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Star and Garter

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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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“seafood chowder” (36 reviews)
“hot ham” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us shared an evening meal and a variety of local dishes - all different. All good sized portions and great value.

Thank johnC4806NT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If this was in rural USA this would be a ma and pop shop - well cooked food and substantial portions, with friendly staff. We were just about to leave when a coach party of 40 arrived, it did set a little panic amongst the...More

Thank NorthShieldsBoy
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The staff is super friendly. They took great care of us and are hands down the best service we have received in all of New Zealand.

1  Thank drewcjuicy
Reviewed 21 October 2017 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

1  Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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

Thank 5hampshirehogs
Reviewed 30 September 2017 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

1  Thank Leanz
Reviewed 26 September 2017

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 20 September 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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