Restaurant

The elegantly restored historic seminary building provides a stunning location for the unique, award-winning Mission Restaurant.

Offering elegant, classic surroundings, magnificent views, world class cuisine and wines combined with the stunning vineyard location makes Mission Restaurant one of Hawke’s Bays premier venues.

Nestled in the Taradale hills, diners at the Mission Estate Restaurant enjoy sweeping views of Napier city and the coast beyond.

Beautiful by day and spectacular by night, the vista is unparalleled in Hawke’s Bay.

The outdoor dining terrace is drenched in summer sun while the indoor restaurant spaces have been cleverly designed to provide intimate dining.

With only the freshest local produce used, the style of cuisine is contemporary fine dining with a European influence.

Excellent service, quality seasonal produce and award-winning wines combine to create a memorable experience.

The waiting staff are trained to provide the best wine match for each dish.

We offer a children’s menu for 12 years and under. Available to view with the Set Menus.

Visitors are encouraged to wander through the beautifully manicured gardens and soak up the ambiance of the estate.

Set Menus are recommended for groups larger than 12 people, at both lunch and dinner and are perfect for your Christmas work function, family celebration, business dinner or social group event.

Please note Set Menus are only available by prior arrangement and bookings are essential.

Menus are taken from the a la carte menus of the season so are current & subject to seasonal changes.

Restaurant Set Menus

A La Carte Lunch Menu - Autumn

Garlic, Herb & Cheese Baguette  7.00

House Spiced Nuts & Olives * + vg vegan    6.00

Mission House Loaf, Housemade Dips   10.50

To Begin

Market Soup of the Day    13.50  

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche, Gazpacho Dressing, Basil Oil, Basil Crisps +    21.00

Shitake Orzo Pasta, Mushroom Carpaccio, Soy Jelly, Parmesan Crème    19.00

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté, Charred Cauliflower, Confit Potato, Chorizo *    22.00

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Garden Picalilli, Thyme Crackers    21.00

Salt & Pepper Squid, Nashi Pear Salad, Harissa & Citrus Dressing, Cashew Nuts, Bonito Flakes * +  22.00

Main Event

Fresh Beer Battered Fish, Fries, Seasonal Salad, Tartare Sauce    29.50

Miso & Yoghurt Cured Salmon, Salt Baked Celeriac, Soy Braised Leek & Silverbeet, Rocket & Parmesan *    36.50

Charred Eye Fillet, Smoked Potato Cake, Eggplant Aioli, Braised Cabbage, Mustard Cream, Port Jus    39.50

Grilled Ovation Lamb Loin, Sundried Tomato, Sweetcorn & Goat’s Cheese Salsa, Shallot & White Balsamic Puree, Chimichurri *   39.50

Bulgogi Pumpkin, Corn & Butternut Fritter, Sesame Aioli, Vine Tomato * + vg vegan     33.00

Seared Pork Fillet, Pork Belly Croquettes, Smoked Cauliflower Puree, Ravigote Sauce, Kimchi & Apple   38.50

Chicken Supreme, Black Garlic Mousse, Confit Mushroom, Sous Vide Leek, Broad Beans *   35.00

On the Side

Roasted Beetroot, Whipped Feta, Pickled Baby Beets, Coriander & Cacao Nibs * vg   9.50

Duck Fat Roast Kumara, Orange & Tarragon Mayonnaise, Fennel Seed Dukkah * + vg   10.50

Braised Red Cabbage, Cashew Nut Aioli, Red Onion Bhaji * + vg vegan   10.50

Steamed Market Vegetables, Herbed Butter * vg   8.50

French Fries, Aioli * + vg    8.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg – It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

To Indulge

New Zealand Chef’s Selection Ice Cream Trio    15.00

Chocolate Parcel – Frozen Chocolate Mousse & Forest Berry Sorbet in a rich dark Chocolate Shell     18.50

Cardamom & Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Matcha Anglaise, Orange Compote, Sesame Cracker     16.50

Goat’s Cheese Mousse, Macadamia Milk, Pistachio Granola, Pinot Noir Ice Cream     16.50

