We scoured the region to find Ōamaru's best restaurants. Discover them with our Neat Places guide.

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Waiter at Cucina holding a cauliflower dish.
These dishes come from some of the area’s most loved dining establishments and all represent the region in a uniquely different way.

Cucina

Birdseye view of people sharing plates of food at Cucina in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
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Argentinian, Italian and Spanish flavours meet Kiwi hospitality at Cucina. Owners Yanina and Pablo, moved their family to Ōamaru in 2008, and celebrate the cuisine they grew up with through Waitaki's best ingredients.

Fleurs Place

Framed pictures on the wall at Fleurs Place in Moeraki.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
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A foodie destination in its own right, Fleurs is a place to ‘rest by day’. It’s an exploration of ingredients normally overlooked, a celebration of kaimoana and a restaurant where every meal is magical.

Riverstone Kitchen

Bevan Smith in the gardens at Riverstone Kitchen in Waitaki.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
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Riverstone Kitchen has been working with Waitaki producers and growing their own ingredients since day one. Their simple, seasonal approach has earned a huge following and heaps of awards, so wander the veggie gardens, enjoy a meal and stay awhile.