We scoured the region to find South Canterbury's best restaurants.
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If you find yourself craving a night of teppanyaki and whisky while in Timaru, point your nose to Saikou.
If a unique, cosy atmosphere, regular live music and a great selection of beverages sound like your kind of bar, then Hector Black’s is a must-visit.
The Silverstream Hotel, a historical country pub in Kimbell, is an iconic Mackenzie region destination.
Ask a Timaru local where to eat in town and chances are they will point you in the direction of The Oxford.
Dark Sky Diner
Lakefront location, intimate interiors and compelling cuisine make Dark Sky Diner the ultimate Lake Tekapo dining destination.
Ministry of Works
Ministry of Works is the social go-to for both Twizel residents and visitors alike.
The Greedy Cow Café
This sunny corner store café in the heart of Lake Tekapo is a must stop whether you are just passing through or in town for longer.
Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar
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...
Blue Lake Eatery & Bar
Blue Lake Eatery & Bar boasts a menu that’s heavily influenced by the seasons and local produce - and with a French twist on Kiwi classics - think beef cheeks marinated in red wine or hot goat cheese salad with local Mackenzie honey.