Zealong Special Menu

EVERY PLATE COMES BURSTING WITH AUTHENTICITY

Our focus is to produce beautifully crafted food that reflects the best seasonal, ethically sourced local ingredients.

Our team of chefs is committed to creating delicious local food with menus that change along with the seasons. Zealong Tea Estate is renowned for creative pairings and dishes infused with tea.

A spicy chicken filling, creamy avocado, and watercress sandwiched between slices of wholegrain bread.

Zealong Aromatic tea-smoked salmon on toasted rye bread, accompanied by minted pea sour cream, puffed quinoa, and a lemon dressing

Tomato and cucumber gazpacho and a chunky tomato salsa served with puffed crispy pockets.

Pastrami beef with sweet chilli rice noodles, horseradish mayonnaise, and finished with toasted sesame seeds

House-made spiced falafel served alongside cumin and cucumber labneh, garnished with carrot and parsley

Coconut-crusted fish cake topped with sesame wakame, house-made lime aioli, and coconut chips.

Confit-shredded duck atop a sweet pancake with soy shiitake, house-made hoisin mayonnaise, and celery

Equagold dark chocolate mousse, with a Zealong Black tea and peanut butter cream and salted caramel peanuts.

Zealong Green tea and white chocolate panna cotta, served with a blueberry relish.

Banana loaf topped with banana and passionfruit salsa and cinnamon crème Chantilly.

Crisp lemon macaron with a creamy citrus filling and dusted with Zealong Sweet Amber tea.

Artisan Bread V|DF*|VG*$12
Selection of freshly-baked breads, accompanied by a trio of chef’s selection dips.

Chilled Gazpacho V|VG|DF|GF* $14
Tomato and cucumber gazpacho drizzled with herb oil and served with a garlic crouton.

Halloumi V|GF*$14
Crispy halloumi served with marinated mushroom, baby spinach, tomato relish and croutons.

Spiced Falafel V|GF$14
Spiced falafel served alongside cumin and cucumber labneh, with pomegranate dressing and seeds.

Spanner Crab GF|DF$17
Fresh crab served with grapefruit, cucumber, wasabi and finished with crispy shallots and watercress.

Coconut Fish Cake GF|DF$15
Coconut crusted fish cake topped with sesame wakame, house-made lime aioli and coconut chips.

Seared Tuna GF|DF
$15Seared Saku tuna served with seaweed, compressed melons, warm seaweed broth, avocado and micro herbs.

Confit Duck Tart$15
Shredded confit duck with shitake mushrooms and tomato relish, topped with hollandaise and micro greens.

Takoyaki$11
Octopus pieces encased in a wholemeal wheat flour batter finished with aioli, kecap manis and bonito flakes, served with a delicate seasoned wakame salad.

Crispy Falafel GF|V$25
Falafel served with harissa, baba ganoush, tahini yoghurt, cucumber, pickled sultanas, and sugar snaps, finished with dukkah.

Papardelle V V$27
Creamy butternut volute with roasted chilli squash and baby spinach, topped with toasted seeds, Manchego cheese, and herbs

Coconut and Turmeric Curry GF|DF|V|VG$27
A fragrant coconut and turmeric curry sauce with seasonal vegetables and a side of steamed rice.

Fish of the Day GF|DF$36
Pan-seared fish with clams, kumara and choy, finished with dashi cream, crispy curry leaves and tapioca crisp

Miso-glazed Duck DF|GF|N*$36
Crispy sous-vide duck served medium with carrot and coriander purée, bok choy, duck fat potatoes, and cashew nuts, finished with jus.

Venison GF$39
Juniper-crusted sous-vide loin and sausage with smoked kumara mash, spinach and Granny Smith apple, finished with jus.

Lamb GF$36
Harissa-rubbed sous-vide rump with baba ganoush, cucumber, pickled sultanas, and sugar snaps, finished with tahini yoghurt and jus. 

Beef GF|N$38
Sous-vide New Zealand farmed Prime eye fillet with celeriac and porcini purée, charred slender stems, goat cheese and walnut pesto, finished with celeriac crisps and jus.

Chips GF|DF|V|VG*$9
Twice cooked Agria potatoes, seasoned with rosemary and sea salt served with house-made garlic aioli.

Wok Fried Vegetables GF|DF|V|VG|N* $8
Seasonal garden-harvested vegetables; wok-tossed to enhance their natural flavours, seasoned and finished with toasted cashews.

Pear Salad GF|V|DF*|VG*|N* $8
A flavoursome combination of pear, walnut, Manchego cheese and mesclun finished with pomegranate dressing and seeds.

