our story

The Bannockburn Hotel Wine Country Restaurant & Bar is just across the bridge from Cromwell, a thriving township in the heart of Central Otago.

We are privileged to look out over some of the finest vineyards, landscapes and mountain scenery in the world.

We’ve seen the Gold Rush of the 1860’s, the Chinese settlements have come and gone, the valley has flooded, dams have been built and we’re still here serving great food, cold beer, and amazing local wine.

With over 200 wines on our list and more than 60 of those available by the glass, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some fantastic wine with your lunch, dinner, or lazy grazing snack.

Our restaurant and bar menu is a sharing or tapas style ( See here ) and features a varied list of dishes for you to experience together with friends and family. Alternatively, choose from our classic pub favourites.

Come and lose an afternoon or two in our beer gardens, taking in the views or relaxing in front of the fire… and take a breath – after all, this is a pub with history, in fact we were granted the first liquor license in Central Otago.

The historic nature of our name does indicate that we have accommodation on site, however there has been no accommodation since the late 90’s. We’re working towards rectifying this,  so watch this space …

If you are looking for accommodation click here for some superb examples – Just tell them Anna & Andy sent you

We’re so fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world – If you’re planning on visiting the region, want to get to know us a little bit more by seeing who and what we care about or if you just love a good landscape, check out our Instagram feed here

You’ll see our travels, some beautiful landscapes and amazing food and wine – Hungry yet?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to talk to us about functions. exclusives hires, parties or weddings

Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar
Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar
Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar


We have a courtesy shuttle available for pickup and drop offs. Please call us if your group is larger than 6 people

Last pickup 9:00 pm

Whilst our shuttle is free, we do ask for a gold coin charity donation for each passenger


Midday to 10:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday

Closed Monday

We recommend lunch & dinner reservations all year round

winter menu

Our menu changes as the seasons come and go. Be sure to ask about our current weekly specials. Some menu items are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm any dietary issues you may have. We can usually accommodate dietary issues as long as we have advance warning.


Why not spend an afternoon walking through the list ? – We use Coravins to preserve the integrity of all our wines – the Coravin allows us to offer a huge number of wines by the glass.

Our list reflects the diversity and quality of Central Otago and New Zealand as a whole and also reflects some of the superb winemaking from around the globe. Sometimes you just fancy something a little different and our list will give you that.

Don’t just order what you usually have – take a dive into the wealth of amazing wine out there just waiting for you

If you’re not quite sure what you fancy – ask one of the staff to make a suggestion from their own personal favourites or try the wine our chefs had in mind when they put the dishes together – you never know, you might just find a new favourite



Midday to 10:00 pm

Tuesday – Sunday

Closed Monday


+64 3 445 0615

We recommend lunch & dinner reservations no matter what time of year