Eat & Drink

See below for our vibrant bar and dining scene. Casual, quirky, fine dining, tapas, bar snacks, lunch, brunch, alfresco, takeaways, what more could you ask for. 

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Amberley Farmers Market

Amberley Farmers Market is an authentic farmers market with a superb range of locally grown, fresh, seasonal, quality produce and artisan products. You’ll find us nestled under the trees in front of the Hurunui District Council buildings on SH1, with easy parking available. Operating every Saturday morning throughout the year, 9am-12.30pm, it is well worth visiting regularly for your household supplies, making a leisurely social visit for a catchup with friends over coffee and treats, or a quick stop on your way through North Canterbury visiting other destinations.
The logo of Amberley Fish and Chips is a fish holding a burger and chips.

Amberley Fish & Chips

For real Fish and the best chips in town, you can’t go past Amberley Fish n Chips.
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Amberley Pies

You’ll love the fillings with so much flavour and the pastry is divine. Coffee is always good and as for the sweet treats…’s hard to stop at one!
Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar is Amberley’s best kiwi bistro with an emphasis on innovative food and exceptional service.
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Better Half Kitchen & Bar

Who says your better half can’t be a juicy steak or a sumptuously cheesy pizza? At this eatery, food always takes the top spot. Located in Leithfield, Better Half enjoys a prime location away from the hustle and bustle. With a distinct country vibe, their enormous restaurant gives you all the space you could ever desire to stretch out and relax. Beautifully homey with that rustic-pub vibe, every diner is made to feel right at home. And with a patio bathed in sunshine, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be an outdoorsy, alfresco affair.
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Big Bites Pizza

Our story started on 17th April 2017 in Amberley, North Canterbury. Our first owner worked in Italian cuisine restaurants for a couple of years before he made his plan to open his own pizza shop in Brackenfields, Amberley. He has put all his past experience into this pizza place with his own recipes and ingredients. Since we have opened up, we have had a great response from the local and wider community.

Black Estate

Enjoy our wines with mainly organic produce grown and fished locally and cooked with care by Olly Le Maitre and his team. These good people grow and catch our food. Awarded Two Hats and Winery Restaurant of the Year 2023 by Cuisine Magazine. Open for lunch Thursday – Monday. Bookings are recommended. Our Cellar Door is open in summer 7 days a week with a snack menu, and no need to book.
A front view of the Brew Moon Brewing Company in Amberley. Shows building with wooden rustic frontage and outdoor area with barrels and stools to sit at.

Brew Moon Brewing Company

Established in 2002 by Kieran McCauley and Belinda Gould, the Brew Moon Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery and taproom in Amberley, North Canterbury. We are North Canterbury’s original craft brewery, producing an established range of high quality, popular beer styles alongside a selection of more exotic seasonal brews. Alongside our beers we pour a small selection of local wines, and provide a range of wood-fired pizzas and small plates.
Buncos Diner's Big Breakfast, of eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, salad, baked beans and more!

Buncos Diner

A true chef shouldn’t be opening bags,” says Derek. “I have a real passion for food and hospitality. Part of that is interacting with my customers and getting to know them, as well as giving them delicious things to eat.” Derek caters for all tastes from the big appetite to the more health conscious, with a large gluten-free range too. You could have Bunco’s Big Breakfast with all the trimmings or the Vegan Smash for breakfast. For lunch; steak, egg and chips or a falafel bowl.
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Country Oven Bakery & Cafe

Give your taste buds a treat at Country Oven Bakery and Cafe! For years, we’ve been keeping the amazing people of Amberley well-fed and happy with our scrumptious baked goods. Our original creations and signature products are sure to exceed all of your expectations.
The Crown & Shepherd bar at the Amberley

