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



Ceviche – lime, coconut, coriander & house made kumara chips $16 DF/GFO

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


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

Potato n Kumara- asparagus, dill & aioli  $9 GF/DF/VO

Asparagus- peas, mint, roasted almonds feta and lemon vinaigrette  $10 GF/DF/VO

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

Char grilled corn on the cobb- cooked in chilli coriander butter $9

Apple & walnut salad- roquette, mint, feta, cherry tomatoes, with feijoa vinaigrette $9 GF



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


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

Pulled pork tacos – pineapple salsa, avocado, mayo in flour tortillas DF

Bowls $18

Jerk chicken – Jamaican marinated chicken thigh, black rice, corn wheels, char-grilled pineapple salsa

Tofu – Crispy tofu, sticky rice, pickled shitake mushroom, tomato jam, fried shallots V/GF

Ceviche – Coconut and lime ceviche, kumara crisps, avocado, pickled cucumber GF



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

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

Pulled pork tacos – 3 tacos pineapple salsa, avocado $18

 Smoked fish bruschetta - fennel, caper, tomato, cream cheese, house made focaccia $16 GFO






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

Toast & Spreads -$7 multigrain or sourdough with your choice of Fix & Fogg peanut butter or house preserves GFO/DFO

House toasted muesli -$11 fruit salad, yoghurt, berry compote

Eggs on toast   -$10  eggs any style on sourdough or multigrain

Eggs & Hollandaise -$14  poached eggs, English muffins, choice of;

-Bacon $18

-Pulled pork $17

-Hot smoked salmon $19

-Asparagus & spinach $16

Turkish Eggs -$14.50 soft poached eggs, savoury Greek yoghurt, chilli & cumin buerre noisette, cashew and multigrain toast GFO

French toast -$16 egg soaked brioche bread, banana, Nutella mousse, orange caramel GFO

Smashed Avo -$16 avocado, whipped feta, popped capers, blistered cherry tomatoes, poached egg, multigrain bread - add bacon $5 GFO/DFO/VO

Breakfast Taco -$16.50 scrambled eggs, mushroom, avocado, black beans, tomato salsa, sour cream DFO – add chorizo $3

Welsh Rarebit -$17 savoury cheese sauce, corned beef, house pickles, sourdough GFO

Croissant -$18 house baked croissant, buttermilk fried chicken, bacon aioli, baby spinach

Creamy Pesto Mushrooms -$18   poached egg, parmesan, grainy bread GFO

Lumberjack Breakfast –$22 eggs, bacon, chorizo, mushroom, slow roasted tomato, hash brown, black pudding, sourdough GFO/DFO

Vege Lover –$22 eggs, mushroom, avocado, halloumi, slow roasted tomato, hash brown, multigrain bread GFO/VO


Add on:

Chorizo $4                                      Slow roasted tomato $4

Bacon $5                                         Guacamole  $4

Homemade hash brown $4         Mushrooms $5

Hollandaise $4                               Pulled pork $5


from 11am

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






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.