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“Dining with style”

Oaks Restaurant Cafe & Bar
Ranked #36 of 90 Restaurants in Whanganui
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: 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.
Wanganui
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Dining with style”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We dined here as we do every year as part of Wanganui Opera Week. The menu was great, the food was cooked to perfection, the service was superb and the singing was a fantastic bonus.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
New Zealand
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Decent food, large portion sizes, good service”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I went here for dinner with two friends on a Friday night when we found out that our first choice restaurant was booked out. It's been a number of years since I last visited so there are new owners, who have revamped the menu and hired new waitstaff. The menu itself offers a variety of choices and caters to vegetarian eaters as well as the novel "grill" option, where you select a size and type of meat, pick your own vegetables or salad, and select from the choices of sides and sauces.

I had the fried chicken burger, one of my friends had the lamb rack and the other had the venison. The portion sizes are very large, with only one of us finishing everything on their plate, and it tasted decent but if I return I won't be having the burger again. Service was prompt and friendly, and the food came out quickly and still hot from the kitchen. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food on the plate and good quality of service.

  • Visited December 2013
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New Zealand
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfectly fine”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

All the food was good, all the staff good. Good range of prices on the menu to suit everyone, more than you would often find. Generous portions.

  • Visited March 2013
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Whanganui, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best food in town!”
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The best of food and friendliest and most professional staff who are always enthusiastic and know the menu well.

Visited December 2012
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Whanganui, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great service & meal”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Excellent waiting staff, guy has been there for years. Lovely meals, well presented. We went for my brithday, wouldn't normally spend this much on a meal, not really expensive but we normally use the clubs. Would go again.

Visited November 2012
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