When visiting Tapanui West Otago there is a plethora of places to dine in, takeaway, grab a snack on the fly or to pick up supplies and cook your own. This is a comprehensive list of options all within a 30minute drive of  the Tapanui township which are popular with locals. 

Illys Cafe

Located on Northumberland Street, Tapanui, Illy's Cafe is open 6 days a week for breakfast and lunch. 

Robin & Co

The Robin & Co is a family bistro within the Forest Lodge Hotel on Northumberland Street, Tapanui. The restaurant features a bar and offers dine-in or takeaway meals. Phone 03 204 8834

on the spot

Takeaway menu of fish & chips, pies, hot dogs, kebabs and much more. Drinks, confectionery, bread, milk and other supplies. Located on Northumberland Street, Tapanui and open 7days. Open 6am weekdays, 7.30am weekends. Phone 03 204 8353

4 square tapanui

Tapanui Four Square is a local supermarket selling meat, vegies, fresh bread and much more. Try their deli section for cut sandwiches, sushi, hot pies, etc. Located on Northumberland Street, Tapanui. Call  03 204 8630.

Forest Lodge  Hotel

The Forest Lodge Hotel is popular with locals and offers a bar menu including homemade pizzas and toasties. Open from 11am.

Tapanui RSA

The local Returned Services Association Club, is located on Northumberland Street, Tapanui and has a licensed bar. 

Phone. 03-204 8171

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Town & Country club

A popular bar for locals. Contact them to find out if/when the kitchen is open.

Heriot Bistro

Heriot Bistro is at the Heriot Hotel on Roxburgh Street, Heriot Heriot. Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11- 11pm, Sunday:  2pm - 10pm. Contact: 03 204 2212

beaumont hotel

Beaumont hotel is a traditional country pub with a great menu, dining area with a fab atmosphere. Great for lunch, dinner or a beverage. They also offer accommodation.

waikaka hotel

Great country pub offering quality food, coffee and beverages.  Open daily. Dine in, takeaway and bar snacks available. Find them at 11 Main Street, Waikaka.

thomas green hotel

The Thomas Green is a stylish bar and restaurant located at 30 Medway Street, Gore. It is one of the more upmarket dining options  in close proximity to Tapanui. 

howl at the moon

An intimate, relaxed dining experience with American style cuisine.
A diverse range of customers are catered for in a safe environment with a cafe / bar.

The Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar 

Open daily for buffet &a la carte breakfast, cafe style lunch & a la carte dining from 6.00pm. Kids menu available. Located at 100 Waimea Street, Croydon.

rustic restaurant

Rustic is a licensed independent owned cafe and restaurant in Gore, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Located at 38 Irk Street, Gore.

gore rsa club

The Club provides various entertainment regularly along with excellent drinking and dining facilities for our members and guests. 

12 Bowler Avenue, Gore.

gore town & country club 

Affordable and enjoyable menu to suit all members of the family. You are welcome to dine in or to request your meal to takeaway.
Loc: 2 Bury Street, Gore


Traffers is a friendly local pub, with a bottle store, pool table, gaming lounge, full TAB and bar snacks available. Open 11am Sunday-Friday, 10.30am Saturday. 18 Hokonui Drive, Gore.

cafe ambience

Serving Emporio coffee prepared by our barista and providing a fresh, healthy menu. All meals are made in-house inspired by European flavours. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Open for breakfast and lunch. 

green room

We serve tasty Cafe fare that is full of Flavour and has been made on our premises using fresh produce. Open Mon - Sat. Located on Irk Street, Gore next to the theatre. 

table talk cafe

Open for brunch from 7.30am weekdays and 8am on Saturday.

Serving a range of options including Blue Cod meals, Hash brown Stacks, Lamb Shanks and Ribeye Steak Sandwiches. 

the stable kitchen

Cafe at 103 Main Street, East Gore serving coffee and food daily. Visit their Facebook page via the link below for more.

capri restaurant

Serving coffee and food from breakfast throughout the day. Located at 71-73 Main Street, Gore. Visit their Facebook page for more, via link below.