Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Perched on the banks of Lake Dunstan, with roaring outdoor fires, cosy leather seating and stylish decor, Moorings restaurant is the perfect getaway to relax and unwind.

Serving exceptional New Zealand cuisine and award-winning wines, their menu is a celebration of the flavours of Otago, with only the finest produce from local farmers and suppliers making the grade.

Discover why New Zealand has become famous for its meats at Moorings, with a variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from, like their provenance lamb, wild venison and prime steaks. From the sea, enjoy a flaky and fresh blue cod, or try a seasonal vegetarian dish, like the sumptuous mushroom gnocchi. A kids menu is available for families and there is a free mini golf course and adventure playground to keep the kids entertained.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and a glittering lake, Moorings offers an unparalleled dining experience. Located within Lake Resort Hotel, 7km from Cromwell centre. A courtesy coach is available for local pickups and drop-offs.

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Moorings Restaurant
15-23 Perriam Place
Cromwell 9383

Open Hours:
Everyday 8am - 8pm

Phone: 03 445 3417
Website: www.lakeresort.co.nz/moorings-restaurant.htm

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Moorings Restaurant
Location: Cromwell
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Our first experience with first table. Could not fault anything. Recommend this restaurant to you all.

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Tia Gable

Amazing dining experience at this restaurant, Aimee our waitress was great - we are all from hospitality and to have a waitress as friendly as her was great. Food was perfect - big ups to the chef, we will definitely be back

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Alan Garrett

A really nice evening for a special birthday. The service was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
The food was excellent and plentiful. So much so we needed to move table to accommodate the main course which was a 'meat lover's platter for two'. Lovely evening, we will be back!

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Sunday night ,very quiet when we arrived so had very good service, it got busier as the night went on and we still had great service. Managed to get through 2 courses and a shared entree which was a good size. Meals well presented and tasted great and the size was fine. Desserts were delicious as well. Recommend that you try them out again if you haven't been for a while like us.

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Katie Lindsay

We received excellent service from the moment we arrived. Very accommodating staff who were attentive, polite, gave us time to peruse the menu and provided colouring in pencils and paper for our fellow 4 year old diner.
The food was excellent, trust me when I say I don't say that often however I had the scallops in a main size with a side salad. The scallops were cooked perfectly and all the flavours danced in my mouth, outstanding. The side salad was fresh and although it had a dressing the dressing had a great flavour. My father had the steak and loved every mouthful. The childrens platter was a perfect choice for a fussy child who happily ate fresh carrots, apple, grapes, cheese and cracks and a sausage roll.

We will be back! Thank you for a really good evening out.

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Vanessa Prentice

Was a last minute decision that day to go out for dinner and we weren’t disappointed. It was very cosy and warm and the food was lovely, especially the pull apart cheesy garlic bread...yum. Good service, good food and a nice bottle of Syrah.

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Tracey Turfus

Excellent service awesome food and fabulous venue

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Four different meals and each one superb. Again. Love eating here.

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Was wonderful, the service was great! And the food was delicious

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Food was beautiful, lovely friendly waitress. Recommend

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Our first experience with first table. Could not fault anything. Recommend this restaurant to you all.

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Tia Gable

Amazing dining experience at this restaurant, Aimee our waitress was great - we are all from hospitality and to have a waitress as friendly as her was great. Food was perfect - big ups to the chef, we will definitely be back

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Sally Oudt

Wow meal was fantastic staff very friendly and did a great job, want to go back soon.

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Jessica Terry

Great food and service as always!

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Cherie Bouzaid

The whole experience was excellent, we received wonderful service and the food was to die for - thanks guys

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Great night out, food and service was wonderful. Will definitely be going back.

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Great service, beautiful HUGE servings! Always a pleasure dining at The Moorings Restaurant!

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Nikki Woodside

Excellent service!! Kids meals came out quickly but weren’t piping hot so kids could tuck in straight away! Adults meals were awesome! Very tasty! Lamb burger was a real hit!

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Jenny Campbell

A very enjoyable night with lovely food and great company. The staff make you very welcome and look after you well.

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Alan Garrett

A really nice evening for a special birthday. The service was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
The food was excellent and plentiful. So much so we needed to move table to accommodate the main course which was a 'meat lover's platter for two'. Lovely evening, we will be back!

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Sunday night ,very quiet when we arrived so had very good service, it got busier as the night went on and we still had great service. Managed to get through 2 courses and a shared entree which was a good size. Meals well presented and tasted great and the size was fine. Desserts were delicious as well. Recommend that you try them out again if you haven't been for a while like us.

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Great service provided from the minute we arrives till we left. Gentleman who served seemed to genuinely enjoy his job. Food tasted as great as it was presented. Best visit yet to the Moorings Restaurant. We will be back :-)

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Selena Ballantyne

We went for a special birthday dinner and the meal was very special indeed. Food was fantastic, the Carnivore Platter was particularly awesome. Service was great and we would definitely go back

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We had a wonderful evening. It was true southern hospitality at it’s best. The orange roughy fish dish was fresh and cooked beautifully. The 12 hour slow cooked lamb shank was also excellent. Other than been a little salty it was also a beautiful main meal. Size of meals were very generous. I highly recommend this place.

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Fabulous meal. The pull apart bread was divine. This was our second visit and definitely our favorite place to dine in Cromwell. Great food, great atmosphere and First Table makes it very affordable. We will be back.

