Catering menu: set plated lunch and dinner

The following menu items are a guideline only. Our team of talented chefs are happy to design a menu specific to your needs.

You could also start your event with some options from our canapé menu.

Pricing options

All of the options include freshly brewed tea and coffee, which will be served with dessert. Petit fours are available at an additional cost of $2 pp.

Option one, $69 pp

  • One starter
  • One main course
  • One dessert
Cheese platter


Cheese platter, 2017. Te Papa

Option two, $73 pp

  • Choice of two starters
  • One main course
  • One dessert

Option three, $78 pp

  • One starter
  • Alternate drop of two main courses (we recommend a choice of the chicken breast, and the beef or lamb)
  • One dessert

Option four, $82 pp

  • One starter
  • Choice of two main courses
  • One dessert

Option five, $85 pp
(This option is only available in Icon and Wellington foyer)

  • Choice of two starters
  • Choice of two main courses
  • One dessert


  • Seafood chowder made from local fish and seafood, served with puff pastry croutons
  • Duck Laksa aromatic broth with confit duck breast, noodles, and Asian greens (GF)
  • Grilled tiger prawns served on chilli cured cucumber and karengo salad accompanied by citrus crème fraiche (GF)
  • Seared New Zealand scallop martini served on creamy celeriac puree topped crisp pancetta (GF)
  • Herb roasted lamb loin served on tabbouleh, accompanied by micro greens and witloof, and fig jam
Lamb loin


Lamb loin entree, 2016. Te Papa

  • Cold smoked Aoraki salmon parcel filled with hot smoked salmon and shrimp mousse, served over watercress and radish sprouts, accompanied by beetroot relish and wasabi vinaigrette (GF)

Main courses

  • Kawakawa dusted grilled beef fillet steak with black Doris plum jus (GF) (DF)
  • Corn fed chicken breast topped with coriander foam (GF)
  • Hawkes Bay lamb rump  served on garlic and vanilla jus (GF) (DF)
  • Valrhona rubbed venison loin topped with tamarillo infused red wine jus (GF) (DF)
  • Grilled Aoraki salmon steak topped with liquorice foam
  • Tequila flamed tiger prawns and scallops topped with coconut foam with a mung bean and peanut salad (GF)
  • Lemon thyme crusted market fresh fish of the day topped with taramosalata and tomato vinaigrette
  • Slow roasted pork belly with crackling with cider and sage sauce (GF)
Market fish


Market fish, 2016. Te Papa

Sides and vegetables

Please choose one item from each section:

Section 1

  • Gratin potatoes (GF)
  • Chatouillard potatoes (GF)
  • Smoked kumara mash (GF)
  • Hollandaise crushed potatoes (GF)
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini
  • Sundried tomato and black olive polenta

Section 2

  • Asian greens and asparagus (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Mediterranean vegetables (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Crushed peas and asparagus (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Seasonal glazed vegetables (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Carrot, bacon and parsnip purees (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Honey glazed Yams (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Brussels sprouts (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Green beans and cherry tomatoes (GF) (DF) (V)

Vegetables are subject to seasonal availability


  • Chocolate fantasy – Flourless chocolate cake, double chocolate ice cream and milk chocolate mousse served with candied kiwi fruit (GF)
  • Mocha perfumed tiramisu served with liquorice sauce and amoretti biscuits 
  • Pavlova roulade filled with strawberry cream, served with macerated kiwifruit  (GF)
  • Te Papa dessert plate  Mini chocolate lamington, baby pavlova with kiwifruit, tamarillo crème brulee, manuka honey mousse and chocolate truffles
  • White Chocolate and Manuka honey steamed pudding served on feijoa and pear compote topped with brandy custard
  • Kiwifruit and red grape terrine – Green and yellow kiwifruit and red grapes in almond mousse, served with muscatel sabayon (GF)
  • New Zealand cheese plate – Selection of award-winning New Zealand cheeses, accompanied by home-made quince paste, dried fruits and crackers. (For an additional $3.00 pp spoil your guests with a cheese platter for the table).
  • Dessert Platter – Flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, crème brulee, pavlova roulade, white chocolate and Manuka honey mousse with panacotta (Available only for function up to 200 people)


* Prices are per person and are exclusive of GST. Selections and prices are subject to availability and list changes.

Dairy Free – DF

Gluten Free – GF

Vegetarian – V

Vegan – VG