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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 are open from 9.30am to 4pm daily or for functions by arrangement.


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
with tomato sauce
* All fries are gluten free but are sometimes cooked with gluten containing foods.
kumara fries with toasted sesame aioli.
* All fries are gluten free but are sometimes cooked with gluten containing foods.
potato wedges buffalo salt, sour cream & sweet chilli $10.00
potato wedges loaded with bacon & cheese$13.50
soup of the daywith a warm bread roll and butter$14.00 (gf +$1)
mega melt check today’s toasted sandwich, served with fries$15.50
(gf +$1)
southern chicken burger buttermilk fried chicken breast, crispy bacon, chilli aioli, honey mustard coleslaw and guacamole. Served with fries $19.50 (gf + $1)
braised pork belly (gf/df) braised pork belly, crackle dust, kumara puree, broccolini, sage-mustard jus and apple rocket salad $24.00
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare sauce & salad greens$19.50
Willowbank poke bowl (gf/df/v) marinated tofu, spiced brown rice, red onion, salad greens, cucumber, pickled carrots, edamame beans, avocado, miso dressing topped with coconut bacon and hazelnut dukka$16.50teriyaki chicken thigh $19.50panko crumbed prawns $21.00
moroccan spiced lamb salad (gf) marinated lamb backstrap, spiced roasted cauliflower, pistachio nuts, roasted butternut, tahini dressing, quinoa, salad greens with a saffron yoghurt chilli dressing$24.00
kid’s food
lemur lunch box ham sandwich, jelly, cookie, a piece of fruit & a kid's juice $10.50
(gf + $1)
junior angler crumbed fish, chips & tomato sauce $9.00
cheerios & chips (gf*) gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce$9.00
monkey melt ‘n’ fries cheese & ham toasted sandwich, chips & tomato sauce$9.00
(gf +$1)
chook & chips (gf*)crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce $9.00
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/almond/oat/coconut milk or syrups (vanilla, caramel, hazelnut)+80c
kid’s hot chocolate$3.80
tea english breakfast, earl grey, green, peppermint, strawberry & rosehip $4.50
soothers blackcurrant or lemon honey & ginger $4.00
cold drinks
milkshake with ice cream chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$5.80
frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$6.90
A selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.00
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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