"A feast for the senses"

Dining at Mahitahi Lodge can be the highlight of your stay. Whether it be one of John's delicious breakfasts or, if you choose, to indulge in Jacqui's fabulous dinners. Breakfast is included in the tariff.

Relax and put your feet up after a busy day without having to travel to the nearest cafés for evening dining in Fox Glacier - please book in advance to ensure your place at the table. Let us know then if you have any special dietary issues or any likes/dislikes. Dinner normally commences at 6.30pm where you meet for pre-dinner drinks and get to know our other guests before joining them at the main table. 

The Matai suite does offer a self-catering option if you prefer.



Cereals with homemade yoghurt and fresh fruit platter

Eggs served scrambled, fried or poached; with bacon and mushrooms

Eggs Benedict - with local cold smoked salmon and fresh hollandaise sauce

Freshly baked and slightly toasted banana bread with warm bananas, yoghurt, maple syrup, and bacon

Homemade potato cakes

John's special omelettes - his current signature dish


Crackers with cheese and salami made from local venison

Locally caught whitebait

Fillet of beef with red wine and mushroom gravy and oven baked potatoes, or

Herb crusted blue cod with pilaf rice or new potatoes, or

Lamb shanks slowly cooked in the oven served with potato and kumara mash

All meals are served with a selection of fresh vegetables and/or salad

Wine and beer are offered with the evening dinner and is included in the tariff of $85 per person. All the wine and beer is sourced mainly from South Island vineyards and breweries and is specially selected.


Panna cotta with passionfruit

Moist Banana and white chocolate cake with caramel sauce

Pavlova with cream and fresh fruit

All desserts are served with homemade ice cream