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:

  • 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
  • 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 Schubert Wines tasting room, and enjoy popular Italian food from Gnocchi Brother's food truck!
  • 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 old BNZ building offers contemporary sharing plates paired with local and international wines by the glass
  • Walk the stunning grounds between courses at York Bistro located in Parehua Resort
  • Try classic cuisine with an innovative twist at Cafe Medici
  • Get your coffee fix with a locally roasted brew at In the Neighbourhood with their scrummy cabinet food
  • Dine in the restaurant, sunny courtyard or watch a movie at boutique Circus Cinema 
  • Boutique brewery with excellent beer and snack menu Martinborough Brewery
  • Family-friendly Knucklebone Cafe has fun food in a bright & modern setting 
  • French style Union Square has a Michelin Star chef and Cuisine Magazine rating!
  • Crouching Tiger is a casual dining restaurant offering food and cocktails from around Asia!
  • The Village Café and Bar have a wide variety of options using fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • Try Ahoy Takeaways for their fresh range of super fresh seafood and fish. 
  • Find a delicious range of food and great place to chill at Social Chef food truck. 

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.