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Cafe And Resturants

Cromwell restaurants offer a range of cuisine, from contemporary New Zealand food using the freshest local produce, to international flavors.  From cosy cafes to Licensed Restaurants there is something for everyone, and every mood.

Bannockburn Hotel

The Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar is just across the bridge, about 2 km away

 With over 200 wines on their list and more than 40 of those available by the glass, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some fantastic wine and craft beer with your lunch, dinner, or lazy grazing snack, while overlooking some of the finest vineyards, landscapes and mountain scenery in the world or relaxing by the fire.

The restaurant and bar menu is a sharing or tapas style and features a varied list of dishes from around the world. Designed for you to experience together with friends and family.

Bookings are essential at the Bannockburn Hotel.  For more details including booking options, menus and opening hours please visit their website

Carrick Winery & Restaurant

Enjoy delicious food and wine whilst overlooking the stunning Bannockburn Inlet from our restaurant. Our seasonal menu showcases the best local produce and ingredients fresh from our land, reservation recommended. The Cellar Door offers wine tastings, vineyard & winery tours, as well as a pantry selling a selection of antipasto products, perfect for a picnic on our lawn or to take away and enjoy later on the bike trail. The Carrick pizza trailer and wine bar located on the Carrick grounds, adjacent to the Lake Dunstan Trail, offers pizzas, scones, coffees, wine on tap, and beer. Perfect for a quick bite; or settle into the beanbags and stay a while. Open 7 days.

Black Rabbit Cafe

Looking after the locals and tourists alike.  

Offering genuine kiwi tucker and Southern hospitality at its very best. With relaxed, informal dining in a family friendly atmosphere.  

Daily specials, menu and opening hours please visit them at Black Rabbit


Stoaker Room

Nestled at the Freeway Orchard, next to Lake Dunstan in Cromwell, The Stoaker Room is a must visit dining destination.

We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed and memorable Central Otago dining experience. Stoaker “Barrel Cuisine” is a taste sensation of delicious regional foods that are either steam baked, steam grilled or smoked in the Stoaker Barrels on the day and in front of you, so you can join in the experience.

Our signature dish “The Stoaker Banquet” is a chef’s selection of five tasting dishes matched with five Wild Earth Wines and the Butchers Board is also a crowd favourite designed for sharing.


Meet at the Bistro Bar for Wild Earth wine, local crafted beer or cider on tap, add a tasty bar snack for a golden Central Otago moment. All our cellar door team and wait staff are local, knowledgeable and passionate about this special food and wine experience and look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our Stoaker Room family of brands

Penny Black Cocktail Bar

Cromwell's Cocktail Bar Penny Black offers signature cocktails, local craft beer and wines, with delicious tapas style food to enjoy Cromwell Heritage Precinct on the Waterfront of Lake Dunstan.


All are welcome... cyclists, ladies in frocks, men in top and tails, families wanting to gather…or just a quiet drink and a nibble. Our motto at Penny Black is, when you meet at Penny Black, your burdens are halved and joys doubled.