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The Oaks of Darfield

2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
+64 3-318 7686
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“fine dining” (10 reviews)
“b b” (5 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had either dinner or lunch at The Oaks for many years - and ALWAYS the experience is the same - fantastic!!! Excellent food, great service, meticulous attention to detail and unique surroundings - not a place to take small children to but perfectly...More

Thank elwin2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lunch ,we both had the baked salmon which was cooked to perfection followed by in my case with a lovely cheesecake. Would highly recommend a visit over a lunchtime as they were not busy.

Thank dbw625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is an old beautiful building with the open fire and white tablecloths that gives you a feeling of of old world sophistication. The menu is small but perfect, offering fine dining and top class service. The food and wine were the best flavours...More

Thank michelle2511
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A dining experience not to be missed and well worth the drive out to Darfield. Thank you Hamish for delicious meals - so attractively presented, perfectly cooked and a delight to eat. Excellent service and a charming venue in a beautiful setting. We will be...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A lovely fine dining experience except for visits with children. We rounded down our overall tripadvisor rating because of this. Using the set menu a child counts as an adult (full price). This would make a good margin for the operator but is poor value...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful food and good service! The prawn is Devine! Still, nice wines too. This place is a very good for fine dining.

Thank Wang J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Oaks is a genuine gem. Nestled amongst the trees, with no expense spared for comfort & treats we had a marvellous stay. Hamish looked after us beautifully, cooked an amazing dinner in the stylish restaurant. Prices are very good value. Our breakfast was another...More

Thank julieba2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went out for a special night. Hamish looked after us very well. Service was outstanding. Food was outstanding. All the locals need to go.

Thank Amr0ck
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We decided to treat ourselves out to the 8 course degustation meal and we weren't disappointed. Each course was delicious and well proportioned with a range of different flavours. The only thing to mention besides tasting amazing was how rich everything was from the pork...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Oaks was restored from a run down homestead a number of years ago with painstaking care. It was restored to retain the character, which means it does not have the character of a modern hotel room - the rooms are furnished with real furniture...More

Thank Charles C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Darfield
  • Phone Number: +64 3-318 7686
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