Rustic Cafe and Restaurant is a licensed independent family owned cafe and restaurant in Gore, Southland with  a very tasty  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu. We also have a selection of vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free options True to the great steak houses of New Zealand Rustic  is not solely about red meat. Oysters, Calamari, Chicken and Fish  all take their place on the menu..It’s not just the menu that delivers style and authenticity, exposed distressed timber and brick leave you cocooned in an earthy warmth that screams hearty food and rewarding twist of South African  flavours. At Rustic we have a great selection of New Zealand and imported wines which caters for all tastes.


Opening Times:

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00 pm

Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday 5pm till 9pm

Dinner: Friday 5pm till 9pm

Saturday10.00am to 2.00 pm

Dinner: Saturday 5pm till 9pm

Sunday 10.00am to 2.00 pm

Dinner:  Sunday 5pm to 8 pm


Please remember our kitchen closes at 2 pm for lunch and 8.00pm for dinner , last order  for lunch is 1.45pm as we close at 2.00pm.

For bookings of 20+ we can open on a Monday night, bookings need to be made by Friday at the latest and meals need to be pre-ordered.


As we are opening for you, please be ON TIME  and THE CONFIRMED NUMBERS!


38 Irk Street

Gore, Southland










Booking Etiquette

When you book a time please make sure that your whole party is here on time!

We allocate booking times to groups and you running late means you will impact on another group that did  turn up on time.

Please be aware that their food will take priority and we cannot guarantee how long you might have to wait for yours!!




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