Cafes abound in the coastal townships in Western Southland, as well as a few quality restaurants, and plenty of taverns are scattered about the region.
126 Rocks Highway, Riverton
A restaurant and cafe boasting expansive sea views, a scrumptious menu full of local produce, fresh baking made daily, and a large beverage list.
33 Stafford Street, Orepuki
Fantastic farm to table food, house baked breads and cake, and great coffee, beer and wine in a relaxing cafe with amazing views over Te Waewae Bay.
1260 Clifden Highway, Clifden
Cafe dining set with an unique back drop of the historic Clifden Suspension Bridge. Excellent coffee and homemade sweet and savory treats.
154 Palmerston Street, Riverton
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135 Palmerston Street, Riverton
Friendly service, great coffee, and delicious home-baked goods in a quirky venue in central Riverton.
17 Orepuki-Riverton Highway, Riverton
The Aparima Restaurant and Bar in Riverton looks over the jacobs river estuary, stunning views, great food and friendly service!
4 Mcfeely Street, Tuatapere
This modern cafe and bar is home to the famous Tuatapere Sausage and is a great stop for any traveler in Western Southland!
Pubs & Bars
96 Palmerston Street, Riverton
This amazing local pub offers some great meals and on tap beers, with accommodation available also!
47 Main Street, Tuatapere
Warm southern hospitality, great traditional cooking fare, and comfortable and cosy accommodation - that’s the magic of this hotel.