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The Galley

1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 0475
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“eggs bene” (2 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Where this place is positioned is perfect. With an amazing kids play park, and the harbour in front of you. I had the chips and at $5.50 you could not complain. Really crunchy. My wife had the squid salad, but unfortunately it was a little...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Lovey setting by the water. Friendly service. Reasonably priced good cabinet food. Great cheese rolls!! Seafood chowder got the thumbs up.

Thank NzShopper
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best pumpkin soup I have ever eaten. Nice place, nice people, good food, great views. Highly recommended

Thank _cardacs
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This cafe is in a perfect location. Right on the boat harbour you get an awesome view when dining or even just enjoying a coffee, kids playground is right beside it also. Food was amazing.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stopped here for lunch one day during the week, not only was the food really good but the view was awesome! We sat out in the semi outdoor area looking out at the harbour. Recommend the chicken salad!

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Great hot coffee, the best cheese scones or a full breakfast to start the day. A big thankyou to Kara and the smiling team for your warmth and care. Glenn and Trudi

Thank trudihayde
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Great place to have a coffee and look out on the bay. We had a pleasant brunch with good coffee and lovely views of the bay. Service was good and friendly.

1  Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stopped for lunch while passing through, great selection of cabinet food and the pies were very good. The view of the bay was fantastic and the service was good

1  Thank Bryce W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Had lunch twice in last 2 weeks. Good service. Nice staff. Nice food. Everything nice and fresh and different cabinet food each time. Will continue to patronize.

1  Thank gaz2802
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped for coffee and food in here and absolutely loved the view of the wee bay. Staff were friendly and the coffee was hot, which is becoming something I'm finding you need to ask for these day given poor barista training or lack of...More

1  Thank Jade_Victoria_NZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 0475
We are a busy cafe on the waterfront in Oamaru that serve breakfast till 11am daily, we have a variety of cabinet food and also cook up some amazing gourmet burgers and freshly cooked fish & chips.
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