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“Great Pub, But Food is Average”
Review of Criterion Hotel

Criterion Hotel
Ranked #11 of 65 Restaurants in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I love going to the Cri for a drink, and they often have live music which can make for a fun night out. Having eaten there previously over the last few years, I unfortunately have had a couple of meals there lately that weren't great (so I generally go elsewhere for meals - sorry!)

Thank Livvi K
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

...but I didn't feel like it, so we went out and decided on "The Cri" as it's known locally. We had bar meals in their quaint Victorian era pub and were very impressed with the food, best burger in town easily. Very good service and very well priced.

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Thank zedelfor
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Easy cozy place to have a drink or two in the evening. Unfortunately, like everything else in Oamaru, they close up fairly early, so make sure you get there in time.

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

As it was a beautiful sunny day we decided to have beers outside. Try there hot chips with homemade aioli sauce and red sauce you will not be disappointed. Very friendly service and fun staff who had this of one of many sayings “be a man not a flower have a Speights and feel the power”!

Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived to quiet old pub type establishment with plates sitting on most of empty tables. One busy front of house guy who was running about. Busy looking kitchen seemed well organised.
Took some time for meals but had got busier. Confusion as we had moved tables, but sorted.
Chips were tasty. Pizza almost overloaded with meat and had a big handful of salad greens sitting on top of it.
Hashtag fries tasty, but clumped together so struggled to retrieve a single fry.
Then the calamari.... let’s just acknowledge that Front of house reversed charge for this processed mass.

Thank Steve M
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