The Long Lunch is back for its 6th year on Friday 2nd of December! Join us on Buckingham Street in Arrowtown for a unique lunch in a spectacular setting.

The concept is simple – have a read through the menus below and book a ticket for lunch from one of Arrowtown’s excellent eateries. Then simply turn up between 12pm and 1pm on Friday 2nd December and take a seat at your chosen restaurant’s table on Buckingham Street. Lunch will be served from 1pm

If you’ve been to the Long Lunch before you’ll know that it can get very hot out in Arrowtown. We now have plenty of umbrellas but we recommend bringing a hat. There will be plenty of free water available.

We are pleased to welcome Cargo Brewery as our official beer sponsor. Cargo’s full range of refreshing beers will be available for you to purchase at the Long Lunch.

Wine from Premium Sponsor, Chard Farm, will also available to buy during the lunch and we will be in touch closer to the date of the event to offer you the chance to pre-order wine.

The Arrowtown Long Lunch holds a Special License for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol. There is no BYO permitted at the Long Lunch. View our host responsibility policy here.

See you on the 2nd!



We would like to dedicate this Long Lunch to 2 very special individuals

Yotam and Sami

Who with their passion for food, and a philosophy at the heart, continue on with both a boundless enthusiasm and unswerving dedication. All is topped with a strong sense of having fun and breaking with all culinary traditions. Their inspiration and our salutations to both for this Long Lunch.


‘Palak’ almond & date salad served with Kabul Chana cardamom mash & naan

‘Kadhi’ with boondi drops and Dal Chawal Arancini

Tandoor fired Chicken with sultanas, roasted pine nuts and tamarind

Cumin patata over Lahore Kebab & saffron Basmati

Sahleb coconut & rose water

$75 per person

Sold Out


New – Cargo Kitchen

Due to the early near sell out of the event, Cargo Brewery and Kitchen is joining the party with a Cargo FeastShared Dining Experience offering a menu designed to match Cargo’s refreshing and easy drinking range of premium beers

Citrus cured Mount Cook salmon, horseradish, oranges, grapefruit and avocado

Grilled asparagus, hollandaise sauce with crispy chorizo sausage

Hot smoked salmon, cornichon, olives with crispy flat bread

Cardrona merino braised lamb shoulder, roasted red pepper and basil pipperade

Grilled courgette, sheets feta, preserved lemon and chilli

Lamb rack cutters, white onion, goats cheese and mint

Lewis road buttered new season potatoes with garden chives

Local cheese with a selection of fruits, nuts, pickles and preserves

Truffle time – a selection of sweet chocolate treats to finish.

$85 per person

Sold Out


Provisions of Arrowtown

An early summer picnic with shared platters of:-

Westcoast whitebait sliders, fresh asparagus rolls , olive tapenade, cherry tomato & feta crostini

Harissa marinated rare roasted beef, chimichurri, wild rice salad and charred vegetables

Lemon cheesecake, macerated strawberries & gingerbread crumb

$75 per person

Sold Out


The Fork & Tap

Beetroot Carpaccio w goats cheese, walnuts & dressed watercress

Crispy Skin Salmon w lemon hollandaise, fresh asparagus & cherry tomato salad

Fresh Lime Tart

$70 per person

Sold Out



Postmasters presents…. A Fishermans Feast

To start
King prawns and pineapple salsa
Scallops with a crunchy Thai salad
Crispy calamari with salsa fresca
Crayfish croquette

Gin & Tonic sorbet

Main fare
Salmon en croute served with new potatoes, green bean & asparagus salad, herb & caper butter

Guiltless pleasure
Dark chocolate and raspberry torte served with cashew cream

$80 per person

Sold Out


La Rumbla

Tiger Prawn & Blue Cod Ceviche, prawn tostadas, avocado & chilli salad

Seared Duck Breast with PX & Mandarin jus,

Saffron bomba rice, asparagus & green bean salad

Cherry Clafoutis, pistachio & vanilla icecream, cherry brandy coulis

$82 per person

Sold Out



On Arrival :
Fresh Corn Tortillas w/ Salsa & Homemade Guacamole

Large Flour Tortilla wrapped around Black
Beans, Mexican Rice, Blended Salsa &
Agave’s 3 cheese blend with a selection of
Ground Mexican Beef
Pulled Pork Verde
Shredded Chicken Tinga
Tacos (GF)
Soft Corn Tortilla w/Crisp Lettuce, Fresh Pico
de Gallo & Avocado Crema Served w/ a
Selection of
Pulled Pork Verde
Ground Mexican Beef
Shredded Chicken Tinga
Veg Mex Chilli

There will also be portions of Mex Fries served w/ Chipotle Sauce.
Homemade Guacamole and Sour Cream are available upon request.

A “Mexican Doughnut” Dusted w/ Cinnamon
& Served w/ Chocolate Sauce
Crisp Flour Tortillas Dusted w/ Chocolate
Sugar & Served w/ Sweet Agave Nectar

*Agave has a variety of Menu options that can be catered to fulfill the needs of those guests with dietary restrictions

$55 per person

Sold Out


Chop Shop

Continuous shared plates

Mahurangi oysters, blood orange, chives, chardonnay vinaigrette

Steamed beef cheek dumplings, smoked oyster mayo, scallions, cress

Yellowfin tuna carpaccio, ponzu, garlic chips, Lombok chilli, quails egg, miners lettuce

Crispy confit duck, endive, sorrel, smoked ricotta, radicchio, chimmichurri, edamame, green beans

Kaffir lime parfait, pomegranate ,w chilli and sesame shards

$85 per person

Sold Out


The Stables

The Stables Country feast

To Begin
Miner’s Smoko
Rustic Breads, Aged Cheddar, Parma Ham, Chicken Liver Parfait,
Sage and Onion Marmalade, Mustards

The Main Event
Bendix Hallenstein’s Banquet
Chicken Ballotine Stuffed with Mushroom Duxelle
Bourbon BBQ Roast Beef
Baby Pork Spareribs
Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
Chargrilled Asparagus Spears
Blistered Vine Ripened Tomatoes

To Finish
Roaring Meg’s Happy Ending
Almond Panna Cotta
Served with Mixed Red Berries Coulis

$75 per person

Sold Out


Terra Mia

On arrival
Bread and Olive Oil

First Course
Rigatoni alla Norma
Homemade rigatoni pasta with eggplant and fresh ricotta cheese

Main Course
Tuscany Style Porchetta with Seasonal Vegetables

(Vegetarian main course available on request prior to event)

Summer Semifreddo

$80 per person



Amuse Bouche:
Gazpacho “Andalouse”

“Salade de la mer”
Garlic prawns, smoked Akaroa Salmon and melon served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes & cucumber drizzled with a delicious lemon vinaigrette s/w herbs croutons

“Boeuf marchand de vin”
Braised beef cooked in a shallot & red wine sauce s/w Gratin d’Auphinois (potato gratin) and an authentic French Ratatouille (mixed mediterranian vegetables)

“Nougat glacé”
Iced nougat s/w a homemade vanilla whipped cream, a delicious red berry coulis and a tuile biscuit

$79 per person

Sold Out


Slow Cuts

Chilled Summer Gazpacho Soup

Banquet of slow cooked lamb, 12 hour smoked beef scotch, chermoula rubbed free range chicken.

Seasonal salads and vegetables, fresh salsas, guacamole and dressings

Chocolate terrine and vanilla icecream sandwich, fresh strawberries

$72 per person

Sold Out



Malcolm Blakey – QT Event Management
03 409 0558