Armandos Kitchen Italian Cafe/Restaurant
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.
03 445 0303
71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
The Lazy Dog
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.
03 445 3211
2 Gladsmuir Road, Queensberry 9383, New Zealand
Wooing Tree Vineyard & Restaurant
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…
03 445 3445
64 Shortcut Road, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty
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.
03 445 3445
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn 9384, New Zealand
Nichol's Garden Cafe
With panoramic views of the Pisa mountains and the nearby allure of the Allan Scott and Wooing Tree vineyards, the indoor/outdoor flow of the Nichol’s Garden Cafe leaves little doubt that this is the place to be if you wish to have a great cafe experience.
Serving up New Zealand roasted coffee, a wonderful daily cabinet selection of fresh deli food, and an in-house menu for the more indulgent, there is something to delight every taste. Top this off with a Central Otago wine list and local beers for those that enjoy the flavours of the district, and you have the perfect cafe experience.
0210 873 6267
11 Iles Street, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
The Bannockburn Hotel
The Bannockburn Hotel is a Wine Country Restaurant and Bar is just across the bridge from Cromwell, a thriving township in the heart of Central Otago. We are privileged to look out over some of the finest vineyards in the world.
We’ve seen the Gold Rush of the 1860’s, the Chinese settlements have come and gone, the valley has flooded and we’re still here serving great food, beer, and amazing local wine. With over 200 wines on our list and more than 80 of those are available by the glass, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some fantastic wine with your lunch, dinner, or lazy grazing snack. Our menu is a sharing or tapas style featuring a varied list of dishes from around the world designed for you to experience together with friends and family.”
Tuesday – Sunday : 12:00 – 22:00
Mondays : Closed
Bookings are recommended. During the summer months we are open 7 days a week, please call to confirm any Monday lunch and dinner bookings.
420 Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn 9384, New Zealand
Victoria Arms Hotel
Victoria Arms Hotel, Restaurant & Pub offers A-la-Carte and Stonegrill dining options. All day menus also available in the historic bar. The hotel offers accommodation for those on a budget. Superb views over Lake Dunstan to be enjoyed.
03 445 0607
65 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Carrick Winery & Restaurant
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.
03 445 3480
247 Cairnmuir Road, Nevis 9384, New Zealand
The Office Restaurant & bar
The Office is a great place to unwind and relax over a craft beer, wine or meal after a day out exploring our fabulous region.
We are lakeside with stunning views over Lake Dunstan, at the junction of the Kawarau and Clutha Rivers. The Office is situated in The Post Office & Telegraph Building within the historic precinct at the end of Melmore Terrace.
03 428 3211
68 Erris Street, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Five Stags Cromwell
Welcome to Five Stags Cromwell
Five Stags Cromwell at The Gate tourist centre on the corner of Highway 8B and Barry Ave has evolved from the need to provide honest, hard-working locals and travelling folk a welcoming, family friendly place to grab a cold pint, a glass of wine or a great feed and share stories about their day or week.
The Hunting Lodge theme created by Lion, one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, could not be more appropriate for the way such décor features as rough-hewn and other timbers, old hunting photographs and historic memorabilia reflect the story of Cromwell and Central Otago region. A wall in the restaurant succinctly explains why in this part of New Zealand, the rabbit continues to be the farmer’s arch enemy.
03 445 3648
The Gate, Barry Avenue, Cromwell
Souvlaki & Kebab Grill
For an authentic taste of the Middle East, head to Souvlaki & Kebab Grill for some delicious Souvlaki Pitas and Kebab Wraps, mouth-watering Pizzas, and don’t forget the yummy Middle-Eastern Desserts!
03 445 4826
65 The Mall, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Forage Information Centre & Cafe
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.
03 445 3647
6 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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.
03 445 0218
61 The Mall, Cromwell
Genuine and delicious Thai cuisine cooked by genuine Thai chefs in a comfortable, warm and friendly atmosphere.
GREAT SELECTION OF MEALS TO SUIT EVERY TASTE WITH A GREAT CHOICE OF MOSTLY LOCAL CENTRAL OTAGO WINES.
03 445 1546
54 The Mall, Cromwell
Moorings Restaurant & Lake Resort
Moorings Restaurant, Cafe & Wine Bar offers decadent local cuisine along with an array of local award winning wines to quietly sip in front of our fiercely welcoming open fire in our outdoor setting. Grab a bite at our stylish cafe & wine bar or enjoy a la carte dining with award winning local wines in our Restaurant. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with pizzas and bar snacks.
A large purposefully built events venue can accommodate up to 150 guests. Whether it’s a wedding, conference or an important celebration, this space is perfect with its end-to-end light up bar.
The newly opened “Bunker” is a high-end exclusive underground experience. Hosting up to 50 guests with a private bartender, roaring fire and our head chef putting on a cooking display that will leave guests talking about their night at the “Bunker” for weeks to come!
Located just down the road from Cromwell in sunny Pisa Moorings, with direct boat access from Lake Dunstan right on the doorstep.
15 Perriam Place, Otago 9383, New Zealand
Cromwell Town & Country Club
Our Club is located on the shores of the Kawarau Arm of Lake Dunstan with a million dollar view looking over Printers bay. Enjoy a cold beverage, a tasty home-cooked meal while the kids are happily playing on our monkey bars, on the swings or inside with our toys & PS3. You may even wish to relax in the sun on our deck area taking in the Million Dollar View. The Club also has 11 gaming machines, 3 x dartboards and a pool table to offer for your entertainment.
We invite our Members, Affiliated Members and Authorised Guests to enjoy our Club’s comfortable, friendly and relaxing environment.
03 443 1169
32 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand