Places to eat in Martinborough

Enjoying the food in Martinborough

Martinborough offers so many choices for eating - indoors or al fresco. Dine at a vineyard restaurant, or stroll through the village and take your pick of cafes.

You can eat at these cellar doors:

  • The very best local produce and wine is served in York Bistro at Parehua Resort.
  • Choose natural wine, beer or cider at Cambridge Road and enjoy it with a platter in their courtyard
  • Lounge outside on the beanbags in the Wairarapa sun or relax inside with tasty food options at Colombo Martinborough
  • Dine overlooking vines and surrounded by roses in the courtyard at Coney Wines
  • Gourmet platters are available all year round at Haythornwaite
  • Try the delicious dumplings and Asian style bowls at Luna
  • Enjoy looking across the grapevines from the terrace at Margrain Vineyard's cafe
  • Enjoy a casual lunch at Moy Hall with the chef’s lunch menu of shared-plates featuring local produce
  • Summer is the season to lunch at Palliser Wines, with delicious food from the Nara Martinborough food truck
  • Choose a stylish venue with a platter-style menu and excellent wine at Poppies Martinborough
  • Pop into Schuberts Wines tasting room, open most days, and enjoy a platter with their Pinot Noir
  • Enjoy a platter of local produce in the sheltered courtyard at Tiwaiwaka
  • Dine al fresco on the terraces overlooking the vines at Tirohana Estate or inside in the warm elegant restaurant
  • Gourmet platters are available from the comfort of the lounge in the historic homestead at Vynfields

Eat out in Martinborough village:

  • The Karahui Wine Bar & Eatery in the historical BNZ building offers contemporary sharing plates to pair with local Martinborough and international wines, available by the glass.
  • Parehua Resort Martinborough has a hotel-style restaurant with wonderful accommodation on site. Between courses, take a walk through the beautiful grounds
  • Try classic cuisine with an innovative twist at Cafe Medici
  • Get your coffee fix with a locally roasted brew at In the Neighbourhood and try something delicious from their cabinet food
  • Boutique cinema, restaurant and bar Circus Cinema is open daily from 3pm. Dine by the open fire or in the sunny courtyard 
  • Boutique brewery with excellent beer and snack menu Martinborough Brewery
  • Try family-friendly Knucklebone Cafe for new food ideas in a bright & modern setting 
  • Try the Union Square and celebrate with their High Tea including bubbles
  • Crouching Tiger is a casual dining restaurant offering flavourful food and cocktails from around Asia!
  • The Village Café and Bar offer a wide variety of options using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Deli and speciality foods:

Check out The Grocer, a neighbourhood deli and gourmet food shop with the vibe of a traditional grocery store. The selection, personally chosen by owner Celia Jenkins, features local foods, artisan baking, cheeses, olive oils, honey, organic products, and sweet and savoury treats.

Go country!

  • The Land Girl is a modern cafe full of character, just a short drive south of Martinborough.
  • Its worth the 25km scenic drive to Pirinoa, south of Martinborough, to try Pirinoa Country Takeaways Palliser Ridge burger - made from free range, naturally produced lamb, fed on grass and herb forages!

Wondering what else is open? Here's a list of opening hours for Martinborough shops and restaurants.