Fiordland Lodge serves locally acquired cuisine

Dining Hotspots around Fiordland

4 Nov 2021

Experience Fiordland and Te Anau with different senses and take your tastebuds on a unique and once in a lifetime adventure. Enjoy a luxurious dining experience, immerse yourself in multicultural cuisine or mingle with the locals at secret spots. The food in Te Anau is just as diverse as the landscape you have seen on your Fiordland walks and tours.  

This is a follow on from our previous blog A Foodie Guide to Te Anauwith so many local options give your feet a break and take your tastebuds on an amazing trip around Fiordland’s best dining spots. The discussions, arguments and frantic searches are now officially off the table!

Fiordland Lodge

Just 10 minutes from Te Anau town center lies an exclusive 5-star dining experience like no other before. Fiordland Lodge overlooks both Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland national park, letting you not only indulge in the food but also in stunning scenery. Booking is essential, as you do not want to miss the summer packages. Choose between two seasonal “Dip & Dine” packages, including pre dinner canapes, either a 3-course or 5-course “Trust the Chef” menu and topped off by an exclusive hot tub experienceDive deeper into the beauty of Fiordland and experience the connection from land to sea through locally sourced ingredients. It is an experience in itself! 


seafood served on a plate by local host in Fiordland

Fresh kaimoana from the Southern fiords are regularly on the menu. Credit: Fiordland Lodge

The Ranch Bar & Grill

Experience the best home cooked meals while traveling away from home! The Ranch Bar & Grill is western themed with country music to bop along to and offers hearty meals that are cooked with love. No matter when the hunger gets to you, The Ranch has you covered by providing sweet breakfasts like Belgium Waffles, fast Open Sandwich lunch options and traditional Sunday Roast dinners! Or taste the Fiordland in the wild Fiordland venison steak, that is shot in our local mountains by Fare Game.  If you happen to stop by on a Thursday night, you can listen and dance to local musicians putting on a show for you or follow along a live rugby on one of the three TVs.  

burger with fried and beer served at a local Te Anau resturant

What pairs better with a burger than a cold brew? Credit: The Ranch Bar and Grill on Instagram

Miles Better Pies

Fuel yourself before or after your adventure through Fiordland with an amazing pie or a sneaky sausage roll.  Get the best goods from the local open secret Miles Better Pies. Mixing and matching flavours from around the world like Thai Chicken with the flaky and buttery pastry of a classic kiwi pie does not only sound like a heavenly experience but also pairs perfectly views from paradise across Lake Te Anau. But better be fast, Miles Better Pies is known to sell out! 

kiwi meat pie in warmer at a Te Anau bakery

Just look at that buttery and flaky crust! Credit: Miles Better Pies on Instagram

Ristorante Paradiso Pizzeria

A slice of Italy in the depths of New Zealand? Absolutely! Pop into Ristorante Paradiso Pizzeria for authentic stone oven pizza cooked the traditional way. The culture of passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail is combined into a menu that fulfills all Italian dreams with local and organic ingredients where possible. And the best news, you don’t have to miss out due to dietary restrictions! Paradiso Pizzeria caters for Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan!  

stone oven Pizza on a plate with vegetables served in Fiordland

Nothing tastes better than a stone oven Pizza after a day in the hills! Credit: Credit: Ristorante Paradiso Pizzeria on TripAdvisor

No matter if you explore Fiordland and Milford Sound on a day trip or via the Fiordland Great Walk 3-Day package, the stunning scenery and amazing food will always stay with you in memory.  

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