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The Canopy Restaurant & Bar

Be treated to a unique dining experience and exquisite menu inspired by local and seasonal produce. Enjoy an indulgent five course-degustation dinner amongst the trees in our world class restaurant.


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Five Course Degustation Experience

Available from 6pm - 9:30pm

Please choose one option per course

First Course

Smoked Butternut and Ginger Soup
Turmeric cream, harakeke powder

Second Course

Manuka Hot Canterbury Smoked Duck Breast
Pear & Fig Chutney, Bacon Lentils, Parsnip Purée, Star Anise Jus (GF)

Texture of Beets
Organic Goat Cheese Cream, Mesclun Salad, Pickled Beets, Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar & Virgin Olive Oil (GF, V)

West Coast White Bait
Ponzu, Lemon Mist, Kiwi Gel, Coriander, Salted Turkish Bark, Lemonade Zest (GF, DF)

Third Course

Five-Spice Confit Pork Belly
Parsnip puree, apple syrup, glazed baby vegetables, crackling dust, Pinot Noir jus

Horopito Rubbed West Coast Lamb Loin
Toasted Cumin Pumpkin, Chard Onions, Broad Bean Stew, Scallion Mash, Baby Vegetables, Rosemary Jus (GF)

Chateaubriand for Two
Glazed Carrots, Sauteed Potatoes, Sauce Selection (D)

55 °C Silver Fern Beef Fillet
Manuka Smoked Broccolini, Charred Onion, Leek Powder Confit Potato, Truffle Compound Butter, Mushroom Jus, Thyme Oil (D)

Baked Rawaru
Kumara,Wild Beetroot Textures, Endive Salad (GF, DF)

Fourth Course

Black Truffle Brie
Served with Turkish Bark and Quince Paste (D)

Lemon & Mint Sorbet
(GF) (DF)

Fifth Course

Textures of Chocolate
Mousse, Cake, Chocolate Soil, Espresso Crème Fraiche, Cherry Gin Compote (D)

Orange & Grand Mariner Parfait
Lemon Curd, Meringue, Coconut Foam, Micro Herbs, Freeze Dried Mandarins (D)

Hazelnut Panna Cotta
Candied Hazelnuts, Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Foam, White Chocolate Shards (D)

(DF) Dairy Free (GF) Gluten Free (V) Vegetarian (D) Contains Dairy


Accommodation & 5-Course Degustation Dinner Packages

Te Waonui Forest Retreat has luxury 5-star accommodation packages which include a 5-course degustation dinner as well as buffet breakfast for each guest booked. 

Make a booking

Dining Only

Please contact the hotel directly on 03 752 0555 or or make a table reservation online here.


Forest Dining Experience

Enjoy our luxurious 5-course degustation menu in Te Waonui's purpose built gazebo set in the lush green rainforest of the West Coast. This private dining experience is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or an exclusive special event for up to 10 Guests.

Forest Gazebo Venue Hire: $375 (inc. GST) - Does not include the cost of food and beverage.

Contact Te Waonui Forest Retreat (03 752 0555) for a group booking availability and costs.

Please note - Forest Dining Experience is subject to weather conditions.



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