Breakfast at The Lodge
We believe you should start your day with a healthy, freshly prepared breakfast, from fresh fruit salads with organic yoghurts and freshly baked bread, to eggs benedict or roasted mushrooms with lemon crème fraiche. Or maybe something simple like croissants with home made preserves. The choice is yours, so enjoy your breakfast at leisure and have as little or as much as you want!
Part of our vision for Astelia Lodge is to grow much of our own food so that we can offer guests a fresh ‘taste' of New Zealand. What we do not produce ourselves, we endeavour to source locally. And if it's meat and eggs or dairy, we try to buy organic or at least free range. Like you probably do, we want to know where our animal products come from and what sort of lives they have.
Sample breakfast menu
- Oat pancakes with seasonal fruits.
- Roasted mushrooms with lemon and tarragon crème fraiche.
- European continental breakfast.
- Bacon & eggs.
Dinner at The Lodge
Thinking of staying in one night for an evening meal? It's our pleasure to cook for you. We offer a two course evening meal by arrangement.
Prices and options vary by the season, so please contact us a few days in advance and we'll send you the current menu. We like to make sure everything is freshly available.
A main course with dessert is $55 per person. Includes an after dinner espresso or selection of teas.
Sample Dinner menu
- Dukkah crusted Rack of Lamb with Falafels and Vanilla Pumpkin puree.
- Roasted salmon with Lemongrass and Celeriac mash and lemon butter.
- Aubergine stack with Mushroom, roasted Peppers, topped with Creme Fraiche and Parmesan.
At the Lodge, we believe food is food! And so vegetarian food is as much part of the menu as is meat and fish. It's not an 'option' or an 'alternative' choice. It's what we do, with as much care and attention to taste and presentation as anything else we might provide for you. A meat free dish is simply another dish that may appeal to you, and a lot of our dinner guests frequently choose a vegetarian meal simply because it looks and tastes good!
Having said that, if you are a vegetarian, here are some things you like might like to know about the way we prepare food.
Our vegetarian dishes are designed around vegetables, pulses, grains, cereals and proteins such as Quinoa and Soya, and may also include dairy and egg products.
All non meat meals are prepared with separate boards, knives and implements, so you can be sure the same spatula used to fry bacon hasn't been used to turn your oatcakes!
For all our meals, we try to buy organic if we can, or at least free range. Seasonally, many of the vegetables and fruits are from our own garden, and while not certified as organic, they are grown with a minimum of fuss and chemical intervention.
In addition to your complimentary bottle, we keep a small selection of fine New Zealand wines for you to try. We will include a description, with tasting notes and prices, when we send you your Dinner menu. There is no obligation to purchase of course.