Pineapple Carpaccio, Liquorice, Cocoa Tuile, Chili & Mango Syrup, Gooseberry Compote, Pickled Walnut * + vg vegan    16.50

Frozen Mars Bar, Chocolate Brownie, Nougat, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Pearls   16.50

Mission Tiramisu – Sponge, Brandy, Espresso, Mascarpone, Espresso Anglaise   16.50

Espresso Encore – Espresso, Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Biscotti     18.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg – It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Cheeses

Selection of all five cheeses                                                55.00

Selection of any four cheeses                                              49.00

Selection of any three cheeses                                            41.00

Selection of any two cheeses                                              32.00

Single serve of any one cheese                                           16.50

 

Accompanied by Mission Figlets, Plum Paste and crisp Sea salt Lavosh

 

Black Tie – The Drunken Nanny – Martinborough – A stunning pyramid shaped fresh goat cheese, coated in a hand sprinkling of black ash. Clean and crisp acidity with herbaceous and citrus notes.

 

Brie de Moutere – Little River Estate – Waikato – This cow’s milk brie has a buttery texture and balanced earthy flavour from the rind.

 

Vintage Waikato – Mercer Cheese – North Waikato – this cow’s milk cheese is a two year old Gouda style made with spring milk. A firm, dense texture & rich, bright and herbaceous flavour with a sweet finish.

 

Peninsula Blue – Barrys Bay – Canterbury – A Blue Cheese, made in the Akaroa Harbour in the same spot for over 100 years. Based originally on Stilton but with a denser texture and mineral notes.

 

Galactic Gold – Over The Moon Dairy – South Waikato – From a boutique factory, based in the lush dairying region of South Waikato, this cheese is a showstopper with a vibrant orange rind and piquant flavour.

A La Carte Dinner Menu - Autumn

To Begin

House Spiced Nuts & Olives * + vg    6.00

Mission House Loaf, Selection of Housemade Dips    10.50

 

Market Soup of the Day    13.50

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche, Gazpacho Dressing, Basil Oil, Basil Crisps +  21.00

Shitake Orzo Pasta, Mushroom Carpaccio, Soy Jelly, Parmesan Crème   19.00

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté, Charred Cauliflower, Confit Potato, Chorizo *   22.00

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Garden Picalilli, Thyme Crackers     21.00

Salt & Pepper Squid, Nashi Pear Salad, Harissa & Citrus Dressing, Cashew Nuts, Bonito Flakes *+ 22.00

Tasting Platter for Two, a small tasting each of –

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche,

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté,

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine,

Mushroom Carpaccio,

Salt & Pepper Squid     52.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg –  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Main Event

Chef’s Market Fish of the Day   36.50

Charred Eye Fillet, Smoked Potato Cake, Eggplant Aioli, Braised Cabbage, Mustard Cream, Port Jus   39.50

Grilled Ovation Lamb Loin, Sundried Tomato, Sweetcorn & Goat’s Cheese Salsa, Shallot & White Balsamic Puree, Chimichurri * 39.50

Bulgogi Pumpkin, Corn & Butternut Fritter, Sesame Aioli, Vine Tomato * + vg vegan   33.00

Seared Pork Fillet, Pork Belly Croquettes, Smoked Cauliflower Puree, Ravigote Sauce, Kimchi & Apple    38.50

Crispy Duck Breast, Confit Duck & Pecorino Risotto, Fermented Stonefruit, Rocket & Tamarind *  39.50

Chicken Supreme, Black Garlic Mousse, Confit Mushroom, Sous Vide Leek, Broad Beans *  35.00

On the Side

Roasted Beetroot, Whipped Feta, Pickled Baby Beets, Coriander & Cacao Nibs * vg    9.50

Duck Fat Roast Kumara, Orange & Tarragon Mayonnaise, Fennel Seed Dukkah * + vg  10.50

Braised Red Cabbage, Cashew Nut Aioli, Red Onion Bhaji * + vg vegan  10.50

Steamed Market Vegetables, Herbed Butter * vg    8.50

French Fries, Aioli * + vg  8.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg-  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

