Golden Age Tavern Anchorage Cafe Bluff Guide

The Golden Age Tavern is popular in Bluff for the wide range of delicious seafood and other dishes it also offers great pokies gaming options. The bar is located at 86, Gore Street in Bluff in New Zealand. It can be reached from Barrow, Foyle, Bann, Stanley and Lagan streets which are in the vicinity. The family owned business is also a cafe offering a wide range of seafood, chicken and meat dishes. The Tavern is real close to the Bluff Camping Ground and the Bluff Maritime Museum.

About the Golden Age Tavern Bluff

The bar is open from 10 am to its closing late at night on all days of the week, except Sunday when it opens an hour later, at 11 am. On a few days, the bar may be hired for private functions and is not open to the public. A notice is posted on Facebook if it booked for functions.

The bar is also a bottle store stocking beers and wines of different brands. The bottle store is open from 10 am to 11 pm at night on most days. The bar has outdoor seating facility with a number of wooden tables and benches installed outside the tavern for those who wish to enjoy their drinks and meals outdoors.

The bar has a popular gaming lounge where customers can play the pokies for a bit and hopefully crack a few wins. There are a number of screens installed for watching live sports. The sports lovers can also bet on their favorite teams using the TAB facility at the bar.


Great Place in Bluff for Breakfast and Eats

The anchorage cafe is included in the tavern and provides a wide range of meals and desserts. The big breakfast has egg, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, toast, mash brown, onions and rings.Pancake and waffles include maple syrup, bacon, berries and cream. The egg benchet has egg, bacon, spinach, hollandaise. For egg on toast, the egg can be poached, fried or scrambled. There is also an option for choosing between sausage, egg, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, toasts and other items to create a breakfast according to the requirement of the customer.

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The entrees for the meals are varied. The mussel consists of whole shell mussels cooked in creamy white with ciabatta. There is a hot cob loaf with garlic bread and Tuscan butter. the tempura prawn has garlic butter and is dipped in sauce. The seafood chowder has mussel, prawn, scallop, toasted bread. The lunch menu also has a seafood chowder with bread roll. Other dishes are blue cod fries with salad, chicken & bacon fettuccine, avocado spinach and pepper.

The burgers are priced at $18.5 each (best in the Bluff area) and the different kinds of burgers which are available include the rodeo burger with Angus beef patty, chicken licken burger with chicken ciabatta, fisherman burger with blue cod and squid ring. Make sure you try the Lamb Shank as many visitors say it’s the best in all of Invercargill.

The mains seafood includes hoisin salmon with wok style vegetables, scallop & prawn mornay, blue cod, double anchor with battered oysters, blue cod, kiwi style fried chicken with drumstick and moroccan chicken. New pies like seafood creamy, steak n cheese, blue cod pies are being introduced. Desserts offered are giant peanut brownies, lemon passion fruit muffins, fresh savory cones.

Menu Samples – Many More Dishes Available

Pokies and TAB at The Golden Age Tavern Bluff

This venue has about 8 pokies machines to enjoy, it’s a great place in the Bluff area to play the pokies and place a TAB bet.

Summary notes

The pub is extremely popular among locals for the delicious food that is served plus a friendly atmosphere which makes it a popular locals hangout.

Opening hours Golden Age Tavern Bluff

7 Days from early to late
Opening Hours: 10am to Close (Sunday open 11am)
Bottle Store Hours: 10am – 11pm


Phone 64 3-212 7670


Map and address

Golden Age / Anchorage Cafe
86 Gore St, Bluff 9814, New Zealand

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