West Coast

Local Food & Drink

From character-rich cafes serving up classic Kiwi fare to beautifully restored taverns oozing with historic charm and hearty pub grub, right through to uber-modern eateries with more cosmopolitan menus, dining on the West Coast is an exploration of sensational flavours, textures and aromas.

Discover the local gold mining heritage and unique taste of artisan gin, fruit liqueur and whiskey at the Reefton Distilling Company, soak up the beautiful scenery with a lakefront picnic or relaxed lunch at the Kingfisher Restaurant and Bar at Lake Brunner.

After an epic day hiking or biking the trails, enjoy a hearty meal at a local pub, wrap your laughing gear around a West Coast white bait sandwich or hunt out the region’s unique food and brews at the legendary Wildfoods Festival.

Reefton Distilling Co

For a genuine taste of the intrepid spirit of the West Coast and its people, a trip to the Reefton Distilling Co is a great place to start. Housed in one of Reefton’s beautiful heritage buildings, the distillery produces premium handcrafted spirits distilled from the West Coast’s lush rainforest.

Reefton Distilling Co

Monteith’s Brewery

Located in Greymouth, the iconic Monteith’s Brewery is the original home of craft brewing in New Zealand. Take the guided 45-mintue brewery experience tour to learn about craft beer and the brewing process. Pour your own beer from the tap and relax in their lively restaurant and enjoy something from their locally inspired menu.

Monteith’s Brewery

Mitchells Restaurant and Bar

Mitchells Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cold drink after a day out exploring Lake Brunner’s tracks and trails. Enjoy dinner in front of a roaring fire in winter, or live music and a drink on the expansive deck overlooking the picturesque Lake Brunner

Mitchells Restaurant

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