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Northstar Restaurant

495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-437 1190
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rack” (2 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly as evening dining should be - great service and yum food served in a timely fashion with any issues - would happily recommend

Thank FuzzyUnicorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Northstar again this weekend and had a typically wonderful experience. The service was friendly and efficient while the meals were tasty! We will return again

Thank O8175EPalexl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service started off with a bang but as the crowd dwindled we were given a desert menu but had to find staff for followup. However the meal was good, not a great variety of options but chicken sandwich and fish meal were very enjoyable. Lemon...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner her with a close friend. Extensive menu, but when in North Otago, Blue Cod was the first choice.Freshly caught, according to wait-staff, this meal was absolute joy!A very generous service, served with home made chips and a lovely salad. Bar facilities were...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If they are going to charge fine dining prices they need to produce good quality food. The lamb my sister in law had was full of gristle and hard, the pasta my daughter had tasted funny, my whisky chicken was so hard and dry as...More

Thank swimmum1975
northstarOamaru, Manager at Northstar Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Firstly - thankyou so much for your feedback, we really do appreciate a response from our customers. I'm really disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and it is so unfortunate that wasn't mentioned to us on the night....More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Perhaps in a unusual manner, we choose to stay overnight in Oamaru if traveling between Christchurch and Invercargill, in the full knowledge that we can be assured of a very good dinner at Northstar at a reasonable price. We have dined there three times, and...More

Thank Belfort19
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We dine here when travelling from Dunedin to Timaru. The restaurant decor is nice & contemporary. Beautifully clean bathroom facilities. Fantastic meal as always. Great quality, fantastic presentation. Most definitely not a 'pub meal' Most definitely would recommend!

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We really like Northstar for a large family group or just two, Children friendly which is a plus, staff attentive, meals always well presented and always enjoyed.

Thank Lin637
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

All of our family were very impressed with the food - i had a main of pork bellie, scallops with hummus and carrot and apple slaw with bread which was the best meal i have had in a long time. My partner had fast cured...More

2  Thank DonellaTimaruNZ
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited as a larger group with out a booking on a busy Saturday evening. The lovely waitress seated us in the lounge and fetched us all drinks while a table was prepared for our group. The kids were all really excited when they were...More

Thank O8175EPalexl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-437 1190
  • This restaurant is at Northstar