Darfield Food Guide: 8 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Darfield

March 30, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Discover the best restaurant in Darfield, New Zealand including The Oaks of Darfield, The Terrace, Darfield Bakery, Doughboys, Burger Revolution LTD, BackCountry Kitchen, The Fat Beagle, Darfield Gourmet Burgers
Things to do in Darfield

1. The Oaks of Darfield

2171 Clintons Road, Darfield 7571, New Zealand Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +64 3-318 7686
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

The Oaks of Darfield

New Zealand cuisine

Reviewed By Joan M - Christchurch

A dining experience not to be missed and well worth the drive out to Darfield. Thank you Hamish for delicious meals - so attractively presented, perfectly cooked and a delight to eat. Excellent service and a charming venue in a beautiful setting. We will be back!!

2. The Terrace

20-22 South Terrace,, Darfield, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +64 3-318 7303
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 76 reviews

The Terrace

Reviewed By AshishGuptasfo - San Francisco, California, United States

We stopped in for an early lunch given the reviews here and found it disappointing and needing improvement.
The Caesar salad lacked any flavor and had no anchovies. The lettuce seemed on the verge of going bad. My partner’s omelette was poorly cooked and the salad was disappointing. The restaurant could easily upgrade to fresh ground pepper on the table.

3. Darfield Bakery

60 South Terrace, Darfield 7510, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-318 8460
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 149 reviews

Darfield Bakery

Reviewed By gfsc5 - Perth, Australia

I don't often give a 5 rating. I've eaten at many bakeries over the past four weeks and most get a 3 rating.
Darfield Bakery bucks the trend because of two key things: great range of food available and lots of staff serving.
Sweet or savoury foods are available plus there's things that can be ordered separately. A great range. My vanilla slice was perfect.
Drinks are ordered at the checkout and delivered to the table once made. All very efficient and queues disappear very quickly.
It was busy when we were there but there are a few areas to eat and they are cleverly separated so as to make the place seem much more comfortable.
A great stop for something to eat.
Highly recommended.

4. Doughboys

41a South Terrace, Darfield 7510, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Fast Food
Excellent
9%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
23%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 21 reviews

Doughboys

Reviewed By 214kenb - Eastcote, United Kingdom

Sunday morning early looking for a coffee and breakfast come across Doughboys on main highway. Looks good as you approach, looks good as you enter with plenty of choice - or so it seems!! We decide upon continental breakfast and beans on toast. Sorry no fruit so no continental breakfast . Ok can we have eggs on toast - no , you are to have full breakfast but you can substitute item. Ok can we substitute beans for hash browns - no ! In the end the only choice we had was s full breakfast as per the menu!! There was also a language problem due to the poor understanding of English by the server. Ridiculous!! We did not stay!!
Avoid this place !!

5. Burger Revolution LTD

44 South Terrace, Darfield 7895, New Zealand Wheelchair Accessible American HK$55 - HK$110 +64 21 248 6799
Excellent
58%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
28%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 14 reviews

Burger Revolution LTD

Reviewed By Liz C - UK

We stopped at the burger wagon in Springs Junction midway between Nelson and Christchurch and left feeling angry, dissatisfied and cheated out of money.
I am not a vegetarian, but often opt for veggie food as I like the flavours, so the 'Vego burger' comprising of a chickpea pattie with hummus, garlic aioli, grilled capsicum and lettuce sounded delicious. When we ordered one of those, a Venison burger and 2 flat whites I was told by the staff that "we no longer stock the "patties", we make them up live with beans". I thought this sounded strange but still ordered it as the rest of the ingredients (minus the chickpea pattie) sounded nice.
After a bit of a wait we received our disappointing order. My 'Vego burger' consisted of 2 pineapple rings, beetroot, lots of relish and lettuce, and a little aioli - no beans, capsicum or hummus.
I voiced my disappointment to the wagon staff, who rudely exclaimed "I TOLD you we make it up on the spot". I tried to explain that he'd made it sound like it was just the pattie being replaced by beans but the rest of the burger would be the same as on the menu. He was argumentative, put some kidney beans in my burger and gave it back to me.
I was trying to explain to him that if I'd known the entire burger was different then I wouldn't have ordered it, I would have opted for a different one, but instead he turned his back on me and spoke about me with the other customers as I left which is just petty.
I didn't receive an apology for the forgotten beans or for the false advertising. Unfortunately I feel that because this highway is so busy now due to the Kaikoura Road being closed, that businesses like this think they can treat customers poorly as they are only passing through and chances are they will never be seen again - perhaps forgetting word-of-mouth is a powerful tool.

6. BackCountry Kitchen

Darfield Hotel, Darfield, New Zealand Reservations Pub, Gastropub +64 3-318 8325
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

BackCountry Kitchen

Reviewed By Rachel B

The lamb rack was the best lamb rack I have ever had. There was more than enough for four people yet it was only recommended for two. The flavour was perfect, the roast potatoes were perfect. Would totally recommend trying it.

7. The Fat Beagle

51 South Terrace, Darfield 7510, New Zealand Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +64 3-318 8134
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

The Fat Beagle

Reviewed By ebenis - Melbourne, Australia

Called in here for lunch on a drive back to Christchurch and was pleasantly surprised. Had some of the salads on display for lunch and they were delicious. Lots of healthy, reasonably priced options available and the staff were lovely and friendly. Plenty of tables available (some outside too) to sit and eat or you can takeaway.

8. Darfield Gourmet Burgers

44 South Terrace | Kirrin Lane, Darfield 7510, New Zealand Takeout Fast Food Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$110 +64 21 998 656
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Darfield Gourmet Burgers

Gourmet Homemade Burgers ranging from Beef, Chicken, Venison, Salmon and Steak. You can&apos;t miss us in our custom built blue food truck... we can be found on the Main St of Darfield or twice a week in Kirrin Lane, West Melton We cater for Gluten Free and our fries are the only thing that goes in our deep fryer. If you fancy something sweet after your burger then why not indulge in one of our delicious homemade Cheesecakes...<br><br>We are not and never will be in Springs Junction that is just some guy trying to use our good name to fix their not so great name...

Reviewed By Scott W

Had a couple of venison burgers and some chips last night. One of the burgers had specific needs due to food allergies. NO problem! Thanks for making delicious food so easy.So glad you enjoyed it!!

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