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Eat Out at Olivers in Clyde

Fresh season flavours are the hallmark of the award-winning Olivers Restaurant and Bar and led by head chef James Waite the menu changes with the Central Otago seasons.

“The restaurant’s historic walls are the backdrop for a heartwarming winter evening, combining a cosy fire and a menu of sumptuous New Zealand and international dishes,” says Olivers Collection’s Andrea Ritchie.

An extensive wine list highlights Central Otago wines and the on-site Olivers Brewery provides distinctive craft beers.

“Diners love the atmosphere of the remarkable old building which includes part of the original Victoria Store shop counter and a series of 1830s copper etchings discovered during the renovation.”

The Merchant of Clyde Café is an integral part of the Olivers Collection and features a bistro-style blackboard menu and range of fresh daily-baked goods and cabinet food.

“People love to sit in comfort in the Merchant Room in winter with its impressive array of vintage maps. On warmer days the courtyard is a beautiful spot beneath the apricot trees,” says Andrea. “The delicatessen also stocks our specialty relishes, chutneys and preserves, all of which are produced in-house. These are complemented by cheeses, honey and other Otago local produce, attracting people from all over the region to eat and shop here.”

Clyde has a dynamic vibe successfully combining the old and the new with its many restored buildings co-existing with modern retail stores and galleries. The town attracts a mix of domestic and overseas visitors with Europeans, Australians and Americans in particular visiting in spring, summer and early autumn, along with Kiwis who love to visit Clyde all year round.

“Tour operators like to place their clients at our accommodation for two or three nights so they can chill out from busy travel schedules and enjoy an authentic New Zealand experience,” says Olivers Collection’s David Ritchie.

“Wine buffs can visit numerous Central Otago wineries close by while adventurous travellers may opt for 4-wheel drive tours, fly fishing, motor racing and jet boating experiences,” says David. “There are any number of artist’s studios to visit locally while a tour of the Clyde Dam provides a fascinating insight into its workings.”

“Olivers is one of our favourite places to stay. We take overseas guests there, visit to mark our own special occasions and often buy a voucher for friends and family. Every room is so thoughtfully curated and David and Andy provide an excellent personal service. Olivers Restaurant is outstanding – 20 out of ten!
Kaye & Michael Parker Queenstown