Lake Matheson Cafe

Open 7 days from 8am, Lake Matheson Café is just a few minutes drive from Fox Glacier at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. With comfortable seating options and deck area, we have unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

Matheson Cafe offers a range of breakfast and lunch options, with our famous gourmet pizzas changing to suit seasonal ingredients. The cabinets are always full of delicious pleasures, including deli style sandwiches, cakes, savouries and salads.

Dinner at Matheson Cafe
From November to the end of March, Matheson Café changes its persona in the evening from fresh café food to a table service restaurant with an incredible new menu and extensive wine list on offer. Providing the perfect place to enjoy award winning cuisine, sample some of New Zealand’s finest beers and wines, relaxing after your adventures around Fox and Franz Josef Glacier.

Bookings are welcome and essential for large groups and tours.

Wheelchair Accessible

Cafe / Restaurant Hours
01 Nov – 31 Mar 8am until late – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
1 Apr – 31 Oct 8am – 3pm – Breakfast & Lunch

MATHESON CAFE'S MENUS
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Starters
  • Dinner

Breakfast

Served 8am – 11:30am

Toasted Fruit Bread
9.50
Banana jam, butter, toasted coconut  
Toasted Bagel  9.50
Cream cheese, raspberry jam  
Deluxe Toasted Bagel 14.50
Smoked salmon, caper & cream cheese spread, pickled cucumber, watercress pesto  
Manuka Honey Toasted Muesli 13.50
Natural yoghurt, blueberry compote  
Big Bacon, Hash Brown & Egg Butty 15.50
Bacon, hash brown, fried egg, thick buttered bread, tomato chutney on the side  
Backpackers Breakfast  16.50
Bratwurst sausages, grilled mushroom, 2 fried eggs on toast  
Zucchini & Sweet Corn Fritters
18.50
Grilled mushroom, spinach, poached egg, watercress pesto  
Salmon Bagel Benedict 19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise  
Spinach & Smoked Brie Omelette 18.50
3 egg omelette, spinach, smoked brie, toasted rye bread  
Matheson Breakfast 21.00
Bacon, bratwurst sausage, field mushroom, tomato, zucchini fritter, 2 poached eggs on toast, hollandaise  

Lunch

Served 11:30am – 3:00pm

Soup of the day
  13.50
 with crusty bread  
Grilled Prawn Vietnamese salad
  19.50
Prawns, lettuce mix, mango, sprouts, herbs, lime chilli dressing  
Pumpkin Macadamia Salad
17.00
Pumpkin, toasted macadamia, mesculin, sprouts, smoked brie  
Mediterranean Spiced Goat Roti
15.50
Pulled goat shoulder, crunchy sprouts, rocket, pickled beetroot, tzatziki  
Sweet Clam Risotto
 20.00
Clam risotto, grilled whole clams, rocket, green caper aioli  
Venison Boerewors
20.50
Venison boerewors sausage, micro salad, cherry tomato, beetroot relish, seeded mustard  
Potato Gnocchi
17.00
Pumpkin, spinach, roast tomato sauce, parmesan  
Lamb Salad
 19.50
Lamb leg fillet (m), spinach & couscous salad, marinated blueberries, pickled cucumber, tzatziki, mustard, beetroot  
Salmon Bagel Benedict 19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise  
 Merino Lamb Burger 21.00
 Herbed lamb pattie, salad greens, mint and apple chutney on a toasted bun with fries  

A large selection of sweets, sandwiches, paninis and salads available in our counter cabinets

Spicy wedges with chili sour cream 9.50
Chunky fries with garlic aioli 8.50
Side salad with tomato, cucumber, bell peppers & vinaigrette 8.50

Starters

Served 5.30pm – Late

Garlic Bread, Baguette grilled with garlic butter 8.50
   
Soup, Homemade soup served with freshly baked bread 13.50
   
Lamb Loin Salad, Couscous, rocket, mustard, pickled beetroot, tzatziki 19.50
   
Whitebait Salad, Crispy fried, rocket, pickled cucumber, cress oil fried shallots 18.00
   
 Potato Gnocchi, Pumpkin, spinach, roast tomato sauce, parmesan 17.00
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

Mains

 
Merino Lamb Leg
Merino leg (M), grilled asparagus, potato, pea & herb mash
35.00
   
Pork Belly
Sous vide pork belly, fennel, turnip, asian slaw, chilli soy caramel glaze
33.00
   
Beef Ribeye
Ribeye steak, balsamic red wine risotto, spinach
36.00
   
Salmon
Seared Salmon, rocket, clam risotto, cress pesto
34.00
   
Grouper Fillet
Grilled grouper fillet, steamed greens, lemon herb oil, lemon polenta
34.00
   
Potato Gnocchi
Pumpkin, spinach, roast tomato sauce, parmesan
29.00
   
   
   
   

 

Dessert

Chai Cheesecake
14.50
   
Salted Maple & Walnut panna cotta
14.50
   
Triple chocolate brownie ice cream                                           
13.50