Restaurants

Top Choice South American in Te Anau

Kepler's

Mountains of crayfish, mouth-watering ceviche and perfectly seared steaks are whisked to tables at this efficient but friendly family-run place. South American flair permeates the menu (quinoa-crusted orange roughy,…
Top Choice Cafe in Te Anau

Sandfly Cafe

As popular with locals as travellers, Sandfly serves the town's best espresso alongside breakfasts, light meals of pasta or club sandwiches, and an impressive rack of sweet treats from caramel slices to berry friand…
Modern NZ in Te Anau

Redcliff Cafe

Housed in a replica settler’s cottage, relaxed Redcliff offers well-executed locally sourced food amid nostalgic decor (think old photos and antique sewing machines). We liked the succulent slow-roasted pork and wil…
Pub Food in Manapouri

Lakeview Cafe & Bar

The motor inn's cafe serves substantial meals (pizzas, schnitzels, venison stew and a token vegie dish) with a generous side order of lake views from the front lawn. The adjacent bar is well located for a drink as y…
Pub Food in Manapouri

The Church

No need to head up to Te Anau for a satisfying feed and a few beers, hurrah! Plates heavy with steaks, burgers and butter chicken are hauled to tables in this converted church building, now a merry pub with exceptio…
Fast Food in Te Anau

Miles Better Pies

The bumper selection here includes venison, lamb and mint, and fruit pies. There are a few pavement tables, but sitting and munching beside the lake is nicer.
Fish & Chips in Te Anau

Mainly Seafood

Posher than the average chippie, this commendable fast-food joint serves great fish and chips, homemade venison and vegie burgers, as well as deep-fried scallops and manuka-smoked salmon specials. Sound a bit too he…
Italian in Te Anau

Ristorante Paradiso

Wood-fired pizzas with simple, high-quality toppings and homemade pastas are the stars of the show at this surprisingly authentic Italian restaurant. Red-gingham tablecloths and the odd splash of Italian art don't q…
Italian in Te Anau

La Toscana

Efficient little pizza and pasta joint with South Island craft beers on tap and local wine served by the glass. Pick from vodka and bacon penne and a host of pizzas (we're not sure why the 'Fiordlander' has pineappl…
Supermarket in Te Anau

Fresh Choice Supermarket

A decent-sized supermarket right in the middle of town.