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Willowbank Café - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Restaurant

Willowbank Café

From 3 Dec 2021, visitors to Willowbank will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass on entry. For more information, click here.


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 $10.00
potato wedges loaded with bacon & cheese$13.50
mega melt check today’s toasted sandwich fillings. Served with golden fries.$16.50
(gf +$1)
southern chicken burger buttermilk fried chicken breast, bacon, smoky cheese, chilli-maple sauce & salad greens. Served with golden fries. $19.50
(gf + $1)
grilled beef burger grilled Angus beef patty, onion jam, McClure's pickles, tomato, Swiss cheese, smoked aioli & salad greens. Served with golden fries. $24.00
(gf + $1)
fish & chips beer battered New Zealand fish, chips, lemon pepper, tartare, tomato sauce & salad greens.$20.50
chicken caesar salad grilled chicken with cos lettuce, croutons, anchovy dressing, soft boiled egg & shaved parmesan cheese. (Vegan Option: sesame dressing, coconut bacon & vegan cheddar cheese). $19.50
(gf + $1)
chorizo, bacon & butternut pasta penne pasta with chorizo, bacon & roasted butternut squash with cherry tomato sauce and basil pesto. (Vegetarian Option: seasonal vegetables used).$18.50
thai noodle salad fresh seasonal vegetables tossed in tangy thai peanut dressing with rice noodles, toasted peanuts and chilli oil.$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 $9.00
cheerios & chips (gf*) gluten free cheerios, chips & tomato sauce$9.00
monkey melt ‘n’ fries cheese & ham toasted sandwich, chips & tomato sauce$9.00
(gf +$1)
chook & chips (gf*) crumbed chicken nuggets, chips & tomato sauce $9.00
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/oat/coconut milk or syrups (vanilla, caramel, hazelnut)+80c
kid’s hot chocolate$3.80
tea english breakfast, earl grey, green, peppermint, strawberry & rosehip $4.50
soothers blackcurrant or lemon honey & ginger $4.00
cold drinks
milkshake with ice cream chocolate, banana, strawberry, caramel, lime, vanilla$5.80
frappe chocolate, coffee, mocha, berry, tropical$6.90
A selection of soft drinks and juicesfrom $3.00
kid’s chocolate milk$3.00
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