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:

 

Harvest bread

 

Roasted garlic, harvest cauliflower, turmeric soup

Barbecued duck breast, rice vermicelli, vegetables

House made King Salmon ravioli, basil, crayfish bisque sauce

Marlborough Green lip mussels, crusty sourdough bread

 

West coast bluenose, sautéed autumn vegetable, sauce vierge

Pork tenderloin, roasted cauliflower puree, garden mushroom sauce

Beef rib-eye, shallot confit, garden kohlrabi gratin, jus

Risotto, parmesan, goat cheese, sage, grilled fennel, Waihopai olive oil

 

Sides to share

Thymebank green salad

Hand cut fries with aioli

Green butter beans

 

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

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 canap├ęs 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

Tastefuly furnished with a Nespresso machine, pods, and gorgeous fresh creamery milk. Great shower with lovely toiletries provided...and great 4G WiFi. Don't stay here if you want Cook...but why would you when you've got some of the best chefs and wine the area has at Hans Herzog Bistro, Restaurant and vineyard across the road.

gay sweeney

Marlborough Lodge was the last luxury lodge we stayed in after 3 weeks (9 lodges) in the South Island. All experiences have been lovely but this place is just gorgeous. The staff were all so delightful, the food great and the building and grounds just stunning.

belindaellenscott