Spring/Summer Lodge Dinners

(By prior arrangement, Table d'hote)

Our Lodge Dinners are very popular with our guests (see our reviews on TripAdvisor). We also featured recently in this article of the very best food & accommodation experiences to be had in this region. 

We select the very best seasonal produce to showcase our Lodge's, and New Zealand's, fabulous food & wine.


Canap├ęs of the Day are served in the guest lounge, or outside in the gorgeous Lodge gardens,

with your choice of a fine NZ wine or a locally brewed craft beer.


The Main Course will be one of the following, based on best available produce and any special dietary needs: 

 Bluff Salmon, hot-smoked with a Whisky & Manuka Marinade

Locally-grown Beef Eye Fillet with Cafe de Paris Butter

Perfectly grilled Hawkes' Bay Lamb Rump served with a Red Wine Jus

A Vegetarian Moussaka with a Basil & Macadamia Pesto delights our vegetarian/vegan guests.

The main course is accompanied by duck fat-roasted Agria Potatoes or Kumara Mash, with a fresh seasonal salad or vegetable side dish.

A NZ wine to suit the dish, or your palate, will be served.


Our homemade Desserts are a real highlight for many.

One of the following will be served:

Lodge-grown Rhubarb Tarts w Orange-Scented Cream 

Individual Pavlova w fresh fruit & Whipped Cream

Dark Chocolate Torte (GF/DF/RSF) w Coconut Yoghurt

Lodge-grown Rhubarb & Apple Crumble w Vanilla Ice Cream/Pouring Cream

A NZ dessert wine (sticky!) will be served.


Webster's Organic Tea, Volcanic Roasters Organic Coffee or Hot Chocolate to follow with

Angie's delicious hand-made Chocolate Liqueur Truffles or Petit Fours to finish.


*If you have a preference for a particular dish please let us know and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.

**We also ensure that we cater for special dietary requirements. Please advise at time of booking.



Please contact us for pricing and to book your Lodge Dinner

Whakaipo Lodge | Dinner at the Lodge
Whakaipo Lodge | Dinner at the Lodge