LOCAL DINING RECOMMENDATIONS

It doesn’t matter what your dining preferences are from a fine dining lover to an Indian curry expert or maybe you are after a delicious burger and chips. Kinross is conveniently located close to a couple of diverse restaurants or maybe you fancy a short drive to our local village, Arrowtown, to cater for your requirements.


Be sure to check out the listings below for more information, locations, opening hours and how to make a booking! Enjoy.


The Gibbston Tavern is a short 3 minute drive from Kinross. This rustic tavern serves delicious local craft and New Zealand beers on tap. It has a great selection of New Zealand and Central Otago wines and a delicious all-day menu which includes Wood Fired Pizzas.

Mt Rosa is a gorgeous cellar door in Gibbston, a few minutes drive from Kinross or an easy ten minute bike ride (or faster on an e-bike!). Mt Rosa is open on Friday evenings late for delicious bites and platters, its a real favourite locals spot.


Gibbston Valley Winery offers an evening dining option, The Lodge Restaurant, which is located 5 minutes’ drive from Kinross. The Lodge menu has been crafted to pair beautifully with premium, handcrafted Gibbston Valley Wines, and to make each and every ingredient sing.


The Fork and Tap is a local favourite based in the heart of Arrowtown a 16 minute drive from Kinross. They are about making memories and good times. This charming and historic restaurant and craft beer bar, serving excellent wine and fresh, delicious food to match. If you are looking for somewhere to bring the whole family, meet up with your mates or relax during your travels, this is the place.


La Rumbla is located in the local spot, Arrowtown. La Rumbla was born upon from the owners return from living in Spain and bringing the local cuisine back with them . They take inspiration from the streets and culture of Catalonia, providing dining until late with a lively and relaxed atmosphere.


Slow Cuts is passionate about good simple dishes. This is a favourite with the local community as, who doesn’t love a fully loaded burger. They love slow cooked food, especially slow cooked meats, the way they grew up eating. It’s the kind of food you could eat just about every single day, whether you are an Arrowtown local or just passing though.

Aosta is located a short drive from Kinross in Arrowtown. The cuisine of Aosta is inspired by the cooking techniques of Northern Italy, paired with ingredients carefully selected from growers, breeders, suppliers and wine grown on the land around Central Otago and Arrowtown.

Mantra restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine. The moment you step inside Mantra Restaurant you will discover there's a real difference when it comes to enjoying Indian hospitality and dining. The unique decor is warm and inviting with careful attention to making your visit truly enjoyable and special. The menu has been carefully selected and crafted by our immensely experienced team of chefs. This restaurant is located in Arrowtown.

We hope you enjoy this delicious list of restaurant to immerse yourself in the local Central Otago lifestyle and food scene. We are proud to celebrate our community and support each other as we all move forward together after covid.