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Star and Garter

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9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5246
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Geraldine, New Zealand
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found ourselves in Oamaru for lunch on a Sunday. There black board out side said "WhiteBait" so we had to pop in. We were very happy with fresh WhiteBait patties which were served along with a delicious salad. Service was fast & friendly. Can't wait to call in again.

Thank K1ngsGld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad I returned to the Star and Garter the other night. We used to dine often here, but were getting increasingly disappointed with the standard of the food. Cold meals, lacking flavour, and poor presentation, as well as lengthy waits. We heard through the grapevine that the chef had changed, and decided to give it another go, and... More 

Thank loveoamaru
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly little restaurant with great food at affordable, reasonable prices. You will not be disappointed.

Thank oamarugirl
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and the hospitality of the friendly staff. The fish and chips were excellent and the rhubarb dessert was delicious. We were lucky to get a table as it was lunch time and was rather popular with the locals.

Thank LifetimeJourneys
Ballarat, Australia
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to go here with all the great reviews. Our experience was quite different. The building itself is good and I enjoyed reading the wall of celebrations that have occurred there over the many years. My friend was looking forward to the white bait fritters that ended up just tasting like a plain egg omelette with no... More 

1 Thank GCShadbolt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous White Bait fritters. Best value & quality lunch I have had on our NZ tour. Great service, 2 white Bait fritters on mash with vegetables $15. Great service !!

Thank Steve P
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great fish meal at the star and garter and could not wish for anything better. The fish was blue cod. The staff where most helpful and could not do enough for us.

Thank 323gary1
Portland OR
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I had lunch at the Star and Garter in early October. The staff was friendly, the food was very good and it was very reasonably priced. I enjoyed the whitebait fritter. If you are visiting Oamaru definitely recommend visiting the Star and Garter.

Thank PDXTraveler110
Palmerston North
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Was in town for work by myself and went here from meal in motel folder. Wonderful friendly staff and great food. Watched as the staff member made everyone that came through the door very welcomed. I had Creamy Chicken Enchilada and a crisp salad. Very nice just what I needed. :)

Thank macshar
Riverton, New Zealand
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300 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our accommodation recommended the Star and Garter as a "no frills, good food" place and they were exactly right! The food (lambs fry and pork belly) was delicious, beautifully-cooked and came in generous portions. I have the coeliac condition and this caused no problems at all, I ordered what I wanted from the menu and the chef sorted it out... More 

Thank Prisonerfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?