Dinner

begin

Crispy battered vegetables | seaweed | sweet chilli aioli v | gf | df 14
Spiced kumara soup | poached pears | vanilla & lemongrass foam gf 15
Salad of petite beets | sous vide spiced ricotta | candy walnuts, poached apple | Martys curly endive | sherry vinaigrette v | gf 16
Heirloom carrot plate | almonds | carrot & saffron mousse | orange | toasted yeast salt | citrus emulsion v | gf | df 17
Smoked Levin Eel | lobster cream | shiitake tortellini | coriander | chennai croutons | Szechuan pickled carrot ribbons 19
Calamari cooked sous vide | handmade lemon gnocchi | fried capers | gremolata | champagne veloute m 38 e 19
The Bistro wild rabbit & chicken liver terrine | salsa verde | house pickles | pistachio nuts | crème fraiche | sherry syrup 19

sides

Marinated olives | citrus zest | thyme v | gf | df 9
Garden leaves | pear | lemon miso dressing v | gf | df 8
Bag of chippies | herbs | black truffle mayo v | gf | df 8
Chunky fries | roasted aioli v | gf | df 9
Mashed potato & gravy | salsa verde gf 9

then

Butternut squash cake | spring pods | sage chips | balsamic brown butter dressing | toasted pumpkin seeds v 29
Daily changing fresh Hawkes Bay fish | from the ocean to the plate 35
Golden crackled pork belly | kumara | orange | walnuts | pineapple | granny smith apple | pickled red cabbage | grain mustard dressing gf 35
Confit leg of Cambridge duck | spiced bell pepper stew | garlic confit | glazed root vegetables | swiss chard | potato dumplings 39
Roasted back strap of Hawkes Bay lamb | pickled stone fruit | couscous gribiche | mint | hazelnuts | white anchovy 39
Grilled scotch fillet of beef | parmesan battered cauliflower | roasted beets | baby leeks | black pepper dressing gf 39

finally

Grinning Gecko brie | Whangarei | NZ
Talbot Forest Geraldine vintage cheddar | South Canterbury | NZ
Kapiti Kahurangi creamy blue | Kapiti Coast | NZ
Blue River Curio Bay pecorino | Southland | NZ
Grana Padano | Piedmont | Italy
Single portion 18
The whole lot 45
All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves

sweets

Orange & dark Belgium chocolate parfait | satsuma mandarin | citrus tuile
Xenon’s hokey pokey & dark caramel sundae | peanuts | chocolate sauce | vanilla bean ice cream
Tahitian vanilla crème brulee cooked sous vide gf
Pear & almond cake | mint | ginger & lemongrass ice cream
Apple & sultana crumble | hot custard | vanilla bean ice cream
The Bistro handmade sweet treats
All sweets 14

after dinner drinks

Liqueurs | Port | Dessert Wine
Liqueurs & Port from 8
Liqueur coffee 12.5
Affogato 13
Eradus L/H Sauvignon Blanc 8 38
Clearview Sea Red (50 ml) 9 52
Coffee
Short black 3.5
Long black 4
Flat white 4.5
Cappuccino 4.5
Latte 5
Moccaccino 5
Decaf + .5
Hot chocolate 5
Tea 4.5