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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 $4.00bowl
kumara fries (gf) with vegan miso aioli $9.50
potato wedges buffalo salt, sour cream & sweet chilli
$9.50loaded with bacon and cheese
hickory & maple pork burgersmoked & braised pork belly strips, fennel slaw, salad greens, bacon mayo, on a ciabatta bun served with fries (vegan option available)$18.50 (gf +$1)
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare & salad greens $19.50
the dog handmade 8 inch Cumberland sausage in a fresh steamed roll, with kimchi, smoked chedder, grilled onions & bacon mayo, served with fries$18.50
(gf +$1)
chicken nacho salad sliced cajun chicken breast, on a Mexican style black bean salad, corn chips & salad greans, topped with sour cream & avocado aioli (vegnan option available)$19.50
willowbank open steak sammie marinated prime angus steaj on toasted focaccia, with rosemary roasted tomatoes & melted buffalo mozzarella, finished with rocket, garlic aioli & kumara fries$16.50
mega melt check today’s creation available, served with chips$14.50
(gf +$1)
buffalo chicken wings southern fried buttermilk marinated chicken wings served with homemade ranch dressing & sriracha chilli sauce$17.00
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
hot drinks
espresso, long black$3.60
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$4.00
cold drinks
milkshakes chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$4.20
thickshake with ice cream$5.20
iced chocolate, iced coffee, iced mocha$6.50
berry smoothie$6.80
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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