Dining

"Harvest Restaurant" at The Marlborough Lodge

Our Head Chef and his team take great pride in showcasing Marlborough's fresh, seasonal produce and add that hint of smoke from their charcoal oven to enhance the flavours.

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

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

Lunch and dinner are available at the onsite "Harvest" restaurant which offers a enticing ala carte menu and an excellent selection of Marlborough, greater New Zealand and International wines and beverages all of which will incur an additional cost 

Harvest Restaurant is also open to the public for lunch and dinner dining

Bookings are essential [email protected]

Sample menu:

 

Mr. Bojangles sourdough, house butter with leek ash - $10

Kalamata olives with orange & rosemary - $10
Salt & pepper mussels with preserved lemon aioli - $17.5

Charcoal roasted Green shell mussels with garlic & parsley butter - $16
Tua Tua Clams, chilli & wild fennel butter - $18.5

Cured kingfish, seaweed bouillon, furikake, pickled cucumber Avocado cream - $18.5

Charred cos lettuce, crispy capers anchovy & rosemary vinaigrette - $18

Whipped feta, charred broccoli sesame & black olive crumble - $16.5

Grilled leek, parmesan egg mayonnaise brown butter, watercress - $18.5

‘Campfire’ Overnight baked potato, cre?me fraiche wild fennel, salmon roe - $18.5

Grilled spear-caught butterfish, asparagus & iceberg Seaweed potatoes, sauce mousseline - $30

Awatere lamb, baked kumara, walnut and celery gremolata - $33 Cauliflower steak, curry, almond, grapes, coriander - $28

Grass-fed beef rump cap steak, makikihi fries greens & crispy onions, soy butter- $33

Roast pineapple, mascarpone cream, Sichuan & lime - $12

Chocolate marquis, banana caramel peanut & chocolate crumb - $14

Ember baked camembert, spiced pickled grapes, mini french Baguette - $32

Affogato - $8.5

Add shot of Frangelico or Baileys - $8 

 

Foodie experiences 

Along with enjoying our exquisite cuisine, there are lots of opportunities for guests to get involved with food on the property and in the kitchen, including: 

  • learning the art of Charcoal cooking
  • taking a cooking demo with our chef team
  • join our chefs on a garden foraging excursion on the 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

Amazing! The Marlborough Lodge is just amazing! Wonderful room with a perfect bedding. Huge bathroom. Refined decoration. The convent, separate from the the main premise, is a unique place to have an appetitive before the diner. Very nice and professional staff. Interesting wine list. A place to be in the Marlborough Region.

FM – Belgium

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

Extraordinary luxury hotel. This hotel simply could not be improved upon! The building is lovely with an effortlessly elegant decor. We had a large suite with a second room for our son, separated by a huge bathroom. The room was perfect, with just the right amount of flair and panache without feeling overdone. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were fantastic. The whole property has several wrap around porches, which are great for sitting outside and taking in the stunning views of the property, including a small vineyard. The setting is so serene — you are minutes from the local wineries and restaurants but you feel completely away from everything. We went on a tour with the gardener, who showed us the chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast every day!) and beautiful stream and plants. There are lots of citrus trees and gardens on the grounds. In the evenings, we enjoyed canapés and wine in a small chapel on the property, next to a roaring fire. And the food was delicious throughout! We enjoyed our evening dinners immensely and also had very tasty breakfasts, including local preserves and fresh juice. The staff was super friendly and made all of us, including our 8-year old son, feel so welcome. The manager was wonderful and made sure we all felt special. I would highly recommend this location.

CK107 – San Francisco

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