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 are an additional charge.

Sample menu:


Our Sourdough, Brown Butter


Red Cabbage, Red Pepper, Walnut, Goats Curd

Roasted Carrots, Harissa, Smoked Yoghurt, Burnt Honey

Zucchini, Green Olive, Lovage, Pine nut, Pecorino

Kingfish, Green Apple, Cucumber, Leche de Tigre

Wakanui Beef Tartare, Garlic, Yolk, Toast


Gnocchetti, Puttanesca, Ricotta Salata, Pangrattato

Cloudy Bay TuaTuas, Acqua Pazza, Sourdough

Taranaki Tarakihi, Turnips, Kombu, Sorrel

Whole Roasted Bluff Lemon Sole for two

Wakanui Beef Fillet, Mushroom, Onion, Black Garlic, Jus


Sides to share

Local Mixed Leaf Salad & Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus, Toasted Almonds, Preserved Lemon

Fried New Season Potatoes, Confit Garlic


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 foodie experience, email us prior to your stay, or talk to us on arrival.

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What our customers say

She said 'yes'! Thank you so much for making this weekend so special.

Andrew & Katie - NZ

Beautiful spot in Blenheim, couldn't have been a more amazing spot for our engagement! Can't wait to come back and visit in the years to come! Big thank you to all the team from The Marlborough Lodge.

Katie - NZ

We loved our stay. The staff is lovely. The grounds are beautiful.

We loved it

Such a beautiful place, thank-you! Happy New Zealand for 2017 x

Donna & Murray