The Dining Experience
Willowbank provides a unique restaurant dining experience in Christchurch, with wonderful ambience and the unique surroundings of the reserve. You and your family can enjoy sitting in front of the fire in winter while watching deer grazing outside the windows. Our Chefs focus on bringing you the very best of New Zealand cuisine.
Relax and enjoy the cafe, bar and restaurant experience before or after exploring the reserve.
The restaurant/cafe and Bar is open from 10am to 5pm daily or later by arrangement for group bookings.
Our dining facilities are open 364 days. We are closed Christmas Day and on New Year's Eve from 5pm.
By combining New Zealand food, wine, wildlife, service and culture, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has created a full entertainment experience for visitors to Christchurch with a uniquely New Zealand flavour.
Guests start their dining experience in an award-winning restaurant, acclaimed for its architecture and construction. With its floodlit views of surrounding wildlife and gardens, this very special environment has an ambience and atmosphere that is unsurpassed.
Willowbank is the ideal location for your Christchurch based function or event.
Please note that bookings are essential.
Breakfast - Saturdays and Sundays
Enjoy breakfast – 9am – 11.30am in a wild setting.
Then take a stroll through a whole new world at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.
Breakfasts range from a Farmers big brunch to waffles and pancakes that the kids will love. There is fruit & muesli, eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes covered with bacon, banana & maple syrup and sautéed mushrooms. There is a special menu for the kids with all their favourites. Yum
Bookings essential - please phone 359 6226 Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Our restaurant is open for lunch 7 days a week for both individuals and groups. We serve a seasonal menu, which changes regularly. Lunch prices do not include entry to the park.
View a sample of our lunch menu and our new BBQ Lunch.
(all pricing includes gst)
To make a booking request, please contact us by phone, fax, booking form or email:
Phone: +64 3 359 6226
Fax: +64 3 359 6212
Please note that all email booking requests must receive confirmation by return email in order to be valid. Please print your email confirmation and bring with you.