Nothing excites the senses quite like a carefully crafted meal. The right array of colours, smells, and perfectly combined tastes can make you come alive, and heighten your enjoyment of the wonder that is food.
We love to gather around a beautiful meal with our family and friends, and experience the laughter and fun that are brought to life around the table.
Now more so than ever, people are becoming conscious of the origins of our food – knowing that you are eating ethically sourced, organic food, which is grown and cooked with pride and care, can certainly make a meal much more enjoyable.
This is exactly what Le Manoir Restaurant at Hamurana Lodge in Rotorua is striving to achieve!
Hamurana Lodge has built up a long-standing reputation of excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry, and is now extending this to its recently opened restaurant – Le Manoir, presided over by Head Chef Charlie Brown.
This restaurant is truly visionary, as it is the first organic lodge restaurant in all of New Zealand! Guests from far and wide have had their taste buds delighted by the amazing organic food prepared fresh from the Le Manoir gardens and also sourced from local producers and artisans.
With dishes on the menu such as Salmon & Prawn Fillet Mignons (with Manuka Honey and NZ herbs), New Zealand Lamb Rack with delicious kumara, and Almond Steamed Pudding, it doesn’t take long to realise that this is a unique restaurant which incorporates international flair with local flavour.
Le Manoir aspires to eventually have all food on the menu sourced from no more than a 100 mile radius – an ambitious feat which they are very close to achieving.
Head Chef Charlie Brown is a young, visionary man with a passion for food who loves to see restaurant patrons leave with satisfied stomachs and happy smiles.
He enjoys creating a new potato dish each day, sometimes using native varieties such as Te Maori and Huakoroko to add an extra New Zealand touch for international guests keen to experience Aotearoa’s culinary delights.
After a decadent dinner packed full of flavour, the perfect way to finish off your dining is by ordering some delicious ice-cream or a fresh fruit sorbet – all made in Le Manoir’s very own kitchen!
If you are visiting Rotorua, don’t leave without having the culinary experience of a lifetime. Organic, sustainable, and undoubtedly tasty, the food at Le Manoir Restaurant in Hamurana Lodge is something to be enjoyed, exclaimed over, and shared with others – again and again!
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