Watermelon Salad GF|DF*|V|VG*$8
Seasonal melon with basil, feta, toasted pumpkin seeds and lemon dressing.

Rice GF|DF|V|VG$4
Basmati steamed rice.

Salted Edamame GF|DF|V|VG$8
Steamed Edamame dusted with sea salt.

Zealong Black Tea and Dark Chocolate Mousse V|GF|N$9
Equagold dark chocolate mousse, with a Zealong Black tea and peanut butter cream and salted caramel peanuts.

Zealong Green Tea Panna Cotta GF$9
Zealong Green tea and white chocolate panna cotta, served with a blueberry relish.

Moelleux À La Banane GF|V$9
Banana loaf topped with banana and passionfruit salsa, and cinnamon crème Chantilly.

Zealong Sweet Amber Macaron GF|N$14
Crisp lemon macaron with a creamy citrus filling and dusted with Zealong Sweet Amber tea.

Tropical Coconut Tapioca VG|V|DF|GF|N* $13
Coconut-poached tapioca pearls with marinated fruits, passionfruit coulis, and salted almonds.

Fruit Fondue V|GF|VG*|DF*$14
A selection of seasonal fruits accompanied with a Zealong Black tea-infused chocolate dipping sauce.

ZEALONG SWEETS PLATE
Experience a tea-infused culinary journey with a selection of tea-based petits fours served with fresh seasonal fruits. Two sweets $10 | Five sweets $22

 

Veuve Du Vernay $12 Bottle (200ml)
France | Veuve du Vernay is a reflection of the French way of life; sophisticated, spontaneous, romantic, elegant and chic. Crisp and complex flavours from a blend of three famous French white grapes.

Dulcet Sparkling Brut $50 Bottle
Gisborne | New Zealand – Delivering vibrant aromas and flavours displaying apple and melon characters, a fine mousse, a lingering, dry finish and fine acidity.

Delaplace Champagne $75 Bottle
France | Fine and lively bubbles contribute to the charm of this champagne with and creamy mousse that delights the palate. Fresh and lively with exotic flavors to tantalize your palate.

 

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection $10 Glass|$45 Bottle
Hawkes Bay | New Zealand – Displaying a bouquet of citrus lemon and stone fruit. The palate has richness and texture in balance with a gentle acid.

Villa Maria Single Vineyard — $70 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Showcasing complex aromas of lemon rind, gun smoke and brioche. This elegant Chardonnay expresses flavour profiles of grapefruit, white peach and almond.

 

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection — Organic $10 Glass|$45 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Powerful and juicy, this is a pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry.

Villa Maria Single Vineyard — $70 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Lifted aromatics of fresh garden peas and blackcurrants. On the palate are concentrated flavours of jalapeño and grapefruit with a punchy finish of lime zest.

 

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection $10 Glass|$45 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice. It has a textural palate showing baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters.

Villa Maria Single Vineyard — $70 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Initial aromas of fresh peach and spring blossom, but as it warms in the glass it showcases baking spices. Flavours of fresh pear drizzled with honey leading to a smooth finish.

 

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection $10 Glass|$45 Bottle
Hawkes Bay | New Zealand – This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs. A smooth and approachable palate follows subtle tannins and moreish acidity.

 

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection $10 Glass|$45 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – A fragrant bouquet of red and dark cherries, red berry fruit and subtle spice notes. With a subtle herbal undertone and dense earthy texture on the palate.

Villa Maria Single Vineyard — $85 Bottle
Marlborough | New Zealand – Initial aromas of fresh peach and spring blossom, but as it warms in the glass it showcases baking spices. Flavours of fresh pear drizzled with honey leading to a smooth finish.

 

 

Asahi Super Dry $8

Heineken $8

Steinlager Pure $8

Monteiths Apple Cider $8

 

 

Rombucha $8 Bottle 
Original | Blueberry

 

 

Feijoa Frenzy* $8
Zealong Aromatic Oolong tea, Honey, Feijoa juice
*Recipe developed by students of Rototuna Senior High School 2018 NZIFST Student Product Development Challenge award-winner.

 

 

Zealong Iced Tea $8
Zealong Iced Lemon Black tea

Benjer Fruit Juice $6
Apple | Orange | Apple & Mango | Apple & Boysenberry

Sparkling Water $7
Waiwera 500ml

FROM THE FIRST MOMENT TO THE LAST

Join us for delicious local food at Zealong Tea House.
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