River Valley Kitchen

Fresh, Farm-to-Table Food

Meals at River Valley Lodge are a celebration of seasonal produce, sourced primarily from our gardens.

We do not publish a menu, because we do not have one! Rather our chefs are encouraged to be creative and prepare beautiful gourmet meals with whatever produce is freshly and carefully harvested that day.  These meals are augmented with relishes and chutneys again produced from ingredients sourced from our gardens.

Lunches again highlight locally grown produce with dish choice varying day by day.

Breakfast is your choice of continental or cooked.

We are conscious of animal welfare when sourcing the meat that accompanies our meals. We are also conscious of the environmental impact of our purchasing choices. While we do not claim to be close to godliness on this, where possible we do base our purchasing decisions with these impacts in mind. Consequently, when we serve chicken, it is sourced from an organic free-range supplier, while beef and lamb are grass reared and finished. Some of the latter is from our own livestock.

Please let us know in advance any dietary requirements or allergies.

Booking Meals

If you have booked accommodation, make sure you ask to book in for dinner. Or, check out our Double Trouble or Bed ‘n Breakfast packages These packages include meal options. We are open for casual dining (breakfast, lunch and 1, 2 or 3-course dinners), but we do require you to book ahead. You can do this by calling us on 0800 248666 or emailing thelodge@rivervalley.co.nz.

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