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The Oaks of Darfield

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2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
+64 3-318 7686
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Darfield, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome meal that catered for all ages. I are chicken curry in a basket that was great as I was able to mix with my family. Much better than sitting down in one place.

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Thank Glonyaise
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We have been a few times and never disappointed. Lovely food and atmosphere. The seem to have no problem catering from small to very large groups. We have never had any issues with our meals.

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Thank jordyn_h79
Christchurch
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This was our second visit and stay over.It had changed operator since our last visit.We enjoyed a relaxing New Years Eve stay and meal.The meal itself was fine dining with a high-quality offering and a good wine list choice.Our package deal was good value.The room was clean, tidy and cosy.The dining room is a lovely quaint room with well-spaced tables... More 

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Thank tigersChristchurch
Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Stayed at the Oaks after 8 days in a camper van. Welcoming staff, nice accommodations. The highlight of the stay would be the OUTSTANDING dinner!

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Thank gwrosie
Timaru, New Zealand
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I'd been part of a meal like this. The wine list is extensive. Our food was matched with the wines thought the 7 courses. The waitstaff here are outstanding and service in second to none. Recommended to others and I think the meals & wine are too cheap for what you get.

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Thank TAmember09062016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went, as part of a large group, for lunch last Sunday. I was looking forward to returning to this restaurant, but wasn't prepared for the simply superb meal I, and all others in our large party, received. Didn't seem to matter what was ordered, we were all impressed, and coping with getting food to the table in quick succession... More 

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Thank Scott W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I once read a review of a restaurant in Barcelona, the service was described as a little staid! The food was great and here is similar, wine list could do with packing out a little, hope the menu changes regularly

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Thank Tim O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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Christchurch
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Darfield
  • Phone Number: +64 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?