To Indulge

Cardamom & Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Matcha Anglaise, Orange Compote, Sesame Cracker  16.50

Goat’s Cheese Mousse, Macadamia Milk, Pistachio Granola, Pinot Noir Ice Cream 16.50

Pineapple Carpaccio, Liquorice, Cocoa Tuile, Chili & Mango Syrup, Gooseberry Compote, Pickled Walnut * + vg vegan    16.50

Mission Tiramisu – Sponge, Brandy, Espresso, Mascarpone, Espresso Anglaise  16.50

Chocolate Fondant, Dulce de Leche, Raspberry Sorbet, White Chocolate Soup, Salted Pretzel & Lime  18.50

Frozen Mars Bar, Chocolate Brownie, Nougat, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Pearls   16.50

Espresso Encore – Espresso, Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Biscotti    18.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg –  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Cheese

Selection of all five cheeses                                                55.00

Selection of any four cheeses                                              49.00

Selection of any three cheeses                                            41.00

Selection of any two cheeses                                              32.00

Single serve of any one cheese                                           16.50

 

Accompanied by Mission Figlets, Plum Paste and crisp Sea salt Lavosh

 

Black Tie – The Drunken Nanny – Martinborough, NZ – A stunning pyramid shaped fresh goat cheese, coated in a hand sprinkling of black ash. Clean and crisp acidity with herbaceous and citrus notes.

 

Brie de Moutere – Little River Estate – Waikato – This cow’s milk brie has a buttery texture and balanced earthy flavour from the rind.

 

Vintage Waikato – Mercer Cheese – North Waikato – this cow’s milk cheese is a two year old Gouda style made with spring milk. A firm, dense texture & rich, bright and herbaceous flavour with a sweet finish.

 

Peninsula Blue – Barrys Bay – Canterbury – A Blue Cheese, made in the Akaroa Harbour in the same spot for over 100 years. Based originally on Stilton but with a denser texture and mineral notes.

 

Galactic Gold – Over The Moon DairySouth Waikato – From a boutique factory, based in a lush dairying region, this cheese is a showstopper with a vibrant orange rind and piquant flavour.

Set Menus

Set Menus are recommended for groups larger than 12 people, at both lunch and dinner and are perfect for your Christmas work function, family celebration, business dinner or social group event.

Please note Set Menus are only available by prior arrangement and bookings are essential.

Menus are taken from the a la carte menus of the season so are current & subject to seasonal changes.

Restaurant Set Menus

Lunch Menu

A La Carte Lunch Menu - Autumn

Garlic, Herb & Cheese Baguette  7.00

House Spiced Nuts & Olives * + vg vegan    6.00

Mission House Loaf, Housemade Dips   10.50

To Begin

Market Soup of the Day    13.50  

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche, Gazpacho Dressing, Basil Oil, Basil Crisps +    21.00

Shitake Orzo Pasta, Mushroom Carpaccio, Soy Jelly, Parmesan Crème    19.00

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté, Charred Cauliflower, Confit Potato, Chorizo *    22.00

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Garden Picalilli, Thyme Crackers    21.00

Salt & Pepper Squid, Nashi Pear Salad, Harissa & Citrus Dressing, Cashew Nuts, Bonito Flakes * +  22.00

Main Event

Fresh Beer Battered Fish, Fries, Seasonal Salad, Tartare Sauce    29.50

Miso & Yoghurt Cured Salmon, Salt Baked Celeriac, Soy Braised Leek & Silverbeet, Rocket & Parmesan *    36.50

Charred Eye Fillet, Smoked Potato Cake, Eggplant Aioli, Braised Cabbage, Mustard Cream, Port Jus    39.50

Grilled Ovation Lamb Loin, Sundried Tomato, Sweetcorn & Goat’s Cheese Salsa, Shallot & White Balsamic Puree, Chimichurri *   39.50

Bulgogi Pumpkin, Corn & Butternut Fritter, Sesame Aioli, Vine Tomato * + vg vegan     33.00

