Welcome to Portside Restaurant & Bar – Located in beautiful Oamaru, NZ

With its stunning location Portside enjoys a fantastic vista stretching from town out across the vast Pacific Ocean. With a delicious menu on offer, sit outside on the deck and enjoy the sunshine, or inside and watch a moody storm in all its glory!

Opened in 2009

 Portside is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with plenty of room inside the restaurant or out on the deck in the fresh air.

Dine with a view

Soak in the view while you have a coffee with friends, lunch with colleagues or an intimate dinner by the sea

Local Waitaki Cuisine

Our Menu offers something for everyone and is jammed packed with local cuisine from fresh mussels to North Otago lamb.

On the Waterfront

You can find us at the end of Waterfront Drive at the Oamaru Harbour, perched over the Pacific Ocean!

  • Dine all day

    The doors are open from 11am till late at Portside (closed Wednesday) so come down and relax anytime of day with friends or for a bit of me time.

  • Lunch

    There is plenty on offer with our lunch menu (10:30am till 2:30pm) from a light snack, finger foods, platters to share, or the best locally sourced dishes.

  • Dinner

    The Dinner menu starts at 5:30pm and is filled with choices to fully satisfy your appetite and palette.

    So come down to the harbour today and experience the sights, sounds, and taste of Portside Restaurant & Bar!

Portside offers a premiere venue for your next function

The Venue

Portside is situated across from the Oamaru Penguin Colony at the Oamaru Harbour.

The restaurant can comfortably seat 80 or fit 200 standing and the Bar & enclosed deck are perfect for smaller groups.


Planning & Presentation

To make your next function or reception perfect we are happy to help you in any way possible.

The restaurant can be decorated to your specifications or we can look after that for you!


There are numerous catering options for all events ranging from continuous finger foods to an all out buffet.

Each event is different so come on in and we can create the perfect menu for you.

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The perfect place for your wedding reception

Portside has proven to offer a picturesque venue for your wedding reception.

We work in with you on all levels from planning and decorating the restaurant, rehearsals, entertainment and sound systems options, full catering and supper + more.

Pop on down and talk to the team today so we can discuss your reception and demonstrate what we have done in the past so you can have the perfect day!

For more information head to our functions page