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Northstar Restaurant

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$$ - $$$European, ,
495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-437 1190
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“north star” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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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

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Had a meal recently following a business meeting. Had a main course and desert with drinks and had very good service in the company of business colleagues. Will certainly have another meal there and recommend to friends and family.

Thank Bondpet
Reviewed 26 November 2017

One sometimes takes a website blurb with a grain of salt, but not this place. Such friendly staff, a good wine selection, and something to suit most palates on the menu. The ambience was modern without being too minimalistic - we had a cozy alcove...More

Thank Murray L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We enjoyed an evening at Northstar Restaurant. There were families and couples present all having a good time. A television above the bar was screening a rugby match that was easy to watch or ignore - whatever diners wanted to do. The service was excellent....More

Thank John66_12
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We stopped here yesterday for lunch before going to our destination. The place was empty and it was around 1.00pm.It took a while to be acknowledge and served. We sat in what was clearly the bar lunch side (which was fine) as we had walked...More

Thank Pauline Y
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Exactly as evening dining should be - great service and yum food served in a timely fashion with any issues - would happily recommend

Thank FuzzyUnicorn
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Northstar again this weekend and had a typically wonderful experience. The service was friendly and efficient while the meals were tasty! We will return again

Thank O8175EPalexl
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Service started off with a bang but as the crowd dwindled we were given a desert menu but had to find staff for followup. However the meal was good, not a great variety of options but chicken sandwich and fish meal were very enjoyable. Lemon...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I had dinner her with a close friend. Extensive menu, but when in North Otago, Blue Cod was the first choice.Freshly caught, according to wait-staff, this meal was absolute joy!A very generous service, served with home made chips and a lovely salad. Bar facilities were...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If they are going to charge fine dining prices they need to produce good quality food. The lamb my sister in law had was full of gristle and hard, the pasta my daughter had tasted funny, my whisky chicken was so hard and dry as...More

Thank swimmum1975
northstarOamaru, Manager at Northstar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi there, Firstly - thankyou so much for your feedback, we really do appreciate a response from our customers. I'm really disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and it is so unfortunate that wasn't mentioned to us on the night....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-437 1190
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