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 alike, offering southern takes on some of the finest and freshest ingredients in the world.
Southland’s landscapes are perfect for farming prime lamb and beef and producing some of the best “wild food”, such as venison, blue cod, and shellfish, in New Zealand - it is definitely a foodie’s destination! Be sure to try local delicacies; Bluff oysters, whitebait fritters, paua patties, or the humble cheese roll, while you’re here!
For a truly classic kiwi experience, enjoy fish n’ chips on one of the many pristine beaches as you bask in the endless sun of Southland’s long summer evenings.
Food & Beverage In Southland
Fiordlands first food trailer is locally owned creating Kiwi kai with an Asian twist.
Cafe dining set with an unique back drop of the historic Clifden Suspension Bridge. Excellent coffee and homemade sweet and savory treats.
A mobile event caterer, The Meat Lover. They make the best pulled pork sandwich in town!
A quirky takeaway shop out the back of a caravan that offers high quality fish and chips.
A local fish and chips shop, serving fresh fish all year round. Dine in or takeaway options for your meals.
An artisan producer crafting premium Wild New Zealand Venison Salami, naturally cured the old fashioned way – dry aged with herbs and spices.