Pubs and Bistros


Harvest Bar & Kitchen

Located on a hill with stunning views over Waimate and out to the Pacific Ocean.  

The food philosophy here is 'fresh, modern and seasonal'.  With something to suit the fine diners and also those who love a full plate.

Open 6 days a week from Tuesday - Sunday, 9am to 4pm, and then Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday is curry night!

The perfect place for lunch, a coffee date, after work drinks and evening dining, this place covers all bases.

228 Point Bush Rd, Waimate
P. 03 689 8488


St Andrews Masonic Hotel

Eye-catching pub on State Highway One in St Andrews.  

Built in 1937 it's a beautifully restored Art Deco icon.

Whether you are after a light snack or a good hearty meal the restaurant has the perfect atmosphere for you. 

There is a nice selection of entrées, mains, stone grill options, and of course desserts to choose from.

42 Waimate Highway, St Andrews
P.  03 612 6740     


Glenavy Hotel

Glenavy Hotel opened in 1889 and is still going strong.

We are a small country hotel in the heart of Glenavy township, 15 minutes south of Waimate.  Our township is next to the beautiful Waitaki River.  

Our pub is renowned for hospitality for travellers, whitebaiters, salmon fisherman and local storytellers. 

We have accommodation and food available, and are very proud of our heritage - this has been a family business for close to 40 years.  

10 Redcliff Road, Glenavy
P.  03 689 3879


Makikihi Hotel

Classic country pub on SH1 at Makikihi.

Come and experience a taste of rural hospitality, handy to the fishing beach at Hook.

Sample the traditional Kiwi country food at our restaurant and bar. The a la Carte menu, bar menu and takeaway options are delicious, satisfying and reasonably priced.

Full restaurant; beers and pies; truck stop; accommodation.

36 Main Waimate Highway, Makikihi
P.  03 689 5709  


Royal Tavern

Bistro style, loved by the locals.

Garden bar and outdoors seating, along with cosy booths and bar leaners inside. 

Big meals including nachos, burgers and roasts. A bar snacks menu is available too.

Pool tables, gaming machines, TAB betting, bottle store.

30 Shearman Street, Waimate
P.  03 689 8041


Waihao Forks Hotel

Country pub, family-owned, with a beer garden. Great spot to take the kids, with plenty of room to run around in the enclosed outdoor area.

Tasty pub food from steak and chips to pizza and salads.  Biggest bowl of nachos around.

Dine-in, and takeaways. Accommodation.

Home of Ted's Bottle.

4 Stoney Creek Road, Waihao Forks
P.  03 689 2814



Waimate Town & Country Club

Friendly spot to meet up and play pool or enjoy a meal (Saturday evenings only).

Active social sections including motor sport, indoor bowls, outdoor bowls, over 60s pool, and cards.

14 John Street, Waimate
P.  03 689 8501


Woolshed Baa

Cosy bar and casual dining next door to The Naked Chip.

Freshly cooked fish and chips, handmade pizzas and delicious burgers.

Regular ethnic cuisine nights too -  Mexican, Spanish, and Greek.

Available for groups and meetings. 

45 Shearman Street, Waimate
P.  03 689 8976


The Studholme Junction Hotel

Old world charm. Evening meals. Accommodation.

This historic hotel was built in 1916. It's been completely restored back to its Victorian youth, complete with William Morris wallpaper.

The Studholme is welcoming and unique bed and breakfast destination.

Murray Street, Studholme
P.  03 689 9815