Our philosophy is rooted in a genuine and life-long love of food, wine and good times around the table. At Ortega Fish Shack and Bar, we aim to provide an atmosphere where you can really relax and enjoy an evening of fine food, fine wine and great service, that won't break the bank. Our decor is quirky, designed as much to entertain as it is to promote a feeling of ease, while our service is slick and professional. Enjoy a cold beer from our eclectic list, or a fine sherry to start the evening. We have one of the best beer lists in town.
A marvelously appointed temple of delicious Southeast Asian food. Expect 'packed and buzzy in the evening' with 'funky cocktails' and a 'surprisingly good wine list'. Want Eatertainment? 'watch chefs in action in the open kitchen'. No reservations in the evening but 'worth the wait'.
Our menu is built around what is in season. Nearly everything is made from scratch and in-house; we churn our own butter, make our own bacon, sausages and sauces and you can find our chefs, pickling, smoking, curing, and fermenting to achieve our desired results.
The jewel in the crown of the open kitchen is the Pira charcoal oven, which was imported from Spain and enables food to be cooked simply, with rich and solid flavours.
We choose to work with local growers, and support like-minded sustainability focussed business’s; We use produce that is predominantly organic, all meat on our menu is free range and ethically raised and our Seafood has been caught using low-impact sustainable methods.
In addition to our Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menus below; Our Chefs menu is a set menu option for a minimum of 2 people and is required for groups of + 8 for dinner. It is also an option for group lunch bookings if prior notice is given. Vegetarian & vegan option is available. Booking is required.
The heart and soul of Ruth Pretty Catering is at our Te Horo property, Springfield, on the Kapiti Coast. We regularly host events for individuals and companies,private dinner parties, cocktail events and weddings are our "bread and butter” and we love them.
We have Springfield House which is available for private events and celebrations,
our Garden Room and Kitchen Shop for informal gatherings, eclectic shopping, coffee and cake
and our commercial kitchen for our regular Cooking School Classes.
Ruth is responsible for all the food and Paul for logistics and planning. The combination of Paul’s wine knowledge complements Ruth's food, and her ideas add flair for every special event.
We believe successful events are as much about impeccable organisation and high quality service as they are about great food. It’s our ‘holy trinity’.
Nashville Hot Chicken and American themed soul food.
American style soul food - Chicken n waffles, American Barbeque brisket, ribs, pulled pork - Cornbread, Milkshakes, homemade lemonade - whatever's good on the day.