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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Breakfast
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 December 2021

Really pleasant team. Easy to place order. Welcomed in. Nice selection on menu! Waiting for a liquor license but no worries & good selection of diet drinks. Was able to choose and alter menu (I don’t like mushrooms & take. Off easily). Easy to walk...over from accomodation and welcomed. Beautiful home made fresh onion ring huge serving! Not fatty and tasty. Alongside lovely steak cooked to perfection! Really nice to support a local business and well worth it!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

I received a $10 voucher from the motel across the road when I checked in. Companies are obviously related or friends. Decided to give it a go. I was only one in restaurant. Warm welcome and asked to sit where ever I wished. Ordered a...beer and told they don’t have alcohol. He said they have juices so I ordered a tomato juice. Don’t have that. Steak was cooked fine and accompanied with chips and salad. Couldn’t pay at restaurant as they have no eftpos. Have to go to motel reception to pay. The price of the meal was the same as in the menu. So the $10 voucher got me a glass of orange juice. You decide.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Its closed people a Covid casualty. The owner told me it had struggled even before that as overseas arrivals dropped. Might come back but time will tell.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Group of about 18 people.Service was good, meals came out pretty much together and most were happy with their meals, is always hard to please everyone.Waitress very attentive and willing to try new things ie. make liquour coffee.Not a very diverse menue but happy to...recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

Really good meal we had 5 people for dinner and everything was beautifully cooked and very good portions 100% recommend this as a dinner destination.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

The chef here has changed so most previous reviews will no longer apply. This is now a mainly Indian restaurant so the food is very flavorsome. I had a very tasty well prepared pork dish and the meat cooked to a tender perfection although vegetables...were a bit sparse with bare patches on the plate. I did not give this place a better score mainly due to the music being a bit too loud and not at all relaxing and the waitress chewing gum was not a good look! Despite that I did enjoy the meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

I am a real foodie and love great food! We saw some posts of some amazing looking food cooked here in Oamaru and knew we had to go try it! It was incredible! I only had a short period of time before I had to...head off to fire training, so even though the entrees sounded amazing, we went straight to mains and ordered the garlic bread as a quick starter. The garlic bread was great but the mains that followed were incredible! I had the pork belly and it just melted in your mouth! So tender and flavoursome and was fresh with such a yummy sauce/jus! My partner Alan had the beef fillet! It was a generous size and cooked to absolute perfection! It was a big tall piece to cook correctly and the chef nailed it! We were a bit apprehensive as Alan wasn’t given a steak knife, but it was so tender that it sliced like soft butter! It tasted amazing and I had food envy (I would have made room for both meals!). Like I said, I had to rush away for fire training, otherwise we would have stayed for dessert, but that just means I get to enjoy it again when we go back next week! Please, head out to the Courtyard and enjoy their delicious food - you won’t regret it! See you there! I’ll be the person they are trying to roll out the door!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 June 2019

Spacious cafe and whilst attending a larger group occasion recently we found the curtain only barrier between the restaurant and the kitchen was inadequate to block the kitchen noise. The food was wonderful and enjoyed by all. I can still taste the most amazing cheese...cake that I have tasted for some time.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Wow,what a meal.I had the Pork Belly and my husband had the steak and it was delicious.The pork just melted in your mouth and the steak was cooked to perfection.It was a generous meal that unfortunately we could not fit in desert.I would highly recommend...this restaurant.As it is on the main highway it is easy to get to.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

As we were staying at the motor lodge situated on the same site as this restaurant it seemed an obvious choice to eat here. The meal was absolutely wonderful. I had blue cod and my husband had chicken gremolata, both served with chips & salad....We can thoroughly recommend both dishes. The staff were friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We both had Dinner and breakfast here as we were staying at the Motel on the grounds of this restaurant. We where welcomed buy the waitress with a big "hello" with a smile which you don't get a lot! their is a small bar area...were you can sit if you like, but we went straight to our table, there is a very good selection of beer's and wine when it was time to order our meal the waitress told us the "special's" of the day I had the Duck which was excellent.( a little hint the plates are very hot) so don't touch then. this is good because your food does not get cold quickly. The breakfast crew in the morning were excellent as well good breakfast menu and watch those plates again!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed at adjacent motel so walked across. Dinner 10/11/17 for 2. EXCELLENT. Touring South Island and this our 12th dinner out. The BEST thus far and nowhere near the most expensive. Good selections and great prep RECOMMEND

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

On a cold evening, we were pleasantly greeted by staff in their warm and spacious restaurant. There was a good selection of meat or vegetarian meals on the menu with meats having a choice of compliments. Also blackboard specials. We chose the ribeye steak, my...husband chose mushrooms in sauce with his and I had onion gravy with mine. The steak was huge, cooked to our liking with perfectly cooked vegetables. A dessert shared of apple crumble and cream was also delicious. I noticed that the kids menu was also a good variety of meals, usual favourites plus healthier ones at very reasonable prices. Though it is near a main road, it was very quiet inside. We will definitely be back again. 😁More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

8.15am was our Couples breakfast. A large tour group had just been fed and moved on yet the Restaurant was immaculate, well set out, clean and ready for us. The breakfast was very good and a large selection ensured everyone was happy. The staff were...just amazing, friendly, quiet and so accommodating.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have been here a few times now and absolutely love the food, good value for money and really generous meal sizes. The staff are always friendly and the restaurant itself is perfect for romantic dinners through to larger groups. Would highly recommend to anyone...passing throughMore

Date of visit: September 2016
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Courtyard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5