ARBORIST ROOFTOP BAR & EATERY

The decor is rustic but the food is anything but.  Seared and smoked beef with pine needle ash, wild venison backstrap with spiced kumara foam, wakame’ and zucchini noodle salad with chilli mayo and green beans, these are a few of the dishes we offer here at the arborist.   With a focus on fresh and local ingredients our chefs can often be found roaming the hills of wellington, foraging for seasonal ingredients to be used in the kitchen.  You would be amazed at what they can find right in our backyard!

Our menu is based around a selection of small plates and we recommend sharing with your friends and family to get the most out of the menu.  There is a wide range available with all dietary requirements catered for.  If you are in the mood to indulge try one of our award winning burgers.

Restaurant Hours

Dinner: Mon-Sun
Lunch: Mon-Fri
CLOSED: Public Holidays

Menu

PROTEINS

Market fish POA

Slow braised beef brisket – lavender & manuka smoked cucumber yoghurt & hand-made potato crisps            $15 GF/DFO

Mutton backstrap – pine & rosemary salted, pistachio mint crumb, preserved plum jus $17 GF/DF

Crispy pork belly – parsnip puree & house gravy $15 GF

Crispy tofu – sticky ginger soy glaze $10 GF/V/DF

Jerk chicken - jamaican marinated boneless thigh $13 GF/DF

Salt & pepper squid – wasabi kewpie & coconut $12 GFO/DF

GF: gluten free V: vegan DF: dairy free O: option

GREENS

Superslaw - kale, carrot, red onion, corn, nuts, cabbage, fix n fog peanut butter, nuts & seeds $8 GF/V

Beetroot n kumara – citrus smoked feta, nasturtium walnut & berry dressing $9 GF/VO

Roast cauliflower - shaved fennel, parsley & hazelnuts $10 GF/DF/V

Zucchini noodles - seaweed, green beans & vegan chilli & orange mayo $9 GF/DF/V

Cream leek & spinach crumble
– parsley & bacon crumb $10 GF/vege option

Brussels sprouts - cranberries, anchovy mayo, crispy bacon $12 GF

TUMMY FILLERS

Grilled flat bread – sesame seed, bull kelp & kawakawa powder, hummus $10 V

Mediterranean falafel - tomato, israeli couscous, tzatziki $12 VO

Soup of the day - small bowl $8 large bowl $12

Parmesan fries - aioli $8 GF/VO

Fried potato & gravy - $8 GF/DF

BURGERS $14

Lumberjack burger  GFO
double beef, cheese, house pickles, special sauce

Hot bird burger  GFO
fried chicken, jalapenos, cheese, hot sauce

Tree lover  VO/GFO
crispy kumara hash patty, beetroot chutney, mushroom aoili, cheese $14 GFO/VO

Pulled pork – GFO
smoked apple mayo, sauerkraut slaw

Side of small parmesan fries $4

*All burgers can be served on lettuce buns

 

 

Available between 3pm - 5pm

BLOODY MARY, Fully Loaded
With Streaky bacon, slider, cheese, fried gherkin  $20

Parmesan fries with kewpie mayo $8 GF/ VO

Grilled flat bread, poppy seed, bull kelp & kawakawa powder, hummus $7 V

Southern fried halloumi chips w chilli yoghurt $11 GF avbl

Smoked fish croquettes with tomato basil aioli $9

House onion rings, aioli - $7.50

Cauliflower popcorn with lemon yoghurt $8 GF V

Southern fried chicken
with hot sauce and blue cheese dip or Smokey maple $15 GF avbl

Salt and pepper squid- wasabi kewpie & coconut $12 GF

Crispy Tofu- sticky ginger soy glaze $10 GF/V/DF

Prawns, cream, garlic, coriander, chilli, sourdough $15 GFO

 

 

 

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Fully Loaded BLOODY MARY
With Streaky bacon, slider, cheese, fried gherkin  $20

