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The Boathouse Café is open to all for relaxed waterfront dining each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  from 10am, taking orders through to 2pm.  Friday evenings see the doors reopen from 5pm for an evening of casual dining and live music.


Please phone us on 03 5487646 to make a booking for the lunchtime service.

Bookings are not available on a Friday evening.

Lunch Menu Spring Summer 2018/2019

The Boathouse Chowder – $16
In creamy stock, loaded with fresh and smoked fish and shellfish, served with house bread

Vegetarian Moussaka – $20 V
Full of local produce and traditional flavours, served with green beans and pine nuts

Open Ribeye steak and Blue cheese Sandwich – $25
Topped with mushroom and Boathouse relish, served with onion rings and chili mayo dipping sauce

Sliders Three Ways – $18

Gravlax Salmon, Jerk Chicken, or Smokey pulled pork

Seafood Pappardelle – $21
Clams, prawns, mussels, salmon and calamari in wide ribbons of pasta tossed through pomodoro sauce

Pan Fried Calamari Salad – $18 GF
Coated in spicy Kwonzo sauce on a bed of Nelson greens

Sauvignon Mussels – $21 GF option
Marlborough green lipped mussels steamed in Sauvignon Blanc, garlic and lemon served with sourdough

Fish and Chips on the Deck – $24
Catch of the day fried in Hop Federation beer batter, chunky fries and a thick cut of buttered bread

Balsamic Glazed Lamb – $30 GF
Grilled sirloin with pinot jus, tomato and olive hash, served with green beans and pine nuts

Boathouse Burgers – $23
A choice of Jerk Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian, served with chunky fries and Boathouse chutney

Chunky fries with chili mayo and BH chutney – $8
Kumara Fries with chili mayo and BH chutney – $9
Onion Rings with chili mayo and BH chutney – $9
German Rye with local olive oil and braised garlic – $7
Seasonal Garden Salad – $ 7


Friday evenings see the blackboard menu brought out. Favourites such as Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and Crispy Calamari are listed alongside weekly specials. Order at the bar and seat yourself near the beautiful view or close to the stage.
At 8pm the kitchen closes and live music takes centre stage.
 All Welcome (door charge for gigs from 8pm may apply)
Please note bookings are not taken for the Friday Evening Cafe

Desserts are lovingly baked in-house, see our specials board 

The Boathouse is a kid-friendly venue. We have a children’s menu that changes regularly and offers wholesome meals as well as those kid favoured treats.  We have a family room with television, toys and comfy couches for the younger guests to chill out in or play while the adults relax. 

For functions we have a range of catering options that we’d love to discuss with you. 

Gift Vouchers Available