River Valley Lodge, Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
Country Style Meals
At River Valley Lodge we major in traditional country style cooking.
This means mostly roast meals, but occasionally casseroles at night, with a mix of fresh seasonal vegetables. Entrees are normally soups, fresh salads, or selections of local cheeses and spreads.
Our chefs certainly know how to prepare extremely delicious desserts. Make sure to check out the dessert menu board, and prepare to indulge.
Our on site organic vegetable garden supplies many of our summer salad vegetables, ensuring freshness and taste.
During the summer, we often have BBQ lunches served outside overlooking the river, or a broad selection of Cafe style food from within the Lodge. Breakfast is your choice of continental or cooked.
If you have booked accommodation, make sure you ask to book in for dinner. Or, check out our Double Trouble or Bed ‘n Breakfast packages. We are open for casual dining (breakfast, lunch and 1,2 or 3 course dinners), but we do require you to book ahead. You can do this by calling us on 0800 248666.
River Valley Lodge is the perfect venue for group dining. We can cater for large groups, just be sure to book ahead by giving us a call. We also can cater for events and special occasions.
Testimonials 'n Reviews
“The roast was first class, the cooked breakfast wonderful!”
Dear River Valley
Thanks for the great overnight stay! You place is lovely! The quiet of the rooms with the carpet on the floor was fabulous! Inspires people to be thoughtful and quiet too!
The roast was first class, the cooked breakfast wonderful. Congratulations to the cook and the cheerful supporting crew!
As you know, I recently (August 2010) brought my team from Rabobank to River Valley Lodge for a retreat and mini conference. The team are from Taranaki, Manwatu and Wanganui.
The biggest obstacle that would have prevented us from visiting River Valley was definitely location. My team are spread from New Plymouth to Feilding and are all pretty busy. The four hours travel for the New Plymouth team was particularly worth noting.
However, once at River Valley, we found a tranquil spot where we were well catered for. The rooms were ideal, the catering was above average and the hosts and staff treated and fed us really well! It was ideally located for the team as we had a farm visit near by with one of our clients.
Of all these though, the FOOD in particular was outstanding.
The other big benefits for the team in using River Valley were;
Privacy and exclusiveness of the venue – minimal sharing with outsiders,
The personal attention paid to the team by the staff
And the room in which we had our meeting which was beautifully situated and functional
I would totally recommend River Valley Lodge to other businesses for all the reasons above.
Your staff were fantastic and nothing was to much trouble. The icing on the cake was Riley arranging to have my shirt ironed over night!
I suspect you will get repeat business from us both as a team and from the guys individually.
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“Of all these though, the FOOD in particular was outstanding!“
“…you will get repeat business from us both as a team and from the guys individually.“
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