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2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a laugh this place is! Got told by locals that this is a good place for a business dinner. On walking into the place on a Saturday night it was busy but there were 3 tables free and 2 bar leaners free. On approaching...More

Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for lunch. This is along the way from Tekapo to Dunedin. Lovely place with a great view of the sea. The dishes were all pretty big and quite yummy. Garlic bread - huge plate of bread, not bad Mushroom with bacon soup -...More

Thank GinaSeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say. Slow service. An Asian gent walked out without touching his meal and my pork belly was extremely tough and greasy. Not impressed when compared to other restaurants in town. Don't bother taking the time.

Thank 1960WarrenW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. As is the norm $12 bottles of wine sell for $45 which always rankles a bit. We had a $45 sharing platter to start with which was beautiful, but I think it was supposed to...More

Thank wattys4
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Had a fabulous lunch here. Everything was great, the food, the service and the awesome location. Will be back again!

Thank rachaels1955
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We dined 2 nights apart this week and I can confirm this restaurant is extremely good with friendly efficient serving staff and yummy and delicious food. The meals are a good size portion for price and quality. The fresh blue cod was great with choice...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Went for meal during the week, still was half full, speaks of the popularity of the place. Built over the harbour and superb food, what more could you ask for

Thank William M
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a wonderful location, with great sea views and a sophisticated interior design. I found the service professional and quick. The servings were large, but overall, I found the (lasagne) bland and overpriced. I have heard the seafood platter is very good...More

1  Thank Maddy K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Pricing is average for evening meals nationally. About the $35 - $40 mark. Reasonable and friendly service. Clean and tidy. Very busy, and large open space, so a tad noisy. Well worth a visit and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Would have liked to have stayed...More

Thank GinagAuckland
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Had the great pleasure of visiting Portside on the waterfron in Oamaru for lunch one Saturday. Sat out on the terrace and watched the ocean and wildlife. Had a terrible time choosing what to eat as each dish sounded scrumptious. Decided on pork belly and...More

Thank bigSkyOmarama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterfront Road | South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 3400
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