cuisine

Breakfast, Dinner, Cheese & Fine Wine from our gardens and local suppliers


book-nowEnjoy delicious food at Birds Ferry Lodge & Ferry Man’s Cottage!

Our guests enjoy West Coast Bed and Breakfast accommodation with the added bonus of a highly rated Dinner experience. There is no need to drive for your dinner here. On arrival, park up the car for the night and relax…

Dinner Options

Dinner at Birds Ferry Lodge is $99pp including a half-bottle of quality wine, chosen from our hand selected wine list.

Lodge dinners are on a “Trust the Chef, three courses” basis, but if you have a preference please let us know in plenty of time and we will try to oblige. The menu is subject to availability, and based on seasonal local produce.

Dinner reservations essential to avoid disappointment – if we don’t have a dinner booking the kitchen staff have the night off!

Birds Ferry Lodge dinner menu

Take a look at some of the recent menus we’ve prepared for guests on the Birds Ferry Lodge blog.


To Start

Hot Smoked Salmon Gougere, made with Stewart Island Salmon

A tart of home-grown golden globe beets with soft goats cheese in a thyme pastry shell

Totara River Whitebait in a light soufflé served piping hot from the oven

Traditional French Onion Soup and Gruyere Crouton

Main

Grilled West Coast wild caught Turbot Fillets

Sautéed West Coast Turbot Fillet With roast carrot, parsnip and aubergine salad and orange and cumin vinaigrette

Pork Fillet on Pumpkin and Chorizo Couscous with Tomato Jam

Dessert

Chocolate Crème Brulee, Cherry Parfait and Fresh Cherry Compote

Fresh Lemon Gelato made with our own lemons served in a Tuille Basket

Tamarillo Pavlova Baskets

Home-grown Pears with Butterscotch Sauce & Homemade Vanilla Ice cream

Birds Ferry Lodge Breakfast Menu


Freshly made Fruit Smoothies (GF)
You choose and we make up to order: LSA, soy milk or cows milk, berries, banana, local honey, homemade yogurt .

Rolled Oat Porridge:
Served with mixed berries or caramelized Banana and Manuka Honey

Date and LSA Porridge served with sliced banana, greek yogurt or milk

Big Breakfast Stack:
Grilled bacon, Portobello Mushrooms, Tomato and Spinach on a toasted English Muffin Our bacon is smoked by our butcher in Runanga – nothing added.

Pan cooked herby mushrooms on toast with poached egg

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms and oven roasted tomatoes.(GF)

Raisin Toast – A Kiwi favorite spread with soft butter.

Tropical Bircher Museli – this needs time, so please order the night before.

Free Range Eggs are collected daily from our very happy hens – delicious. They are particularly good simply boiled and served with buttered toast soldiers.
Our Eggs are also available fried, poached, in an omelette or scrambled

Freshly Baked Muffins of the Moment – Please order these the evening before and discuss fillings with Alison! Can be Gluten Free on request

Wine List

Our hand-picked wine list is designed to complement each meal, and represents the flavours of New Zealand and abroad. If you have any special requests, please let us know in advance.