Open Hours
9:30am - Mid Afternoon
7 Days a week
895 Tairua Whitianga Rd,

Food is our life, Food is our passion!

During winter we put on special theme dinner events and culinary workshops to pass on our passion for good local produce and great food.

Did you ever wanted to know how to make your own chicken Patè, or entertain your guest with a home made Ravioli? We will show you how in our winter workshop. As for winter dinners, you might like to check out our special theme dinner nights as an alternative from your regular take out meal.

And for our Culinary workshop & Special Dinners - Check out our Facebook or Instagram for more detail.


A picturesque country house is the backdrop for a marquee wedding or party...

We also have Colenso House, which is set in the grounds of Colenso Licensed Cafe. It’s a picturesque country house with a large lawn, established gardens and mature trees, a great setting for a marquee wedding or significant birthday celebration or group lunches. The two resident donkeys add to the ambience of this setting which has wonderful photo opportunities.

  • We can cater for a maximum of 70 people except from December to March.
  • Please note: we do not host weddings in December, to February.
  • Please get in touch to discuss your personal requirements with us.
  • We can host you and make a special menu for your special occasion.
  • Off site catering is also available
Please Contact Emily or Judy for more information.
garden party
lamb dish
chicken pate
cured kingfiah
beetroot soup