Dining

"Harvest Restaurant" at The Marlborough Lodge

Our Head Chef and his team take great pride in showcasing Marlborough's fresh, seasonal produce.

They know where it has come from, what is in season and are constantly on the search for speciality producers to ensure that their daily changing menu entices

Our in house Guests begin the day with a continental or cooked breakfast (included in the tariff), they can the choose to unwind in the afternoon at our Chapel bar which runs out to a large outdoor fireplace, where they can enjoy the setting sun and beautiful birdsong. 

Dinner is served at "Harvest" our in house restaurant which offers an ala carte menu and an excellent selection of Marlborough, New Zealand and International wines and beverages all of which incur an additional cost 

Harvest Restaurant is also open to the public for dinner dining

Bookings are essential [email protected]

Sample menu:

 

Olives

Harvest Bread

 

Seared Akami bluefin tuna, braised fennel, parmesan foam

Smoked wild goat loin, Asian slaw salad, yoghurt dressing

House made fettuccine, cranky goat’s feta, Waihopai olive oil

Poaka Valley Culatello, baguette, pickles

 

Wild venison medallion, dark chocolate jus, golden beets, roasted whole shallots

Grilled duck breast, roasted parsnip puree, raspberry honeycomb jus

Dry Aged rib-eye, panko crumbed sweet breads, black garlic butter, bok choy

Squid ink risotto, fresh sea bass, laksa emulsion

 

Sides to share

Garden salad

Hand cut fries

Sautéed garden vegetables

(additional charge from daily changing ala carte menu)

 

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
  • join our chefs on a garden foraging excursion on the Lodge estate

 

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

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What our customers say

Wonderful Surprise. My husband booked us here as a treat whilst traveling around the area. It was a truly lovely stay. We wish we booked longer! The staff is brilliant and friendly - always smiling and quick to offer anything we might have needed. The property - WOW! It is incredibly well cared for and decorated to be current whilst maintaining the integrity and the history of the building (a challenge few people get spot on - they do!) . We will surely be back - hopefully when it is warmer so we can take advantage of the pool and more outdoor activities. Still well worth the stay in the offseason - the wineries are still open in June!

Ellie Z

My dad and I stayed here for 4 nights, actually it was so good, we extended! From the rooms, to breakfast and dinner, to the grounds and staff, the lodge exceeds even the most distinguished expectations! I have stayed in the best hotels around the world, but The Marlborough Lodge is without hesitation one of those places where you will always remember every detail because they exceeded in every category! Can't wait to return!

ThomasNY

It was a typically crisp Autumn evening so we started with a glass of bubbles and delicious canapés beside the huge outdoor fire. We could just as easily have settled into the comfy sofas inside the chapel, now transformed into a cosy space for pre-dinner drinks, wine tastings, and browsing a range of beautiful NZ-made gifts. This was not our first visit to The Marlborough Lodge, but the first since the change of guard the kitchen. The menu changes daily and is a showcase of local produce with a touch of European flair. Portions are generous and our plates were bare when they returned to the kitchen. That says it all. The Lodge effortlessly combines elegance with comfort and under Karen's stewardship the staff are efficient and friendly and knowledgeable too. We locals are lucky to have a place of this calibre on our doorstep, visitors who stay here are just lucky.

Donna M

A must stay! This place is incredible - located on a great piece of property very close to the airport and has amazing views. It has great food and wine and the rooms and staff are great people. Outdoor fire place where they host pre dinner drinks every night - a must stay if you visit this area!

Mathew K – Bedminster, New Jersey