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.

Oamaru

Cucina

Having won the gold medal in the 2019’s Beef and Lamb excellence awards, as well as other awards, dining at Cucina is a must while in Oamaru. Embark on a Geo Degustation and savour the tastes of the region with their dishes made with fresh local produce.

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Oamaru

Fat Sallys

The best pub food in Oamaru. Fat Sallys is proud to have been open since 2004 and be part of such a great wee community in the town of Oamaru. A great selection awaits you on the Fat Sallys menu. Have a light snack or try our popular ‘Sal Royale’!

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Moeraki

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 straight off

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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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Kurow

River-T Wines Cellar Door

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

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. In 2006, Bevan Smith returned to New

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Oamaru

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 Zealands regional

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Omarama

The Wrinkly Rams

The Wrinkly Rams hosts the only Merino shearing show in New Zealand.  See sheep shearing live in the high country, learn about different sheep breeds and sheep farming-an important part of NZ’s economy. Come explore!  Onsite cafe serves homemade cuisine-the pies are famous, meals are generous and the gift shop is full of NZ made products. We welcome

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