Top 10 restaurants in Alexandra, New Zealand

August 7, 2017 Roger Rusk

Discover the best restaurant in Alexandra, New Zealand including Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra, Shaky Bridge Cafe, The Tin Goose, Side Walk Cafe, The Courthouse Cafe & Bar, Riverside Cafe & Lodge, Speargrass Inn, Thai crom, Chatto Creek Tavern, cafe rossi alexandra new zealand
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1. Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra

26 Centennial Avenue | Alexandra, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$173 +64 3-448 9189
Excellent
30%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 171 reviews

Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra

Reviewed By Dave W - Reading, United Kingdom

So, pasta with bacon in a cheese sauce. $28 for a very large bowl. Pasta was over cooked; forget pasta in a sauce, this was pasta in a cheese soup. Far too much liquid, didn't stick to the pasta. Tagliatelle wasn't their best choice either given the consistency of the "sauce".
I despair this is rated one of the best places to eat in Alex. I'd fear for NZ cuisine, but I know Dunedin & elsewhere has some very good places to eat. Perhaps 3☆ against other NZ, ie average; but on a world scale 2☆.

2. Shaky Bridge Cafe

65 Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Diner, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Lunch HK$196 +64 3-448 5111
Excellent
52%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Shaky Bridge Cafe

Situated over the Shaky Bridge that crosses the Manuherikia River, Shaky Bridge Cafe is a relaxing 10 minute walk from the Alexandra I-Site and the central part of town. Follow the river track or walk along Tarbert St until you see the signs for the Shaky Bridge. If driving, follow Tarbert St to Little Valley Road where you will see our sign. Enjoy breakfast, bunch, lunch or platter other local products as you taste through several Shaky Bridge wines, from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rose and Riesling. Our Cafe style menu offers high quality food options and exceptional service. Visit our Cellar Door retail store to take your favourite wines home with you (cellar door only on appointment). Located directly under Alexandra's infamous 'Clock on the hill', Shaky Bridge Wines & Cafe is easy to find and well worth your walk!

Reviewed By dnlcompton - Wellington, New Zealand

This was recommended to us by quite a few locals so thought we better pay a visit. Relatively easy to find and about 10 minutes walk from the Main Street of Alexandra. Nice location next to the vineyard and great outlook across the river. Service was friendly and attentive and the food looked amazing (we didn’t have anything to eat). The only issue we had was that we asked for extra hot coffee and and it wasn’t really hot. Good tasting Allpress coffee and a great place to relax and read the paper.

3. The Tin Goose

22 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-448 5995
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 123 reviews

The Tin Goose

Reviewed By Tiffany C

Had a flat white to go and a fruit custard brioche muffin thing that was not at all what I thought it was. However I could never have dreamt up such a delicious coffee accompaniment as this. Coffee was VERY hot, but that is not a complaint either. The atmosphere is very cool and runs with the goose theme without being cheesy. Going to have to try a cooked breakfast here next time.

4. Side Walk Cafe

72 Centennial Avenue | Alexandra, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-448 9021
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Side Walk Cafe

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Reviewed By sjmmarsh - Stamford, United Kingdom

We stopped in Alexandra for a break from driving and were not expecting much in the way of good cafes. We were wrong!
Side Walk cafe is a lovely place, with tables inside and out. The coffee was good and the BLAT Sandwich I had was almost a meal - I had to resort to using cutlery to eat it.

5. The Courthouse Cafe & Bar

8 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 4487818
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

The Courthouse Cafe & Bar

Reviewed By Sandraleelovering

One of the best cafes I have ever been to, generous servings and a great selection of food, I will let the photos speak for themselves. Only one criticism, I ordered a salmon bagel with cream cheese, it was sitting in the cabinet and looked delicious and it came out toasted which I hadn't asked for :( Other than that the rest of our lunches were fantastic.

6. Riverside Cafe & Lodge

3 Tarbert Street, Alexandra 9340, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$157 +64 3-448 5252
Excellent
33%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Riverside Cafe & Lodge

Friendly relaxed atmosphere. A sumptuous menu to satisfy any appetite. Families welcome, lovely indoor, outdoor dining. Open seven days 10.30am til 2pm, and from 6pm til close. Ample parking and great coffee. Close to Central Otago Rail Trail and walking tracks.

Reviewed By Brett S - Dolphin Point, NSW

A fantastic way to spend the morning. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the home made treats while sipping on a nice refreshing cup of tea, coffee or what ever your desire.

7. Speargrass Inn

1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Road, Alexandra 9392, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible New Zealand, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +64 3-449 2192
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Speargrass Inn

Reviewed By Mark152014 - Hastings, New Zealand

The Inn accepts internet bookings but signage at the location says "Closed for Winter". Keys were left on the reception door but lighting for those arriving after 5pm was poor. Rooms were nice but the lack of lighting and service staff made the experience a poor one. Come back n guys - are you open for business or just trying to collect money!!

8. Thai crom

49 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Thai crom

Reviewed By Lisa L - Portland, Maine

Surprisingly good Thai food for a quick lunch stop in Cromwell. The service was timely and pleasant, and the pad thai & vegetables were tasty!

9. Chatto Creek Tavern

1544 Omakau-Chatto Creek Road, Alexandra 9393, New Zealand Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks HK$71 - HK$196 +64 3-447 3710
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Chatto Creek Tavern

Chatto creek tavern is an award winning hotel that provides a relaxed atmosphere great food and genuine hospitality were time is measured by the glass not by the hour. We have a great garden bar and dining area.

Reviewed By Clive_Sally_H - Reedy Creek, Australia

This is a beautiful location with good food and friendly attentive staff. Menu is reasonably large, good selection of beers, food we voth had was excellent.
Having NZ smallest Post Office on grounds a bonus.
Everyone on Otago Rail Trail should make a point of stopping and having a bite.

10. cafe rossi Alexandra new zealand

35 Tarbert Street, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-448 6550
Excellent
21%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 52 reviews

cafe rossi Alexandra new zealand

Traditional kiwi baking and meals

Reviewed By BazilBrush - Alexandra, New Zealand

We decided to try the Cafe Rossi for lunch as we we had not been in there for some time. Since our last visit there some time ago, they have done a lot of renovations to the betterment of the premisis. The food was great, very home style like. Partner had a chowder, I had bacon and eggs. It has been an age since I have had crispy bacon and it was to die for!
I would say, they will see us back there before long.

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