Restaurant & Bar

Come down to the Oamaru harbour and dine at the restaurant by the sea


Since the doors opened at Portside Restaurant & Bar in 2009 the aim has always been to offer a delicious menu to go with the views so everyone can enjoy this unique dining experience in Oamaru.


The history

Portside Restaurant & Bar was originally known as ‘Harbour 2 Ocean’ or ‘H2O’ when it was first opened in the mid 2000s but after being opened for a few years the original owners moved on and the restaurant changed hands in 2009 to Sally-Ann Donnelly who rebranded it to Portside Restaurant & Bar.

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Seaside dining

The main restaurant dining area is well spaced and is bathed in light and views of the pacific.

A popular option for functions, Portside can comfortably seat 80 or have room for 200 standing.

Wine and dine

We have a wide variety of beer and wine to compliment your meal when you dine with us at Portside.

When you are here you could sample some of the a great selection of wines from the Waitaki region.

Relax inside or outside

The Portside deck area stretches right along the northern side of the restaurant and enjoys the sun from first light to sunset.

If the weather’s a bit crisp you can take shelter inside or on the enclosed deck

Restaurant Hours

You can come and enjoy a drink or meal at Portside Restaurant & Bar from 11am till late on Thursdays to Tuesdays (closed Wednesdays).

We can close the restaurant for private functions so just drop us a line to find out more.

Our Food

Come and enjoy fine dining and beautiful cuisine at Portside. Our lunch menu (11:30am till 2:30pm), afternoon selection, and dinner menu (5:30pm till late) are fresh and updated regularly and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

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Portside is a perfect venue for your next function or wedding reception. If you are after more information head over to our functions page now!

Looking to enjoy a meal at Portside? Call us today to book a table for you!