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Oaks Restaurant Cafe & Bar

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Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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122 Liverpool Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 8309
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to The Oaks for a while and so for a treat we made a spontaneous decision to head along. The space is great and there was a buzz of people by the end of the evening. Wine was very nice and quick to arrive. But. Then we waited. We were one of only two parties in the... More 

Thank nin132
Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice enough dining area but it also caters for a buffet meal service which may impact on the quality of an a la carte menu. Drinks order taken quickly but an age to wait for a food order with an equally long time to wait for food. We just ordered mans and waited around 40 minutes. It is a shame... More 

Thank Graham D
Wellington, New Zealand
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522 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. We shared a fish platter and it contained a lovely variety of seafood. We had a chocolate brownie for dessert which was delicious.

Thank Alipa50
Mackay, Australia
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Has to be the premier eating place in the region. Food is fantastic. Wines reasonably priced. Service so friendly and efficient.

Thank dave w
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Arrived off the street and were warmly welcomed. Good welcoming and attentive service. Food perhaps took a little longer to arrive than normal, but as we were involved in deep conversation we were not really aware until our waitress apologised for the delay. Very tasty meal washed doen by very nice orange juice (I was driving) Most enjoyable meal and... More 

Thank ADC5022
Ashburton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Had the eye fillet beef meal with the mushroom risotto cake, very yummy. The waitress was very helpful but didnt know much about the alcohol selection. Overall great experience, would recommend. Wouldnt recommend for little kids though.

Thank Taylor S
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We dined there while on holidays with another couple and struggled to find a place to dine on a Sunday night in Whanganui The service was great and the meals we had were all good and well presented I had venison which was well cooked and it matched the Syrah we chose perfectly The wine list is a bit on... More 

Thank Robin K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is an upmarket restaurant that offers three different options, buffet,an A la carte and in House menu to please every body,the chef is on his game and staff are friendly, i go from time to time but i refer all my new guests there when asked where to go to eat,

1 Thank SienaWanganui
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went here for dinner a few weeks ago. Everything was great, especially the food and presentation. The steak was perfectly cooked. Excellent. Highly recommend it.

Thank Loretta404
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Catered for me having coeliac and needing gluten free wihtout me feeling like an alien. Quick and easy. Friendly staff

Thank Sarah L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Liverpool Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 8309
Our Cafe and Bar are open 7 days a week from 4:30pm, with meals starting at 5pm until 9:30pm. The Cafe has a Ala Carte Menu comprising of Entrees, Bar Snacks, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.Our Restaurant is open 2 nights a week, on Friday we have our a la carte menu available from 6:00pm until 9:30pm and every Saturday night we have a Seafood Smorgasbord available from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. The a la carte menu includes Entrees, a Cafe Menu and a Main Menu. Our Menu has a full range of foods available, with Gluten Free Options, Nut Free Options and Vegetarian Options.The Oaks has a fully licensed bar which is easily accessible from The Oaks Cafe and Restaurant. It has a full range of red and white wines from throughout New Zealand and Australia. We have famous New Zealand beers on tap along with well known international beer. Our bar area has seating to accommodate groups of people for socializing.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?