Seared Pork Fillet, Pork Belly Croquettes, Smoked Cauliflower Puree, Ravigote Sauce, Kimchi & Apple   38.50

Chicken Supreme, Black Garlic Mousse, Confit Mushroom, Sous Vide Leek, Broad Beans *   35.00

On the Side

Roasted Beetroot, Whipped Feta, Pickled Baby Beets, Coriander & Cacao Nibs * vg   9.50

Duck Fat Roast Kumara, Orange & Tarragon Mayonnaise, Fennel Seed Dukkah * + vg   10.50

Braised Red Cabbage, Cashew Nut Aioli, Red Onion Bhaji * + vg vegan   10.50

Steamed Market Vegetables, Herbed Butter * vg   8.50

French Fries, Aioli * + vg    8.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg – It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

To Indulge

New Zealand Chef’s Selection Ice Cream Trio    15.00

Chocolate Parcel – Frozen Chocolate Mousse & Forest Berry Sorbet in a rich dark Chocolate Shell     18.50

Cardamom & Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Matcha Anglaise, Orange Compote, Sesame Cracker     16.50

Goat’s Cheese Mousse, Macadamia Milk, Pistachio Granola, Pinot Noir Ice Cream     16.50

Pineapple Carpaccio, Liquorice, Cocoa Tuile, Chili & Mango Syrup, Gooseberry Compote, Pickled Walnut * + vg vegan    16.50

Frozen Mars Bar, Chocolate Brownie, Nougat, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Pearls   16.50

Mission Tiramisu – Sponge, Brandy, Espresso, Mascarpone, Espresso Anglaise   16.50

Espresso Encore – Espresso, Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Biscotti     18.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg – It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Cheeses

Selection of all five cheeses                                                55.00

Selection of any four cheeses                                              49.00

Selection of any three cheeses                                            41.00

Selection of any two cheeses                                              32.00

Single serve of any one cheese                                           16.50

 

Accompanied by Mission Figlets, Plum Paste and crisp Sea salt Lavosh

 

Black Tie – The Drunken Nanny – Martinborough – A stunning pyramid shaped fresh goat cheese, coated in a hand sprinkling of black ash. Clean and crisp acidity with herbaceous and citrus notes.

 

Brie de Moutere – Little River Estate – Waikato – This cow’s milk brie has a buttery texture and balanced earthy flavour from the rind.

 

Vintage Waikato – Mercer Cheese – North Waikato – this cow’s milk cheese is a two year old Gouda style made with spring milk. A firm, dense texture & rich, bright and herbaceous flavour with a sweet finish.

 

Peninsula Blue – Barrys Bay – Canterbury – A Blue Cheese, made in the Akaroa Harbour in the same spot for over 100 years. Based originally on Stilton but with a denser texture and mineral notes.

 

Galactic Gold – Over The Moon Dairy – South Waikato – From a boutique factory, based in the lush dairying region of South Waikato, this cheese is a showstopper with a vibrant orange rind and piquant flavour.

Dinner Menu

A La Carte Dinner Menu - Autumn

To Begin

House Spiced Nuts & Olives * + vg    6.00

Mission House Loaf, Selection of Housemade Dips    10.50

 

Market Soup of the Day    13.50

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche, Gazpacho Dressing, Basil Oil, Basil Crisps +  21.00

Shitake Orzo Pasta, Mushroom Carpaccio, Soy Jelly, Parmesan Crème   19.00

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté, Charred Cauliflower, Confit Potato, Chorizo *   22.00

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Garden Picalilli, Thyme Crackers     21.00

Salt & Pepper Squid, Nashi Pear Salad, Harissa & Citrus Dressing, Cashew Nuts, Bonito Flakes *+ 22.00

Tasting Platter for Two, a small tasting each of –

Sashimi, Scallop Escabeche,

Seared Prawns, Crayfish & Coffee Velouté,

Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine,

Mushroom Carpaccio,

Salt & Pepper Squid     52.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg –  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Main Event

