Lodge dining - good food, good wine and excellent company

Evenings at New Zealand’s Luxury Lodges are special occasions. At The Resurgence we are reknown for our relaxed dinner-party style where guests share good food, stories and many laughs. Hosts Peter and Clare join you and your fellow dinner-guests at 7pm for a glass of Nelson wine and the chef's daily 'amuse bouche'.

Served dinner-party style in the lodge's dining room, daily menus are executed by our head chef, Ernst Hoekstra, to feature fresh local produce and organic vegetables from the lodge's kitchen garden all cooked with passion. Peter has selected the best wines from the Nelson region to compliment our dinner menus.

A candle-lit table in our private dining room or on our romantic outdoor platform is available for anyone celebrating a special occasion.

Lodge Package aperitifs, Lodge dining and full breakfast on all days.

Guests staying 3 or more nights can request a BBQ pack or lighter meal in their suite on 2nd or subsequent nights.

Flexi Package aperitifs and Lodge dining on your arrival night. Freedom to self-cater, dine out or add more Lodge dinners on any of the other evenings. This package includes daily continental breakfast provisions.

Local cafes are 20 minutes away if you prefer restaurant-style dining. There are shops in Motueka if you wish to self-cater.

Recommended by

Cuisine Wine Magazine
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Delicious Magazine
Sunday Times Travel

Lodge-dining is like a dinner party and your host plans a daily set menu. It is not an a la carte restaurant with choices. Please let us know any dietary restrictions when booking.

Sample Menus:


If you dislike or cannot eat any common foods, we need to know this in advance so we can adapt the menu to suit you.

”Meals at the Resurgence are divine“

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Nelson scallops
Gourmet lodge dining

Local produce - from farm to table

All our soups, sauces & dressings are home-made - we bake our own bread - eggs from Kate‘s happy hens who free-range in the Riwaka Valley - salad, herbs & vegetables from our garden, Mrs Smith in Riwaka and local suppliers - fish and salmon from the Nelson - Marlborough areas, smoked in Mapua - goats cheese from Golden Bay and sheeps cheese from the Moutere - coffee from free trade organic suppliers - wine from Nelson wineries and olive oils from the Moutere Valley - salamis and sausages from Doris at Motueka Market and bacon from the Rai Valley - apples, pears, kiwi fruit and some fantastic berry fruits from Motueka - pure spring water, filtered through the marble of Takaka Hill, comes straight from our taps....

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To feel the atmosphere, watch this clip of UK celebrity Ben Fogle at The Resurgence during pre-dinner drinks.

kev & trev the naughty keas at the resurgence

Follow US Hippy Gourmet team with video of the grounds and suites.

kev & trev the naughty keas at the resurgence