We use LOCAL butcher shops for GRASS-FED, FREE-RANGE meat and free-range chicken. 

Our fish comes from the Hawkes Bay and is processed and couriered to us on the DAY-OF-THE-CATCH. 

Where possible we use ORGANIC & LOCAL ingredients, and our own GARDEN GROWN produce.

The eggs are free range.

Please give us at least  1 OR 2 DAYS NOTICE if you intend to eat with us so that we can work out your menu with you as your first choice may not be available. 

We also have an excellent selection of FINE WINES & CHAMPAGNES.

 

Please note that all food service is an additional charge and is subject to value added NZ Goods & ServicesTax.

Payment by credit card may also incur a 3.18% credit card processing surcharge.

BREAKFAST MENU

Breakfast will be served to your room, or on the deck adjoining your accommodations, and at the time specified by you at check-in. 

THE SIMPLE BREAKFAST

Toasted muesli & yoghurt + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice

THE EGG BREAKFAST

Free range eggs any style + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice

THE TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST

The Simple Breakfast + free range eggs any style + bacon, mushrooms & grilled or sliced tomato

BREAKFAST SIDES

Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, or cheese

SUMMER 20/21 DINNER MENU

If you are more than one person dining then

PLEASE CHOOSE THE SAME COURSES.  

Guests staying in the LOTUS GUESTHOUSE may choose from either the ALA CARTE or SET MENU

Guests staying in the VIOLA STUDIO may order the SET MENU pasta ONLY. 

Guests going on the FOOTPRINTS TOUR can order the SET MENU as an early dinner in either accommodation.

 SET MENU 

($30.00 per person)

Choice of either

TRADITIONAL SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

made with beef, organic tomatoes, red wine & fresh rosemary,

or

SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA for vegetarians/vegans.

The dinner is served with garlic bread and salad or vegetables. 

 ALA CARTE MENU 

STARTERS

($15.00-$17.50)

SPANISH STYLE GARLIC PRAWNS

ITALIAN TUNA & CANNELLINI BEAN SLAD

GRILLED HALOUMI & VEGETABLE SALD

All are served with crusty bread  

SOUPS

($16.00)

ROASTED TOMATO & RED CAPSICUM SOUP

with vine tomatoes & fresh basil (no dairy or gluten)

MUSHROOM SOUP

with rich, Italian porcini & button mushrooms

All soups are made with vegan stock and served with ciabatta rolls  

RICE & PASTA

($37.50)

ROASTED MUSHROOM RISOTTO

with French onion, fresh herbs & your choice of either asparagus or double smoked pancetta

GOAN TERAKIHI CURRY

served with homemade chutney & side dishes

DEVILLED CHICKEN

pieces served over pasta & cooked in a rich Italian tomato sauce

Rice & Pasta dishes are served with seasonal vegetables or a salad

MAINS

($37.50)

PAN-FRIED TERAKIHI 

served with a white wine and caper sauce

GREEK ROASTED CHICKEN

cooked with lemons, red onions & olives

CRUMBED CHICKEN BREAST

cooked with tarragon & lemon zest - served in a creamy wine sauce

SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY

rubbed with crushed pepper, fennel & garlic & served with caramelized red cabbage & apples

CYPRIOT BEEF BRISKET

cooked with red wine, spices, orange zest & roasted shallots

MIDDLE EASTER LAMB SHANK TAGINE

served with grilled vegetables   

SLOW ROASTED GREEK LAMB

cooked with yoghurt & garlic sauce (for 4 guests only)

All mains are served with sliced baked potatoes or garlic & virgin olive oil potato mash, seasonal vegetables or a salad

DESSERT

($12.50)

Homemade vanilla, almond & cinnamon ICE CREAM with a dark chocolate & espresso sauce

Old fashioned CHOCOLATE MOUSSE with whipped cream & walnuts

CONTACT US

2  Mariner St, Rawene 0443, New Zealand

Call: (+64) 09.405.7881