Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar

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Monday5:00 – 8:30 pm.



Thursday5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Friday5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Saturday5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Sunday5:00 – 8:30 pm.

6 Allandale Road, Fairlie

03 685 8999

Set in a stunning, historical building that was originally built as a Carnegie library in the early 1900s, Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar is a true Mackenzie destination in picturesque Fairlie. Take a moment to appreciate the exterior brickwork and the architecture of this special building before stepping inside the inviting, family friendly restaurant.  

Inside, your attention will undoubtedly be drawn towards the large wood fire oven, which sits centre space in the open kitchen. A consistent slow fire inside the oven sets the scene for your dining experience, where just about everything on the menu is cooked. It’s quite an interesting watch, keeping an eye on what goes in and out of the oven door.

Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar is known for creating classic New Zealand dishes with natural flavours, such as its award-winning lamb rack, venison or beef rib-eye fillet steak. A large selection of wood-fired pizzas have naturally found their way on the menu too, and, let’s face it, there’s nothing like a pizza and a beer in the garden on a sunny summer’s day. Don’t overlook the dessert menu either, as there are some seriously delicious items on there that’ll work wonders in finishing off your meal in style.

During the winter things are kept cosy indoors with the almighty wood fire oven. High ceilings, wooden floors and down-to-earth interiors further add to the down-to-earth environment where the entire family can dine in comfort. Appropriate to the building’s history, you’ll also find a small selection of books on the shelves to browse through.

Keep an eye on Carnegies’ social media for updates on upcoming live music events.


Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

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6 Allandale Road, Fairlie

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