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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
potato wedges loaded with bacon & cheese$13.50
mega melt check today’s creation available, served with fries$15.50
(gf +$1)
southern chicken burger buttermilk fried chicken breast, crispy bacon, swiss cheese, McClure's pickles, satay aioli and salad greens. Served with fries $19.50 (gf + $1)
angus beef burger grilled angus beef patty, smoked cheese, beer battered onion rings, tomato, salad greens, black garlic aioli & homemade tomato sauce, served with fries$19.50 (gf + $1)
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare & salad greens$19.50
Willowbank buddha bowl (gf) brown rice, salad greens, cucumber, fresh peppers, pickled carrots, edamame beans, avocado, sesame aioli, topped with coconut bacon and hazelnut dukka$15.50honey soy chicken thigh (GF) $19.50coconut crumbed prawns $20.50
cajun chicken & feta salad (gf) grilled cajun spiced chicken breast, danish cow's feta, kumara crisps, spiced carrots, tomato, snow pea shoots, egg, salad greens & buttermilk dill ranch dressing $19.50
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 $8.00
cheerios & chips (gf) gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce$8.90
monkey melt ‘n’ fries cheese & ham toasted sandwich, chips & tomato sauce$8.50
(gf +$1)
chook & chips (gf)crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce $8.90
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/coconut milk or syrups vanilla, caramel, hazelnut+80c
kid’s hot chocolate$3.80
tea english breakfast, earl grey, berry, peppermint & cinnamon, lime & orange, jasmine green $4.50
soothers blackcurrant or lemon honey & ginger $4.00
cold drinks
milkshake with ice cream chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$5.20
frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$6.70
A selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.00
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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