Lansdowne House


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Lansdowne House specialises in local wines and provides a wide selection of beers, spirits and after dinner liqueurs and ports, so guests can avail themselves of a refreshing drink from the bar at anytime.



Enjoy relaxing before the fire in winter or sit outside on one of the comfortable reclining chairs and listen to the birds in the trees.


Whilst a full English breakfast is included in the room rate at Lansdowne House, we can also arrange an 'al fresco' lunch or we can make up a picnic hamper for you to enjoy. A full evening meal is also available with pre dinner hors d’oeuvres and traditional New Zealand fare.


Breakfast Options:


Enjoy breakfast with us in our classic Tudor dining room surrounded by antique dressers and china. Dine on an 1850 mahogany table with silver, fine china and crystal and glass condiment dishes or, if it is a beautiful morning, you may prefer to dine 'al fresco' in our brick courtyard beside the original icehouse amongst the roses and the soothing trickle of a sparkling waterfall.


Kickstart to the day:

A choice of fruit juices:  orange, grapefruit, apple, tomato or pineapple.

A selection of cereals, muesli and yogurt.

A seasonal fresh fruit platter with pineapple, strawberries and melons in season.

Different toasts white and New Zealand Vogels bread with butter or margarine, jams, honey or

marmite all sourced locally wherever possible.

Freshly brewed coffee or a selection of teas including herbal varieties.

Creamy rolled oats porridge made the traditional way and served with brown or white sugar or golden syrup if preferred.


To follow:

Baby lamb chops served with poached tomatoes, buttered mushrooms, chunky chips and free range fried or poached eggs.

Scrambled free range eggs on toast with parsley butter, poached tomatoes, hash browns and locally produced streaky bacon.

Eggs Benedict  - On homemade bubble and squeak, with  local ham, bacon or smoked salmon, free range poached eggs all topped with creamy  hollandaise sauce.

Lansdowne Special - a hearty breakfast of locally produced crispy bacon and mini sausages, poached tomatoes, hash browns, baked beans, fried bread and your choice of free range poached or fried eggs.

If you prefer, a combination of any of the above is available.



Stay and relax with an 'al fresco' lunch and a glass of local wine, a crisp, cool natural beer or a homemade lemonade. Lunch is a casual affair changing daily. A popular choice is homemade bacon and egg pie accompanied with a mixed salad and fresh, crispy rolls hot from the oven.
We will pack you a picnic hamper to enjoy in one of the many beauty spots of the Wairarapa.


 Price:  In house lunch: $21.50 per person plus beverages
            Picnic hamper:  $30.00 per person plus beverages




We offer a range of menus for dinner, barbeques or intimate dining for small groups in a dinner party style. Prices vary between $60.00 and $100 per head.  Alcoholic beverages are extra.


Click on the menu titles below to see sample menu selections from recent dining options :


* Dinner Party Sample Menu * Mid Year Dinner Sample Menu
* Private Dinner for Friends Sample Menu A Christmas Celebration Menu