Choose from one of our many restaurants, country pubs and cafes


Café Ambience

Relax and enjoy a first rate coffee or a selection of specialty teas. Light lunches, cakes and gluten free products all baked fresh on premises. Dine in or takeaway.

51 Main Street, Gore
Phone: 03 208 5888  


Gore RSA Bistro

For members, their invited guests & members of affiliated NZ clubs. Lunch Bistro: Thurs & Friday (12 - 2pm). Evening Bistro: Tues - Sun (5.30pm - 9pm). Ideal dining for families. Private functions by arrangement. Open 7 days a week. Bar hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am-11pm, Sat 10.30am-1am, Sun 10.30am-9.30pm. 5 Snooker Tables, 18 Gaming Machines, Big Screen Sky TV & TAB.

12 Civic Avenue, Gore
Phone/Fax:    03 208 6218

blazing copper restaurant

Heartland Hotel Croydon – Blazing Copper Café and Bar

Enjoy a great meal with a popular local.

100 Waimea Street, Croydon, Gore 9776
Phone: 03 208 9029
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Howl at the Moon Café Bar

Licensed and open seven days for an affordable lunch and dinner. Children’s meals available. Illy coffee and bar snacks served all day. Garden bar and bottle store also available.  Lunch: 12 noon - 2pm. Dinner: 5.30pm - 9.00pm.

2 Main St, Gore   
Phone: 03 208 3851


Mainholm Lodge

We offer a fine dining experience, using only the best produce, providing diners with a true taste of New Zealand.  Our popular restaurant serves A La Carte, Set Menus and Banquets to guests and diners, served in one of our three dining rooms. Our aim is to provide exceptional, home-cooked food using only the finest quality seasonal ingredients.

592 Pomahaka Road RD1, Gore 9771
Phone: (03) 204 8024    Fax: (03) 204 8080


Oven Fresh Bakery

Fresh from our bakery every day we offer a full range of homemade pies, savouries, sandwiches, filled rolls, cakes & slices, fresh cream donuts & buns. We also make large celebration cakes to order.

14 Main Street, Gore
Phone:   03 208 4362    Fax:  03 208 8058


Table Talk Café

Table Talk Cafe - talk of the town. Watch for the yellow umbrellas on Gore’s Main Street. Superb and spacious cafe. Breakfast, lunch and children’s menus. Espressos, hot chocolates and specialty teas.
A selection of beers and wines with meals. Internet access.

76 Main Street, Gore
Phone/Fax:  03 208 7110


The Green Room Café

Great food (gluten and vegetarian options available). Good music, internet access, the local’s choice.  We are located on the sunny side of Irk Street beside the SBS St. James Theatre.

59 Irk Street, Gore
Phone:  03 208 1005


Miss Cocoa Coffee at the Moth

Uniquely situated in the village of Mandeville with it’s Croydon Aircraft Company, Airfield and Aviation Museum. 

Miss Cocoa Coffee is a busy daytime cafe offering customers delicious fresh food and great coffee. Beer and wine are also available. Theri friendly staf will take care of your needs whether you dine in, takeaway or enjoy a group function in our "hangar" room space. They also have a foodstore with a great range of delicious artisan food items - from decadent and spicy to paleo and gluten free.

Old Mandeville Airfield, Mandeville (10 mins from Gore on Gore-Queenstown Highway SH94)
Phone: 03 208 9662


The Thomas Green public house and dining room

The Thomas Green Dining room features a massive open fireplace, surrounded by plush leather couches and comfortable, elegant dining. Diners can choose from a superb à la carte menu that includes light meals, mains and desserts and specialty cheeses. A children’s menu is also available. 

We are open 7 days a week from 10.00am til late. 

Breakfast served 10.00am to 11.30am.  Lunch menu is served from 12.00pmto 2.00pm. The Dinner menu is served from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.

Bookings are recommended especially for evening dining and large groups. Bar snacks, cake, coffee and tea are available throughout the day until late.

30 Medway Street Gore 
Phone 03 208 9295

capri cafe

Capri Restaurant

Serving home cooked food, using tried and true family recipes for more than 20 years.

Capri Restaurant boasts the best all day breakfasts in Southland. Also offering delicious take-home meal combos, catering and their famous secret-recipe Tutty's Oyster Soup.

Open Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 4.00pm. Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 2.00pm

71-73 Main Street, Gore
Phone:  03 208 6368

one chef

One Chef Kitchen

Grab and Go fresh seasonal food. Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch and anything in between. 

Locally roasted Roar coffee. Something for Everyone.

Open 6.00am to 3.00pm.

5 Main Street, Gore
Phone:  03 208 9068 

Waikaka Hotel

Waikaka Hotel

Excellent place to take a break from it all with delicious food, comfortable beds and friendly hosts.

Cold Beers at the bar. In house Restaurant 7-days a week, Free Wifi, only 20 minutes from Gore.

11 Main Street, Waikaka
Phone: 03 207 2809 

mataura cottage

Country Cottage Cafe, Mataura

Country Cottage Café specialises in home-made food and great coffee, focusing on home style hospitality and atmosphere.

All food is made fresh in our own kitchen. All-day breakfast. Gluten free options, savory and sweet.
Dine in or take away.
Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm and Saturday from 9.15am to 4.00pm.

87 Main Street, Mataura
Phone: 03 203 3683