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Northstar Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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US$9 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we called in to the northstar bar to grab a bar meal, the first problem was the selection was non existent, we both odered the ribs, they were slow coming out and when they arrived they were very underwhelming to say the least, the ribs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank russd7h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We three kings of Oamaru are....visited the North Star for Christmas Dinner and O what a feast. Wonderful, warm, friendly atmosphere with great tasting treats with a spectacular Main buffet Menu. Staff were so kind and engaging on this special day. They even provided little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TwoTravellers34
Reviewed 2 December 2018

I've had dinner a few times in the Northstar restaurant and is has always been excellent and good value. I've only had lunch here once and it was mid-week, deserted and the food was average pub grub. Would definitely recommend for dinner in Oamaru even...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Had take away lunch, bacon n egg sandwich.... bacon was under cooked. Causing sickness in the crew. Dinner.... pumpkin soup was microwaved, half was hot other was almost cold. Best thing was the chicken burger. Every meal had too many potatoe items on them, overkill...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Travis B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for my birthday was very disapointed. I chose the slow cooked pork belly, which was definately not slow cooked. It was near under, very chewy and the crackling did not exist, was uneatable and rubber like. There was some kind of sauce that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cilla5591
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 14 May 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Rme48
Reviewed 7 May 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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank michellebS5158EQ
Reviewed 6 May 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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank travellingkiwi255119
Reviewed 7 December 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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Rme48
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