Experience old world charm with spectacular views.

Join us in the Panorama Room for an a la carte dinner experience, delicious New Zealand cuisine paired with premium views of Aoraki Mt Cook.

A la carte dining
Reservations essential
Open from 5pm

Please note that the Panorama Room is closed from 23rd - 25th July (inclusive), and 29th July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Our menu is an ever evolving contemporary blend of locally sourced produce, and is catered to all dietary preferences. Come and enjoy arguably the most impressive views from any restaurant in New Zealand. Please note that menu items and prices are subject to change and are based upon availability. However, we hope this gives you a good taste of what our Panorama Room experience has to offer.


Venison Rib gf

Smoked & braised venison from Mt River Farms, blue cheese cream, crispy fried polenta cake & a mulled poached pear


Suggested wine: Hawkshead Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2019 G | $15

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Chowder gf

Surrounding a smoked salmon mousse with corn crumble topping


Suggested wine: Wither Hills Chardonnay, Wairau Valley, 2019 G | $12

Slow Cooked Pork Belly

Layered with crisp tortilla, roasted corn & citrus salsa & a thick chive creme


Suggested wine: Hawkshead Pinot Gris, Central Otago, 2020 G | $14

Green Pea Custard gf, v

Carefully selected spring vegetables prepared pickled & raw, wholegrain mustard dressing & a homemade full cream ricotta


Suggested wine: Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Gris, Blenheim, 2019 G | $12

Seared Japanese Hokkaido King Scallops gf

Kumara puree, fried chorizo finished with paprika oil & fresh picked parsley


Suggested wine: Akarua Brut NV, Central Otago G | $12


Te Mana Lamb Backstrap gf, df

Buttered baby potatoes & oven roasted shallots, tender green beans wrapped in prosciutto finished with a celery & lemon pan jus


Suggested wine: Huntaway Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, 2019 G | $12

Vegetarian Risotto v, gf

Slow roasted portobello mushrooms, black garlic, and balsamic cherry tomatoes finished with parmesan crisps & truffled oil


Suggested wine: Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019 G | $15

Mt River Venison Loin

Crispy coated potato croquette, slow braised buttered cabbage & a rich leek cream


Suggested wine: Wee Angus Merlot, Central Victoria, 2018 G | $15

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

Crisp skin salmon fillet, pearl couscous with globe artichoke & semi dried tomato, salad of pickled fennel & leek and a chive cream reduction


Suggested wine: Tony Bish Fat and Sassy Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay, 2019 G | $14

200g Premium Fillet of Grass-Fed Beef gf, df

Garlic confit potatoes with pan fried sesame seasonal greens, black garlic & a rich port wine jus topped with kumara crisps 


Suggested wine: Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Victoria, 2017 G | $15

Additional Sides

Steamed seasonal vegetables gf, df, vegan

Buttered baby potatoes gf, v

Seasonal salad, honey mustard dressing gf, df, v



Whittaker’s Chocolate Layer gf

Chocolate biscuit, 70% dark ganache, milk chocolate mousse & a hot toddy sauce   


Whitestone’s Five Forks Cheddar

A cow & goat milk blend aged for at least 12 months, served with poppyseed crackers, Central Otago fruit paste, & Ettrick honeycomb


Crème Brulee 

A classic rich vanilla custard with crunchy caramel topping served with a cranberry & crystallized ginger biscotti


Salted Caramel Macaron gf

Caramelised smoked macadamia nuts, Whittaker’s milk chocolate curd


Cheesecake Trio Plate

New York baked, Greek & Japanese style, lemon curd, mandarin gel, hokey pokey & honeycomb


Suggested wines: select from Taylor’s Ruby Port G | $13, The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc G | $12.5

or Emerson’s London Porter B | $14


Children’s Evening Menu (under 14)


Beef or Chicken Slider 

Toasted bun, cheese & slaw served with fries & tomato sauce

Fish ‘n Chips

Today’s fish tempura battered, fresh salad, lemon, tartare with chunky fries

Penne Pasta

Tossed in Hermitage special 5+ a day vegetable tomato sauce & finished with fresh mozzarella

$12.50 each


Ice Cream Sundae

Warm chocolate fudge cake on vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce

Bugs n'Mud

Creamy chocolate mousse cup with hidden 'creatures'

$7 each


Vegan Menu


Grilled Vegetables gf

Chargrilled aubergine, courgetti & capsicum served with cashew ‘butter’ spread, toasted super grains & fresh herbs, finished with Longview extra virgin olive oil


Suggested wine: Hawkshead Pinot Gris, Central Otago, 2020 G | $14 


Wild Mushroom Risotto

Slow roasted portobello mushrooms, black garlic & slow roasted cherry tomatoes finished with soy reduction & truffled oil


Suggested wine: Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019 G | $15


 Trio of Waitaki Orchard Sorbets gf

Peach, apricot, plum sorbets served with compressed fruits


Suggested wine: Akarua Brut NV, Central Otago G | $12