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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
Classic Bacon and Fried Eggs Two fried free-range eggs and streaky bacon served with grilled ciabatta.
and a smoked tomato relish.
(gf available)
Mega Melt Check our board for today’s toasted sandwich flavour, served with fries.$19.50
Balsamic Roasted Beetroot Salad Tossed with toasted walnuts, feta, confit onion, dressed greens,
with a mint & cracked pepper vinaigrette.
(gf & vegan available)

Grilled Halloumi With a fresh corn salsa, grilled pita bread, harissa, tzatziki yoghurt and
dressed salad greens.
(gf available)
Chicken Penne Pasta With sundried tomatoes, olives and spinach in a light pesto cream sauce
and topped with shaved parmesan.
(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.
Smoked Salmon Salad With a medley of snow pea shoots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and
candied onion, finished with a saffron aioli.
(gf available)
kid’s food
Lemur Lunch Box (gf available) Ham sandwich, jelly, cookie, a piece of fruit. $8.50
Junior Angler Crumbed fish, chips & tomato sauce.$10.50
Cheerios & Chips (gf available) 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)Crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce. $10.50
hot drinks
Espresso, Long Black$4.50
Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White$5.20$5.80
Mochaccino, Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte$5.60$6.10
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, vanilla$7.80
Frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$8.90
Selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.10
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