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Star and Garter Restaurant

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9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
11:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When in Oamaru and points south you have to try the Blue Cod - one of the best eating fish. It was great to get a choice of pan fried or battered Blue Cod. Chose the pan fried and it was cooked to perfection.

Thank uncleremus2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a meal over Easter and luckily we were in early as they were very busy and we didn't book. Obviously a popular spot as the place filled up as we were dining and several were turned away , go early or make sure to book. Prompt service and no wait on our food, friendly staff and lots... More 

Thank Nicky W
Fairplay, Colorado
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really nice lunch here. Staff was attentive and friendly so the service was excellent. Food was on the "larger" portion side and very tasty. Recommended!

Thank DanandCollette
Oamaru, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our food well presented delicious, the staff capable friendly and described the menu when the asked. We dine here frequently. Highly recommended.

Thank whitock
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a very late lunch and had a small fish and chips and a chowder. Both simple and tasty and friendly service

Thank rocciojs
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Lamb shank and blue cod. We were the first table of the lunch service so the wait for our order was really short. Lisa was an amazing host and to be honest a place like this is what you are looking for when traveling trough the region. A piece of history and authentic flavours well expressed on the... More 

Thank juanpb21
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food. It was constantly busy at any time. I used it for my main meals throughout my stay. And I did arrive at off peak hours most times. Staff friendly. Prices good. I enjoyed the roast of the day. It was cold and raining outside, so a delicious haven for a traveller.

Thank Faye B
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been trying SEAFOOD CHOWDER all over the place during this 3 week NZ South Island holiday. Out of all the 8 restaurants - STAR & GARTER was the best !! Kudos due as looks can be deceiving ... it is an older intimate restaurant in a historical precinct of Oamaru (very close to the SteamPunk Gallery that we visited... More 

Thank LizzieSlothouber
North Otago
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Star and Garter is a quaint intimate restaurant on the fringe of Oamaru's famous Historic Precinct. Popular with locals, it also attracts many tourists. Although it has a reasonably broad menu, it is renowned locally for superb fish meals. On my most recent visit, I opted for a fish chowder ---to die for!

Thank MikeyNorthOtago
North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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193 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again, patient husband had to march up and down this town while I read all the menus. Many on TP get great reviews but the gluten free options sold me on trying Star and Garter. Nice little diner with a small number but appetizing menu choices. I had the blue cod done up gluten free and it was perfect,served... More 

Thank RPassion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Soups, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?