Selection of House Breads, Savoury Scone, Crisps
with butter, tapenade, homemade pesto 9.0

spelt, manuka honey & walnut bread
baked fresh daily & served with rangiora butter  lf n 5.0

(gluten free bread items available on request)


50 Bistro “Cup of Soup”
freshly made hearty soup 16.0

Duck Liver Parfait
homemade pear chutney & toasted brioche  lf 19.5

Seared Scallops
homemade 72 hour cured pork belly, pea crème & smoked eel  g   22.0

Teriyaki Glazed Ora King Salmon
buckwheat soba salad, sesame, dashi, ikura  n v  20.0

Pacific Oysters
served natural   market price


50 Caesar
soft poached egg, bacon parsley crumbs, seasonal greens, parmesan, prosciutto 19.5
with smoked free range chicken – extra 5.0

Baby Spinach Salad
windsor blue, riesling poached pear, candied walnuts  n v  19.0

Assiette of Local Tomatoes
milkdrop mozzarella, baby basil, akaroa EVOO  v  lf  19.5


Chicken Five O
panko crumbed free range chicken, country ham & local brie, potato salad, fried organic egg   lf  23.0

50 Bistro Beef Burger
premium angus beef, manuka smoked dry cured bacon, pineapple carpaccio, cheddar cheese foam, free range egg, chip potatoes lf  24.0

Canterbury Lamb Rump
pistachios & peppercorns, sauté peas, pancetta & spinach
lf g  34.0

Watercress & Asparagus Risotto
green peas, edamame, truffle whip, micro cress  g lf  23.0

Herb Crusted Market Fish
new season carrots, halswell horseradish emulsion, parsley crème   lf  24.0

Homemade Pasta
please ask your server for today’s creation  v  26.0

Shrimp & Grits & Greens
5 spice BBQ grilled prawns, soft polenta, seasonal greens  24.0


seasonal market fresh vegetable  g
crispy polenta chips & homemade tomato chilli jam
mixed salad leaves + white miso & sesame dressing  g
sautéed kale, organic coconut oil, garlic, sea salt
templeton shiitakes, green beans, wok fry sauce, crispy shallots  df
iceberg, windsor blue aioli, homemade manuka smoked bacon
summer tomato medley, baby basil, sherry vinaigrette 


A premium selection of New Zealand’s finest meats & seafood

prime beef cooking instructions:
rare – seared outside, red through, cool centre
medium rare – cooked outer layer, warm through, moist red center
medium – cooked through, centre still pink and juicy
well done– charred surface, cooked evenly through, little juice

Mid Canterbury Reserve Angus Beef Fillet
grass fed aged 21 + days 200g  lf g

Wakanui Beef Fillet
grain finished beef aged 21+ days 200g  g lf 

Mid Canterbury Angus Beef Sirloin
150 day grain finished & aged 21 + days 300g  lf g

West Coast Hereford Beef Sirloin
aged 21 + days 300g  lf g

Coastal Spring Lamb Short Loin – (grilled medium rare)
served with lamb rosemary jus + mint gelée  g  lf

Ora King Salmon Fillet – (grilled medium)
served with sea lettuce foam & kelp granules g  lf

Grilled Tiger Prawns
served with garlic crème sauce

The grill selections are served with chip potatoes & béarnaise & seasoned with spiced south island sea salt & your choice of one grill side dish


Hazelnut Praline Tiramisu
ivory panna cotta, toasted hazelnuts, coffee gelée, chocolate soil  n 16.0

Lamington Deconstructed
frozen coconut parfait & sponge, textures of raspberry  n 15.0

50 Bistro “Pavlova”
crisp raspberry & vanilla poached meringue, white chocolate cremeux, basil & granny smith gel  n 16.0

Bombe Alaska 2015
pistachio sponge, lemon chiboust, raspberry sorbet, lime scented meringue  n 16.0

50 Sweet Set
a selection of sweet treats for 2 to share 12.0


carefully selected new zealand cheeses served at their very best with appropriately considered accompaniment – today’s selection will be explained by your service staff
gluten free textures can be provided on request

single serve cheese (50gm) 16.0
selection of two cheeses (100gm) 21.0
selection of three cheeses (100gm) 28.0

View our 2 course “Nifty 50” lunch menu

n – contains nuts
df – dairy free
lf – local food (provincially sourced)
g – gluten free

for any other dietary restrictions please inform our friendly service team
as good food takes time please inform your friendly service staff of your time restraints