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Willowbank Café - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Willowbank Café

From the 5th of April 2022, vaccine passes will no longer be required for entry to Willowbank.

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

The cafe and bar are open from 9.30am 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
mega melt check today’s toasted sandwich fillings. Served with golden fries.$16.50
free range eggs benedict choice of salmon or bacon on toasted sourdough with fresh hollandaise sauce. $19.50
(gf available)

chicken hazelnut linguine linguine with chicken, hazelnuts, sundried tomatoes, chilli, garlic & lemon juice, topped with shaved parmesan cheese. $20.50
(gf available)
moroccan lamb saladgrilled canterbury lamb rump on salad greens with spiced toasted nuts, couscous & feta cheese, topped with harissa. $22.50
chicken caesar salad smoked chicken breast on cos lettuce with bacon, croutons, parmesan cheese, soft poached egg & house made dressing.$19.50
(gf available)
pesto creamy mushrooms pesto creamy mushrooms with spinach & toasted ciabatta.$16.50
(gf available)
steak open sandwich grilled sirloin on toasted sourdough, with lettuce, tomato, onion rings & aioli, topped with chilli jam & served with fries.$23.50
(gf available)
kid’s food
lemur lunch box ham sandwich, jelly, cookie, a piece of fruit & a kid's juice $10.50
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
chook & chips (gf*) crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce $9.00
hot drinks
espresso, long black, macchiato$4.00
cappuccino, latte, flat white$4.80$5.50
mochaccino, hot chocolate, chai latte$5.00$5.70
extra shot, decaf, soy/almond/oat/coconut milk or syrups (vanilla, caramel, hazelnut)+90c
kid’s hot chocolate$3.80
tea english breakfast, earl grey, green, peppermint, strawberry & rosehip $4.60
soothers blackcurrant or lemon honey & ginger $4.20
cold drinks
milkshake with ice cream chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$6.50
frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$7.50
A selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.00
kid’s chocolate milk$3.50
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