Casual Dining

Wharekauhau offers a 'Trust the Chef" concept for casual dining. It is a great way to sample the best from the kitchen and estate, whilst spending time in the wonderful environment that is Wharekauhau!

Relax and enjoy a true destination dining day out. After lunch feel free to stroll the expansive gardens, or relax by an open fire. Please note only one final account per table, unless pre-arranged. This is subject to our availability.

'Trust The Chef' Lunch Menu

Available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday for lunch only

As much as we dislike admitting it, when it comes to food, the chef does know best, and we trust his knowledge!. The talented team in the kitchen create a 5 course degustation-style tasting menu each day, (5 course set menu, with 3x options for main course). 

The inspiration behind the menu is to showcase the bounty that we harvest from our local region, paying particular homage to the natural systems at play. The pastures, streams, coastline, forests, gardens and orchards are a proverbial natural grocery store for us to seek produce, and inspiration. Looking further afield, our suppliers are people we know and trust, who follow similar guiding principles and practices.

We believe food is a fabulous medium for people to bond over, share stories, and break bread. We would be thrilled to share this menu and our concept with you.

If you have any special dietary requirements, feel free to discuss them when you make a booking. This is subject to our availability.

Price $135 per person ($145 with a welcome glass of sparkling wine). Bookings essential.

Booking & Cancelation Policy

Bookings canceled less than 48 hours out will result in a cancelation fee of 50% of booking.

Seatings start from 12 noon 

Should you have a party of 10 persons or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays we will open the restaurant.

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