Ida Valley Sunset

White Horse Hotel Becks

Stationside Cafe Lauder

Lauder Hotel

Lauder Hotel

White Horse Hotel Becks

Becks - White Horse Hotel

Chatto Creek Tavern

Chatto Creek Tavern

Where to Eat

There are a number of local places where you can eat some great food both during the day and in the evening.

Wherever you decide to eat in the evening we strongly recommend you book ahead since places can get very busy with locals, rail trailers and other visitors.

The Stationside Café is next door but one to the cottage and is open from around 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week. Tim and Jan bake and prepare delicious and nutricious food in the café kitchen as well as serving great coffee and cold drinks.

The Lauder Hotel provides bistro evening meals seven days a week and is only a 2 minute walk from the house. Give Derek (Knobby) & Vicki a call on 03 447 3706 to book.

At the White Horse Hotel in Becks, 9kms north of Lauder on SH85, Karen does great pub food and Gary the publican offers a courtesy pick up/ drop off service to the cottage if you have no transport. Phone Gary or Karen on 03 447 3685 to book and to arrange a pick up if required.

In Omakau 7kms south of Lauder you will find the Muddy Creek Café offering café-style food and home-made pies during the day, with a take-away service in the early evening. There is also the Omakau Commercial Hotel offering bar lunches and a-la-carte evening dining. For bookings call 03 447 3715.

The historic Chatto Creek Tavern on SH85 just beyond Omakau towards Alexandra does tasty bar meals both during the day and in the evening. With its shadey beer garden, the Tavern is a popular lunch time stop for rail trailers on their way to or from Omakau. Phone the Tavern on 03 447 3710 for an evening booking.

Further afield, Alexandra has numerous small cafés open during the day with some also open in the evenings. The Shaky Bridge Bistro in Graveyard Gully Road (phone 03 448 5111) just across the Shaky Bridge offers lunch and evening meals in a lovely location.

There is also The Courthouse Café in Centennial Avenue, the main road into and out of Alexandra, that has fine food and lots of seating inside and out.


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