Oamaru’s Landmark Criterion Reopening

One of the most impressive buildings in the Oamaru Historic Precinct, and certainly one of the most photographed, is doubtless the Criterion Hotel, on the corner of Tyne and Harbour Streets. First opened in 1877, the Criterion (known locally as “the Cri”) today houses an English-style pub on the ground floor, and a few backpacker-style rooms upstairs. The new owner of the lease, Oamaru restaurateur extraordinaire Sally-Anne Donnelly, also runs Oamaru’s Fat Sally’s Pub and the Portside Restaurant, both of which have established themselves as some of Oamaru’s best spots for a drink and a bite to eat. With her expert hand, the Criterion is sure to become an even bigger draw for visitors to Oamaru’s pristine and intact Victorian precinct. When you’re in town, be sure to pay her a visit!

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