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Star and Garter Restaurant

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$$ - $$$European, Soups,
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The oldest restaurant in Oamaru, this place has been the scene of many a wedding reception as evidenced by all the photos and clippings of brides and grooms on one wall. My spouse ordered their version of a chicken enchilada which he pronounced very good....More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Star & Garter is one of those places you find in so many towns, perhaps the lucky ones. It's been in business forever and has been a popular place for locals to meet, greet and eat for just as long. It's a fixture in...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had trouble deciding between Cucina almost next door and this restaurant. Star and Garter slightly cheaper and decor not quite so cool. But delighted with our food - I had delicious pasta and the waitress was charming and efficiently looked after the whole restaurant. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal - again. The restaurant was busy but the staff treated each person as the most important diner! I had lamb shanks and it was beautifully cooked! The orange roughy that Rob had was much enjoyed too. Thank you

Thank Leanz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch. Had originally thought a coffee would suffice, but after seeing the menu (mushrooms !) decided to stay to eat properly. Naturally, had the mushrooms and salmon skewers which was scrumptious, then opted for apple crumble as dessert, all washed down with light...More

1  Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at a full restaurant but we were seated immediately. Although it was busy we were served promptly, politely and in a very friendly manner. We both ordered the blue cod as we had received a couple of recommendations recently and we were not disappointed....More

1  Thank Gregory E
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This cafe was highly rated yet didn't have any cakes or similar for morning tea. I can't remember ever finding a cafe like that before so we didn't try it.

Thank ian6633
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Star & Garter has been serving great food for longer than I can remember and the recent visit back to my home town did not disappoint. My friend and I went out to dinner and had fantastic meals, once we finally decided on what to...More

1  Thank GemzFallz
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Staying in Oamaru for a sports trip the Star and Garter very kindly (for the second year )did us a very good deal on dinner for about twenty six hungry girls and their coaches/ parents . They gave us a couple of choices for main...More

1  Thank Rachelann08
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this place last week with 2 others. I had pork for main which I barely touched and the fish for my friends are overcooked and dry. The server is unfriendly and discourteous, we we're ignored and was never asked how the food was. Never...More

Thank engweng
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Response from Barry-Jang | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was asking how do you add photo to my previous review Barry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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