Lake Matheson Cafe

Open 7 days from 8am, Lake Matheson Café is just a few minutes drive from Fox Glacier at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. With comfortable seating options and deck area, we have unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

Matheson Cafe offers a range of breakfast and lunch options, with our famous gourmet pizzas changing to suit seasonal ingredients. The cabinets are always full of delicious pleasures, including deli style sandwiches, cakes, savouries and salads.

Dinner at Matheson Cafe
From November to the end of March, Matheson Café changes its persona in the evening from fresh café food to a table service restaurant with an incredible new menu and extensive wine list on offer. Providing the perfect place to enjoy award winning cuisine, sample some of New Zealand’s finest beers and wines, relaxing after your adventures around Fox and Franz Josef Glacier.

Bookings are welcome and essential for large groups and tours.

Wheelchair Accessible

Cafe / Restaurant Hours
01 Nov – 31 Mar 8am until late – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
01 Apr – 31 Oct 8am – 3pm – Breakfast & Lunch

MATHESON CAFE'S MENUS
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Starters & Pizza
  • Dinner

Breakfast

Served 8am – 11:30am

Toasted Vienna & German Rye 9.50
Selection of spreads
Toasted Bagel  9.50
Cream cheese, raspberry jam
Deluxe Toasted Bagel 14.50

Pesto, parma ham, sliced tomato, cream cheese

or

Smoked salmon & cream cheese spread, capers, watercress pesto

Manuka Honey Toasted Muesli 13.50
Natural yoghurt, rhubarb compote
Big Bacon, Hash Brown & Egg Butty 15.50
Bacon, hash brown, fried egg, thick buttered bread, tomato chutney on the side
Backpackers Breakfast  16.50
Pork & fennel sausage, grilled mushroom, 2 fried eggs on toast
Potato & Mustard Rosti 18.50
Streaky bacon, tomato, poached egg, smoked paprika hollandaise
Salmon Bagel Benedict 19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise
Spinach & Fetta Omelette 18.50
3 egg omelette, spinach, feta, toasted rye bread
Matheson Breakfast 21.00
Bacon, pork & fennel sausage, field mushroom, tomato, potato rosti, 2 poached eggs on toast, hollandaise

 

Lunch

Served 11:30am – 3:00pm

Soup of the day with crusty bread   13.50
Prosciutto, Potato & Spinach Salad   17.50
Prosciutto, warm baby potato’s, spinach, green beans pickled cucumber & parmesan cheese
BLT, chicken & Brie 18.50 
Bacon, lettuce, chicken, tomato, brie, mustard mayo toasted baguette
Grilled Fish & Seafood Risotto 20.00
Shrimps, mussels, squid & garlic risotto, grilled fish, cress pesto
Salmon Noodle Broth  19.00
Ramen noodles, salmon ceviche, lemon & ginger broth, wilted greens
Goat Curry
19.00
Spicy goat curry, black beans, grilled courgette, basmati rice
Sweet Potato & Spinach Frittata 15.50
Garden salad, watercress pesto
Pork Fillet Linguini  19.50
Grilled pork fillet, linguini noodles, mushroom & red wine sauce
Salmon Bagel Benedict 19.50
Smoked salmon, pesto, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise
Lamb Burger 20.50 
Herbed lamb pattie, salad greens, mint and apple chutney on a toasted bun with fries

A large selection of sweets, sandwiches, paninis and salads available in our counter cabinets

Spicy wedges with chili sour cream 9.50
Chunky fries with garlic aioli 8.50
Side salad with tomato, cucumber, bell peppers & vinaigrette 8.50

Starters

Served 5.30pm – Late

Garlic Baguette 9.50
Soup of the Day, baked bread 13.50
Chicken Liver & Port, peach & mango chutney, toasted rye 18.00
Whitebait Salad, crispy fried, rocket, pickled cucumber, cress oil fried shallots 18.00
Salmon Ceviche, black pepper aioli, caper crumbs, cress oil pickled cucumber 17.00
Potato Gnocchi, mushroom, spinach 18.00
Lamb Loin Salad, lettuce, rocket, herbs, mint jelly, rosemary oil 19.00

 

Pizza

Served 5.30pm – Late

Small 16.00 / Large 26.00

Bacon, sweet potato, sun dried tomato, banana

Mushroom, eggplant, spinach, peach chutney

Smoked Salmon, spinach, lemon cream cheese, capers, red onion

Beef, mushroom, blue cheese, black pepper aioli

Prosciutto, cherry tomato, rocket, balsamic reduction

Mains

Merino Lamb Leg (M)
rosemary polenta, summer salad, chimichurri
36.00
Potato Gnocchi
roasted garlic & tomato sauce, spinach, zucchini, parmesan crisp
29.00
Beef Ribeye
red wine & mushroom risotto, balsamic onion confit
35.00
Grilled Fish
cauli puree, spiced whitebait, mustard greens
33.00
Pork Belly
apple slaw, ramen noodles, spicy broth, spring vegetables
32.00
Beef Short Rib
miso pumpkin mash, glazed beets, whisky maple glaze
35.00
Salmon Fillet
lemon chili couscous, cress pesto, cherry tomato, black turtle beans
35.00

 

Dessert

Blueberry & Chocolate Mud Pie 13.50
Chai Pana Cotta, Balsamic Blackberries 13.50
Orange Passionfruit Baked Cheesecake, Orange Ginger Sauce 13.50
Homemade ice cream 13.50