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The Oaks of Darfield

2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
+64 3-318 7686
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank Leerichardson14
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 8 June 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!

Thank graemem548
Reviewed 27 May 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

Thank Don M
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 6 March 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.

Thank GavLgc
Reviewed 7 December 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.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 4 December 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!

Thank WIvebeenthere
Reviewed 2 December 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

1  Thank PeterJWatts
Reviewed 5 November 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

Thank elwin2
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7 January 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.
marie j
28 October 2016|
Response from Annatfarms | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer to this
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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