Hillside Kitchen

Hillside is a tiny restaurant serving food and drinks that represent our region and country. Our menus are written based on what’s in season, what we are growing in our garden or what we have foraged. Our food is meatless/vegetarian/plant-focused or call it what you will, we just worry about making it delicious.

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Events - August 1 - 31

Alluvial Gold

Brought together over their shared love of food and wine, Colin and Nalini Baruch embarked on an exciting journey 25 years ago setting up an olive grove in Martinborough with the sole purpose of one day tasting a New Zealand extra virgin olive oil. They were confident the perfect climate and alluvial plains of Martinborough could produce the same quality olive oils as its wines. Five years later they were proved right and Lot Eight was born. This year marks their 21st birthday and it's party time! Dry River Wines and Hillside Kitchen join Nalini and Colin to celebrate with a five-course beverage-matched celebratory dinner to salute this region's long standing culinary and horticultural relationship, and Lot Eight's own journey and milestones.

  • VVegetarian

Dates:

Various times

Aug 12, 6:30pm - Late

Price: $195

Event enquiries: nalini@lot8.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Boujee Brunch

The lockdown days gone by had us often wondering what day it was, and sometimes found us eating breakfast for dinner and vice versa. And we realised it was totally delicious. Hillside swaps breakfast and dinner for a five-course breakfast tasting menu to start the day in style. In classic Hillside fashion, expect all the extra bits and pieces for a late morning tasting menu of brunch classics and reinventions for when toast just doesn't cut it.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Dates:

Various times

Aug 05, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 06, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 07, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 12, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 14, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 19, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 20, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 21, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aug 28, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Price: $85

Event enquiries: info@hillsidekitchen.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Hillside Forage

Join the Hillside crew for the famous Hillside Forage! On the Sunday before you dine at Hillside, spend one and a half hours foraging with the Hillside crew at a secret outdoor Wellington foraging location learning about, and picking the food, that grows wild around us. On your selected dining date, reunite with the Hillside crew at the restaurant for a four-course dinner where foraged food is put to delicious use.

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  • VVegetarian

Dates:

Various times

Aug 02, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 03, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 04, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 09, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 10, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 11, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 16, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 17, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 18, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 23, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 24, 6:00pm - Late

Aug 25, 6:00pm - Late

Price: $120

Event enquiries: info@hillsidekitchen.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Dine - August 1 - 14

Clear as Cabbage

Have you noticed how the weather in Wellington is never quite what you expect it to be? You can wake up to mist covering the city like a blanket and a calm morning, before being blown down Lambton Quay, sheltering from hail and sea spray on the waterfront, and still be enjoying a beer in the sunshine by lunch. A bit like the ever-changing weather, Hillside has combined four seasons into one dish that'll keep you wondering, what exactly is happening?

Dish Description: Cabbage, Lot Eight olive oil, plum and foraged seasonal ingredients

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $25

*Booking required

Burger - August 12 - 31

Same Same but Hillside

Homegrown vegetable crudo with homegrown chillies, foraged coastal greens, and Awatoru Wildfood foraged seaweed in a housemade ‘milk’ bun, with chunky smoked seaweed salt fried potatoes

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Garage Project Beer Match: Pineapple Crush

Price: $22 / with Garage Project beer $35

*Please note, this venue requires one burger per person

Availability: Lunch

*Booking required