Rose & Tussock Restaurant

Dine with us

Good kiwi food and a warm welcome

The Rose & Tussock Restaurant is TEMPORARILY CLOSED to the public.

The restaurant is temporarily closed to the public, but we are open for private functions.

Get in touch to discuss your next function at the Rose & Tussock.

We invite you to enjoy delicious local produce served up in our exquisite licensed restaurant. 

Constructed of straw bale, mud-bricks and local trees providing warmth all year round – from frosty winters to hot dry summers, our high rafted ceiling, open fireplace and comfortable surroundings just beckon luxury.

Sit back and relax by the fire, enjoy a glass of local Central Otago wine while your meal is cooked by our professional chef. When the balmy summers are upon us, select to dine with the sheltered courtyard and gaze upon the beauty of our night skies. The warmth of our large open fire on hand should a chill in the air arise.


  • Garlic Bread $8

    Toasted ciabatta bread smothered in creamy garlic butter. (gf option)

  • Bruschetta $16

    Crispy chicken tenderloins with a sticky sesame sauce on fried rice and parsnip fries.

  • Pulled Pork and Vegetable Spring Rolls $16

    Homemade pork and vegetable spring rolls with a sweet chilli and soy dip.

  • King Prawns $17

    Prawns sautéed in garlic butter and served on fresh tomato, capsicum and herb bruschetta. (gf option)

Main Course

  • Ribeye Steak $33

    Cooked to your liking, served on roast vegetable bake, homemade onion rings and your choice of sauce Sauces: Red wine and Thyme Jus, Garlic Butter or Mushroom. (gf)

  • French Rack of Lamb $32

    Lamb rack cooked to medium with a garlic and rosemary crust, served on polenta fries roasted vegetable and red wine jus. (gf)

  • Fish of the Day $30

    Please ask the staff for today's creation.

  • Chargrilled Vegetable Tart $27

    Grilled vegetables, mushrooms pesto and cheese oven baked in filo and topped with humus and parsnip fries. (gf)

  • Pork Spare Ribs $29

    Braised then roasted pork ribs in a homemade BBQ sauce served on a bed of fried rice and coleslaw.

Kids Meals

  • Chicken Nuggets $8
  • Fish Bites $8
  • Mini Hot Dogs $8
  • Ice Cream Sundae $5


  • Seasonal Salad $6
  • Seasonal Steamed Vegetables $7
  • Fries $6
  • Mushroom Sauce $4


  • Banoffee Pie $11

    Rich toffee, banana and cream on a biscuit base, served with Kapiti ice cream.

  • Chocolate Brownie $11

    Rich chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis, whipped cream and ice cream.

  • Lemon Meringue Pie $11

    Tangy lemon curd in a sweet pastry shell and fluffy meringue topping served with whipped cream and ice cream.

  • Raspberry and White Chocolate Crepes $11

    Warm crepes filled with Raspberries and white chocolate served with cream and ice cream.

Sample Drinks Menu

Red Wine

  • 2013 Two Paddocks Picnic
    Central Otago Pinot Noir

    Soft plum, violet and dark cherry with brooding dark black fruit aromas, exotic spice and a lingering silky finish.

  • 2010 8 Ranges Estate
    Central Otago Pinot Noir

    Bright flavours of dark cherries and berry fruits with smoky, savoury note and hints of local thyme, luscious and generous.

  • Central Otago Pinot Rose

    Vibrant bright rose colour. Flavours of fresh strawberries, raspberries and ice cream with a subtle touch of spices. Smooth texture, crisp finish.

White Wine

  • 2010 Two Paddocks
    Central Otago Riesling

    Crushed rose petal, spicy ginger and lime aromatics. A lively wine that drinks well.

  • 2012 Hinton Estate
    Central Otago Pinot Gris

    A crisp ripe wine with bright, zesty, citrus notes and well balanced acidity, nuances of nectarines and pears with a hint of apple.

  • 2013 Black Ridge
    Central Otago Chardonnay

    Vibrant bright rose colour. Flavours of fresh strawberries, raspberries and ice cream with a subtle touch of spices. Smooth texture, crisp finish.

  • 2014 Lake Chalice
    Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    Pale straw with green hues with lifted aromas of blackcurrant and grapefruit. A crisp, medium bodied, dry wine with refreshing and elegant palate. Mouth-watering acidity is balanced by a salty minerality on the lingering finish.


  • Speight's Gold Medal Ale
  • Steinlager Pure
  • Steinlager Classic
  • Heineken
  • Corona
  • Amstel Light
  • Mac's Black Mac Dark
  • DB Drought
  • Speight's Cider
  • Rekorderlig

    Strawberry & Lime, Forest Berries

Soft Drinks

  • Bundaberg Ginger Beer
  • Mac's Lemon Crush
  • Schweppes Lemon, Lime & Bitter
  • Coke, Sprite, L&P
  • Orange Juice
  • Benjer Juice

    Apple / Boysenberry & Apple