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.

We are happy to make suggestions and book a reservation on your behalf.  Kerikeri restaurants can be busy, particularly on the weekends. We recommend this if you will be arriving later in the evening.

Moon Gate Villa Big Breakfast


Our famous 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.

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 the ‘Bubbles & Canapes’ option when making your booking.

We have options for different dietary requirements and preferences, so mention these in the comments section.

Villa dining options

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, or outside on the terrace in warmer weather.

Special tastes and dietary requirements can be catered for, and dishes are prepared from local, seasonal produce where possible.

We need 24 hours notice for dining, so please inquire when booking.

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!