Dining

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:

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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