Dining at Moon Gate Villa
Kerikeri probably boasts more great restaurants per head of population than anywhere else in New Zealand. The locals are just as appreciative of the fine produce and wines from the area as our visitors. Most of our guests staying at Moon Gate Villa enjoy exploring the local eateries – the day time cafe culture, and the superb culinary choices in the evening.
Thai, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Middle Eastern, and New Zealand contemporary cuisines are all nearby.
Arrive in style!
If you’re celebrating something special, we’d be happy to greet you with a platter of delicious, freshly made canapes, antipasti and accompanied by a bottle of quality New Zealand sparkling, red or white wine.
Just select this option when making your booking.
We have options for different dietary requirements and preferences, so mention these when booking
In-room evening dinners
For those that just want to lock themselves away from the world for an evening, we offer an in-room dining option.
Choose from a delicious selection of mains, fresh seasonal vegetables and tempting desserts, served directly in your suite and removed discreetly when you’ve finished. We need 24 hours notice for dining, so please inquire when booking. For those requiring evening meals at short notice, we can offer a delicious light supper of home made soups, crusty breads and tempting treats.
Buffet dinner parties
Very popular for ‘Whole of Villa’ or bookings of 2 couples, our ‘buffet dinner party’ allows you to enjoy the dining room to yourself for the evening, with a delicious selection of main course and desserts to enjoy at your leisure.
Dinner is arranged at an hour to suit, and you can retire the the guest lounge to relax afterwards, whilst the villa pixies quietly take care of everything else!
Private dining for two
Moon Gate offers private evening dining for those that wish to celebrate a special occasion in fine style. Created by a private chef for the evening, dinner is served overlooking our gardens on the terrace in the warmer weather, or next to our flickering fireplace in cooler weather. Special tastes and dietary requirements can be catered for, and dishes are prepared from local, seasonal produce where possible.
Soft candlelight, and the best beds in the Bay of Islands are right down the atrium hallway – all making for a very special, relaxing evening indeed. Private dining must be organised well in advance, and may have limited availability over the busy summer period. Please enquire when booking for details.
Breakfasts are included in all our room rates. Lionel prides himself on using fresh, local produce when seasons permit. His poached eggs, sourced from local free range chickens are becoming legendary. Villa guests enjoy a buffet of fresh fruit, continental cheese and sliced meats or fresh croissants and jams as well as a traditional cooked breakfast.
Villa guests breakfast in the villa dining room, overlooking the terrace and gardens (or on the terrace in warmer weather). We don’t like to disturb our Cottage guests, so we provide them with a continental basket of breakfast selected from our villa buffet options the evening before. A cooked breakfast in the villa dining room is available as an option if required.