686
New Zealand cuisine
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