Experience the real taste of rural New Zealand with gourmet home cooking, Farm to Table Dining, using high quality local and home grown ingredients as the basis for Leanne's wonderful dishes and home baking.
Self-cater, dine out or enjoy fresh meals cooked in-house. The Fresh cuisine, prepared by a personal chef. Sustainable, eco-friendly and organic.
In keeping with the luxury farm stay New Zealand experience, it wouldn’t be the same without farm to table dining.
Rodney and Leanne take much pride in presentation and flavors, working closely with their garden and farm management with the changing seasons and are inspired by the freshest ingredients that Montrose farm and garden produce for their kitchen.
Morning aromas of fresh coffee and homemade breads greet our guests at the country kitchen, where every day a sumptuous continental buffet with home made preserves, coupled with an extensive cooked menu awaits including the Lamb and Duck Sausage .
Lunch & Picnic Hampers
It is easy to spend the entire day out and about enjoying the property and the surrounding waitomo district. Should you wish, a packed sized picnic hamper that you, and your group require, can be made on request.
Montrose’s dinner menu changes to reflect the seasons and features contemporary twists on New Zealand classics such as Beef, Salmon and of course Montrose's famous Lamb and Paradise Duck.
Our dinner experience starts off with pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the lounge, or the Courtyard. A selection of fine New Zealand wines are available for tasting, alongside a well-stocked bar comprised of premium spirits and liqueurs. This is a good chance for guests to meet each other, or even plan the following day’s activities with your hosts Leanne and Rodney
Our meals are planned at least a week in advance, please notify us early if you have any particular dietary requirements – we are more than happy to cater for your particular needs
Dinner Dress Code
Evening attire is smart casual—ties and dinner suits are not required. For male guests, a long sleeved dress shirt, trousers and dress shoes is sufficient.
"We believe food is a fabulous medium for people to bond over, share stories, and break bread. Relax and enjoy a truly stunning destination and private dining experience of kiwi hospitality. After dinner feel free to stroll the expansive gardens, or relax by an open fire."
Farm to Table Harvest
Meals are truly a farm to table experience - Montrose Farm is a prime example of sustainable, eco-friendly New Zealand hill country farming with the stock bred and raised on the farm they can source prime desired cuts from their Hereford beef, Romney lamb and Native Paradize Duck in shooting season. In the orchard, fruit grows in abundance and the garden gives a healthy harvest of vegetables and herbs. In the surrounding areas on Montrose Farm, farm-fresh egg are collected each morning and Manuka honey from their very own bee hives. You will also enjoy the subtle inclusion of Maori ingredients sourced from the farm's pristine native bush area. It is not uncommon to see Leanne roaming the grounds collecting various items for the menu.
Guests who enjoy a spot of fishing during their stay are welcome to experience Leanne's skill with their catch, whether it's trout from a local river, snapper or whitebait from the coast at nearby Marokopa.
“Right from the start, the hosts welcomed us into their stunning home. A great atmosphere, away from the hustle of life. The rooms were beautifully presented. The food was outstanding with the hosts going out of their way to...” - Catherine BMore Reviews