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115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-433 0480
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
3 May 2018
“Evening meal at Brydone Hotel”
12 Jul 2018
“Lovely family dinner”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, International, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Food was superb. Good size portions. Vege accompaniments were so very tasty. Kids food was simple but great quality.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank WendySwainson
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Following a business meeting I had an evening meal with a group of people, The staff were attentive in both the supply of drinks and taking orders then ensuring all was well with the group during the meal. Standard of meal and desert was very...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bondpet
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It seems mostly hotel guests eat here. We had numerous choices for dinner and it seemed one could not go wrong with any of them. I had the pork croquettes, chicken corn frittata, and apple cake, all excellent. We also tried halloumi and nectarine, fish...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 5 January 2017

When we would like a quiet relaxing meal the T-Bar is the place, good food, sevice and atmosphere a place to relax with a drink and talk.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Lin637
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasant quiet dinner. Food was good and server was very sweet. A little pricey but probably just felt that way because we ate in the pub surroundings.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Greenygreeny15
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Relaxing environment to sit in comfortable seats and watch the the world go by, so to speak, great window seats. Coffee and cake deal is great value, the carrot cake is best in Oamaru. Friendly and courteous staff

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank tinavj65
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I stayed here for one night en route to Christchurch. The location can't be beaten and the staff are so friendly and helpful. The hotel itself could do with a makeover, it is rather dated but it is clean. I think the parking at the...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank BelChch
Brydone H, Manager at T-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Totara Bar and thank you for your kind words. The car parking is at the hotel is very safe and secure but thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 29 April 2016

Visited this place several times and the food was great, the staff allways friendly and willing to help

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Alex M
Brydone H, General Manager at T-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your time at the Totara Bar. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and have a number of times. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 March 2016

This was in a great location and was an old place but the rooms were nice and updated. Has a parking lot. Can walk to the Victorian District and the Blue Penguin Colony. The lady at the front desk was not very welcoming or friendly...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Nolagirl2
Reviewed 25 March 2016

lovely restaurant in a beautiful old building, the staff were friendly. The menu is good, not too much choice which can be overwhelming. Dessert menu was fantastic. Food had so much flavour and was cooked to perfection. Portions were generous. Will definitely eat here again

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank LouieRPS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Bar, International, European, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-433 0480
  • This restaurant is at Brydone Hotel Oamaru
The Totara Bar Public Bar and Dining Room is located in The Brydone Hotel in the heart of Oamaru. Our award winning kitchen offers a number of beautiful dishes from breakfast to dinner.
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