Function Hire

Whatever the occasions.

Private function | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Team Building | Weddings | Children parties - Gala dinners or just to get away from the city. Saddleback Cafe in Ohariu Valley can offer this all.

2017 Private functions – Sample menu for BBQ | Buffet

for group bookings minimum 50pax adults

From the Larder

Potato salad with mustard mayonnaise

Garden salad, croutons, tomato, cucumber, parmesan with house dressings

Half shell mussels with light Piripiri & citrus dressing

Bread & Dips

Assorted breads with Pikopiko pesto oil & Hummus

Hot dishes

Grilled steak of Beef

Chicken satay

Grilled new season vegetables

Roasted baby Potatoes scented with pesto


Lemon Tart

Black Forest Gateau


2017 Private functions - Sample Set Menu 4 course

for group bookings minimum 30pax adults

Bread & Dips

Bakers bread with Piripiri Dukkah, Pikopiko pesto & Hummus


Chicken satay on mesclun greens dressed with Ohariu’s Valleys wild berry vinaigrette

Main event

Grilled Scotch fillet of beef, new season grilled vegetables and roasted baby potato


Market fish, pan fried topped with artichoke salsa. On saffron risotto folded with parmesan, baby spinach 


Baked Lemon tart with vanilla ice cream

$55pp adult

Canapes | Finger foods | Sample set Menu

$25 per person consists of 3 Colds and 3 Hots

Cold Selections

Seasonal oysters with homemade dips – additional $1.50pp

Sushi - Salmon, Chicken, Egg and Vegetarian – choose 1

Vietnamese rolls with chicken, prawns & shaved vegetables – choose 1

Smoked salmon mousseline on garlic crouton

Akaroa cured Salmon on crouton with dill Cream cheese

Wrapped with chicken, ham or vegetarian with homemade relish – choose 1

Grilled scallop on cucumber & toasted brioche

Chicken Liver Pate on Kawakawa crouton

Blinis with salmon, prosciutto,  and Vegetables with homemade Relish – choose 1

Gazpacho shooters with Vodka & PiriPiri

Beef wrapped in micro salad

Hot | Warm selections

Mini chicken or lamb satay – choose 1

Mini Beef burgers- Saddleback Infamous Burger

Piripiri spiced scallop wrapped in bacon

Mini quiches - assorted fillings such as sundried tomato & chives, spinach & feta, assorted meats

Chicken winglets tempura

Cocktail vegetarian spring roll with sweet chili

Crumb prawn cutlets with sauce tartare

Seasonal Oyster - kilpatrick or rockefeller or angels on horseback – additional $1.50pp

Green shell lip mussels with  coconut Piri-piri sambal

Corn with Kawakawa fritters served with smoked salmon or chicken

Tempura of Haloumi

Mini sausage rolls

Subject to availability & outside of Johnsonville area may incur a delivery charge

Plated Meals packages

Please select from packages below, Ideal for you to make up your own Menu from our selection of dishes including pre dinner drinks | finger foods ( additional charges )

Rifle Range - 2 Courses Dropped style menu

2 Mains

2 Dessert

$45 per person 

Takarau Gorge - 3 Courses

1 soup with Bread with dips

2 choices for mains

1 Dessert

$ 55 per person

Ohariu Valley - 4 Courses

1 soup with bread

2 choices for entrée

2 choices for mains

2 choices for dessert

$70 per person

Degustation Menu

Ideal for you to design your menu with as many courses you wished, Ervin is more than happy to go through with you

These prices may increased depending on your choices of dishes. Subject to availability!!

Our normal standard group policy is a 50% deposit, 14 days before the event. No refund, changes on the menu and cancellation within 7 days.