The Central Otago food and wine scene offers a range of settings to indulge your taste buds in local fare and award-winning wines. Enjoy fine dining or a casual bite to eat with a range of restaurants, wineries and cafes to choose from. We recommend booking in advance. Alternatively, we provide dinner by prior arrangement.

Mt Difficulty Wine Tasting

Mt Difficulty’s Cellar Door and Restaurant sit on a rocky outcrop, high above the winery on Felton Road in Bannockburn. It is the perfect spot to experience Mt Difficulty’s wine tasting while taking in the venues dramatic views.

Lunch served daily from 12:00 PM TO 4:00PM, casual dining, a la carte or platters to shar. Seating is limited so reservations are essential. Phone +64 3 4453 445 

Carrick Winery


Carrick winery incorporates a cellar door and restaurant 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. Carrick wines, provide a unique and authentic dining experience. For a simpler meal try their platters or treat yourself to a special lunchtime dining experience, selecting small and large platters from the menu, spending the afternoon, eating, looking at the view and sharing a bottle of wine with friends. During the summer season, it is recommended to make a prior reservation.
Phone +64 3 445 3480


Bannockburn Hotel


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.
The restaurant and bar menu is a sharing or tapas style and features a varied list of innovative dishes for you to experience together with friends and family. Alternatively, you can choose from the list of classic pub favourites.


Olivers of Clyde


Oliver’s was founded in Clyde as a general store in 1863, supplying essential supplies to the hordes of rip-roaring gold seeking prospectors. The newly re-opened restaurant has been a great success offering fine dining with a rustic charm. Enjoy hand crafted beer at their own brewery or satisfy your sweet tooth at their café and bakery. Oliver’s is a 15-minute drive situated in the historic town of Clyde.

Restaurant hours – 11:3- – 2:30pm & 5:30pm until late. Brewery – 11am until late. Café & Bakery – 7am – 5pm



Amisfield is honored to receive ‘Two Hats’ at the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2016!

Located 25 minutes’ drive from Cromwell, overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range, is the iconic stone building which houses Amisfield’s Bistro and Cellar Door.
Opened in 2005, the Bistro offers visitors a choice of a seasonal à la carte menu or their signature “Trust the Chef” menu – a shared dining experience – with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce available on the day. The food is an elegantly prepared expression of local seasonal ingredients and an ultimate compliment to the wines.

phone +64 3 442 0556 Open 7 Days from 12noon – 8pm.

LUNCH: A la carte & ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch menu from 12pm to 3pm.
Dinner: ‘Trust the Chef’ menu only. Bookings from 5pm, last

seating at 5.30pm.


Monsoon Indian Restaurant


Located in the Mall close to Paper Plus. Monsoon opened in March 2015 and is quickly becoming a popular destination for authentic Indian Cuisine. A takeaway menu is also available


Mt. Michael Lodge provides unique views of the local landforms, with superb views of the Pisa, Dunstan and Carrick ranges, that are perfectly separated by the blue waters of Lake Dunstan


Mt Michael Lodge L.P.
5a Lowburn Valley Road, Lowburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Mt Michael Lodge is proudly New Zealand owned and operated business entity


Fiona +64 (0) 27 950 3422
Alistair +64 (0) 27 951 0173