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Top Choice Bistro in Methven


This atmospheric Irish bar and restaurant is housed in Methven's lovingly restored old post office. Great food includes pizza, Irish stew and other hearty fare suitable for washing down with a pint of craft beer.
Cafe in Methven

Cafe 131

Polished timber and leadlight windows lend atmosphere to this conservative but reliable local favourite. Highlights include good coffee, hearty all-day breakfasts and tasty home baking, with a tipple on offer should…
Japanese in Methven


A ski-season stalwart with unpredictable hours at other times (ring ahead), this tiny restaurant sports kimono-clad waitresses and traditional Japanese cuisine, including yakisoba (fried noodles), ramen (noodle soup…
Pub in Methven

Blue Pub

Have a drink at the bar, crafted from a huge slab of native timber, or tuck into robust meals in the quieter cafe (mains $24 to $36). Afterwards, challenge the locals to a game of pool or listen to regular live musi…
Cafe in Methven

Cafe Primo

Eclectically furnished in mismatched retro furniture – much of it for sale – this side-street cafe is a nice spot for a relaxed coffee and a cheeky slice of cake.
Cinema in Methven

Cinema Paradiso

Quirky 35-seat cinema with an art-house slant.
Supermarket in Methven

Supervalue Supermarket

For basic supplies; has a good wine and beer selection.