Food Wine Beer
Take a wine tour around the 20 plus vineyards that dot the landscape around Clyde and Alexandra or pick up the Alexandra Basin Wine Map and self drive this grape-growing hot spot famous for its internationally renowned Pinot Noir. Local wines can be found at the cafés, restaurants and bars including beer brewed on-site at Victoria Store Brewery located within Olivers Restaurant and Bar.
The annual Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival at Easter attracts thousands who join together to celebrate and showcase the region’s wines and produce.
The Bank Café
Originally the Bank of New Zealand the Bank café offers fresh cabinet food including the famous Southern sushi (cheese rolls) and a breakfast and lunch menu. Dine in or outside watching the traffic drive by.
Clyde’s local for icecreams, takeaway burgers, fish n chips and Indian food. Take away or dine in and choose from the menu or cabinet food. A limited grocery line also available.
The Dunstan Hotel, known as “The Dam Pub”, is an affordable place to stay, enjoy a hearty meal or quiet drink.
Monte Christo Dessert Café & Gardens
The most fabulous specialised dessert cafe and gardens with a beautiful tranquil garden setting. For the children there’s a fun park with maze, mini golf, big ballroom, puzzle mats and a really cool interactive train for the little ones. Catering for birthday parties, ladies lunches, coffee groups and special functions as requested.
They also grow much of their own fruit and veges including raspberries, boysenberries, quince, walnuts.
Nom Nom Ice Creamery and Bakery
Delicious home made gelato and sorbets with a kiwi twist and for winter – pies – these are so popular you need to be there in the morning – beef cheeks, spicy pulled pork n cider, lamb shank and mushroom, creamy smoked fish. You can’t get more kiwi than these flavours.
Olivers Restaurant and Bar
Fresh, clean flavours are the hallmark of cuisine at Olivers Restaurant, featuring superb local produce and where a “level of uniqueness” is providing diners with a memorable experience.During the day, sample their beers and bakery produce under Otago’s big open skies and in the evening, dine in front of the fire within the restaurant’s ancient stone walls, under the maps in the Merchant Room, or outside under the stars in summer.Olivers Bar, as well as selling their own Victoria Store Brewery label, has an extensive range of craft beers and local, national and international wines.
The Orchard Garden Café
The cafe provides contemporary casual cafe lunches and homemade deserts, cakes, and slices.
The original mud brick walls of the old packing shed have been exposed inside the cafe to create a unique dining area which retains many features from the stone fruit grading and packing days. The old fruit grader serves as the front bar and chunky nailing up bench as a sideboard. A selection of wines from nearby local vineyards are available by the glass alongside beer and local juices.
The cafe opens to the garden where there are outdoor tables for dining in the courtyard and garden areas. Mature trees provide much needed shade in the hot Central Otago summers and a large open fire warms the area on colder days.
Paulina’s owner and chef Paulina Corvalan, originally from Chile believes in simple, uncomplicated, wholesome and delicious food. “We use the plate as our platform to serve the kind of food that brings unexpected delight”
Post Office Café Bar and Restaurant
“Sit out in the garden bar and breath in the scent of lavender and roses on a hot summer day or cozy up by the open fire on a cold winter’s evening and relish the great ambience and atmosphere. With an extensive menu there is something for everyone’s taste buds and budget. They also have a selection of fresh baking, coffee, beers and local wines”