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

Our Head Chef and his team specialise 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 our continental or cooked breakfast, then wind down in the afternoon with delicious canapés served in the sunny courtyard in front of the outdoor fire, followed by an fresh, seasonal a la carte dinner menu all of which is included in your nightly tariff.  Harvest Restaurant at The Marlborough Lodge also offers an excellent selection of Marlborough, New Zealand and international wines which would be an additional charge.

Sample menu:

 House Baked Bread
Warm House Made Olives

Local Rock Oysters W Red Wine Vinaigrette
Ora King Salmon Carpaccio W Cucumber, Fennel & Mint
Roasted Baby Beets W Cranky Goat’s Curd & Walnuts
Kenzitt Heirloom Tomatoes W Buffalo Mozzarella
Fennel, Rocket, Black Olive and Ruby Grapefruit
Endive, Kaikoura Blue and Radish
Harvest Cured Prosciutto W Tomato & Bread Salad
Charred Cook Strait Octopus W Chickpea Salad & Salsa Verde

Linguine W Rocket Pesto & Pangrattato
Surf Clams W Tomato, Caper & Anchovy

Red Snapper Fillet W Tomato, Onion & Harvest Herbs
Seared King Salmon W Celeriac Remoulade
Roast Pork Shoulder W Kumara & Ginger Puree
Seared Eye Fillet W Mushroom & Garlic Aioli

Local Free Range Chicken W Whole Roasted
Pumpkin & Charred Lemon (For 2)
Dry Aged T Bone / Rib Eye W Anchovy Butter, Potatoes & Thyme (For 2)

Harvest Leaves W Vinaigrette

Shaved Fennel W Olives & Pecorino

Grilled Mushrooms W Smoked Scamorza

Brocollini W Almonds

House Cut Chips

Roasted Potatoes w Rosemary & Sea Salt

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart W Mascarpone Cream
Pannacotta W Baked Pears & Apples
‘Harvest’ Pavlova
Selection Of Local Cheeses W Seasonal Fruit


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 demo 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.

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What our customers say



Fabulous! Every was wonderful. 5 stars!

Polly & Buck

Thank you for a lovely stay! Wonderful setting, staff & food!

Sarah & Ross

Fantastic! Perfect in all ways.