Mainholm Lodge - Quality accommodation and dining in West Otago, New Zealand.


“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy fine dining at Mainholm Lodge. We use only the best produce to provide diners with a true taste of New Zealand. Our aim is to support the best of local and Southland produce. Our popular restaurant serves A La Carte, Set Menus and Banquets to guests and diners, served in one of our three dining rooms and hosted by Graham. We can also cater for weddings, business functions and parties in our grounds or at other local venues. Our aim is to provide exceptional, home-cooked food using only the finest quality seasonal ingredients, with fresh vegetables and herbs from our own gardens. Sandi is our chef, and cooks classic food with fresh twists and modern interpretations, providing a range of courses guaranteed to whet your appetite. Please see our sample menus

Prices range from $37 (2 courses) - $45 (full buffet)

We are able to cater for any special dietary needs. As guests at Mainholm Lodge, your dining requirements will be discussed with you once you have arrived. Our restaurant is open for casual dining on Friday and Saturday. At other times a minimum of 10 adult diners is required. Advance booking is essential.

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine” Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin

Our wine list showcases the best that New Zealand has to offer. Local wineries and in particular pinot noir from Alexandra in Central Otago are our specialty. We also stock boutique beers from New Zealand and across the world. All are hand-selected by Graham and designed to complement your meal. Our house bar also provides a wide range of spirits, cocktails, liquors and non-alcohol beverages.
“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent” Anonymous
We serve a wide variety of hot drinks at Mainholm, with coffee as our speciality. Graham is a trained Barista, serving our own blend, locally roasted coffee.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just taking some time out for yourselves, the relaxed, elegant atmosphere at Mainholm Lodge is a perfect backdrop for fine dining at its best. Graham and Sandi invite you to join them in the gastronomic experience provided at Mainholm Lodge.