Cabot Lodge venison
Francine Boer

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From the finest ocean fare to fantastic farm fresh produce
Murihiku Southland is a food lovers' paradise.

It really is the land of plenty, the ultimate Surf 'n' Turf destination. Take your pick of exceptional tasting, grass-fed lamb, prime beef or Fiordland venison. Enjoy mouth-watering kaimoana, including world-famous Bluff Oysters, Stewart Island salmon, Fiordland crayfish, paua, mussels and Foveaux blue cod. 

The famous Southland cheese roll is a tasty local delicacy, the perfect combination of freshly toasted bread, gooey delicious cheese, and a hint of onion. Murihiku Southland's stellar foodie reputation is fueled by amazing food producers, cafes, restaurants, bars, food trucks and many others - serving up innovative tastes and textures to surprise, entice and delight your taste buds.


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Where to Eat and Drink in Southland

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in Southland. There's an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafe's, bakeries and pubs scattered throughout every region, so have your choice. Click on the image below to find a place for you to eat. 

Places to Eat & Drink

Southland is home to a huge number of cafes, restaurants, bakeries, takeaways, dairies, pubs and bars, scattered throughout every region. Friendly Southlanders serve up delicious meals and beverages to visitors and locals…


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