Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

Ortega serves fresh seafood in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, with great service and a terrific wine and beer list.

Bookings: Book by phone


Events - August 1 - 31

Huffdaddy is at the shack: Nick Huffman (Kāpiti)

Nick Huffman’s illustrious career has spanned almost four decades and include accolades such as ‘Chef of the Nation’, creating a hot sauce empire and stints in South Africa, France and Australia. In Auckland he was chef patron of his own restaurant Wheelers on Ponsonby Rd, then went on to be executive chef at Huka Lodge, Taupo, and executive chef at Wellington’s much loved Matterhorn.

Huffdaddy is crafting a unique three-course luncheon for your enjoyment with matching beverages. Nick cooks with integrity and finesse but above all he cooks from the heart. Nick can cook but he can’t sing to save himself so professional guitarist Carl Webley will be joining in to cover some of Nick’s favourite songs. Seating will be on long shared tables for conviviality

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times throughout August

Aug 03, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Aug 04, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Price: $98

Dine - August 1 - 16

Festival Dish

Grenada Bay cherry rum baba, spiced cherries, cultured Zany Zeus and Whittakers Dark Ghana chip ice cream.

  • NFNut Free
  • VVegetarian

Price: $16

Availability: Dinner

Fixed Menu

Courses Outline:
Whipped Castlepoint feta, radicchio, Greytown apple leather, poppy seed and sourdough
Cold pressed pork hock, pickled mushrooms, warm Wairarapa kale and smoked walnut dressing
Steamed market fish, roasted Jerusalem artichoke, lemon and onion stock
Confit duck leg, wilted greens, parsnip and Eddie’s Cider pickled pear
Festival Dish: Grenada Bay cherry Rum baba, spiced cherries, cultured Zany Zeus and Whittaker’s Dark Ghana chocolate chip ice cream
Pinehaven quince, verbena parfait and honey almond nougatine

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price for three courses: $69

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

Hook, Line and Shaker

Reid + Reid Native Gin, Reid + Reid Red Vermouth, housemade raspberry liqueur, lemon, vanilla and egg white, accompanied by grapefruit sherbet, smokey, foraged seaweed salt and Whittaker's chocolate Rum sauce.

  • VVegetarian

Price: $21

Hook, Line and Shaker


Mela apple juice, house-made raspberry syrup, vanilla, lemon and egg white. Accompanied by an interactive tapas of grapefruit sherbet, smokey, foraged seaweed salt and Whittaker's chocolate rum sauce.

  • VVegetarian

Price: $14