We scoured the region to find Ōamaru's best restaurants.
Discover them with our Neat Places guide.
The Unique Taste of Ōamaru: Food and Drink Heroes of the Waitaki Region
Perfectly positioned by the sea, Del Mar Eatery and Beach Bar in Ōamaru takes full advantage of its waterside views.
On the hunt for authentic and traditional Thai food in the heart of Ōamaru, then look no further than Bangkok Recipe.
Casa Nova House & Restaurant 1861
Casa Nova House is a perfect example of Ōamaru’s historic architecture turning a new page in its storied history.
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.
Owned by a fourth-generation Moeraki fisherman, this dockside restaurant is the real deal. Snag a crayfish with chips for a meal that’s simple but supremely delicious, or go for the pāua patty which will have you renouncing beef burgers altogether. Whatever you go for, it’s all caught right here.
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.