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“WOW”

Oaks Restaurant Cafe & Bar
Ranked #31 of 89 Restaurants in Whanganui
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our Cafe and Bar are open 7 days a week from 4:30pm, with meals starting at 5pm until 9:30pm. The Cafe has a Ala Carte Menu comprising of Entrees, Bar Snacks, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.Our Restaurant is open 2 nights a week, on Friday we have our a la carte menu available from 6:00pm until 9:30pm and every Saturday night we have a Seafood Smorgasbord available from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. The a la carte menu includes Entrees, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods available, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.The Oaks has a fully licensed bar which is easily accessible from The Oaks Cafe and Restaurant. It has a full range of red and white wines from throughout New Zealand and Australia. We have famous New Zealand beers on tap along with well known international beer. Our bar area has seating to accommodate groups of people for socializing.
Hamilton
2 reviews
“WOW”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Had a great experience there. Had the rack of lamb which was special of the day. Plate was loaded with tender lamb and only $25. Best meal I have had in Wanganui for years. The service was outstanding and that was on a night that was busy .Ambience was just right and will be planning on returning

  • Visited April 2012
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hamburger time”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

NZ best hamburgers at the Oaks. The other meals are most probably even better - but I do not miss a good hamburger.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quite a surprise!”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

I read about this place at http://restaurantreviewspo.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-place-to-eat-in-wanganui.html
We tried it and we were soooo full! What a great value! For 30nzd, you can eat all you can oysters and all other seafoods. Did I say all you can eat oysters? How about all you can eat pavlova! must try!

Visited December 2011
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Thank NormsD215
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Between RutLand and here... I choose Rutland”
Reviewed May 1, 2011

The food seems more like your typical pub grub than restaurant food. Though overall just ok and fine option if your staying close by.
- Food was average... Taste was fine... Just get that feel of pub food trying to be fancy.
- Value was ok... About standard prices.
- Service is standard... Same as everywhere else.
- atmosphere is ordinary...nothing special or bad.

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“Beautiful meal, lovely surroundings”
Reviewed April 15, 2011

Most visits to Wanganui includes a meal at the oaks. The menu has a very large selection and the portions are rather large but still immaculately presented.
We believe this is one of Wanganuis best places for a nice meal.

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Thank tg1968
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