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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
fries (gf)
with tomato sauce
kumara fries (gf) with toasted sesame aioli$9.50
potato wedges buffalo salt, sour cream & sweet chilli$9.50loaded with bacon & cheese
mega melt check today’s creation available, served with chips$14.50
(gf +$1)
breakfast burger angus beef patty, streaky bacon, fried egg, hash brown, edam cheese,
hollandaise sauce, mesclun lettuce & tomato relish on a rye bap. Served with fries
(gf +$1)
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, tartare & salad greens $19.50
tandoori chicken sandwich tandoori grilled chicken thigh, red onion & cucumber, with mango salsa, raita & mesclun greens, on a rye bap. Served with fries $18.50
chicken caesar salad (gf) Tuscan-style chicken breast, cos lettuce, crispy bacon, parmesan cheese, poached free-range egg, garlic croutons (gf) & homemade Caesar dressing.
kiwi souvlaki Our take on a Greek favourite! Fresh tomato & cucumber, house pickled veggies,
mesclun salad, tzatziki & homemade tomato sauce, wrapped in a giant pita.
herb&lime chicken
chickpea&broad bean falafel
thai summer salad (gf)
Seasonal salad greens, mung bean sprouts, julienne veggies, honey chilli peanuts,
fresh herbs, & a lime-chilli vinaigrette
seared angus beef
coconut crumbed prawns
chilli fried tempeh (vegan)
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 $7.50
cheerios & chips (gf) gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce$8.50
monkey melt ‘n’ fries cheese & ham toasted sandwich, chips & tomato sauce$8.00
(gf +$1)
chook & chips (gf)crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce $8.50
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$4.80
iced chocolate, iced coffee$6.50
berry smoothie$6.50
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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