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

Opening hours

Breakfast 7.30am-9.30am | Dinner 6pm-9pm, Monday to Saturday by reservation

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

  • TOASTED SOURDOUGH BREAD

    with whipped truffle butter, olive oil & pomegranate molasses gf*/v

    • $16

Entrée

  • POTATO GNOCCHI

    pumpkin, pine nuts, sage, burnt butter v

    • $19
  • CLOUDY BAY CLAMS

    linguine, citrus espuma, creole, herbs df*

    • $20
  • CONFIT DUCK RAVIOLI

    onion puree, bacon, parmesan, jus gras

    • $21
  • VENISON STRIPLOIN

    served rare, cauliflower cream, blackberry, black garlic gf*

    • $22
  • SEARED SCALLOPS

    fennel, tomato, pickled celery, hazelnut crumb gf

    • $22

Mains

  • EGGPLANT AND CASHEW NUT TAGINE

    rice pilaf, raita, roti v/gf*/df*

    • $36
  • PORK BELLY

    braised red cabbage, charred corn, red mole, salsa verde gf

    • $38
  • PAN FRIED MARKET FISH

    creamed leek, spring vegetables, parsley emulsion, buerre blanc gf

    • $40
  • CANTERBURY DUCK BREAST

    leg croquette, carrot puree, beetroot, jus gf

    • $43
  • BEEF EYE FILLET

    confit potatoes, wild mushroom, baby vegetables, jus gf/df*

    • $43

Desserts

  • COMBAVA CUSTARD

    plum, praline, cinnamon ice cream gf

    • $18
  • DARK GHANA CHOCOLATE DELICE

    orange mousse, Dulce de leche, crackle gf

    • $18
  • ROSE WATER MERINGUE

    rhubarb curd, local strawberries, yogurt sorbet gf/df

    • $18
  • JUMPING GOAT AFFOGATO

    Vanilla bean ice cream, espresso, Jumping Goat coffee liqueur gf

    • $21

Sides

  • GREEN LEAVES

    hazelnut vinaigrette gf/df

    • $12
  • POTATO

    capers, parsley butter gf/df*

    • $12

v – vegetarian

df – dairy free

gf – gluten free

* - available upon request

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