Whether you’re looking for a delicious cooked breakfast, lunch at one of the vineyards or a café, fine dining or just a takeaway, we are certainly spoilt for choice in Martinborough and have something to suit every budget.
There are cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from right in the heart of the Village… The Brewery, Medici Café, OMG (Oh My Goodness), Mesita, The Village Café, Kitchener’s, Pinocchio*, Cool Change, Union Square* at the Martinborough Hotel, Little Square Pizza, Neighbourhood, Siam Kitchen, E10 at the Pukemanu and The Bach. A bit further up Jellicoe Street you have Providore and Circus. Each have their own little niche in the local market catering for all appetites and meal choices. Opening hours and days depend on each establishment so it pays to have a look around and check.
*Voted 2018’s Top 100 Restaurants in New Zealand.
Kitchener’s are open from the wee hours looking after our local industry workers so you can get a coffee or the best bacon and egg buttie from round 4am, perfect for an early morning start.
Just a short drive or cycle away on Huangarua and Puruatanga Roads (the Wine Road) you have all the vineyards to choose from… the Vineyard Café at Margrain is open from about 8am through to late afternoon, Tirohana Estate offers lunches and dinners, Poppies does an amazing luncheon platter, Luna has a lunch menu and next door is Moy Hall with fabulous tasting plates. Most of the vineyards along that stretch of road offer tastings of their wines (some by appointment only), a platter or both.
Around the corner on Todds Road you have Colombo offering tasting plates. On the other side of the Square and just a wee bit further out of town you have Coney Wines, who offer a delicious lunch menu and wines in beautiful surroundings. On the way out of town towards Featherston or Greytown there is Palliser Estate and Alana.
We have a choice of takeaways for pick up including authentic pizza, fish and chips, Thai, Chinese and also food trucks including Mao & Co dumplings and noodles. Colombo offer a delivery pizza service in the weekends from 6pm to 9pm.
And if you want to dine in we can certainly recommend some fabulous local caterers to whip up a special meal.
A number of the bars have fantastic menus on offer too … Cool Change and Union Square both have both delicious bar meals and a dinner menu. The Brewery offers the classic Southland cheese rolls and saveloys to accompany your craft beer or glass of wine and Mesita offers tasting plates with a South America twist. Wherever you go you will find friendly and knowledgeable staff and a fantastic range of local wines.
If it's just coffee you are wanting, you have quite a few options available with great counter food to choose from including amazing muffins, scones, club sandwiches and range of
The hardest thing about dining in our little Village is choosing where to go!