Food and Wine

Dining in Taradale

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Taradale has everything if you're looking for fine dining, a great steak, or a mouth-watering pub meal.

If you’re after a quick bite, Taradale’s main street is full of great cafes and takeaway restaurants. If you’re looking for something specific, call into reception, and our friendly team will be able to help you find the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, fantastic coffee, or cold beverage.

Next door to the Colonial Motel

Taradale RSA

If you’re a member of your local RSA or an affiliated club, the Taradale RSA is located right next door and has a brilliant restaurant.  Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner on Fridays or Saturdays at the Clocktower Restaurant or savour a fresh and tasty meal from the bistro menu, Monday – Sunday from 5:00 pm.

0.5 km down Gloucester Street

Shanis Eatery & Bar

Just a short walk from the Colonial is Shanis.  Owner-operated by Shani and Snedden. They are a proud Kiwi business representing traditional family food and a great place to take the whole family. Walk-ins welcome. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

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0.75 km down Gloucester Street

The Gloucester Tavern

389 Gloucester Street, Taradale

They have one of the largest selections of tap beers in the Bay, from Monteiths, Heineken, Black Dog, Tuatara or Export. It has a great garden bar with a barbeque available for you and your family to use. Open seven days from 10 am. Whether you are after a quick bite to eat or a three-course gestational delight, they have the menu to suit your palate. 

2.5 km

Mission Estate Winery

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If you’re after fine dining, look no further than Mission Estate Winery, their restaurant is renowned for its exquisite cuisine. Mission Estate Winery is nestled in the Taradale hills and is the oldest winery in New Zealand,¬†with the first grapes being planted in 1851. Serving food daily from 10 am, their lunch and dinner menus will have the most sophisticated pallets watering.

This is the place for a fine dining meal, great wine and excellent service.  Reservations are recommended.

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