Dine as Day Guests

At Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

We extend a warm welcome to day guests wishing to join us for a culinary experience at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat.

Our Standard Reservation seats guests at elegant sharing-style tables in the grand setting of Moraine Lodge. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine as well as engaging conversation with fellow guests and world travelers.

If you prefer a more intimate experience, book our Private Tables. Your party can enjoy the atmosphere and fine dining of Moraine Lodge in the privacy of your own company.

Bookings are essential. Guests not staying at the Retreat who wish to reserve a table at Moraine Lodge can book online below.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to take online reservations within 48 hours. If you wish to enquire about dining today or tomorrow, contact our team by phone or email.

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Terms and Conditions

Reservation Information

The Lodge will require the names and dietary requirements of all members of the party prior to arrival. Please note that food is prepared and cooked in the Lodge kitchen alongside nuts, gluten products and other foods.

Deposits

A valid credit card is required to secure all reservations. Payment can be made using our secure online booking portal. Parties of 6-12 persons are required to provide a 50% deposit of the booking value to confirm their reservation. Parties of 12+ persons are required to pay 100% of the booking value on confirmation.

Exclusive Use of Moraine Lodge

If you wish to have exclusive use of Moraine Lodge for a special celebration such as a birthday or anniversary, there is a charge of $500 venue hire. Parties larger than 12 people are required to have exclusive use of the Lodge.

Cancellations

Outside of 72 hours prior to seating there is no cancellation/change fee. Reducing numbers of a booking less than 72 hours out from the booking date and time will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of cancelled persons. Cancellations on the day will result in 100% cancellation fee.

Parking

If you are arriving via car please park in the carpark in front of Moraine Lodge and make your way to the Lodge’s front entrance where you will be welcomed. Arrivals by helicopter to the Moraine Lodge landing area are by arrangement. We ask that guests do not arrive before their booked time unless pre-arranged with the Lodge. If you have arranged a private driver please pre-advise the Lodge of their name, contact details and time they are due to collect you from the Lodge.

Pets

For the comfort of other guests, outside pets are not permitted during dining.

We are continually innovating to bring you fresh, exciting menus and experiences at Moraine Lodge.

Purchase your tickets to events on our website.

Matariki 9 Course Degustation Dinner

Matariki 9 Course Degustation Dinner

Date: 15 July 2023

Time: 6.30pm - 10pm

Stargazing at Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory

Stargazing at Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

Tastes of Nature Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Tastes of Nature Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

Billion Star Dining

Billion Star Dining

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

Trust the Chef Dinner Reservation

Trust the Chef Dinner Reservation

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

Mothers Day High Tea at Moraine Lodge

Mothers Day High Tea at Moraine Lodge

Date: Sunday 14 May 2023

Time: 11am - 1pm

Matariki Dawn Celebration and Breakfast

Matariki Dawn Celebration and Breakfast

Date: Friday 14 July 2023

Time: 6am - 8.30am

From the moment we arrived we felt privileged to experience the tranquility and beauty of this luxurious property. The staff were attentive with thoughtful touches ensuring the comfort of our stay. Our Villa was spacious and tastefully furnished with spectacular mountain views from every room including the bathroom. Our delicious evening meal was prepared by Chef Tom from locally sourced ingredients and served in our private dining room. It was beautiful. A wonderful and memorable stay. We will be returning.

Carol L. New Zealand
Carol L.