Private Functions

Set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office, restored and relocated to its current lakefront Frankton Marina setting in 1936, The Boatshed Cafe & Bistro is the perfect place for your private function. Our prime location offers a stunning backdrop for any occasion, with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range right on our deck.

Whether it’s a special occasion, corporate event or work’s Christmas party, we can offer you an unforgettable experience in a unique setting.

Offering locally sourced produce, wines and beers, we can create bespoke options to suit individual needs. Complete an enquiry form to find out how we can cater to your requirements.

The Boatshed café and Bistro is fully licensed until 22:00.

Option 1:

20 to 100 Guests – seated (weather dependent)

This option can be as formal or as informal as you desire. All dishes are served to the tables as platters for guests to share.
Select two mains, three sides and one dessert option:

Seasonal antipasto platters with artisan bread & dips

Crispy pork belly, spiced apple compote, caramelised onions
Lamb Tagine, labne
Grilled Marlborough salmon, tarragon & lemon buerre blanc (+$3 pp)
Grilled Sirloin steak w. chimichurri dressing
Southland lamb chops w. mint jelly
Zamora Pimento sausage w. grilled onion relish
Maple baked ham on the bone, mustard sauce
Grilled vegetable & halloumi skewers

Potato gratin
Steamed seasonal vegetables
Dressed salad greens
Minted new potatoes
Roast Portobello mushrooms with soy sauce
Artisan baked bread
Asian slaw w. chilli and lime dressing
Roasted vegetables w. quinoa, feta & spinach

Assortment of cakes, slices, fresh fruit
3 Cheese cheeseboard, crackers, quince, fruit and nuts ($3 p/p xtra)

Beverage options can be selected from the current beverage menu offering local wines and beers.

Prices start from $65 per person excluding beverages
Add more mains, sides or desserts for an additional costs per head

Venue hire from $750* + gst
*outside normal operational/peak times

Option 2:

Up to 150 guests – standing only (weather dependent)

All food is canapé style and is served by wait staff.

Canape options:

Vietnamese rice paper wraps (V, GF)
Smoked salmon and cucumber stacks with lemon cream (GF)
Corn blinis w. coriander tomato salsa and mint yoghurt (V, GF)
Marinated steak slider buns
Potato croquette w. garlic aioli (V)
Chicken & thyme pate crostini
Mushroom & blue cheese tarts (V)
Pork meatballs w. spicy dipping sauce
Pressed pork belly w. chilli apple jelly
Caprese chorizo stacks w. mozzarella, tomato and basil (GFO)
Ceviche tostada w. chilli lime dressing & coriander (GFO)
Tuna and cream cheese w. seaweed salad crostini

Dessert canapes: 

Citrus cake with cream cheese frosting
Chocolate brownie
Mini sticky buns
Chef’s truffles
Panna Cotta

Beverage options can be selected from the current beverage menu offering local wines and beers.

Prices start from $25 per person excluding beverages

$25 is based on the selection of four main canapes and two dessert canapes

Venue hire from $750* + gst

*outside normal operational/peak times.

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