Chances are you’ll have heard of this little gem on the South Island’s east coast: Fleurs Place. Nestled on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in a tiny fishing village, the ramshackle yet endearing little eatery feels like somewhere you could hang your hat; cosy, inviting and memorable. And as for the food… if you think you’ve had fresh fish, think again! Fleur's daily menu changes based on that morning’s catch from the local fishing boats - blue cod, gurnard, sole and groper with abundant fresh vegetables and your choice of sauce. Of course, there are plenty of other options for the less-pescatarian too. This foodie institution is a must-visit!
Awards: Numerous, including Best Café, 2007; Cuisine Food Legend Award 2017; Cuisine Top 100 2018 and more. But who needs awards when you’ve been personally endorsed by food writer Rick Stein?
Signature dish: Fresher-than-fresh fish, and a local delicacy called mutton bird (titi) which is something of an acquired taste but possibly one of your only chances to try it.
Unique points: The location is hard to beat, and don’t be surprised if Fleur herself stops by your table for a chat.
Star Rating on TripAdvisor: 4.5
Dine at Fleurs Place with MoaTours
Our 7 day Otago Farmhouse Gardens tour in spring include brunch at Fleurs.