The Cuisine

Head Chef Jonathan Rogers presents an exquisite take on modern New Zealand cuisine at Matakauri Lodge. Sourcing the very best produce from local suppliers in the Central Otago Region, Rogers and Matakauri Lodge offer a unique dining experience in a luxurious setting.

Guests staying at Matakauri Lodge can look forward to breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that celebrate local seasonal produce with clean, fresh flavours in an à la carte menu that changes daily. Cuisine that is designed to be enjoyed while appreciating the stunning panoramic vista and a truly world-class wine menu.

Guests can choose from a variety of dining spaces, including the Library, Dining Room, Remarkables Patio, Courtyard and Lounge, with private dining arranged upon request.

For guests who are staying with us on the traditional lodge package, all meals are included within their tariff.  We also offer a flexible dining option for culinarians enjoying a longer stay.  More on the flexible dining options are available  here.

Matakauri Lodge does welcome day guests who would like to dine with us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is subject to advance booking and availability.




Head Chef Rogers, says his cuisine is heavily influenced by the landscapes and environs of Central Otago.


“Creating a new menu for each day allows myself and the team the opportunity to utilise seasonal local produce of the highest quality, and to tailor the menus around the individual likes and needs of each guest. I work closely with a number of local purveyors and farmers to source produce that showcases the very best of the region.”


As chefs we are essentially ‘curators' of the amazing produce grown, foraged, harvested & caught in our region and country. It is our job to truly respect the hard work & passion behind all we procure by creating the most imaginative and delicious dishes possible - Chef Jonathan Rogers




A hearty full breakfast is served between 7.00am – 10.30am for $75 per person, inclusive of beverages; fruit juice, tea or coffee.




A delicious three-course lunch menu is available from 12.00am – 2.30pm for $135 per person.




In the evening, dine from 6.00pm – 10.30pm, starting with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, followed by a superb five-course tasting menu, ending with petit fours, for $240 per person. 


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