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“Fabulous lunch”

The Oaks of Darfield
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Darfield
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: New Zealand cuisine
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We bought an overseas guest for lunch this week and the meals were amazing. This is as good as you get anywhere!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is our favourite Restaurant in Canterbury and we have visited the Oak's most years at least once. We have given a 4.5* rating this visit which is high for us for most restaurants.
The Oaks is Fine dining at fair value and as one reviewer said, this place takes one back to old school fine dining but without being over the top or pretendious.
Hamish, the Manager I think, is excellent at providing quiet, proffessional and unfussy service and there was nothing more that we could have wanted from him.
Nice modern wines glasses were on the the table when we arrived , a lovely open fire was burning taking the chill off what was a cold day and the space between tables allows for good conversation.
The overall environment adds to the trip to the country and the positive experience of going somewhere classy.
The food was excellent and we both enjoyed generous mains and deserts, both were of a very high standard, hence the 4.5 star bordering on 5 *' rating.
The only downside for me, a small but relevant matter was the coffee which I though was average, came out piping hot but a little bitter I thought.
To summarise, The Oaks is a MUST VISIT for us, and we would really reccommend that you try it. If you do, I thinks that the Oaks will become an annual event or more - when you have a special event to celebrate or just want to enjoy a lovely place to try.
Finally, the Oaks is a beautiful old building with tons of atmosphere , surrounded by old trees and the B and B has a very good reputation as a B and B -
We are hoping to try the B and B in the future.

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Thank djmcc50177
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate a special birthday. Dined in and stayed the night. The meal was delicious and nothing was a problem. We were well looked after by Hamish. The room was lovely and well presented with our own shower and toilet. The bed was very comfortable. Continental breakfast was very good and plenty to choose from including fresh fruit salad. We would definitely recommend The Oaks of Darfield for both dinner and accommodation.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Recently attended this venue for a private family dinner. Food and service were of a very high standard. The courtyard was a great place for pre-dinner drinks. The dining room was well appointed and very comfortably accommodated our party of 25.

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Thank GavLgc
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had a small group celebrating a birthday. The setting was lovely and very welcoming. Service was excellent and nothing was a problem. The food was great and well presented. We would definitely return.

Thank Christine T
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