Casual Dining

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Wharekauhau offers a range of options for casual dining experiences. Some, such as the long lunch, are year round; however, we also provide a series of seasonal casual dining experiences. Our Executive Chef, Marc Soper enjoys cooking fresh produce from the land and will guarantee to surpise and delight your taste buds with his natural culinary skill.


Relax and enjoy a true destination dining day out. After lunch feel free to stroll the expansive gardens, or relax by an open fire. Please note only one final account per table, unless pre-arranged.

Available Thursday- Saturday

Take a group of friends and settle in for a LONG three-course lunch or treat your partner to an indulgent date at Wharekauhau. The long lunch is a three course menu, with a number of options for each course. Why not relax and enjoy attentive service, fine wines, and exceptional food while making an afternoon of it.

Price $110 (incl GST). Bookings essential.

-Please note that any cancellations within 12 hours of the booking will incur a 100% cancelation fee
-Should you have a party of 10 persons or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays we will open the restaurant

Available Sunday only.

As much as we dislike admitting it – when it comes to food – the Chef does know best. The talented team in the kitchen create a 5 course degustation style menu every Sunday that focuses on the key regional and estate grown ingredients. After lunch relax by the open log fire, or explore the gardens that grow much of the menu produce.

If you have any special dietary requirements, feel free to discuss them when you make a booking.

Price $120 per person ($130 with a welcome glass of Champagne). Bookings essential.


If you would like to share the Wharekauhau dining experience with a friend, or reward an employee for their hard work, you are able to purchase a gift voucher that would entitle them to lunch at Wharekauhau Lodge. Please contact the lodge to discuss options.