Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Oamaru

Riverstone Kitchen

A riverstone fireplace and polished concrete floors set the scene for a menu that's modern without being overworked. Much of the produce comes from the extensive on-site kitchen gardens (go for a stroll, they're imp…
Top Choice Seafood in Moeraki

Fleur’s Place

There's a rumble-tumble look about it, but this quirky tin-and-timber fishing hut houses one of the South Island's best – and most popular – seafood restaurants. Head for the upstairs deck and tuck into fresh shellf…
Deli in Oamaru

Whitestone Cheese Factory

The home of award-winning artisanal cheeses, Whitestone is a local culinary institution and the factory-door cafe is a fine place to challenge one's arteries. As well as fulfilling self-caterers' cheese dreams, the …
Japanese in Oamaru

Midori

Midori, housed in a heritage stone building, serves sashimi and sushi that make the most of fresh local seafood. Other carefully prepared dishes include teriyaki salmon and blue cod, udon soup and a variety of bento…
Cafe in Oamaru

Steam

This popular little cafe near the Victorian quarter specialises in coffees and fruit juices, and it's a good spot to stock up on freshly ground beans for your own travels. Check the counter cabinet for the day's cul…
Cafe in Oamaru

Tees St

An ornate Victorian draper's shop provides a suitably gracious ambience for this hip little cafe. A concise brunch menu offers the usual suspects, from eggs to pancakes to a delectable chia pudding. Great coffee and…
Bakery in Oamaru

Harbour St Bakery

Selling both European-style bread and pastries and NZ meat pies, this petite Dutch bakery covers its bases well. Grab a seat outside and watch Oamaru's heritage streetlife scroll past like an old-time movie.
Cafe in Omarama

Wrinkly Rams

Restaurants attached to tourist attractions can be dodgy, but the meals here are perfectly fine (the coffee is hit and miss, though). Big glass windows and outside tables give a nice view of the mountains while you …
Cafe in Oamaru

Galley

Known to locals as the steampunk cafe, this rusty iron-clad eatery on the waterfront serves crowd-pleasers such as fish and chips, corn fritters, and burgers with names like Mechanical Bull, Hooked Elephant and Iron…
Bistro in Oamaru

Northstar

Surprisingly upmarket for a restaurant attached to an SH1 motel, Northstar is a common choice for Oamaruvians with something to celebrate. Expect robust bistro fare with a touch of contemporary flair. The bar is pop…