About Harvest

Harvest Restaurant at The Marlborough Lodge

Our philosophy at Harvest is to showcase the exceptional produce of New Zealand.  Picking seasonally from our gardens or sourcing locally from the best suppliers and speciality unique producers, we are provided with an abundance of choice.

We use traditional classic techniques and mix those with a modern twist along with a rule of no more than 5 flavours on a plate.

This allows the produce to be the hero and we are merely the ambassadors of our daily changing a la carte menu – come and enjoy!

View a sample menu 

Harvest is open as follows:

May – October

Lunch: Friday – Sunday Open on request for group booking 10+

Dinner: Friday & Saturday from 6.00pm

Booking is essential – contact us.

Group bookings outside winter opening hours possible on request.

November – April

Lunch: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday – Sunday from 6.00pm

Booking is essential – contact us.

Group bookings outside opening hours possible on request.

Harvest Restaurant
Harvest Restaurant
Harvest Restaurant

Our Sample Menu

The Harvest Restaurant is open to the public for lunch & dinner as follows:

May – October
Lunch: Friday – Sunday Open on request for groups 10+
Dinner: Friday & Saturday from 6.00pm

November – April
Lunch: Monday – Sunday from 12.00 until 3.00pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday from 6.30pm

The focus is on fresh, local and seasonal cuisine, our Chef is offering an ever-changing selection of a la carte dishes, designed to be shared or kept all to yourself.

We also have an excellent selection of Marlborough, New Zealand & International wines and beverages available.

Group bookings outside of our opening hours by request

Bookings – contact us.

Harvest Restaurant



Olives $6

Harvest Bread $9

Seared Akami bluefin tuna, braised fennel, parmesan foam $24

Smoked wild goat loin, Asian slaw salad, yoghurt dressing $22

House made fettuccine, cranky goat’s feta, Waihopai olive oil $20

Poaka Valley Culatello, baguette, pickles $22



Wild venison medallion, dark chocolate jus, golden beets, roasted whole shallots $39

Grilled duck breast, roasted parsnip puree, raspberry honeycomb jus $36

Dry Aged rib-eye, panko crumbed sweet breads, black garlic butter, bok choy $38

Squid ink risotto, fresh sea bass, laksa emulsion $35

Harvest Restaurant
Harvest Restaurant



Sides to share

Garden salad $12

Hand cut fries $12

Sautéed garden vegetables $12

Desserts & Cheese

Dark chocolate tart, rose water mascarpone cream, blueberry coulis $15

Parfait glace, roasted walnuts, strawberry salad $15

Deconstructed apple and rhubarb crumble, pineapple sorbet $15


Local Cheeses

Wash Rind, Little River, Nelson

Brie, Little River, Nelson

Aged Cheddar, Whitestone

1 cheese $14

Cheese assortment $36

Harvest Restaurant

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Harvest Restaurant

Our Location:

The Marlborough Lodge

776 Rapaura Road, Rapaura, Marlborough, New Zealand

(The Marlborough Lodge)


+64 (03) 570 5700


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  •   Beautiful setting, delicious fresh and local food - we were all very happy with our choices. The service was impeccable. Can't wait to come back in summer time.

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      Wonderful restaurant.
    The restaurant is within The Marlborough Lodge hotel and therefore has a mix of hotel guests and restaurant guests.
    Menu is very good, and changes daily, without being... read more

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      The entrance to The Marlborough Lodge is superb, once through the electronic gates. The gardens have mature trees, sweeping lawns, and lavender bordered driveway, after the bridge over the creek.... read more

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  •   The atmosphere was amazing, outside on a beautiful day with the colorful gardens and lavender as a backdrop. The food was outstanding and the service wonderful. Samantha was absolutely incredible... read more

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      Huge disappointment, expecting a similar experience like when we dine at Arbour or Gramados. It was just average. Wait staff attentive, first G/T’s were made with soda water, but that... read more

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      A beautiful old home set among lovely old trees and the vineyards. The meal was amazing and 10 out of 10 for service. We will deftly be back

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  •   This fine dining restaurant was recommended to us by our hosts as Blenheims best. Set in beautiful surroundings in an old colonial style building the service was excellent and all... read more

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      On recommendation of someone at a local wine tasting, we happened on this awesome dining room on a night when they were able to take non-guests. This is a high-end,... read more

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      We visited Harvest Restaurant last Friday night and it was an evening to remember. The grounds and location are stunning and the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The food... read more

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  •   We just spent an incredible evening at the harvest restaurant in the Marlborough lodge. The entrance through a driveway of lavender and a gorgeous gorgeous lodge building was breathtaking. I... read more

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      Very welcoming and were very prompt with service.
    The menu was limited but tasted great. The main, which I had sirloin, was so delicious and tender as were the... read more

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      We enjoyed lunch with friends on the veranda. I was so pleased we were seated outside as it was a beautiful day and we could enjoy the gardens while we... read more

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  •   We had an awesome dinner with great wine and very good service from the team at Harvest.
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      A time to remember and a service never to forget. The food and personal touch was amazing. You do the Marlborough region a great service. Beautiful Thanks

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      What an absolutely Stunning restaurant and property. Everything about the experience exuded quality, refinement and elegance. The food was thoughtful and delicious, the wine list extensive, the ambiance wonderful, and... read more

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