Central Otago, Family Restaurants

  • Nichol's Garden Cafe - Cromwell

    Nichol's Cafe has indoor/outdoor flow and serves up New Zealand roasted coffee, a wonderful daily cabinet selection of fresh deli food, and an in-house menu for the more selection. Attached to the Nichol's garden centre and gift shop.

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  • The Courthouse Cafe - Alexandra

    The Courthouse has become well known for it's food, espresso coffee's and friendly service. Great for kids with both indoor & outdoor dining available, it's perfect for those beautiful Central Otago days. Open 7 Days.

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  • The Post Office Cafe and Bar

    This beautiful historical restaurant has an extensive menu, there's something for everyone's taste buds and budget. We also have available a wide selection of local wines, fresh baking (the best scones in the country we've been told), coffee, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Sit out in the garden bar and breathe in the scent of lavender and roses on a hot summer day or cozy up by the open fire on a cold winters evening, and relish the great ambience and atmosphere.Our cafe and bar is the perfect place to enjoy, lunch or dinner with family or friends. We are open from 10am daily.

     

     

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  • Paulina's Restaurant

    Our kitchen is vibrant and fun. We’re busy with a smile and we all work towards the same outcome – good, delicious food. We draw inspiration from different cuisines from around the world – Spanish, Italian, Japanese are some of our favourites, all of which influence the menu at our restaurant. We wanted to create a sharing-style of dining where people can share plates of food from New Zealand, Europe, South America, and some Asian.

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  • The Kitchen Cromwell

    All Day Menu 7 Days. Our talented chefs are committed to preparing tasty and handcrafted cuisine. Offering breakfast, brunch and lunch, our all day menu has options for everyone including a children’s menu. Enjoy your meal in our modern cafe or spacious outdoor seating area. Centrally located at the Cromwell Mall, our bustling cafe is the perfect place to start your day.

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  • The Merchant of Clyde - Cafe, Bakery, Deli

    The Merchant of Clyde is already becoming a regular one-stop-shop for locals and visitors in Clyde, who are soaking up the flavours of Olivers' cafe-delicatessen-bakery. And for those who truly love their coffee - we’re proud to be selling the Hummingbird roasted and blended coffee - 100% certified organic. Our specialist baking team starts early each day to bake the goods for the cafe and produce the other specialty products sold. Freshly baked bread is also produced in the Olivers' kitchen each day and a range of rustic loaves are for sale. The Merchant of Clyde's specialty condiments and preserves are also an important part of the experience. The range of jams and chutneys includes capsicum, tomato and chilli jam; raspberry and plum conserve; apricot and passionfruit jam; roasted quince, apple and walnut relish; roasted beetroot, red onion and orange pickle and a green tomato and jalapeno sauce. As well as products originating from a mix of seasonal, local produce, the delicatessen also features products with an international flavour - Italian pasta and risotto rice are for sale, as well as authentic foreign vinegars, spices, capers and saffron. And a wonderful range of cheeses.

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  • Faigans Cafe & Store - Millers Flat

    Faigans Cafe & Store Faigan’s Café is a licensed rural café in Millers Flat reflecting the building’s rich history as well as the distinct agricultural and horticultural heritage of the Teviot Valley and Central Otago region. Hearty rustic food is available throughout the day time in the cabinet as well as on a varied lunch menu.

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  • Pizza Bella

    Because we believe that life is too short to eat bad food, we cook and prepare everything while you wait, to bring you a healthy, built fresh alternative in gourmet fast food. Pizza Bella takes inspiration from traditional meals served up in a contemporary way. Enjoy the relaxed and fun atmosphere with the friendly and knowledgeable Pizza Bella crew with either dine-in or takeaway options. Open 7 days, come in and experience Pizza Bella's great flavors and monthly special menus.

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  • Tarras Country Cafe - Tarras

    Small rural café with a gourmet country cuisine menu, tasty cabinet food, vast selection of delicious sweets and great Burton's coffee.

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  • Monte Christo Dessert Cafe & Gardens - Clyde

    The most fabulous specialised dessert cafe and gardens with a beautiful tranquil garden setting. We also have a children's fun park with maze, mini golf, big ballroom, puzzle mats and a really cool interactive train for the little ones. They cater for birthday parties, coffee groups and special functions and grow their own fruit and veges including raspberries, boysenberries, quince, walnuts, potatoes, peas.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.