Toast & Spreads -$7 grainy or sourdough with your choice spreads, fix & fogg peanut butter or house preserves GFO

Turkish Eggs-$14 soft poached, savoury Greek yoghurt, chilli nut butter, toasted coriander seeds and grainy toast GFO

Scrambled Eggs 2.0-$12  wood sorrel, chives, basil oil, grainy toast  GFO

Poached Eggs-$10 served on foccacia -Add wilted spinach and hollandaise $5 GFO

Fruit Salad-$10 honey, yoghurt; freeze dried berries, nuts & seeds GF/V

Muesli Bowl-$12 toasted muesli, honey, yoghurt, berry compote, freeze dried berries, nuts, seeds

French Toast-$16 made with ciabatta bread, served with lemon curd, berry compote & freeze dried berries.

Lumberjack Breakfast–$22 eggs, bacon, chorizo, beans, slow roasted tomato, kumara hash, sourdough   DFO/GFO

Vege Lover–$22 eggs, mushroom ragout, halloumi, beans, slow roasted tomato, kumara hash, avocado, grainy bread  DFO/GFO

Lamb & Kumara Hash-$18 fried egg, edamame beans, spinach, jus  GF/DF

Mushroom Ragout -$18 exotic wild mushrooms, panko crumbed poached egg, chives, grainy bread  DFO/VO

Smashed Avo-$15 avocado, spring onion, coriander, blistered cherry tomatoes, goats feta, grainy bread GFO/ VO

Scrambled Tofu –$14  orange, sesame, wilted nasturtium leaf, coriander, avocado grainy bread  GF/V

Add On:

Kumara hash brown $4
Garden salad $4
Mushroom Ragout $ 5
Hollandaise $4
Bacon $5
Chorizo $4
Slow roasted tomato $4
Guacamole  $4
Prosciutto $4

BURGERS $14

Lumberjack burger  GFO

Double beef, cheese, house pickles, special sauce

Hot bird burger  GFO

Fried chicken, jalapenos, cheese, hot sauce, milk bun

Tree lover  VO/GFO

chickpea, broccoli, zucchini patty, relish, aioli, milk bun

Pulled pork – GFO smoked apple mayo, sauerkraut slaw

Side of parmesan fries small $4

*All burgers can be served on lettuce bun

 

 

 

 

COCKTAILS

Coconut Breeze  $16
Feijoa Vodka, cucumber & mint stirred through refreshing coconut water. Perfectly refreshing after a hard day.

Jameson Hibiscus Sour $16
Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, lemon juice, hibiscus sugar syrup, bitters & egg white. Relax after a hard day of log chopping with this silky smooth drop.

World famous fully loaded bloody Mary  $20
Now where do we start... just order one and bask in its glory- warning may take up to 15 minutes to create. The wait is worth it!!!

The Curious George  $20
Now where do we start... just order one and bask in its glory- warning may take up to 15 minutes to create. The wait is worth it!!!

Ferrero Rocher Martini $17
Had a hard day? Try our delicious creamy martini. Lewis Road Creamery chocolate liqueur, frangelico hazelnut liqueur and vanilla vodka

Margarita with a watermelon rim  $16
Tequila, cointreau, lime juice, agavé nectar, served on the rocks with a freeze dried watermelon and lime salted rim.

Hotel Nacional $16
Havana 3yr old rum, De Kuyper XO apricot brandy, pineapple juice, orgeat and lime. Shaken to perfection and strained into a coupe glass.

Rosebud  $16
Feelin’ like a classic? Vanilla Absolut, passion fruit, pineapple, cranberry juice, lemon shake and double strained.

Grapefruit Aperol Spritz   $16
Aperol, grapefruit juice, prosecco, topped up with soda, served over ice with a grapefruit garnish

Breakfast Negroni $17
A twist on a classic. Don’t be fooled by the name, this can be enjoyed at any time. Beefeater gin, campari stirred together with cocoa pop soaked sweet vermouth. So good you’ll want another.

We can also make classics, just ask our staff.