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You will find some of the best New Zealand produce in Oamaru and with a thriving restaurant scene you won't go hungry. Whether you are after a casual bite or a five course degustation menu, there is something for everyone.


Here are a few of our favorites!

Riverstone Kitchen

Just 15 minutes north of Oamaru, nestled in rural farmland you find this award winning restaurant, extensive gardens, gift stores, and even a castle! Chef and owner Bevan Smith's seasonal menu is focused on local ingredients and produce from the family's garden.


1431 state highway, Oamaru

Ph: 03 431 3505

The Criterion Bar and Eatery

The finest heritage bar and restaurant in town, also a local institute. Step back in time as you enter this fabulous historic building on the corner of Harbour Street. Warm, cozy and inviting with a wonderful varied menu including tapas and traditional beautifully presented favourites.

3 Tyne Street, Oamaru

Ph:03 434 0401


Scotts Brew Bar

This independent craft beer brewery is located in the heart of Oamaru harbour and boasts not only an extensive award winning range of beers but also a menu full of wood fired pizzas and other casual meals.


1 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru

Ph: 03 434 2244

The Last Post Pub & Restaurant

This traditional kiwi restaurant in the heart of Oamaru serves great meals full of home cooked flavours. In what used to be the old Post Office, you will find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere any night of the week.


12 Thames Street, Oamaru

Ph: 03 434 8080

Fat Sallys

At Fat Sallys there is something for everyone, with an extensive bar area, more private restaurant space and even a beer garden, you will enjoy true southern hospitality. The menu is filled with new takes on old favourites and the portions won't leave you hungry.

84 Thames Street, Oamaru

Ph: 03 434 8368

Star and Garter

Located in one of Oamaru historic buildings, the Star and Garter Restaurant is a favourite amongst locals. With daily specials and a menu full of classics, this is the perfect place for a relaxed and casual meal.


9 Itchen Street, Oamaru

Ph: 03 434 5246

Bangkok Recipe

Here you will find genuine Thai dishes, made with local Oamaru produce. Each meal is as fresh and full of flavour as you can get.

220 Thames Street, Oamaru

Ph: 03 434 6245

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