Reawaken your taste-buds at Wharekauhau. New Zealand’s finest, and freshest ingredients are used to craft our menus.
Our philosophy at Wharekauhau is simple… everything is based around what you, our guest, would like. Being a small property means we are able to tailor each guest’s wishes to create a memorable dining experience.
Morning aromas of fresh coffee and homemade breads greet our guests at the country kitchen, where every day a sumptuous continental buffet, coupled with an extensive cooked menu awaits.
Lunch is not bound by any limits. We are happy to arrange lunch either in our Country Kitchen, outside in the sun-soaked Courtyard, as a picnic around the property, or even a private Barbeque complete with personal chef anywhere on the estate.
It is easy to spend the entire day out and about enjoying the property and our surrounding region. Should you wish, we can pack any sized picnic hamper that you, and your group require. Don’t be shy to ask us if you’d like us to deliver it and set it up in a prearranged location to save carrying it with you – no trouble at all.
Wharekauhau’s dinner menu changes to reflect the seasons and features contemporary twists on New Zealand classics such as Beef, Crayfish, Duck and of course our famous Texel Lamb.
Our dinner experience starts off with pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the lounge, or the Courtyard. A selection of fine New Zealand wines are available for tasting, alongside a well-stocked bar comprised of premium spirits and liqueurs. This is a good chance for guests to meet each other, or even plan the following day’s activities with your Wharekauhau host.
Dining at Wharekauhau resembles a private dinner party, with guests seated at grand tables. However, any guests who prefer a more secluded and intimate setting for their meals are welcome to request a private dining table.
* Our meals are planned at least a week in advance, please notify us early if you have any particular dietary requirements – we are more than happy to cater for your particular needs
* Evening attire is smart casual—ties and dinner suits are not required. For male guests, a long sleeved dress shirt, trousers and dress shoes suffice
Wharekauhau’s reputation for only the finest cuisine has been captured in the recently published Wharekauhau: ‘Taste & Flavour’ cookbook