Gourmet Experiences

An idyllic treat for anyone who loves the finer things...

We know how important food can be to some people and that is why we have strived to find the best gourmet experiences available in Hawke's Bay.

We now offer a uniquely Kiwi High-Tea hosted at a beautifully restored 19th Century country lodge.

What better way to celebrate a special occasion, treat a loved one or simply revel in luxury with good company. Whatever reason you find to indulge, we are sure you will want to toast and so we include a complimentary glass of the finest New Zealand bubbles!

Be picked up in style from your accomodation in one of our luxurious fleet of vintage & classic cars and take a step back in time as you tootle through our Art Deco City and beyond,

A girls day out enjoying a fancy lunch.

heading out to the beautiful Mangapapa  built in the final years of the 19th Century.

Mangapapa Hotel

Mangapapa is one of Hawke’s Bays most prestigious properties, and one of the finest places to stay, dine or hold a wedding or function. Once the home of Sir James and Lady Wattie, this beautiful boutique hotel operates all year round treating both locals and visitors to the very finest that Hawke’s Bay has to offer.

Aerial View of Mangapapa Hotel after its multimillion dollar restoration

Champagne High Tea

High Tea is really, a very grand affair. We offer the High Tea Experience seven days a week, it has been created for those special occasions that offer a chance to indulge and spoil yourself. The High Tea is an elegant way to spend an afternoon, indulging in delicious finger sandwiches, dainty cups of tea and all things sweet while enjoying the views of the beautiful gardens from the restaurant.

Perfect for groups to celebrate special occasions or for couples looking to spend a romantic afternoon in the stunning setting of the country lodge.

High Tea is freshly prepared and of the finest quality. In order to keep to this high standard, bookings for the High Tea are essential and we do require them to be made at least 24 hours beforehand. Subject to availability.

Beautiful and elegant High Tea set up for a girls day out
A tower of delectable High Tea Treats

Tour including collection from Napier, High Tea and complimentary glass of bubbles for two - $700

There is a $100 supplement for additional two people sharing the same car.

Older couple enjoying a spot of High Tea at Ormlie Lodge with a Vintage car
Lady Chauffeurs and their vintage cars