Chef’s Market Fish of the Day   36.50

Charred Eye Fillet, Smoked Potato Cake, Eggplant Aioli, Braised Cabbage, Mustard Cream, Port Jus   39.50

Grilled Ovation Lamb Loin, Sundried Tomato, Sweetcorn & Goat’s Cheese Salsa, Shallot & White Balsamic Puree, Chimichurri * 39.50

Bulgogi Pumpkin, Corn & Butternut Fritter, Sesame Aioli, Vine Tomato * + vg vegan   33.00

Seared Pork Fillet, Pork Belly Croquettes, Smoked Cauliflower Puree, Ravigote Sauce, Kimchi & Apple    38.50

Crispy Duck Breast, Confit Duck & Pecorino Risotto, Fermented Stonefruit, Rocket & Tamarind *  39.50

Chicken Supreme, Black Garlic Mousse, Confit Mushroom, Sous Vide Leek, Broad Beans *  35.00

On the Side

Roasted Beetroot, Whipped Feta, Pickled Baby Beets, Coriander & Cacao Nibs * vg    9.50

Duck Fat Roast Kumara, Orange & Tarragon Mayonnaise, Fennel Seed Dukkah * + vg  10.50

Braised Red Cabbage, Cashew Nut Aioli, Red Onion Bhaji * + vg vegan  10.50

Steamed Market Vegetables, Herbed Butter * vg    8.50

French Fries, Aioli * + vg  8.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg-  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

To Indulge

Cardamom & Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Matcha Anglaise, Orange Compote, Sesame Cracker  16.50

Goat’s Cheese Mousse, Macadamia Milk, Pistachio Granola, Pinot Noir Ice Cream 16.50

Pineapple Carpaccio, Liquorice, Cocoa Tuile, Chili & Mango Syrup, Gooseberry Compote, Pickled Walnut * + vg vegan    16.50

Mission Tiramisu – Sponge, Brandy, Espresso, Mascarpone, Espresso Anglaise  16.50

Chocolate Fondant, Dulce de Leche, Raspberry Sorbet, White Chocolate Soup, Salted Pretzel & Lime  18.50

Frozen Mars Bar, Chocolate Brownie, Nougat, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Pearls   16.50

Espresso Encore – Espresso, Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Biscotti    18.50

Gluten Free *, Dairy Free +, Vegetarian vg –  It may be possible to substitute elements in dishes to accommodate dietaries, please ask

Cheese

Selection of all five cheeses                                                55.00

Selection of any four cheeses                                              49.00

Selection of any three cheeses                                            41.00

Selection of any two cheeses                                              32.00

Single serve of any one cheese                                           16.50

 

Accompanied by Mission Figlets, Plum Paste and crisp Sea salt Lavosh

 

Black Tie – The Drunken Nanny – Martinborough, NZ – A stunning pyramid shaped fresh goat cheese, coated in a hand sprinkling of black ash. Clean and crisp acidity with herbaceous and citrus notes.

 

Brie de Moutere – Little River Estate – Waikato – This cow’s milk brie has a buttery texture and balanced earthy flavour from the rind.

 

Vintage Waikato – Mercer Cheese – North Waikato – this cow’s milk cheese is a two year old Gouda style made with spring milk. A firm, dense texture & rich, bright and herbaceous flavour with a sweet finish.

 

Peninsula Blue – Barrys Bay – Canterbury – A Blue Cheese, made in the Akaroa Harbour in the same spot for over 100 years. Based originally on Stilton but with a denser texture and mineral notes.

 

Galactic Gold – Over The Moon DairySouth Waikato – From a boutique factory, based in a lush dairying region, this cheese is a showstopper with a vibrant orange rind and piquant flavour.

Request a reservation at Mission Estate Winery

The Mission Restaurant is open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served from 11.30am – 2.15pm.  Dinner is served from 5.30pm until late.

We are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

If you wish to make a reservation please fill out the booking form below.

Online reservations are only available for up to 10 persons. Please call us on 068459354 or email restaurant@missionestate.co.nz for larger bookings, so we can discuss menus and requirements.

BACCHUS E.T LTD Trading as Mission Restaurant