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 Runholder is home to Wairarapa's exquisite food, fine wines and original gin.
  • 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
  • Choose a stylish venue with a platter-style menu and excellent wine at Poppies Martinborough
  • Pop into Schubert Wines tasting room.
  • 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
  • Kickstart your weekend at 3 Little Words with leisurely lunch and wine. 

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
  • Nara in the Square offers an abundance of bright, colourful and fresh 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!
  • 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. 
  • Catch the Ruby Lane Kai Cart in Martinborough Square on Wednesdays with a sing a long, and open mic set from 10am-3pm (weather dependent).

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. Pre-order a gourmet antipasto platter and have it delivered free to your accommodation in Martinborough.   

Go country!

  • The Land Girl is a modern cafe full of character, just a short drive south of Martinborough.

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