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Willowbank Café - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Willowbank Café


Relax and enjoy the cafe and bar, before, during or after exploring the reserve.

The cafe and bar is open from 9.30am to 4pm daily or later by arrangement for group bookings.


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.

food from the kitchen
fries with tomato sauce (gf)pottle
kumara fries (gf) with toasted sesame aioli$9.50
potato wedges buffalo salt, sour cream & sweet chilli$9.50loaded with bacon & cheese
double beef & bacon burger two angus beef patties, streaky bacon, swiss cheese, pickles, salad greens, beetroot & horopito relish, garlic aioli, on a milk bun served with fries (vegan option available)$18.50
(gf +$1)
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare & salad greens $19.50
Willowbank bowl (gf)warmed sticky rice topped with Japanese pickles, edamame beans, avocado, salad greens, julienne vegetables. seaweed salad & sesame mayo - served with your choice of topping: marinated salmon, Japanese karaage chicken or sesame & ginger fried tofu (v)from
lamb & roasted pumpkin salad (gf) seared slices of Canerbury lamb loin fillet, resting on a salad of roasted pumpkin, peppers, cannellini beans, baby spinach, toasted pine nuts & a lemon and mint yoghurt dressing (vegnan option available)$20.50
mega melt check today’s creation available, served with chips$14.50
(gf +$1)
seafood chowder thick and creamy soup served with fresh sour dough & lemon dill cream cheese$16.50
kid’s food
kea platter fresh fruit pieces, ham sandwich, cheese, raisins, carrot & celery sticks$11.00
(gf +$1)
lemur lunch box ham sandwich, jelly & fruit cup, cookie, a piece of fruit & a charlie’s juice $10.50
(gf + $1)
junior angler crumbed fish, chips & tomato sauce $7.50
cheerios & chips gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce$8.50
monkey melt ‘n’ fries cheese & ham toastie, chips & tomato sauce$8.00
(gf +$1)
chook & chips (gf)crumbed chicken, chips & tomato sauce $8.50
hot drinks
espresso, long black, macchiato$3.80
cappuccino, latte, flat white$4.50$5.20
mochaccino, hot chocolate, chai latte$4.80$5.50
extra shot, decaf, soy milk or syrups vanilla, caramel, hazelnut+80c
kid’s hot chocolate$3.80
tea english breakfast, earl grey, herbal varieties$4.50
cold drinks
milkshakes chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$4.80
iced chocolate, iced coffee, iced mocha$6.50
berry smoothie$6.50
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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