Cuisine Experience - The Boatshed

Come on a culinary journey with Boutique Hotels and Lodges and experience some of the finest food and wine this country has to offer. Our collection of  luxury, boutique hotels and lodges offer award winning cuisine cooked by passionate chefs from the freshest ingredients, sourced from their gardens and orchards, or from local farmers markets. Fresh eggs laid by free-range chickens; gourmet meats, poultry and fish from specialty providores throughout New Zealand.  


Dine on line caught fish overlooking the absolutely beautiful views from Huntaway Lodge overlooking the Cavalli Islands and beyond to the Pacific Ocean.


The Beach House – Kawau Island – enjoy exquisite cuisine created by Chef Bevan – dine al-fresco under the shelter of the historic Pohutukawa and fabulous views to beautiful Vivian Bay.


On Waiheke Island experience fine dining by candlelight at The Boatshed.  Dining at The Boatshed is exclusive to in-house hotel guests and on-site chef Tibi creates gourmet cuisine accompanied by herbs and vegetables from the hotel’s organic garden. Guests are welcome to explore the ‘potting shed’ and smell the herbs.


In the cosmopolitan city of Auckland choose a late brunch, lunch or exquisite dinner at Hotel DeBrett’s Kitchen, with its award-winning chef and innovative cuisine.


Black Swan Lakeside Hotel & Spa offers fine dining in the hotel with stunning lake views. 


Overlooking the majestic vista of Lake Taupo at Acacia Cliffs Lodge – gourmet dining prepared by your host and chef Rick. Superb cuisine, fine wine, awe-inspiring views and stimulating conversation – memorable.



The Point Villas overlooking Lake Taupo and the mountains features beyond offers flexible dining and catering options.  Indulge in an all-inclusive lodge experience with your own private chef. Or – choose to self-cater and relax with a menu of prepared meals delivered to the privacy of your villa.  Totally flexible with freedom to just relax.


In the heart of the Hawke’s Bay countryside, be inspired by world-class cuisine and the indulgence of a fabulous library stocked with Cuban cigars and Single Malt Whiskies. Exquisite cuisine prepared by your host and chef Gary using produce sourced from the farm at The Manse



Award winning Table at Nice Hotel in the heart of the art city of New Plymouth, offers fine dining, chandeliers, flowers, and fabulous service by their expert waitrons.


Pen-y-bryn Lodge celebrates the gourmet food delights of this region with fine dining prepared by Chef and Host James. Enjoy dining in the majestic surroundings of this magnificent historic homestead.


Relax in beautiful surroundings, tempted with delectable pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a sumptuous dinner, accompanied by award-winning wines from New Zealand and around the world.


Wake to a leisurely breakfast with freshly squeezed juices, homemade granolas, freshly baked breads, and selection of cooked temptations…………

Huntaway Lodge - Northland

Huntaway Lodge – Northland

The Beach House - Kawau Island

The Beach House – Kawau island

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The Boatshed – Waiheke Island


Hotel DeBrett – Auckland

6.Acacia Cliffs Lodge-Evening dining and Mt Tauhara

Acacia Cliffs Lodge – Taupo


The Manse – Hawke’s Bay

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TABLE at Nice Hotel New Plymouth



Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,

if one has not dined well


Virginia Woof (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist






main photo: The Boatshed