Guest Dining

The Marlborough Lodge's cuisine is prepared as delicately as our guests are pampered.

Our team of in-house chefs specialises in showcasing Marlborough's gourmet produce. They know how the food has been produced and understand how to bring out the most subtle of flavours to ensure a mouthwatering dining experience you won't want to miss.

Begin the day with a delicious continental or cooked breakfast, then wind down in the afternoon with delicious canapés prepared in front of you at our Chef's Bench or in the sunny courtyard in front of the outdoor fire, followed by an exquisite lodge-style dinner expertly paired with premium wines from Marlborough and throughout New Zealand.

Sample Dinner Menu

Delicious canapes & pre-dinner drink

Pan roasted prawns, split coconut & kaffir lime, baby fennel

Smoked ham hock rillette, peas, pearl barley, pecan

Slow roasted lamb, aubergine, courgette, cranky goat smoked curd

Pomegranate molasses cake, local honey butterscotch, feijoa gel, vanilla ice cream

Estate foraging excursions

Foodie experiences 

Along with enjoying our exquisite cuisine, there are lots of opportunities for guests to get involved with food at the Lodge, including: 

  • enjoying dinner at the Chef's Bench
  • taking a cooking class with our chef team
  • joining our chefs on a foraging excursion on the Lodge estate
  • going on a private tour of Marlborough food producers

To arrange your foodies experience, email us prior to your stay, or talk to us on arrival.

Head Chef, Jason Brown

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What our customers say

We had a great time here at The Marlborough Lodge.


Luxury escape to Marlborough. Spent one night in the premium suite and we had an amazing experience. Pictures do not do this place justice! The room and surrounding gardens were everything we expected and more. Highlights included walking around the surrounding vineyards, swimming in the heated pool, and finishing the day with a delicious meal sampling local wine, seafood, and cheese. Peter, the hotel manager, was a great source of local knowledge and overall the service was excellent.

Fegan - France

Beautiful property, great service. Thanks so much, especially Holly & Holly!

Jane, Kito & Joanna

Food - lodging - service were outstanding!

Dan & Carole