Our Food Story
As your hosts, both Dee & Sean have extensive food & beverage hospitality experience
Dee managed well-known Auckland Waterfront Restaurant Mikano for nearly 10 years, with over 20 years experience in the Auckland hospitality scene, while Sean was a Cocktail Bar Owner in Nelson for more than 12 years
Our aim is to serve as much fresh local produce as we can source for our menu to make your experience with us original & authentic. We handmake all the sauces and accompaniments to ensure we are serving only the best, and to have absolute certainty of all the ingredients used for those with special dietary requirements!
Our house specialty is the local caught Flounder pan-seared whole and served atop a bed of preserved lemon risotto and we love to pair this dish with a fabulous glass of Chardonnay and a generous side of miso dressed broccoli. It will leave your taste buds zinging and your tummy smiling!
Couples Summer Menu
Seared locally sourced Northland Eye fillet, topped with Café-de-Paris butter $49.00
Freshly caught whole Hokianga flounder Shallow fried $39.00
Pan-grilled poached chicken breast wrapped in bacon $36.00
(Please select the same accompaniments when dining together)
Preserved Kohukohu lemon risotto
Israeli couscous salad
Truffle oil potato mash
Seasonal salad or side of vegetables $11.50 (serves 2)
All items dependent on seasonal availability
Desserts – all $25.00 (serves 2)
Baked lemon tart served with yoghurt or French vanilla ice-cream
Decadent chocolate pudding served with rich chocolate sauce
Coconut chia dessert topped with seasonal fruit
Malva pudding - served hot with pouring cream or ice cream
Please ask about our group bookings menu for 3 or more people and note we have a nominal surcharge for dietary requirement adjustments to the menu. Ask when booking.
We have a wide range of New Zealand wines and French bubbly for purchase
and an extensive cellared wine list
As the most important meal of the day, breakfasts are special here at the villa.
A cooked breakfast is included in the room rate
all of the accompaniments are made in-house with
hand-made artisanal ciabatta bread
all served with genuine barista coffee or tea