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

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

  • FRESH BLUFF OYSTERS

    choice of shallot vinaigrette, salsa verde or natural

    • 1/2 dozen $0
    • 1 dozen $0

Entrée

  • BRAISED SPRING VEGETABLES

    Puy lentils, pickled radish, caramelised coconut labneh

    • $18
  • ŌRA KING SALMON CRUDO

    chilli, shallots, preserved lemon, herbs

    • $19
  • CLOUDY BAY CLAMS

    linguine, garlic, lemon, chilli, parsley, EVO 

    • E $16
    • M $28
  • SEARED VENISON TARTAR

    horseradish, tamarillo, croutes 

    • $19
  • DUCK RAVIOLI

    onion cream, bacon, parmesan 

    • $19

Mains

  • EGGPLANT AND CASHEW TAGINE

    jeera rice, roti, riata

    • $32
  • PORK BELLY

    smoked corn, pickled apple, date jus 

    • $36
  • MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS HĀPUKA

    fennel, spring greens, citrus butter sauce 

    • $37
  • 55-DAY AGED STRIPLOIN

    cauliflower, wild mushroom, kale, jus 

    • $38
  • CANTERBURY CONFIT DUCK

    carrot, beetroot, pea tendrils, jus 

    • $39

Desserts

  • COCONUT AND LIME CRÉME BRULÉE

    mango sorbet, ginger biscuit 

    • $16
  • DARK GHANA CHOCOLATE DELICE

    coffee mousse, rum anglaise 

    • $16
  • FLOURLESS ORANGE CAKE

    burnt honey, vegan pistachio ice cream 

    • $16

Sides

  • GOLDEN MILE LEAVES

    hazelnut dressing

    • $9
  • POTATO

    capers, burnt butter

    • $9

Kids

  • BUTTERMILK HĀPUKU BITES

    with chips

    • $12
  • NUGGETS

    with chips

    • $12

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