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