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

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

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