BEEF AND LAMB EXCELLENCE AWARDS Whenever you see the Excellence Awards logo or prestigious gold plate hanging on a restaurant wall, you can expect tasty, skillfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes.
The Waikaia Commercial Hotel is a very unpretentious pub, established in 1881. The hotel was built from timber wagoned from Tapanui, and also includes timber from the first school and church at Switzers. An inviting atmosphere envelops you as you enter, and the pub exhibits all the warmth you have come to expect from a small rural community. The bar tables are old wool presses, and farm implements and memorabilia decorate the walls.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant with a cottage atmosphere. It is open Wednesday – Sunday for lunch and evening dining. This is a popular dining spot for locals from all over Northern Southland. The menu offers good honest fare and value for money.