Crown & Shepherd Bar at the Amberley Hot

Everyone needs a local where they can catch up with their mates and unwind over a cool beer and some live sports action. At the Crown & Shepherd Bar, you’ll find a vibrant community, great yarns and a service second to none. With a fully operating gaming room, live sports on the big screens, fantastic platters and DB and Monteiths Beer on tap, why not pop in and make us your local if you haven’t already.
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DOTI Eatery & Bar  

Welcome to D.O.T.I your newest Eatery & Bar in Amberley, North Canterbury.
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Georges Road Wines

At Georges Road, we love sharing our wines, and the stories of our vineyard. We offer a wide selection of locally sourced cheeses, bread, crackers, salami, coppa, salmon, basil pesto, red pepper dip, nuts and chocolates. Or pick up one of our Antipasto boxes and head out to the vineyard lawn or seating to enjoy the food and views together with a glass of wine. Get ready to settle in for some much needed relaxation on our Winery Lawn or in our outdoor seating area. To ensure that we can provide the best possible experience, we encourage you to book your visit online so Kirk can personally guide you through Georges Road Wines.
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Golden Hat Takeaways at The Amberley Hotel

Our on-site takeaways serve the freshest locally sourced ingredients in town. We have an extensive range of fresh and local fish. There are burgers to suit every craving and sides to enjoy. Check out our full menu and place an order by phone, online or in store.
Greystone Winery


Whether you pop around for a wine tasting or settle in for a long lunch, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Greystone Cellar Door. Let Chef Cameron Woodhouse delight you with his acclaimed locally-inspired menu, while our Cellar Door team shares the perfect pairing for your palate.
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Kebab Junction

Order food online or call in to one if the finest takeaways in town. We serve a variety of food such as lamb, burgers, kebabs and more. You can find our whole menu on our website, filled with mouthwatering dishes and catering for all kinds of different tastes. We’re passionate about providing delicious and high-quality food our priority is to satisfy all our customers needs, we offer a variety of excellent food, prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients to the highest standard.
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Kells Kitchen

Food is Kel’s passion – her art is creating a delicious and surprising cabinet that will overwhelm your every sense.
The exterior of Little Vintage Espresso in Amberley

Little Vintage Espresso

Little Vintage Espresso is simple, stylish and extremely inviting. The light open space is filled with communal tables and happy customers. What more could you want? With over 18 years of hospitality between them, you can expect sensational North Canterbury service and the best coffee option on your way north. Speaking of good food, the cabinet and menu are brimming with it – whether you’re after a piece of cheesecake, a ham and cheese croissant or something from the enticing all day breakfast menu, Little Vintage Espresso has you covered. There’s also a range of organic juices and soft drinks to wash it down if you’re not in the coffee mood.
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Nor’wester Cafe

The Nor’Wester Cafe opened its doors for the first time in 1997. It has since been renowned for the quality of food and service nationwide. Since August 2016, it has been owned and operated by a local family, with a goal to deliver great service, accompanied by excellent espresso, roasted by Ozone Coffee. This “quaint” little cafe has been a destination point for so many over the years, and has continued to provide exactly what you are looking for. You won’t be disappointed
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Paris Bakery & Cafe

The bakery every town needs: great pies, sandwiches and rolls, cakes & gateaux, French breads and pastries
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Pegasus Bay Winery

Pegasus Bay is one of the best boutique winery experiences in the country. They are widely regarded as a leading producer of fine wine in North Canterbury. A family-owned winery featuring an informal tasting room, barrel hall & cellar, plus a deli.
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Railway Tavern

We are everything you want from your local. Our staff are down to earth, the food not too fancy.
Sherwood Estate

Sherwood Estate

We make wine to be enjoyed. It’s what we’re good at and what we’ve been doing for over 30 years. We focus on quality and value. Our wines are made to be enjoyed on any occasion from picking up a great bottle to enjoy with friends to something a little more refined for a special occasion.
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Sushi Maru

Looking for a light tasty lunch, go no further than Sushi Maru in the Brackenfields Complex.
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Terrace Edge Wines

