• S. Joyce's breads (v)

    • 13.5

    Toasted Russian rye, sementi & Turkish breads, Phoenix chutney, dukkah, local olive oil, eggplant-pomegranate puree.

    Master of the 'pork barrel'? Yeah... nah!


  • T. Mallard's pate

    • 15

    House chicken liver, mushroom & cracked pepper pate, bread-n-butter pickle, plum & rhubarb relish, toasted breads.

    The Backbencher's famous House Made!


  • J. A. Genter's summer greens

    Chargrilled eggplant, steamed summer greens, romesco, balsamic, toasted almonds.

    A fresher approach to representation and advocacy.

  • P. Bennett's salmon salad

    • 17.5

    Beetroot cured salmon,quinoa, rocket, sprout, radish salad, avocado-lemon whip, dukkah.

    Still sleepwalking to... defeat.


  • G. Brownlee's arancini (v)

    • 15

    Crumbed tomato, paprika & smoked brie risotto balls, pesto, aioli, leaves.

    About to enjoy the rough and tumble from the other side.


  • M. Wood's sweetcorn polenta & chickpea salad

    • 16.5

    Baby spinach, chickpea, preserved lemon & feta salad, soft sweetcorn polenta

  • with char-grilled haloumi or lamb kofta kebabs

    • 21.5

    Big boots to fill or another bright new perspective?

  • P. Twyford's duck croquettes

    • 17

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

    Be careful what you wish for...


  • D Clark's calamari

    • 15

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

  • W - a side of hand cut chips

    • 19

    We won, we won... now what do I do again?


  • C. Hipkin's Portobello mushrooms

    • 19.5

    Squash-ginger puree, Portobello mushroom caps, sprouts, baby tomato, sorrel pesto, pecorino.

    Maybe just stick to knitting in NZ.

  • B. English's Casablanca salad

    • 19.5

    Chargrilled cauliflower, pickled red cabbage, dill, bulgar wheat, baby tomatoes, capers, spinach, eggplant-pomegranate puree, toasted seeds.

  • W - panko crumbed haloumi or lamb kofta kebabs

    • 25.5

    Won the battle, lost the war.


  • 'The Journo's' drinking platter (for 4 to 6 persons)

    • 49

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

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

    Sustenance to conduct the scrutiny.


  • A 'Tory' Tasting Plate (for 2 to 4 persons)

    • 44

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

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

    Born to rule?... sometimes winning is losing.


  • D. Symour's Chicken sandwich wrap

    • 23

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

    avocado-lemon puree, fresh leaves & bean sprout salad, hand cut skin chips

    Not giving up lightly, striving for oxygen, beating the drum.


  • R. Mark's reuben sandwich

    • 19.5

    Toasted Russian rye, choka mayo, leaves, bread-n-butter pickles, red cabbage 'kraut' and natural chips.

  • W - Two fried eggs

    • 23

    Chomping at the bit for power and prestige...


  • J. Collin's cheese burger

    • 22

    Pan-roasted ground beef & venison patty, house chutney, fresh leaves, aioli, smoked cheddar, pickled beetroot, natural chips.

  • W - Two fried eggs

    • 25.5

    Hardly likely to keep her head down



  • Sir Winston's lamb rump

    • 29

    Pan roasted lamb rump, honey-herb glaze, chargrilled cauliflower, chickpeas, rocket, preserved lemon, feta whip, toasted pinenuts, drunken raisins.

    We all know it's coming...


  • G. Robertson's scotch fillet (gf)

    • 33

    Char-grilled scotch fillet, duck fat roast baby potatoes, arrabiata, summer greens, hollandaise.

    Social objectives through strong economics- easy!?


  • J. Ardern's fresh fish creation (gf)

    • 28

    Pan seared fresh market fish, roasted butternut, eggplant-pomegranate puree, baby tomato-sprout salad, sorrel posto, pistachio crumb

    Anoited, crowned, motivated, negotiated, relentless, long awaited, positive progression... to power!

  • J. Shaw's fettucine

    • 27

    Pasta of choka spiced venison & beef meatballs, portobello mushrooms, creamy sweetcorn polenta, sorrel pesto, pecorino.

    The fresh face of acquiescence... and feeling lucky.


  • K. Davis' crispy duck breast (gf)

    • 31

    Crispy skin pan roasted med-rare breast, feta whip, potato roesti, quinoa, sprout, radish, mango & pickled red cabbage salad.

    Loyal henchman or sitting...?


  • A. Little wild risotto (v,gf)

    • 23

    Risotto with wild & red rice, squash-ginger puree, rocket, grapefruit, hazelnut salad.

  • W - Harissa roasted chicken breast

    • 28

    Eternal 'red street cred' for stepping aside in favour of the chosen one.


  • D. Parker's sausages

    • 26

    Pan-roasted pork, sage & parsley sausages, duck fat roast potatoes, red wine jus, herb roasted tomato, hollandaise

    ...And the cards fell nicely.


  • S. Jones' F&C

    • 24

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

    Double meanings, wheeling & dealing ways... to the table.



  • Natural chips, aioli

    • 5.5
  • House salad (dressed)

    • 6
  • Duck fat roast baby potatoes

    • 6
  • Avocado whip, beansprout salad

    • 6.5
  • Roast butternut, chargrilled cauliflower, rocket, raisins, pinenuts

    • 6.5
  • Steamed summer greens, chargrilled eggplant, toasted almonds

    • 6.5
  • Toasted Turkish bread

    • 2.5
  • Garlic mushroom flats

    • 6
  • Two fried eggs

    • 4
  • Shaved pecorino

    • 3
  • Potato roesti (each)

    • 5.5
  • 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

  • J. Coleman's brulee

    • 10

    Espresso & salted caramel brulee, tuilles, maple-hokey gelato, soft cream

    Leadership aspirations in disarray much like Dunedin hospital.

  • A, Adam's cheesecake

    • 10

    rum & raisin cheesecake, spiced shortbread, vanilla bean gelato, soft cream

    Got the short straw in pre-election portfolio debates.

  • S. Bridges' tart

    • 10

    Chocolate tart, boysenberry compote, soft cream, espresso gelato

    'Bridges?... maybe the party should have learnt from Northland.'


  • M. Barry's Eton mess

    • 10

    Seasonal fruits, meringue, lemon curd, soft cream, bitter hop sorbet

    A blue rose with opposition thorns?


  • N. Kaye's double affogato

    • 8

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

    Her time may yet cometh like her red foe...

    add a shot of any liqueur 5