Food & Drink

If you’re feeling a bit peckish then pop in to the Criterion today and try our all day menu!

All-day Menu

The Criterion has an all-day menu available so there is a bit of something for everyone.


We are great supporters of Waitaki produce which you could see with our locally made Whitestone Camembert served hot with thyme garlic, maple syrup and toasted ciabatta or even another favourite; fresh Aoraki salmon on flatbread with basil pesto and spinach with cream cheese and a light fruity glaze.

It doesn’t stop there though, if you’re looking for something more generous, try the local favourite lamb shank pie accompanied with mashed potatoes or the smoked chicken salad with balsamic roasted pear, avocado alongside locally made Whitestone brie, topped with a cherry tomato salsa.


But it wouldn’t be a classic Victorian experience without a taste of our traditional bangers and mash made with local old English snarlers served with mashed potatoes along with mushy peas and brown onion reduction.


Of course that’s just a wee hint of what we have, we also have a range of desserts you have to try.


For more information contact us today!

The Criterion Hotel

Open 7 days


Mon-Fri: 11am – 10pm

Sat: 10am – late

Sun 10am-10pm

Enjoy a relaxing drink


The Criterion Hotel is a great place to enjoy a drink with its cosy atmosphere, beautifully restored bar, and even a touch of entertainment on a few Friday nights.

Need a function venue?


The Criterion Hotel has several rooms available for your next function. For more information head over to the functions page to see if we can cater for your next event.

What’s on at the Cri?


There is always something on at the Criterion Hotel, whether it be a few specials on the menu or some live music. If this sounds like you head over to our Facebook page and see what’s on.