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Willowbank Café - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Willowbank Café




We are offering an additional ‘Brunch Menu’ alongside our normal menu!

Items from the Brunch Menu are available Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 – 11.30am.

All Club Willowbank members can receive 10% off all Brunch Menu items.

Click here to view our delicious menu:  Brunch Menu 2020

All other cafe items are still available from 9:30am – 4pm.



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)
seafood chowder thick and creamy soup, served with fresh sour dough & a lemon dill cream cheese$16.50
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare sauce & salad greens $19.50
southern chicken burger buttermilk fried chicken breast, crispy bacon, swiss cheese, McClure's pickles, satay aioli and salad greens, on a pretzel style bun. Served with fries $19.50 (gf + $1)
winter Willowbank salad (gf) warmed coconut poached kumara, wild rice edamame beans, baby spinach, roast beets and smoked paprika vinaigrette. with your choice of topping:
portuguese spiced chicken $19.50vegan quorn $18.50coconut crumbed prawns $20.50
beef cheek & mushroom pasta slow braised Angus beef cheek with red wine, portobello mushrooms, roasted garlic & winter herbs, finished with pappardelle pasta, parmesan and rocket $20.50 (gf +$1 with rice noodles)
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
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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