Ethical – Local – Sustainable
Food is one of those things in life that people are passionate about
At River Valley, we are passionate not just about food, but also about where our food comes from. We strongly believe in the ethics of purchasing good food. We believe in serving food that is wholesome and healthy and at the same time ethical, local, and environmentally sustainable.
All the meat we use is, where available, organic – free-range in the case of chicken, and grass-fed in the case of beef. The eggs come from our own happy, free-range chickens.
River Valley Acres supplies many of our vegetables, salads and herbs, ensuring freshness and taste. This produce is picked daily, and a short time later is served in meals prepared in the Lodge kitchen.
River Valley Lodge is the perfect venue for group dining. We can cater for large groups, just be sure to book ahead by giving us a call.
The lodge is a unique venue for events and special occasions. These include Christmas functions, private parties, weddings, family reunions, workshops or retreats, conferences and corporate events. All meals are served using our interpretation of family service, that is, buffet style with a variety of dishes placed on each table.
Opening hours 4.00pm -12.00am
Our licensed ‘Fulcrum Pit’ bar serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar features a broad range of New Zealand wines, craft beers and ciders as well as spirits. We also have cold NZ beer and cider on tap, and seasonal specials like mulled wine. Please note, as we are a licensed premises you cannot bring your own alcohol.