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

(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

Pheasant & Venison Terrine 
tamarillo chutney, fennel & apricot toast  lf  21.0


The 50 Salad
soft poached egg, bacon parsley crumbs, iceberg, parmesan, prosciutto
& classic caesar dressing  19.5
with smoked free range chicken – extra  5.0

Butter Lettuce Salad
fine herb dressing  v g df  15.0

Warm Salad
local sheep’s milk feta, poached quail eggs, fennel, brussel sprouts, broccolini, roast chestnuts, local horseradish & black garlic dressing  n lf  19.5


Chicken Parmigiana a la Moda
panko crumbed free range chicken, nelson made scamorza, house-made cherry tomato confiture, served with winter salad  lf  23.0

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

Canterbury Lamb Foreshank
braised in anise flavoured jus, earth gem yam & kawa kawa crush, sautéed pancetta, spinach  lf g  34.0

South Island Cultivated Black Truffle Risotto
with saffron & mascarpone  g lf v  23.0

Herb Crusted Market Fish
slow cooked winter vegetable, crayfish emulsion  lf  24.0

Home-made Pasta
please ask your server for today’s creation  19.0

Seafood Tagine
market fresh fish with raisins, preserved lemon, sesame seeds & chermoula  24.0


seasonal market fresh vegetable  g v
mixed salad leaves + white miso & sesame dressing  g v
truffled potato puree, chives & crisps  g v
templeton shiitakes, green beans, wok fry sauce, crispy shallots  df
creamed spinach with confit garlic  g v
roasted jerusalem artichoke with fresh thyme & burnt butter  g v
hand-cut chip potatoes with spiced south island sea salt  g v df


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  36.0

Wakanui Beef Fillet
grain finished beef aged 21+ days 200g  g lf  36.0 

Mid Canterbury Angus Beef Sirloin
150 day grain finished & aged 21 + days 300g  lf g  36.0

American Cut T-Bone
grass fed beef aged 21 + days 400g  lf g  37.5

North Canterbury Lamb Short Loin – (grilled medium rare)  
new zealand sourced horseradish, macadamia,
wholegrain mustard & herb crust  g n lf  36.0

Ora King Salmon Fillet – (grilled medium)  
braised white endive & pancetta, sauce bouillabaisse  g lf  36.0

Grilled Tiger Prawns
garlic crème sauce  36.0

The grill selections are served with chip potatoes & béarnaise & seasoned with spiced south island sea salt


ivory panna cotta, coffee gelée, chocolate soil  n  16.0

Gratin of Winter Fruit
braeburn apple & beurre bosc pear with amaretto sabayon almond biscotti  g v n  16.0

Mallowpuff 2016
70 callebaut chocolate mousseline, hazelnuts & praline  n  16.0

Tarte Citron Meringue 
lemon curd, soft & crunchy meringue, olive oil ice-cream   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)  14.0
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