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 dishes changing to suit seasonal ingredients. The cabinets are always full of delicious pleasures, including deli style sandwiches, cakes, savouries and salads. All of them made and baked by our kitchen team.

Dinner at Matheson Café
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 Bagel 10.50
Cream cheese, raspberry jam
Poached Eggs
13.50
Two poached eggs, toasted sourdough, watercress pesto
Honey Toasted Muesli 13.50
Coconut yoghurt, balsamic blackberries
Big Bacon, Hash Brown & Egg Butty 15.50
Bacon, hash brown, fried egg, thick buttered bread, tomato chutney on the side
Smashed Pumpkin & Sourdough 18.50
Smashed pumpkin, spinach, poached egg, grilled mushroom, dukkah, sourdough
Bacon Benedict  19.50
Streaky Bacon, pesto, 2 poached egg, hollandaise
Salmon Bagel Benedict 19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise
Matheson Breakfast 21.00
Bacon, bratwurst sausage, field mushroom, tomato, potato rosti, 2 poached eggs on toast, hollandaise
Pesto Mushrooms 16.50
Baked mushrooms, halloumi, spinach, pesto & sourdough
Spinach & Black Pudding 18.50
Black pudding, spinach, portobello mushroom, poached egg, hollandaise

Lunch

Served 11:30am – 3:00pm

Soup of the day
14.50
 With crusty bread  
Vegetable Noodle Bowl
 18.50
Soba noodles, crunchy vegetables, mint, coriander, pickled beetroot, raddish, sweet soy dressing.   Add chicken $4.00
 Lamb Salad  21.50
Lamb Filet (M), mesculn, roast dukkha cauliflower, cherry tomato, edamame, mustard & lemon yoghurt dressing  
Chicken Ramen
 19.50
Grilled chicken, crunchy vegetables, ramen noodles, spiced broth  
Chicken, Bacon & Smoked Brie Burger
21.50
Grilled Chicken, Bacon, smoked brie, lettuce banana chutney  
Risotto Of The Day
20.00
Please Ask  
Harissa Fish
 21.50
Harissa spiced fish, rice noodles, crunchy slaw, nauc cham  
 Bagel Benedict  19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise  
Streaky bacon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise  
Merino Lamb Burger  21.50
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 10.50

Served 5.30pm – Late

Garlic Bread – Baguette grilled with garlic butter 9.50

Soup – Homemade soup served with freshly baked bread 14.50

Salmon Tatar – Chilli rice wine dressing, avocado, coconut mousse 19.00

Bruschetta – Tomato, basil, garlic truffle oil 13.50

Lamb Ribs – Harissa rubbed ribs, lemon mustard yoghurt 21.00

Calamari Salad – Spiced calamari, mesclun, sprouts, dukkha aioli 18.50

Mains

 

Lamb Salad

Lamb Fillet (m), mesculn, roast dukkha cauliflower, cherry tomato, edamame, basil dressing

21.50

Thai Green Fish Salad

Grilled fish fillet, cucumber, capsicum, baby spinach, brown basmati rice, coconut green curry dressing

25.00

Pork Belly

Asian slaw, chili soy caramel glaze, baked apple

34.00

Merino Lamb Leg

Merino leg (M), polenta, egg plant & zucchini, roast garlic glaze

39.00

Aged Beef Ribeye

Grilled Ribeye, mushroom risotto, mushroom confit

38.00

Stuffed Eggplant

Edamame, rosemary greens, spinach, pumpkin miso with a chili wine dressing

32.00

Salmon

Pumpkin miso, cauliflower crumble, nori hollandaise

37.00

Fish of the Day

Grilled fish fillet, three beans, lemon thyme ragout, cress pesto & tomato

36.00
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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