Top 6 restaurants in Collingwood, New Zealand

January 14, 2018 Major Galusha

Collingwood is a town in the north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand along Golden Bay. The town is an ecotourism destination due to its proximity to Kahurangi National Park and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve.
Things to do in Collingwood

1. Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$165 +64 3-525 9241
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 462 reviews

Mussel Inn

Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue<br>Closed late July til early September

Reviewed By stella317 - leicestershire

We dined twice during a few days’ stay in the area, and the second time it was because we couldn’t get in anywhere else. Seating is very casual and mostly outside or nearly so. Food was OK and service was good. Nice own brew beers.

2. Old School Cafe

1115 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$86 - HK$181 +64 3-524 8457
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Old School Cafe

As the name implies the Old School Cafe Restuarant and Bar was the house of learning for the children of Pakawau. The school closed in the 80s and the cafe was set up some 20 years ago and remains as a focal point for the locals and holiday makers in the area. With the beautiful Pakawau beach and camp ground across the road the Old School makes for a perfect desination, whether it be for coffee to start your day thru to a great lunch or evening meal off the black board menu. Fully licensed we have a great range of wines, beers and spirits to suit all tastes. With indoor and outdoor dining, pool table, dart board, and large expansive Gardens we know you will have a great time.Go where the locals go.

Reviewed By Chris F - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We reserved a table at short notice and really enjoyed the evening. The staff were friendly and efficient. Our food arrived in an acceptable time. The portions were ample and the food tasted good. Facilities were clean and modern.

3. Collingwood Tavern

Tasman St, Collingwood 7054, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Bar, Pub, New Zealand Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +64 3-524 8160
Excellent
20%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
11%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 130 reviews

Collingwood Tavern

Reviewed By VancouverKeith - Vancouver, Canada

We waited over 50 minutes for our food. In mean time everyone who came in and ordered takeaway got their food within 10 minutes..from the way they taled to the staff, they were clearly locals...so tourists come last here. When the food finally arrived it was inedible..the sweet and sour pORK looked like dog barf on rice and it tasted awful. The roast chicken was chewy and tasteless....there is No service..you order at the bar and are given a beeper which goes off when food is ready.....tables are not cleared ..the outside tables were a mad a scene with gulls fighting over left overs...on Mondays nights in Collingwood this is the only place open but you are better off to go hungry than eat here...which is what we did after paying 40+ nzd for slop....AVOID AT ALL COSTS....have been doing ta reviews for many years and this is the most negative I have written...but then again it was the worse food and service I have received.

4. The Courthouse Cafe

11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$110 +64 3-524 8194
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

The Courthouse Cafe

The Courthouse Cafe is open 6 days a week, from 8am-4pm. Closed Wednesdays. Open Thursday and Saturday nights from 5-8pm for Takeaway Gourmet Pizzas.

Reviewed By Tony T - Manchester, United Kingdom

Went to the Courthouse last Sunday with friends after a day of seeing lots of sights in Golden Bay. We had a lovely meal. Excellent pizzas and a beautiful salad. The staff are attentative and I just love the building. A landmark in Collingwood. Highly recommended!

5. Farewell Spit Cafe

68 Freeman Access, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Cafe Breakfast +64 3-524 8454
Excellent
21%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
16%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 111 reviews

Farewell Spit Cafe

Reviewed By Vealygood - Poole, United Kingdom

We stopped at this cafe for a light breakfast on our way to Farewell Spit. The views of Farewell Spit are fantastic the cafe is not. It seems to be run by teenagers, who’d rather chat than serve. As I have dietary issues I asked for a cup of hot water with lemon and two poached eggs on plain toast. They did not have any lemons and after much discussion as to why I couldn’t “Just have the breakfast, it comes with poached eggs.” they agreed to cook me the eggs and toast. I wish I hadn’t bothered. The toast was thin and limp. The eggs were the worst I’ve ever been served, most of the whites were still runny. At this point I just gave up and left. I walk up to the view point above the cafe to view Farewell Spit and the surrounding countryside was worth the climb and dodging the sheep.

6. MAD Cafe Golden Bay

7 Tasman Street, Collingwood, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$16 - HK$141 +64 3-524 8660
Excellent
55%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
15%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

MAD Cafe Golden Bay

The MAD Café is nestled in the NgAngA art centre located in Collingwood, Golden Bay. Our team strives to Make A Difference through community, art, delicious food, kush coffee, healthy, local produce and ethical eating. Open every day from 8 &apos;til late we aspire to create an exciting dining experience for guests and their taste buds in this beautiful little nook of rural New Zealand. We source our ingredients as fair and local as possible. Vegetables from Para Para and Patons Rock, wild meats and seafood from the Marlborough Sounds are transformed into stand-out dishes by our international team. We offer a wide range of refreshments and non-alcoholic wines and beer. At the MAD Café you can expect the unexpected and still be surprised. Award winning artist NgAngA&apos;s gallery, framing workshop and Nourishing Beauty Gardens are mesmerizing the young and young at heart. Our quirky outdoor area invites you to relax and indulge between fresh herbs and spices in charming Collingwood.

Reviewed By Andrew H - Forres, United Kingdom

What a fantastic surprise - this place is so worth more than one visit.
Locally sustainable produce cooked with skill and care. Probably the most inventive menu in Golden Bay. From Hare cooked Kentucky style to an absolutely sumptuous laksa.
They prep their own olives - who knew that cardamom and thyme went together with olives (only two of the ingredients identified in the mix) but they do!!!
The kimchi is also fantastic. Made with local organic ginger chilli and cabbage. Sublime.

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