Upper South Island and the West Coast Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Upper South Island and the West Coast - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Dodson Street Beer Garden

    $$ | New Zealand

    It's not all about wine in Marlborough. Craft beers are a fast-growing trend, and here you get to sample from arguably the largest selection...Read More

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    2. Herzog

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    One of Marlborough's finest dining experiences is found at the Hans Herzog Estate, tucked away along a short side road leading down to the Wairau...Read More

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  • 3. Hopgoods

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    Nationally recognized chef Kevin Hopgood focuses on local produce and regularly wins national restaurant awards for his cooking. Try the Pure...Read More

  • 4. Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara

    $$$ | New Zealand

    Even though it's a 20-minute drive from either Hokitika or Greymouth, on the main State Highway 73, this popular spot draws locals from both...Read More

  • 5. Arbour

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    This friendly place suggests you stop in for a small taste and a drink before catching your flight at the airport down the road. If you do,...Read More

  • 6. Blue Ice Café

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    The decor isn't amazing, however the two levels here can carry you from an early dinner through the wee hours. Go downstairs for a fine meal...Read More

  • 7. Café Affair

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    This busy city restaurant is a favorite with both locals and travelers looking for a quick-but-substantial meal. Morning options range from...Read More

  • 8. Café Neve

    $$$ | New Zealand

    This standout along Fox Glacier's main street sparks up no-nonsense options with fresh local flavors, such as the pizza topped with locally...Read More

  • 9. Courthouse Cafe

    $$ | New Zealand

    In the lovely old former Collingwood Courthouse, on the main crossroads into town, this laid-back and popular café makes good use of local produce...Read More

  • 10. Fords Restaurant & Bar

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    Dining here is great throughout the day. Breakfast might be fish with tatties and house-made hollandaise or a carnivore’s mixed grill delight...Read More

  • 11. Mussel Inn

    $$$ | New Zealand

    Swing by for a quintessential slice of Golden Bay life, music, and craft beer. Locals come for the live music (usually several evenings a week...Read More

  • 12. PortSide Bistro & Bar

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    They’re proud of their signature fish-and-chips on Friday. The fish is delivered straight off the boat, and there’s also a huge range of other...Read More

  • 13. Raupo

    $$$ | New Zealand

    An imposing structure of glass, wood, and river stone sits beautifully on a small bend in the Taylor River, and is named for the nearby bulrushes...Read More

  • 14. Speight's Ale House

    $$$ | New Zealand

    This restored heritage building, once known as "The Brick House," indeed has a stately brick facade. It's one of Greymouth's original buildings...Read More

  • 15. Stations Inn

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    The place that many locals consider to be a special-occasion destination provides visitors with a chance to experience high-quality, classic...Read More

  • 16. The Alice May

    $$$ | New Zealand

    One of those cozy, buzzing places so prevalent on the West Coast serves country fare that is good and plentiful, with a welcome range of light...Read More

  • 17. The Apple Shed Cafe

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    The Mapua Wharf setting complements the food, and you can watch the boats go by while dining on quality produce, organic where possible, washed...Read More

  • 18. The Bay House

    $$$ | New Zealand

    Tucked among flax bushes beside the wild, foaming surf beach at Tauranga Bay, this busy little restaurant serves as fine a menu as you'll get...Read More

  • 19. The Brigand

    $$$ | New Zealand

    This day/night bar and café is in a lovely old house on Takaka's main street and has a sunny courtyard, impressive handmade furniture, plenty...Read More

  • 20. The Commercial Hotel

    $$$ | New Zealand

    In Murchison's historic hotel you'll find tasty café food during the day and, on the weekends, simple pub-style food (lamb shanks, steak, salmon...Read More

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