DINING IN MARTINBOROUGH
Whether you’re looking for a delicious cooked breakfast, winery lunch, takeaway burger, or are wanting to indulge in stylish, fine dining there is something for every budget in Martinborough.
The restaurants we recommend include Pinocchio's, Medici, Tirohana Estate Cellars, Cool Change and The Village Cafe. Kitcheners in the main street does fantastic coffee and wholesome tucker if you hungry early in the day. Their fresh bacon and egg sandwiches are devine.
For that special event or lunch, Poppies in Putangurua Road offers Vineyard Platters showcasing local produce. They are open every day between 11am to 4pm during summer and Friday to Sunday between May and October.
Alternatively, The Vineyard Café at Margrain Vineyard (Cnr Ponatahi & Huangarua Rds) is also open most days between 8am and late afternoon. The Vineyard Cafe offers a cafe style menu with outdoor seating areas right next to the vines, making it a great choice for a warm summer's day.
If you are after takeaways, the Siam Kitchen, 42 Jellicoe Street is open for dinner every night during summer and between 4.30 and 9.30 pm Tuesday to Sunday the rest of the year. This is authentic Thai cuisine and is very reasonably priced. If you choose to eat in, bring your own bottle of wine.
There are takeaway outlets offering Chinese and fish and chips also located on Jellicoe Street. The Circus Theatre has a very nice restaurant that also offers takeaway or eat in pizza.
A number of the bars have fantastic menus. Cool Change offers delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staff as well as all you'd expect in terms of refreshments including a fantastic range of local wines.
If it's just coffee you are wanting, the cafes around Martinborough Square (on Kitchener or Jellico streets) all offer great coffee and a range of food to meet most tastes from gorgeous muffins to locally produced cheeses and olives.