| At the Hotel, we pride ourselves on our great food, service and hospitality. We ensure quality and freshness, and although “landlocked” we have a great selection of seafood to choose from - our Seafood Chowder is famous! We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal. We invite you to taste our mouth-watering temptations from our qualified Chefs who pride themselves on the presentation of their dishes. Whether it is something light, or a hearty full meal you require, you cannot go past the Omakau Commercial Hotel.
Located at the rear of the Hotel, are the original schist stables, built around 1880, which housed Mr Leask’s horses when he farmed the land the hotel now stands on. You may have already seen them without knowing – this is where Speight’s filmed their “Good On Ya Mate” adverts – the most memorable being the “Two Tickets to the Ball.” Now called McKinnons, this lovely historic building is available for functions and is a popular venue for weddings and special occasions. It is open during the day for you to come and enjoy some of Central’s original history.
You may wish to take shade and dine in our garden area, the tropical conservatory, on the Patio, or in one of the character dining rooms – the choice is yours. We have a cosy fire on cooler days in our Café Bar, and also in the “Pomona Room” which is the original dining room of the homestead.
The Team at the Omakau Commercial Hotel welcome the opportunity to provide you with some good old fashioned hospitality.
DUE TO DEMAND, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR DINING IN BUSY SEASON