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The Oaks of Darfield

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
+64-0-3-318-7686
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We revisited "The Oaks" for the second time under its new management with a group of friends for dinner. What a superb meal, as good as we have had at similar establishments in Christchurch. From the moment we entered the door and had pre dinner drinks in the lounge, with an open fire and a great range of wine and... More 

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Thank Annatfarms
Christchurch
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went there last night for dinner with 4 friends. It was a very cold night but restaurant was warm and cosy. Since we were last there, a new owner has taken over. He is clearly dedicated to making this a really nice place. The building is of historic nature with a really great ambiance. The meals and drinks were... More 

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Thank MadMaxChristchurch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We visited Thursday and it had been probably 12 months ago since our last visit .New owner has put his stamp on the place .We both had the Pork Belly and it was the best I have had to DATE!We even had dessert which got offered to be gluten free option.We will return soon ....fantastic ,take the drive out soon.

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Thank Princeharrythenazi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We had our golden wedding celebration dinner there for 23 people. The venue was beautiful, service amazing & the food & choice options just fabulous. Everyone raved over their experience & that included some who had travelled extensively & eaten in top restaraunts overseas. A wonderful memorable experience.

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Thank lesleyk72
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

apart from the noisy group that were beside us, we had a very pleasant evening - tasty food and attentive service.

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Thank SueC43
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We decided to eat in after a long drive and were not disappointed. As there was another function in the main dining room that evening we dined in a private room. We were treated to a lovely meal and were waited on by Hamish, who made us feel like royalty. We had a lovely evening in this historic house and... More 

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Thank Malcolm W
Rockford, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Maybe I visited this place on an off night, but there was only one other table when we arrived. The soup didn't come out hot and there was a dry layer on the top. The mains were good (salmon and croquettes) but the fine dining really seemed to pertain only to the presentation and mood, not necessarily the food. After... More 

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Thank Mindy Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We had high expectations about re-visiting the Oaks for a celebration dinner. Having been customers of the previous owners we thought the standard would be maintained. Welcomed by the new owner and taken into the dining room we were seated at our table. We perused the menu and ordered. The nice touches remain - in the sense of fine dining... More 

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Thank plum_persey
Christchurch
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Recently had dinner here. Exceeded our expectations. Fantastic to have such a gem in our local area. Service and food was top class!

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Thank tonib470
Auckland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We have now dined twice at the Oaks. The Food and service have exceeded expectations on Both occasions. Considering the prices are very similar to the other local options the food and value here is superior. Easily the best restaurant in the local area in our opinion. Thanks to Hamish, we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Clintons Rd, Darfield, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Darfield
  • Phone Number: +64-0-3-318-7686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?