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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 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. $14.00
Potato Wedges Loaded with bacon & cheese.$18.50
Soup of the Day With toasted ciabatta. $16.50
Mega Melt Check our board for today’s toasted sandwich flavour, served with fries.$20.50
Curry of the Day With rice
(gf available)

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad With toasted walnuts, and confit onion, tossed with fresh greens and a cracked pepper & mint vinaigrette.
(gf & vegetarian available)
Risotto Mushroom, pine nut & blue cheese risotto finished with pesto & pecorino. $25.00
(gf & vegetarian available)
Beef Hotpot
Beef cheek, bacon & Guinness hotpot served with Truffle mash and salsa verde.
(gf available)
Chicken Schnitzel and Bacon Burger Stacked with smoked cheese, tomato, lettuce, chipotle mayo and
onion jam on a pretzel bun, served with fries.
Linguine Marinara Linguine tossed with mixed seafood, chilli, garlic & spinach. Finished in a citrus & saffron cream sauce & topped with shaved parmesan.
kid’s food
Lemur Lunch Box (gf available) Cheese sandwich, jelly, cookie & a piece of fruit. $8.50
Junior Angler Crumbed fish, chips & tomato sauce.$10.50
Cheerios & Chips (gf) Gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce.$10.50
Monkey Melt ‘n’ Fries (gf available)Cheese & ham toasted sandwich, chips & tomato sauce.$10.50
Chook & Chips (gf available)Chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce. $10.50
hot drinks
Espresso, Long Black$4.60
Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White$5.50$6.00
Mochaccino, Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte$5.50$6.00
Extra shot, decaf, soy/almond/oat/coconut milk or syrups (vanilla, caramel, hazelnut)+$1.20
Kids Fluffy$2.00
Tea English breakfast, Earl grey, green, peppermint, strawberry & rosehip $4.90
Soothers blackcurrant or lemon honey & ginger $4.60
cold drinks
Milkshake with Ice Cream chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla8.00
Frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$9.00
Selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.10
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