Divine dining menus


Whether you use our beautiflly curated menus or we design a bespoke menu for you …..

Whether its at your place or ours….

   We have a menu for you !


At The River Road Kitchen,  we are all about unique and exciting food experiences.

We do “really good food ” and focus on using local and seasonal produce.

We are fabulous hosts and offer a beautiful formal or casual experience for small groups at our place.

Or let us bring our delicious food to you where we can cater for small or large numbers.

We can design a bespoke menu for your home or business events or you can use one of our divine dining menus.

Our menus do have a minimum booking number so please enquire.


**Please note, only our in house menus are online below at present**

We are working diligently to get our new & exciting , “At Yours” menus on here as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please contact us regarding our out catering menus.




Paprika lime grilled corn (in season) or Alternative.

Greek or house green salad.

River road slaw.

Roast Veg salad with citrus chilli dressing.

Garlic bread.
Salted butter.

Old fashioned tin foiled potatoes or potato salad salad.

Tomato, BBQ and steak sauces.

Garlic prawns or Steak.
Taupo Sausages.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

Fresh seasonal fruit platters.
Chocolate tart.
Vanilla creme.

Minimum 10 people.


Want something a little more casual or lighter?

Pizza and burgers are for you!
Made here at TRRK.

Brioche burger buns.
Selection of sauces & dressings.
TRRK House salad. Cheese slices.

Prime beef burger patties.

Selection of TRRK wood fired pizzas.

Iced water and handmade lemonade.
Minimum 15 people.


Based on the famous brunches of Van, come and enjoy this Anatolian breakfast banquet that will delight you.

Fabulous for a relaxing family get together or to help you recover after a hard hens / stag night!

Please allow time to enjoy, as Kahvalti is to be savoured at leisure 🙂

Seasonal fresh fruits.

Selection of Turkish breads- Pide, simit or bazlama.

Kaymak (clotted cream), creamy honey, rose jam or fig jam.

Feta, fried haloumi & labne (yogurt mint balls).

Selection of dips.

Spicy sausage & eggs.

Olives, spiced capsicums, cucumbers & tomatoes.

Helva, Turkish delight and Katmer (Pistachio pancakes).

We offer our brunch menu to private bookings for groups as well as select Sundays throughout the year.

Tea, lemon water and Turkish coffee.
Minimum 10 people.


Join us for old fashioned treats, the way high tea should be.

Private bookings available.
We also offer our high teas on various Sundays throughout the year.

See our booking page for times, or you can have this delight on a day of your choosing.

TRRK selection of teas.
Freshly made lemonade.
Minted ice water.
Fresh scones, jam and cream.
TRRK tart /pastry.
Hot mini savoury selection.
Fresh club sandwiches/ asparagus rolls.
Michelle’s cake of the day.

Private Bookings available
Minimum of 12 people

TRRK reserves the right to change the menu from time to time, to offer you a more delightful experience.


A gorgeous mix of Mediterranean cuisines.

House made bread.
Olive butter.
TRRK selection of dips.

Gazpacho (summer).

Citrus salad with spinach or Tzatziki.
Mozzarella and tomato salad or roast carrot and honey salad.
TRRK house green salad.

Gourmet potatoes with garlic, rosemary & lemon.

Chicken with Oregano & lemon.
Slow cooked lamb shoulder.

TRRK torta caprese.
Seasonal fresh fruit with pistachios & syrup.
Dessert creme.

Tea, coffee and iced lime water.

Market price for lamb per person.
Minimum of 10 people.


1 Bread to compliment your choices.
Whipped butter or olive oil.
TRRK Selection of condiments.
TRRK Selection of sauces.

TRRK House salad.
TRRK Slaw.
Salad selection of your choice.

Choice of 3 hot veg / pasta / rice or dishes.

Choice of 2 protein (meat, chicken, fish, vegetarian) dishes.

Market Price for Lamb/Fish plus price per person.

Your choice of a TRRK dessert.
Selection of dessert condiments.
Seasonal fresh fruit.
Dessert selection of your choice.
Minimum 10 people.


A delicious feast of Israeli, Moroccan and Arabic cuisines, based on seasonal availability.

Pita, Dukkha and Olive oil.

Selection of dips , carrot, hummus, beetroot,
baba ghanoush, pumpkin.

Slow roasted Lamb or Lamb tagine.
Chicken or Beef kofta.
Falafel (v) or Whole roasted peppers with yoghurt sauce (v).

Arabic rice (v) or spicy potato.
Middle eastern slaw or Tabbouleh (v).
Fattoush or Israeli salad (v).
Grilled Carrot & Feta salad or Watermelon & Feta salad.

Orange blossom & almond cake or
Rosewater Jelly & almond fingers.
Selection of teas, black coffee and lemonata.

Market price for lamb
Minimum 10 people.


We are a sucker for traditional, comforting desserts😊

Divine decadence at its best!
An old recipe that kept my 3 boys happy.
Tweaked and modernized for now!
No, seriously, just added more chocolate.
Triple chocolate, dark and rich.
Deliciously wicked.
Vanilla cream on the side.

Minimum 10 people. 

A gorgeous seasonal fruit selection.

Minimum 10 people.

Let me create a dessert just for you.
Based on your favourites!
Old Pastry chefs die hard!
A fabulous creation.

Minimum 10 people.


Our version of the old traditional favourite,
Eton Mess plus a big serve of our fabulous homemade lemon curd.
This will not fail to delight you.

Minimum 10 people.

An old classic and a very firm favourite at River Road.
So much so, we sell it as a dessert pie!
Crunchy biscuit base, homemade dulce de leche, banana,
double cream,
Lemon, coffee and a hint of nutmeg.

Minimum 10 people.

I love love love this and so will you.
If you like trifle, this baby is for you.
Super soft sponge cake soaked in ‘three ‘milks.
Topped with double cream and grated chocolate.

Minimum 10 people.


(not takeaway)

Authentic wood fired pizzas.

House made pizza bases with a selection of pizza toppings customised for your group:

The BBQ, The Vego, The Mushroom, The Hawaiian, The Margherita, The BBQ Chicken, The Special.

Please choose four toppings for your group.

TRRK house salad with balsamic dressing.

Spicy home wedges & plum sauce.

Chilled minty lemon water.

Lunch or Dinner.
Minimum 15 people.

NB: This is different from our Pizza workshops.
We take care of all the cooking for you, you are here to relax and enjoy!

Looking for a fun social or work bonding event?


You make your own dough, make your pizza & cook it in our special outdoor custom made wood-fired pizza oven.
Laugh, eat and drink with your friends or workmates.
Set up and catered for in our deck area or overlooking the river.

Divine Dining

Are you looking for something unique for your special occasion?

Celebrate your occasion with us at our stunningly gorgeous Waikato river setting that is second to none.

We offer divine dining for small groups on our property.

No large crowds or surprise groups here; you are the only guests.

Whether it be a birthday, get together, wedding or work dinner, We have something for you.

A casual or formal lunch or dinner experience near Taupo.

Come join us and let us take care of everything for you.

Contact Michelle

Looking for an experience in Taupo?

Or on holiday in Rotorua and looking for cooking classes, or a food tour?

The River Road Kitchen may be the right place for you.

We are a little quirky, have a passion for food and love the place we live in.

We want to share our zest, enthusiasm and knowledge of food and stunning location with you.

Why not come along for the experience?