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Northstar Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-437 1190
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“sole” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately we did not have a great experience. most of our meals were all missing elements from what was stated in the menu. I had the pork belly which was missing 90% of the elements , no sauce, no puree, then the others at the...More

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Praise where praise is due! From previously having disappointing experiences this spur of the moment lunch outing was most enjoyable. The service was slick and cheerful. The restaurant was very busy, staff were plentiful and the welcoming vibe made for an enjoyable time. My husband...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Another lovely meal last night. Fantastic steaks all round. The waitresses could do with a little training & refinement from management. Will definitely return.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed May 5, 2018

An empty restaurant on a Friday night should have rung alarm bells. We waited over 30 mins for our food, so not the place to stop while travelling. Imagine how long you could wait if it was busy. If you want to have a conversation,...More

Thank travellingkiwi255119
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We've been here a few times for lunch but our most recent Sunday lunch was almost unpleasant due to the serving staff. Both ladies were not happy, I kept wondering what we had done wrong - that was the feeling! The pattie in the hamburger...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Had a meal recently following a business meeting. Had a main course and desert with drinks and had very good service in the company of business colleagues. Will certainly have another meal there and recommend to friends and family.

Thank Bondpet
Reviewed November 25, 2017

One sometimes takes a website blurb with a grain of salt, but not this place. Such friendly staff, a good wine selection, and something to suit most palates on the menu. The ambience was modern without being too minimalistic - we had a cozy alcove...More

Thank Murray L
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We enjoyed an evening at Northstar Restaurant. There were families and couples present all having a good time. A television above the bar was screening a rugby match that was easy to watch or ignore - whatever diners wanted to do. The service was excellent....More

Thank John66_12
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We stopped here yesterday for lunch before going to our destination. The place was empty and it was around 1.00pm.It took a while to be acknowledge and served. We sat in what was clearly the bar lunch side (which was fine) as we had walked...More

Thank Pauline Y
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Exactly as evening dining should be - great service and yum food served in a timely fashion with any issues - would happily recommend

Thank FuzzyUnicorn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $29
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-437 1190
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