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This was my very first "First Table" dining experience and I wasnt disapointed. The staff were all very professional in looking after us.

My friends ordered trhe Carnivore Platter. Wow!!.

Would dine there again

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Jessica Terry

Great food and service every time

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Jenny Campbell

Lovely meal - good service.

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Great food, great service and consistently so.

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Great atmosphere, great service, great food, the ribs fell off the bone. Would go back!

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Anna Cook

We shared the carnivore platter-didn't quite look like the pictures, instead came spread out on a slightly too big plastic chopping board. The food on it was tasty none the less, definitely would have been better if it was served hot rather than tepid. Service was very friendly and thorough-would go back again for a second chance!

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We came back for a second visit in three nights as we really enjoyed our first dining experience there!

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Amazing food, fantastic service

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Four of us dined and each said their meal was delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection, battered Roughy and chips were lovely and the Salmon was divine. It was lovely and warm in the restaurant and it also has a welcoming sit out are with a huge fire. Kids playground looked fun.
Will certainly dine again.

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Nikki Woodside

Excellent experience at The Moorings for dinner. A full and busy restaurant but service was fantastic and food came out quickly, and was delicious! Carnivore Platter is a definite must try!

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Restaurant was lovely and warm. The staff were friendly and attentive and we really enjoyed our meals. Definitely will go back.

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Susan Walsh

We were hosting friends from Canterbury who were like us overwhelmed with the size of the Platter for 4 people.Was lovely to stay and watch the rugby while enjoying our delicious deserts!!

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Michelle Coyle

Fantastic Experience. The food was delicious and such a generous size. The staff were very attentive. Really could not fault anything. Definitely our first choice for eating out in Cromwell.

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Be prepared for a big meal. The entrees and the mains were huge, no room for dessert! The food was superb, beautifully presented and piping hot. This is a lovely place to dine, highly recommended.

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Raewyn Van Den Akker

Beautful food, meat so tender. And what about the pull apart loaf with cheese sauce. You’ve got to have it!! Obviously a very good chef. And a very nice barman... Just go!
Thanks for a great meal!

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The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful place to have dinner as a family.

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Mark MacDonald

Great place togo for a great meal and relaxed atmosphere, staff were friendly and very responsive to our needs would totally recommend for a great meal and good size servings.

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MikeandTina Ryder

Nice food, nice atmosphere, friendly helpful staff

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Lana Stevens

Nice food and excellent setting.

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Good service, big portions which were very tasty. Maybe some different accompaniments would be the only thing I would suggest. Our 3 meals all had the same just a different protein. Slow cooked lamb was awesome as were the ham steaks and orange roughy. Miss 6 enjoyed her mini hot dogs and chips when she wasn’t running around wreaking havoc!
Would recommend

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Kim Storey

Our meal was amazing. Best thing was that our dog was made welcome and was able to sit outside with us and water was made available. Magic day

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Stephanie Prendergast

Located just outside the old mining town of Cromwell, Moorings Restaurant is a quaint pub-esque venue part of the Heritage Collection and situated a short stroll from Lake Dunstan with views a plenty of the surrounding Pisa Range.

The restaurant is beautifully themed to suit it's location and has a spacious outdoor area with heating and cover to withstand the inclement weather Central Otago has to offer.

We visited Moorings Restaurant for lunch and were greeted by two extremely friendly and inviting staff members who were courteous & polite & just what we needed for a Sunday afternoon. We had two espresso coffees, made to perfection, I ordered the Orange Roughy with my partner unable to resist the Flintstone Pie (amazingly well presented - highly recommend!).The food service was prompt and the serving size was great value for money. Staff were attentive and checked in with us throughout the meal, which is always a nice touch considering a few more guests had turned up since we first arrived.

I will certainly be recommending this restaurant to our family and friends and await our next visit, hopefully to enjoy the dinner service menu and a night in the neighboring hotel. Thank you for a great afternoon :)

Steph

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Juliana Costa Nascimento

Excellent food. I ordered a platter for 2 and there was definitely enough food there to feed 3 hungry adults. Grate place. I will definitely go back and great service by the 2 people behind the counter. Fantastic

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Lovely spot - enjoyed the meal and the staff were great. Will be back! Thanks

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Blinda Warburton

The service was Excellent and very friendly. Lovely food very happy people will be going back again .

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Excellent food, excellent service! I would definitely recommend to others, and will dine here again. The cheese pull part loaf with fondue sauce was amazing. Slow cooked lamb was so tender, and the mash so creamy. My mum had the steak with blue cheese sauce which was really tasty. Desserts were lovely too. Lovely restaurant, great outlook, peaceful setting. Thanks for a memorable dining experience.

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Amanda Ling

Gorgeous food and friendly, welcoming staff.

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Ella March

Great staff food and atmosphere would go back

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

Great Food and Service

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Fiona Hsieh

Lucky we are the first table, coz the whole restaurant is packed with people when we left. Food was great... Beef brisket slider is delicious, steak is cooked perfectly. Good portion of pork ribs, unfortunately the second one is a bit dry!! Fish we order smell a bit funny though, but the side potato mesh is delicious. Love the chips, crispy and nicely seasoned. Will comeback again!!

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We had a really lovely meal out, thank you.

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