Terrace Edge is an organic family owned and operated vineyard and olive grove situated on the south bank of the Waipara River. Visitors come from near and far to sample the award-winning varietals and to stock up on Terrace Edge’s own olives and pressed olive oils. There’s plenty of seating both inside and out, so whether you choose to soak in the sunshine or nestle indoors, it’s certainly not hard – or a bad idea – to lose track of time at Terrace Edge. An elegant yet pared-back winery experience with views of the rolling North Canterbury hills and row upon row of grapevines, Terrace Edge is the kind of place where wine lovers and foodies alike can easily spend an entire afternoon. Stop by for a tasting, indulge in the wine and food experience, which includes thoughtfully prepared creations matched with five wines (bookings are essential) and make sure you stock up on some olive oil and wine before heading on your way.
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The Blue Dairy

A local institution in Amberley, very popular with locals and travellers alike for yummy ice creams on hot days. They also have a good assortment of fast foods available, can be eaten in or taken away.
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The Boneline

We provide a unique unfiltered cellar door experience. The Cellar door is situated in the front of our fully operational winery so you get to see where the grapes are grown and the wine is made – all while tasting! And we now offer a simple sharing-style menu 7 days a week of locally sourced food prepared by one of our neighbours and friend Kate McMillan – designed with us to compliment our wines.
Delicious dishes from the Cork & Crown Restaurant in Amberley.

The Cork & Crown Restaurant at The Amberley Hotel

The Cork & Crown Restaurant offers a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere with booth seating, a hanging garden running the length of the room and a private courtyard beer garden. Our talented chefs are passionate about using only the freshest, premium quality and local ingredients. Serving a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, you’ll find something to satisfy any taste with our homemade creations and local favourites.
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The Old Leithfield Hotel

Genuine country hotel with great atmosphere and beer garden. Serving lunch and dinner daily Nestled in the quaint town of Leithfield, The Old Leithfield Hotel is a charming establishment that serves up delicious pub fare at affordable prices. With its warm and inviting ambiance, this fine dining spot is perfect for a casual meal with friends or family. The interior design is rustic and cozy, with wood paneling and a roaring fireplace adding to the overall charm. One of the standout features of The Old Leithfield Hotel is the beautiful outdoor seating area, perfect for enjoying a summer day with friends while sipping on a cold beer. Live music can also be enjoyed on certain nights, adding to the already lively atmosphere.
The exterior of the Amberley Foodstore, which is also known as the Red Diary

The Red Dairy – Amberley Foodstore

It’s time to try tasty chicken & chips, fish and burgers. Here you will be offered good ice cream. At Amberley Food Store (Red Dairy Amberley), you can order a takeout. The gracious staff work hard, stay positive and make this place wonderful. Service at this place is something one can call prompt. You will pay attractive prices for dishes. This spot is characterized by the cool atmosphere.
Torlesse Winery

Torlesse Winery

Wines of excellence. From the unique terroir of Waipara. Home of Torlesse, Omihi Road & Whitecap wine. Stylish and distinctive wines. Many of our styles are hand harvested and batch crafted. North facing, moderately sloping terrain provides an ideal sun-trap for our fruiting vines. Come and enjoy a wine tasting and a platter at our cellar door.
Waipara Springs

Waipara Springs Winery

Waipara Springs is the founding Winery and Café of Waipara, established in 1989. Now in its 3rd Generation of management. In keeping with past generations, your hosts Andrew and Katie very much share the vision of “Wine, Dine, Relax”. Our motto is about providing a knowledgeable wine and premium dining experience, in a relaxing setting for all customers to enjoy. Premium Wines are produced using tradition techniques from estate grown vines to complement the colourful and quality culinary experience, with ingredients sourced from local North Canterbury suppliers.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, queries, suggestions, or would like a business added, please send us a message or feel free to phone on 027 69 66 391 or email