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Cuisine at Mahitahi

"A feast for the senses"

Dining at Mahitahi Lodge can be the highlight of your stay. Whether it be one of John's delicious breakfasts or, if you choose, to indulge in Jacqui's fabulous dinners. Breakfast is included in the tariff.

Relax and put your feet up after a busy day without having to travel to the nearest cafés for evening dining in Fox Glacier - please book in advance to ensure your place at the table. Let us know then if you have any special dietary issues or any likes/dislikes.

The Matai suite does offer a self catering option if you prefer.

A sample of our menus:


  • Cereals with home made yoghurt and fresh fruit platter
  • Eggs served scrambled, fried or poached; with bacon and mushrooms
  • Eggs Benedict - with local cold smoked salmon and fresh hollandaise sauce
  • Freshly baked and slightly toasted banana bread with warm bananas, yoghurt, maple syrup and bacon
  • Homemade potato cakes
  • John's special omelettes - his current signature dish


  • Crackers with cheese and salami made from local venison
  • Locally caught whitebait
  • Fillet of beef with red wine and mushroom gravy and oven baked potatoes, or
  • Herb crusted blue cod with pilaf rice or new potatoes, or
  • Lamb shanks slowly cooked in the oven served with potato and kumara mash
  • All meals are served with a selection of fresh vegetables and / or salad


  • Panna cotta with passionfruit
  • Moist Banana and white chocolate cake with caramel sauce
  • Pavlova with cream and fresh fruit
  • All desserts are served with home made ice cream

Wine and beer is offered with the evening dinner and is included in the tariff of $85 per person. All the wine and beer is sourced mainly from South Island vineyards and breweries and is specially selected.



cheese platter


Mahitahi cuisine