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  • SHARE ENTRĂˆES AND LIGHT MEALS

  • D. Seymour's breads (v)

    • 13.5

    Toasted artisan breads, changing spreads & dips

    So...”The French love the COQ.”

     

  • M. Barry's petit salad (v, gf)

    • 16.5

    Charred watermelon, preserved lemon, baby rocket, grapes, whipped feta

  • W - Prosciutto or gin cured salmon

    • 21.5

    An ascendant blue rose nurtured in a pest free environment(?)

     

  • H. Parata salmon (gf)

    • 17.5

    House gin cured salmon, kimchi-bulgar salad, pea tendrils, avocado whip

    “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye...”

     

  • T. Mallard's pate

    • 14.5

    House chicken liver, mushroom & cracked pepper pate, Phoenix chutney, toasted breads

    “...political parties have attack dogs, he’s been their big attack dog.”

     

  • P. Bennett's calamari

    • 14.5

    Deep fried salt & pepper calamari, Asian slaw, lemon, Kaitaia Fire dip

  • W - a side of hand cut chips

    • 18.5

    “Zip it, sweetie.” Winning life’s battle to be camp mother.

     

  • C. Finlayson's summer salad (v,gf)

    • 18.5

    Honeyed beets, blanched summer greens, quinoa, watercress, toasted flaked almonds, whipped feta, charred lemon dressing

  • W - grilled haloumi or lamb kofta kebabs

    • 24.5

    The settler of settlements.

     

  • J. Ardern's arancinni (v)

    • 14.5

    Crumbed tomato-parmesan risotto balls, brie center, sorrel pesto, aioli, fresh leaves

    Girl wonder or wallflower?

     

  • J. Collins duck croquettes

    • 17

    Panko crumbed ‘pulled’ meat croquettes, Asian slaw, sprouts, pistachios, Romesco, aioli

    “Do I feel lucky? Well do ya punk?

     

  • P. Twyford's drinking platter (for 2 to 4 persons)

    • 49

    Southern fried chicken drumsticks, cajun wings, deep fried calamari, hand cut

    skin chips, fresh fish fingers, sausage bites, chutney, condiments, dips

    Watch out for the invading hordes...

     

  • 'The Greens' tasting plate (for 2 to 4 persons)

    • 39

    House pate, cured salmon, arancinni, manuka smoked brie, chutney, mixed

    marinated olives, bread-n-butter pickle, lamb koftas, dips, spreads, grilled breads

    Always the bridesmaid.

     

  • SANDWICHES (WILD-CARD LUNCHES)

  • R. Mark's chicken sandwich wrap

    • 23

    Grilled chicken thigh, bacon & brie in a wholegrain soft flour tortilla,

    whipped avocado, fresh leaves & bean sprout salad, hand cut skin chips

    Give the man a sedative.

     

  • N. Smith's fresh fish sandwich

    • 19.5

    Toasted sementi bread, bread-n-butter pickle, Asian slaw, leaves, aioli, hand cut

    skin chips w fried panko crumbed or pan seared fresh fish

  • W - Two fried eggs

    • 23

    Nowhere to run...nowhere to live.

     

  • D. O'connor's mushroom & cheese burger

    • 21.5

    Pan- roasted ground beef & venison patty, grilled Portobello mushroom, house chutney, fresh leaves, pickles, aioli, smoked cheddar, toasted multigrain bun, hand cut skin chips

  • W - Two fried eggs

    • 25

    Labour has been hijacked by... “a gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists”.

     

  • THE MAIN PLAYERS

  • B. English's lamb loin (gf)

    • 29

    Pan roasted med-rare lamb, eggplant puree, baby rocket, honeyed beets, pomegranate, sorrel pesto

    “..it is not our best guess, it’s just a guess.” –How very reassuring.

     

  • W. Peter's crispy duck breast (gf)

    • 29

    Crispy skin pan roasted med-rare breast, potato roesti, charred watermelon,

    preserved lemon, rocket & grape salad, whipped feta, kumara shavings

    “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

     

  • S. Joyce's scotch fillet (gf)

    • 33

    Char-grilled scotch fillet, pancetta wrapped summer greens, celeriac puree, bearnaise, red wine jus

    Don’t mention the Northland by-election.

     

  • J. Key's fresh fish (gf)

    • 27

    Dukkah crusted fresh market fish, pea puree, chargrilled fennel, potato roesti, heirloom tomatoes, radicchio, basil

    The white knight, the teflon king, slayer of the left!

     

  • M. Turei's venison medallions (gf)

    • 27

    Pan seared venison, tamarind & chard provencale, grilled Portobello mushrooms,

    spaghetti, sorrel pesto, shaved pecorino

    “It’s not OK when 1,000,000 New Zealander’s don’t vote”...for me...

     

  • G. Brownlee's sausages (gf)

    • 25

    Pan-roasted chicken, rocket, thyme & cashew sausages, pea puree, duck fat

    roast potatoes, red wine jus, grilled herb tomato, kumara shavings

    “It’s not a U-turn, it’s a loop.”

     

  • A. Little risotto (v,gf)

    • 23

    Pea & pearl barley risotto, tamarind, chard & chickpea provencale, courgette ribbons, local olive oil, shaved pecorino

  • W - Herb-parmesan crusted pan roasted chicken breast

    • 28

    Master of the Grand Alliance?

     

  • F & C '84

    • 24

    Panko crumbed fresh fish, lemon, tartare, house salad, toasted seeds, skin chips

    The Lange years - when Labour knew how to divide itself with internal strife, much like today.

     

  • SIDES AND CONDIMENTS

  • Hand cut skin chips, aioli

    • 5.5
  • House salad (dressed)

    • 7
  • Duck fat roast baby potatoes

    • 6
  • Potato roesti (each)

    • 5.5
  • Market vegetables (random but healthy)

    • 6
  • Toasted Turkish bread

    • 2.5
  • Garlic mushroom flats

    • 6
  • Two fried eggs

    • 4
  • Shaved pecorino

    • 3
  • Swap to GF focaccia

    • 2.5
  • Aioli, house dressing, hollandaise, homemade tartare, apple & tomato chutney, 1812 beer seed mustard, tomato relish

    • 1
  • Complimentary - HP, sweet chilli, tomato, Tabasco, Worcestershire, homemade beer vinegar

    • n/c
  • DESSERTS (AFTER-DINNER SPEECHES)

  • L. Upston's peach cobbler

    • 10

    Homemade bourbon peach cobbler, berry coulis, egg custard, vanilla bean gelato, soft cream

    Minister for Women or spokesperson for J. Key.

     

  • M. Fox's brulee

    • 10

    Raspberry & vanilla brulee, maple-hokey gelato, soft cream, tuilles

    The cross benches or tainted with National conundrum.

     

  • J. Shaw's cheesecake

    • 10

    Vodka & strawberry cheesecake, shortbread, vanilla bean gelato, soft cream

    Here cometh the messiah to lift the greens from the taint of economic absurdity....

     

  • P. Goff's delice

    • 10

    Chocolate delice, blackcurrant compote, Immigrant’s Son espresso gelato

    A still quacking duck must be better than a lame one.

     

  • G. Robertson's double affogato

    • 8

    Vanilla bean or maple-hokey gelato, double shot espresso in demi-tasse

    So Mr English, do you have a plan? ...because I really need a different one.

    add a shot of any liqueur 5