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KAI at Willowbank


Below is a range of food available daily in the cafe and restaurant.   All pickles and chutneys are homemade here on site.

From our kitchen
Soup of the day (gf.v) $ 9.50
Seafood chowder $10.50
Toasted bagel - with grilled bacon, tomato and cream cheese $10.00
Grilled beef burger with smoked garlic aioli & crispy onion rings, salad & fries $16.50
Fish 'n' chips - beer battered gurnard with salad & fries $18.50
Gourmet sandwich - see our blackboard for the daily special poa
Grilled chicken salad with crispy noodles, mango & a sweet chilli lime dressing
Chips (gf)                                                                                                  $4.00
bowl $7.00
Wedges $9.50
Kids food
Tuatara lunch box - ham sandwich, fruit, raisins, biscuit, drink from the kids drink selection $9.50
Corn fritters, fries and salad (gf, egg f, dairy f) $7.50
Ham and cheese melt with fries $7.50
Kids fish and chips basket
Chicken tender wrap with grated cheese & carrot & lettuce $7.50
Fresh baked cabinet selection  (items do vary)
Cakes, cookies and slices (gf available)                                                           from $3.50
Fresh baked scones and muffins $4.00
Fresh made sandwiches $5.50
Fresh homemade rolls $8.50
Baked stuffed potato $8.50
Chicken and mushroom & herb filo $8.50
Roast vegetable & feta frittata (gf. v) $8.50
Quiche - smoked salmon, spinach and cream cheese $8.50
Giant sausage roll served with tomato jam $8.50
Bacon & egg pie $8.50
Pumpkin, kumara & bacon tart $8.50
Homemade steak pie $8.50
Bacon and egg panini $8.50
          small salad $5.00           large salad $8.00                  fries $4.00
          (salad choices - green, potato, pasta, rice, roast vegetable)
$11 Lunch - any item from the cabinet with green salad or fries $11.00




Ko Tane Hangi Dinner 

available as part of the Ko Tane Maori Package

 Your menu tonight

A Variety of Breads with a Selection of Dips
Your choice of Soup
Traditional Seafood Chowder
Spicy Pumpkin, Coconut & Watercress Soup
Manuka Smoked Selection of Meats
Lemon & Kawakawa Chicken Thigh
Ginger & 5-Spice Pork Belly
Garlic & Rosemary Lamb Shoulder Chop
A Selection of Hangi Cooked Vegetables
Seasonal Tossed Salad
Traditional Pavlova with Fruit Couli, topped with cream & served with
New Zealand's own Hokey Pokey Icecream 



You are welcome to bring along your own picnic fare to enjoy in our picnic area, or you can order picnic food from our cafe.

We also have BBQs available for guests to use. Charges apply for usage (gas and cleaning)

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New Barbeque Lunch Menu - from 12pm - 2:30pm  

(available for groups only, minimum 20 pax)

Enjoy a traditional Kiwi barbeque, with a selection of fresh meats, salads and breads. We have a variety of menus that can be used or adapted for your group.

With deer at the window and Weka pecking in the earth just at your feet, this is a truly unique dining experience.

Includes  Park Entry

Email or contact us by phone to book.

Function Buffet Menu

Willowbank is a fabulous place for a function, with a difference. We have a variety of menus that can be used or adapted for your group.

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“One of the best things we did on the South Island - a lovely buffet dinner followed by a tour of the reserve. Seeing the animals at night was a striking change from the usual nature-reserve experience. Seeing the kiwis running around in the shadows was wonderful. All the animals seemed well cared for and staff were great. A lovely little shop and good facilities. Great value for money."

Trip Advisor, 2007

VIP Passes


Do you have important customers visiting your company that you need to entertain without the personal hassle of being there to pay?

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Would you like an easy way to be able to reward your staff for all their hard work with a family day out - on the company?

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Great Value Deals

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Annual Passes are valid for one year from date of purchase.

A Club Willowbank Pass is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children. $149.00 (unlimited entry for one full year)

Individual Adult $69.00

Individual Child $21.00 

 Click here to read our conditions for this pass.

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Corporate Functions and Work Do's

When it's time to put aside the serious stuff from work and monkey around with your workmates, then Willowbank is the perfect function venue. At a time when many Christchurch venues are closed, consider the fantastic options.

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