Although we're a small community, we still have a fantastic array of places to eat in Pohara and Golden Bay!


Almost directly across from the park entrance is one of Pohara’s hot spots – Molly B’s. Open all year round (opening hours do differ, click the link below for more info), they have a fantastic menu, selection of beverages and a choice of both indoor and outdoor seating. They’re a perfect spot for a drink in the afternoon sun! We do suggest booking a table if you are thinking of eating here, especially in the summer!


“Seasonal, Local and Fresh” – Ratanui Lodge offers some of the finest dining in Golden Bay! Just a quick walk from the park and your feet will land at the gorgeous fine dining restaurant. Their opening hours differ so please check their website below for more information.


The newest kid on the block in Pohara – operating in what was known as The Penguin Cafe & Bar. They reopened in July 2023 and we’re so excited for another place that our guests can eat and drink out at. Their Facebook page is the best place to check updates as their hours may change. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, are a short walk from the Park and just across the road from the gorgeous beach! Again, we would recommend booking if you are thinking of eating here – especially in the summer.

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From fine cuisine to good coffee – Golden Bay offers and eclectic array of eating establishments from great fish and chip shops, to cafes with delicious fare and fine restaurants for gourmet meals. Golden Bay have created their own website with all the listings to help you discover our region.