Forage Information Centre & Café is another stand-alone brand at The Gate tourist centre alongside Highway 8B just down the road from Cromwell’s famous 13 metre ‘Big Fruit’ sculpture that celebrates the importance of fruit growing to the Central Otago economy.
Welcome to India Garden Authentic Indian Cuisine and enjoy the ultimate experience in fine India dining. We have been serving the people from Dunedin with superb traditional Indian Cuisine since 2003. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our restaurants together with excellent service is something we take great pride in.
Relaxed dining and boutique-wine tasting set in our picturesque garden among Queensberry’s vineyards, with a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views. Relax by our cosy fires in the winter, or catch the breeze outside under the verandah in the summer.
The Wooing Tree is a local landmark that sits prominently in the middle of our family vineyard. It has long been a place for locals to woo their lovers, and if it could talk, would have many a story to tell! These days it is not quite the private spot it once was…but we still have plenty of visitors proposing marriage and even getting married under our beautiful iconic tree, amidst the vines.
Central Otago enjoys a perfect climate for producing beguiling Pinot Noir. Our single vineyard site is located in the very heart of the region, in the town of Cromwell, opposite the ‘Big Fruit Sculpture’. Come and visit! You’ll discover why we specialise in making Pinot with Passion…
The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a delicious lunch. The kitchen is open, which offers a unique insight to a chef’s world.
On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to take in the flavours of the region while enjoying the uniquely Central Otago views. During winter the view can be enjoyed from behind glass, with fireplaces providing warmth and ambience.
The chef produces imaginative cuisine, and the menu showcases the freshest of produce, with a choice of substantial fare or platters to share. All main meal options come with suggested wine matches, though diners are welcome to make their own choices at our wine tasting counter.
There is magic in drinking a wine where it is made. As an awareness of place and seasonality contributes to our wine drinking pleasure, so it is with food. Carrick winery incorporates a cellar door and restaurant, (simply named Carrick), that overlooks the spectacular Bannockburn Inlet. The restaurant was opened in 2002 and has received many accolades. It is open daily for lunches and occasionally in the evening for special functions and by arrangement.
Our restaurant menus are created around fresh seasonal local produce and we are fortunate that we have access to some of New Zealand’s best game; exceptional fish and shell fish from our cold water southern seas; summer fruit, and local organic vegetables. Our chef uses these ingredients to make simple, healthy but sophisticated food, that, when matched with Carrick wines, provide a unique and authentic dining experience. For a more simple meal try our platters or treat yourself (as the Europeans do) to a special lunchtime dining experience, selecting small and large platters from our menu, spending the afternoon, eating, looking at the view and sharing a bottle of wine with friends.
If you wish to taste Carrick wines our knowledgeable staff will guide you.
Here at Armando’s Kitchen, we aim to serve good quality food from local sources. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come for a coffee or a light lunch for under $10 on a glorious Central Otago surrounding or choose from our menu and blackboard daily specials. We provide Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free option just ask our lovely friendly waiting staff.
We serve real authentic Italian Food. All our fresh pasta and gnocchi are made in our kitchen. We make our Bread, our own Italian Fresh and cured Sausages. Delicious Open Lasagna, Creamy Risotto, Authentic Italian Pizza and our famous Open Pork belly Sandwich also available… and don’t forget the award-winning GELATO Ice Cream. Our famous Cinamon Scrolls are not be missed! We enjoy being part of the local community.