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The Oaks of Darfield

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews beef mains and desserts terrine fine dining dining room silver service open fire set menu dining experience attention to detail food and wine small group minute drive beautiful building cooked to perfection high standard top class
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very nice b&b with very friendly staff. We had the en suite room which was very large and well maintained. The only downside was the noise from passing cars by the hotel.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Leerichardson14
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Once again, perfect service with attention to detail, and the food was superb! This is such a hidden gem and only a 5-minute drive from Darfield with its own parking. A lovely open fire to warm the room and pleasant music playing in the background...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris L
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank graemem548
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank djmcc50177
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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.

Date of visit: November 2017
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!

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank PeterJWatts
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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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.
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October 28, 2016|
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