Blackboard Weekend Lunches

The Bistro is open Saturday and Sunday from  11.30am – 2pm  for our Blackboard Weekend Lunches

Menus start from $39 for two courses and with four choices per course, there’s a variety of dishes to please the most discerning diners!

The menu changes weekly delivering different and delicious dishes every time. It is created by our culinary queen and chef de cuisine, Emma Davies, who sources the best and freshest local produce highlighting the best of the season.

View our Facebook page to see latest menu.

Sample Menu


Two courses: $39

Three courses: $49


Citrus cured Ora King salmon with toasted rye crumb and crème fraiche

Niçoise salad with vincotto and lemon dressing

Calamari, chickpeas and chorizo sautéed with baby rocket

Roma tomato soup with basil cream


Thyme Roasted Chicken Supreme

Goat’s Cheese Souffle with watercress, walnut and fennel salad and pear gastrique

Grilled sirloin on creamy spinach with hand cut shoestring fries and Café du Paris butter

Grilled market fish, toasted buckwheat, bell pepper, preserved lemon and Italian parsley


Chocolate trifle with white, milk and dark chocolate

Apple and rhubarb crumble with cinnamon ice cream

French brie with toasted walnut bread and quince

*Please note that our Monday – Friday A la carte and Famous $20 Lunch are not available during weekend lunches.


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Rex Morgan: From Kitchen to the Studio

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When Rex Morgan isn’t in the Bistro kitchen, he’s in the TV studio – This year, you might have seen him on the popular TVNZ Show Whanau Living, where he demostrated his skills and shared some great recipes with the show’s presenter, Stacey Daniels.

This isn’t the first time Rex has been on screen, he’s been on a number of shows including Masterchef NZ.

If you missed the show, you can watch OnDemand or  find Rex’s recipes below.

The Recipes

Rex appeared in Episode 1 of Whanau Living where he made;

Pan Fried Fish and Crushed Potatoes

Macaroni, Roast Vegetables and Ham Bake

Apple, Rhubarb and Orange Crumble

Rex also returned for an appearance in Episode 7 of Wh?nau Living where he made;

Baked Apple Tart with Butterscotch and Vanilla Ice Cream

Braised Lamb Shoulder Stew with Gnocchi and Basil



Caramalised Honey Pears

Rex Morgan is a NZ Beef and Lamb Ambassador, culinary judge and former Masterchef TV personality.  An award winning chef, Rex is menu designer for Air New Zealand Business Premier.

Rex is head chef and partner at the Bistro.

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T-Bone Steak – Famous Twenty Lunch for May

We’ve had calls, emails and comments asking us to bring back the tasty Twenty Dollar T-Bone steak, so following popular demand, the T-Bone steak returns as our Famous Twenty Dollar Lunch for the month of May. It is grilled, and served with cafe de Paris butter and watercress salad – oh so tasty and a perfect lunch on a chilly Wellington day.

If you haven’t yet tried this popular dish, get along to the Bistro this month. Available weekday lunchtimes for month of May. $20.00


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It’s true. everyone wants T-Bone….

Famous $20 Lunch Every month Rex Morgan and the culinary crew come up with a delicious offer for weekday lunches, always $20, always something awesome, and always great value. – See more at:

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