Catering For All Occassions
Food and drinks are key ingredients in making your event that much more memorable.
You’ll love our range of dining options and flavours, and so will everyone attending.
Contemporary gourmet cuisine, and kiwi favourites with a twist – we pride ourselves on serving food that you and your guests will love, using the best local ingredients. That means creating dishes that are a feast for your eyes as well as your stomach. There’s also a range of children’s meals for the tiniest guests, and filling options such as supper platters for the big eaters.
We’re very aware that people are now following a range of diets. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options come as standard. Other specific requirements can be accommodated on request.
Canapes & Grazers
We specialise in canape, walk and fork menus and grazing tables to make informal gatherings a hit. Morning teas, afternoon teas, and lunch menus suitable for meetings are also available.
Enjoy a range of our most popular crowd favourites such as bacon-wrapped haloumi, arancini, BBQ meat and seafood plus fresh salads packed with flavour. There’s nothing more kiwi.
We have a number of premium options for serious foodies. Spoil yourself and your guests with an indulgent menu including fresh oysters, local cheeses, salmon and mouth-watering desserts.
Turning Up The Heat
Head chef David O’Leary is fired up about making Tui Hills’ food something to be remembered. That means fresh ingredients and restaurant-quality plated meals.
“We’re getting in the best organic, free-range and local ingredients and getting the food in fresh just before each wedding or event. Almost everything is being prepared on-site from fresh raw ingredients and we’re not cutting corners on quality for the sake of convenience.”
He’s honed his skills at eateries in Auckland, Sydney, London and Somerset. He’s even worked at the world-famous Victor Churchill Butchery in Sydney, which doubles as an occasional restaurant for VIPs such as TV chef Anthony Bourdain, who he once cooked for.
“At Tui Hills we also have great menus, a great team – bring it on!”
The Best From Near and Far
You’ll love our selection from the best of New Zealand and international beverage suppliers. Here are some of our treasured brands. We can also put together a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails or take special requests for drinks not already on our menu.
Drinks can be purchased with a fixed-price package, bar tab, cash bar or a mixture of those options, to make budgeting a breeze.
West Auckland’s Finest
Nestled in the beautiful Ararimu Valley, just a short drive from Tui Hills, Westbrook is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected boutique wineries.
The renowned wine-making Ivicevich family began the legacy in 1935. With a new wine-loving family at the helm, Westbrook’s range of award-winning vintages made it an easy choice to select Westbrook as our local wine partner.
It’s said that that there’s always an occasion that calls for champagne. Our headliners are Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon, from Reims and Epernay respectively. We’re also happy to order in Moet Ice and Dom Perignon from the same supplier.
Beyond the champagne region of France, there are some fine local suppliers, including Westbrook’s Methode Traditionelle.
The Local Brew
With a 1 2 3 4, Hallertau became one of the leaders in the NZ craft beer boom. Those first four beers, with their iconic numbering, established Hallertau as a truly independent brewery set on twisting beer traditions for new sensations. The ingredient that keeps Hallertau’s beer at the top of a crowded market.
Hallertau is Tui Hills’ premium craft beer, available on tap and in bottles, alongside ever-popular brands such as Heineken and Corona.
Tasteful Gin From Riverhead
On the rolling hills of Riverhead, Trish and Jason Delamore create award-winning lavender and saffron-infused gin made organically on the aptly-named Lavender Hill. And if that’s not enough, they also use lemons from their property to make Limoncello to die for.
Retro Flavours Add The Fizz
Foxton Fizz has been the taste of summer (and every other season) for more than a century. If you or your kids are in the mood for a raspberry treat, green with envy for a lime soda, or feel like a classic lemonade, creaming soda or kola, Foxton Fizz is the answer.
Boutique Beans From the Beach
Maybe it’s the sea air, but there’s something special about coffee from Bethell’s Beanz, just a 15 minute drive from Tui Hills. We love the fact that this boutique roaster is passionate about high-quality coffee, fair trade organic and protecting the environment.