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


Here at Armando's Kitchen, we aim to serve high-quality food from local sources. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in the Old Cromwell Precinct, we serve authentic Italian food with stunning views. We enjoy being part of the local community, using local produce across all our dishes. Who we are goes into everything we do. We're proud of our food and our culture and would love to share it with you. Originally from Northern Italy, Armando's food has a European influence. Armando worked for many years as a chef in London coming to New Zealand in 2009. He opened Armando's Kitchen as a chef-owner in the Spring of 2011 and has loved the amazing local support over the past few years! Overlooking Lake Dunstan in the Old Cromwell Precinct, they serve authentic Italian food with stunning views. Come on down for delicious Italian food and good times with a superb lakeview at Armando's Kitchen

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