Selection of House Breads & Crisps
with butter & seasonal dips 9.0

Mini 6 Seed Loaves
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
textures of pear & warm toasted brioche  lf 19.5

Seared Scallops
grilled corn, black garlic & popcorn espuma, popcorn sprouts   22.0

Ora King Salmon
rice crème, toasted nori, wasabi, cucumber, pak choi  21.0

Rakaia Pork Farmhouse Terrine 
spiced black doris plum chutney, pinot plum gel & 6 seed toast  lf 21.0


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
roast & pickled local beets, freeze dried blackberries, kaikoura tenara goat’s cheese & bulls blood  19.0

Assiette of Beets
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

Autumn Pumpkin Risotto
west melton pumpkin risotto, pumpkin nutmeg ice cream, orange, cheddar & micro cabbage g lf  23.0

Herb Crusted Market Fish
slow cooked autumn vegetables, crayfish emulsion  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
kawa kawa, hazelnut & honey spiced roast kumara medley
mixed salad leaves + white miso & sesame dressing  g
truffled potato puree, chives & crisps  g
kale, silver beet, confit garlic & pancetta belly
templeton shiitakes, green beans, wok fry sauce, crispy shallots  df
salad of shredded cabbage, carrot, beets, red onion & raisin vinaigrette
oamaru brussel sprouts, homemade smoked bacon & pinenuts


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

North Canterbury Lamb Short Loin – (grilled medium rare)
garlic, coconut & yellow lentil crust g  lf

Ora King Salmon Fillet – (grilled medium)
peas, edamame & akaroa extra virgin olive oil  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


ivory panna cotta, coffee gelée, chocolate soil  n 16.0

A Deconstructed Carrot Cake
warm carrot cake & candy, cream cheese ice cream, citrus gel 15.0

Mallowpuff 2016
valrhona chocolate mousseline, hazelnuts, praline 16.0

50 Alaska 
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