The Punga Fern hilltop restaurant offers a buffet breakfast in the morning and smart casual à la carte dining in the evening.

Opening hours

Breakfast 7.30am-9.30am | Dinner 6pm-9pm

Featuring the best of local produce, paired with Marlborough and international wines from our cellar, craft beers, spirits or cocktails.

Drink in the sweeping views of Endeavour Inlet from our three elevated decks, or from inside our spacious restaurant, while experiencing incredible cuisine. 

To Start

  • HOUSE BAKED FLAT BREAD

    smoked eggplant and chickpea hummus

    • $15
  • ŌRA KING SALMON SASHIMI

    with radish, wasabi and cucumber

    • $19
  • BAKED BLUE CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS

    with prosciutto

    • $20
  • SEAFOOD CHOWDER

    local seafood chowder with house baked bread

    • $19
  • DUCK RAVIOLI

    onion puree, bacon, cos lettuce, parmesan

    • $19
  • HAPUKA BITES

    line-caught buttermilk Hapuka bites with chipotle mayo

    • $18

Mains

  • EGGPLANT AND CASHEW TAGINE

    coconut rice, roti, riata

    • $32
  • TAGLIATELLE PASTA

    lamb ragout, tomato broth, fresh herbs, parmesan

    • $28
  • SOUNDS HAPUKA LAKSA

    coconut laksa broth, rice noodles, bean shoot salad, crispy shallots

    • $35
  • 55 DAY AGED STRIPLOIN

    rosemary cheddar hash, broccolini, black garlic butter, red wine jus

    • $36
  • CANTERBURY CONFIT DUCK

    shredded potato, wilted spinach, dark cherry, red wine jus

    • $38

Sides

  • GOLDEN MILE SALAD LEAVES

    with malt vinegar dressing

    • $8
  • POTATO

    with burnt butter and capers

    • $9

Desserts

  • BRÛLÉE

    Espresso martini crème brûlée

    • $18
  • STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

    butterscotch, vanilla ice cream, spun sugar

    • $17
  • TERRINE

    Peanut butter and milk chocolate terrine with poached berries

    • $17

Bookings and enquiries

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Hear what others are saying...

Rows of wine glasses on a shelf at the Furneaux Lodge Restaurant in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

We loved Punga Cove, great place to relax and unwind. Restaurant served great food with a well match wine list. Cafe was relaxed, great Pizza in a fantasic location.

Craig - Google, January 2020
Two glasses and cutlery at the Furneaux Lodge Restaurant in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

We only stayed one night whilst walking the Queen Charlotte walk. Lovely spacious apartment with stunning views. Enjoyed the spa too Had drinks and casual dinner at the waterfront bar The restaurant also had views to die for A great stay. Very relaxing

Sarahp12345 - TripAdvisor, March 2020
Natural wooden details on a coffee table reflect the forest environment surrounding Punga Cove in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Lovely location excellent staff good variety of accomodation. Free kayak hire,good bar nice pool but hold on,the food at the restaurant was some of the best I've had. A+. If your lucky you will see or have close encounters with wild dolphin here. Lovely

Julian - Google, May 2020
An aerial view of the Punga Cove jetty with a number of vessels parked next to it - there is also moorings available to park vessels

Stunning setting. Very reasonable rates off season and good variety of rooms. Great having a cafe and restaurant with amazing views. Can drive..about 2 hours from Blenheim. Lovely walks in the local area particularly to Furneaux. Very friendly staff. Second visit. Had a great break.

Sarah - Google, October 2020