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Star and Garter

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood chowder” (39 reviews)
“orange roughy” (5 reviews)
“lamb shank” (21 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic affordable lunch AND dinner here. Yes - so good I went back for the evening meal. It's not flash, but it's not 'basic'. Good, honest, affordable kiwi grub. Bloody awesome!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PaulAwayFromHome
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a Tour Guide and regular visitor to the Victorian Precinct of Oamaru I often recommend this restaurant as a lunch option to my passengers who are lovers of Seafood Chowder. Other menu items are also good with the Blue Cod also a highlight. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OB1ONE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

love the food and warmth of the place historical and charming those old wedding photos on the wall are moving

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peenut2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch one day in December. It was empty when we got there (just after 1), but then filled right up. Their menu is limited, with a few lunch items and all day breakfast dishes. We had the seafood chowder ($20) and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PANC J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ... we had the blue cod and mushroom stack for mains washed down with a bottle of red ... food was delicious wine good. Service was good war. and friendly .. a lovely place to eat dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little heritage listed restaurant in Oamaru with a "function area" upstairs.We visited after our ride from Alps to Ocean and were very pleased with the food. A small fresh menu with some good options was offered. The drinks were served quickly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Basil781
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here before and loved the atmosphere - especially the old photos. Food was good - large portions and very tasty. Service was pleasant and quick - and the restaurant was very busy when we are there.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sign advertised fresh blue cod and it was true. My companions had the fish of the day and the pork roast and they were both very pleased with their choices. All 3 meals were big portions and the vegetable combinations that went with them...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gcummu952932
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A homely warm comfortable restaurant very close to the Oamaru Historical Precint. Easy parking , 3 minutes walk from town. Great place to dine particularly with larger groups, attracts a more mature cliental but all ages are very welcome! The Mornie seafood chowder is to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindsaywalker2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good lunch menu. Blue cod almost melted in your mouth. Could have with salad or veges. Quick service and very friendly, helpful staff. Good self tion of wines.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnchorAK2015
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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