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The Shire's Rest™ Cafe

The Shire's Rest™ Cafe offers a tranquil setting for you to relax with a great cup of coffee and a meal. Start your trip in true Kiwi fashion, with home cooked food from our wide range of delicious meals, snacks and drinks in authentic New Zealand surroundings. We are a fully licenced facility with a great selection of New Zealand beer and cider.

The Shire’s Rest Cafe provides fantastic views of the charming farmland and Kaimai Ranges while you indulge in one of our delectable treats. Sit back, relax and enjoy your time in our quaint converted woolshed before you escape into Hobbiton™ Movie Set.

The Shire’s Rest Cafe is open seven days a week, from 8.30am to 4.30pm (extended hours in summer). 

Blackboard & Snack menu available until 3pm

Cabinet food available until close

The Shire's Rest™ Cafe

Blackboard menu

All Day Menu

Continental breakfast

Muesli, fruit, yoghurt and toast with spreads. $9.50

Bacon and eggs

Streaky bacon, eggs and toast. $13.00

Eggs Benedict

Poached eggs, bacon and spinach on toasted ciabatta with hollandaise sauce. $16.50

Second Breakfast

Streaky bacon, eggs, sauté potatoes, mushrooms, sausages, grilled tomato and toast. $19.50

Creamy Mushrooms

Button mushrooms, chorizo sausage and spinach in a balsamic mustard cream sauce. $17.00

Lamb Burger

NZ lamb Pattie, salad greens and tomato with farm style pickle, aioli and fries. $18.00

Battered Fish

Battered fillets of gurnard with fries, garden salad and tartare sauce. $17.00

Open Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chicken and brie with salad, green tomato relish and garlic ciabatta $17.50

Roast Vegetable and Chorizo Salad

Warm vegetable medley, chorizo, feta and rocket, dressed with a sundried tomato aioli. $15.50

Beef and Bacon Burger

NZ beef Pattie, streaky bacon and a chipotle relish with salad greens and fries. $18.50

Thai Beef Salad

Grilled strips of beef, salad greens, crispy noodles and cashews with a hot and sour dressing. $17.00

The Shire's Rest™ Cafe

Snack Menu


with aioli and tomato sauce. $5.00

Kid’s Platter

Chicken nuggets, fries, raisins, ham and cheese. $7.50

Toasted Sandwich

Ham, cheese, tomato and onion. $6.00

Snack Bowl

Wontons, samosa and spring rolls with chilli sauce and aioli. $10.50


Sliced ham, tasty cheese, fruit and breads with farm style pickle. $11.00

B.L.T: Bacon

Lettuce and tomato on toasted ciabatta. $12.00

Prices are indicative only and subject to change. 

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