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Restaurant Functions - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Restaurant Functions

Willowbank’s restaurant offers a unique setting with views of surrounding wildlife and gardens. A very distinctive feature is the decking, where deer will come running to eat out of visitors hands.

Our restaurant is also fully licensed.

The restaurant is available on an evening for group bookings of 30 or more. Please contact us for more info



We are able to adjust our menu to meet the needs of your group.



Artisan bread plates, served with basil pesto, nz salmon mousse, watercress hummus and cracked-pepper paté



Maple and clove glazed ham off the bone with honey and Walnut Mustard

Oven baked chicken thigh in basil pesto cream, cherry tomatoes and roasted red peppers

Slow roasted lamb with baby spinach & herb stuffing and a pinot and rosemary jus


Vegetarian Dish (omit one main)

Spinach and ricotta ravioli, topped with charred zucchini and a herb and tomato sauce



Steamed new potatoes with mint infused extra virgin olive oil

Garlic and sesame vegetable stir-fry

Sour cream and chive new potato salad

Fresh summer green salad

Black turtle bean, sweat corn & avocado salad



Lemon and coconut pavlova roulade

Hot christmas pudding with brandy custard

Fresh fruit salad



$60 per adult

Includes complimentary entry to the Reserve


For enquiries regarding groups and events please contact Jane Jeffs

By email: 

or phone 03 359 6226 ext 714





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