Eat & Drink

Don’t let our culinary delights pass you by…

The Waitaki District has some of the best cuisine in the country.
With award winning restaurants, talented local experts and the freshest produce straight from the garden and sea, you can indulge a little – or a lot! 

Give those tired taste-buds a wee treat and sample some of our culinary delights.

Moeraki

Fleurs Place

Fleurs Place When British television chef and restaurateur Rick Stein was told he could choose to go anywhere in the world to write a travel article for English newspaper the Daily Mail, he chose Fleurs Place. Situated in the small seaside fishing village of Moeraki, Fleur’s specialty is fresh fish

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Kurow

Ostler Vineyards

A boutique producer of cool climate wines including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling, Ostler Vineyards wine is “38 million years in the making,” due to the limestone based soils in which the grapes are grown. Head to their cellar door, Vintners Drop, in the old post office in Kurow for a taste

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Oamaru

Portside Restaurant

Portside Restaurant Portside Restaurant offers a fantastic view of Oamaru and of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Sit outside on the deck or inside in this spacious restaurant and enjoy a menu offering something for everyone. The menu is jammed packed with local cuisine from fresh mussels to North Otago lamb.

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Kurow

River-T Estate Wines

River-T Estate is a small boutique vineyard with a mix of grape varieties, on the banks of the Waitaki River. River-T Estate cellar door has the largest stock of Waitaki wines in the world.

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Oamaru

Riverstone Kitchen

Riverstone Kitchen New Zealand’s Restaurant of the Year in 2010. Riverstone Kitchen is a more casual café by day before morphing into a relaxed yet focused evening restaurant. The short, uncluttered menu focuses on local ingredients, with much of the produce from the family’s gardens.  Previous Next    Physical address

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Oamaru

Scotts Brewery

Scotts Brewery Production craft brewery, gourmet pizza kitchen, beer tastings, takeaway tap beers, brew bar & sunny deck with stunning ocean views – open 7 days. We have an ever-changing range of locally made Scotts craft beer & guest tap beer. A refined wine list, featuring the best of New

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Omarama

The Wrinkly Rams

The Wrinkly Rams A great roadside café, restaurant and shopping complex offering sheep-shearing shows! The Wrinkly Rams in Omarama is well known for delicious food and great service. With an extensive range of cabinet and counter food, and a breakfast/lunch menu to boot, here you will be spoiled for choice!

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