Eat & Drink in Marlborough
Wine and Food in Marlborough
Wine and Food in Marlborough
Eat & Drink in Marlborough


Eat & Drink

If you’re a foodie with a passion for matching cuisine with great quality wine or beer, or just love to eat and drink, then Marlborough will surprise and delight you and your tastebuds. 

World-class wine, multi-award winning craft beer and boutique gin distillers, paired with local produce and gourmet cuisine means eating and drinking in Marlborough requires a thirst, an appetite and a belt with plenty of notches...

Check out the interactive wine map here and locate cellar doors with ease.

Stephanie McIntyre

Stephanie McIntyre

“We are so spoilt in Marlborough when it comes to great food. We’ve got crayfish from the east coast and salmon, oysters and mussels grown in the Marlborough Sounds."

My insider guide to Marlborough

Dine with a view

Marlborough offers world-class dining, showcasing fresh produce from the region. But the icing on the cake is the brilliant views that you can experience while dining out in Marlborough.

Marlborough Sounds

A dining experience in the Marlborough Sounds is nothing short of spectacular. You can access a number of destinations by car, but for the ultimate experience head out on a water taxi for a lunch in the sounds, or stay overnight at a lodge and dine as the sun goes down overlooking the calm waters. The mix of fresh produce, stunning views and the sense of seclusion provide for a brilliant dining experience in Marlborough.

Amongst the vines

Sip a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc or your favourite varietal and sit down to a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant or café. Look out towards seemingly endless rows of vines, or find a winery where you can dine amongst the rows of vines.


Take a few steps from your accommodation and enjoy a meal with a view overlooking the Picton Foreshore and harbour, or head down to Waikawa Bay and dine overlooking the bay and marina.


Enjoy breath-taking views and scrumptious food on the water’s edge, any closer and you’ll be in the water! If you’re heading out into the sounds, start or finish your experience with a meal to remember, or stay in Havelock for the night and savour the moment with a glass of Sauvgnon Blanc paired with fresh Greenshell™ Mussels.

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