A Food Guide to Southland

Murihiku Eats

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.

Murihiku Eats

Where to Eat and Drink in Southland

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable journey through Southland's culinary delights! With an array of restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, and pubs nestled in every corner, the options are simply unparalleled. Whether you're craving exquisite fine dining, cosy cafes serving local goodies, or charming pubs with an authentic vibe, Southland has it all and then some! So, get ready to savour the delectable flavours of this foodie paradise and embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other.

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…


Our Food Icons & Gems

Cabot Lodge venison
Francine Boer

Southland Food Icons

The heart and soul of Murihiku Southland food icons speak of tradition, innovation, and the beauty of this region. So come hungry, come curious, and get ready to uncover the food icons and gems that make…


Our Food Events

Southland's Food & Drink

Southland's food story unfolds with exceptional-tasting grass-fed lamb, prime pasture-fed beef, and the finest Fiordland venison. Talented chefs create unique dishes in vibrant cafes, cosy bakeries, and picturesque country pubs, making it a must-visit food destination. Experience the best of Southland's flavours through food events and savour its culinary delights.

Food & Drink

From the finest ocean fare to fantastic farm fresh produce — Murihiku Southland is a food lovers’ paradise. With the perfect amount of sunshine and rain, the region’s fertile plains and coastal waters produce many…