If you've read anything at all about the Catlins in New Zealand you will probably know three things: "The Whistling Frog Cafe and Bar is the most exciting way to dine. The Whistling Frog Cafe is renowned for its great, and I mean really great food and lastly The Whistling Frog Cafe and Bar in the Catlins is probably the best food in the Catlins.
Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a venue for your Catlins Wedding or simply a great place for your theme destination with friends, we welcome you to our slice of paradise for the greatest food in the Catlins!
After a day of adventure, take a break and have a brew as you enjoy our spectacular valley vista and sunset from our ﬁreside lounge or the large covered deck. Listen to the famous bellbird dawn chorus and the unique calls of the brown whistling frogs.
We have provided the only venue in the Catlins, where you can not only stay, but can also play and dine. The cafe provides internet access, a wonderful place to catch up with friends, have a beer or just enjoy a quality espresso coffee.
Our diverse regional seafood and ranch-based menu caters to all tastes and budgets. You are guaranteed a great gastronomic experience from our talented world-class chefs.Fully licensed Café & Bar
A range of yummy desserts - decadent chocolate cake or our crafted Kapiti Fig and Honey ice cream, a rich and creamy treat. And there's plenty more to titillate your tastebuds. Check out our menus!
Try our Seafood Chowder made with fresh local seafood and vegetables in a delicious thick and creamy chowder served with lightly toasted bread.