Food and drink – Lovely Grub Catering

Lovely Grub: Our on-site caterer will again be providing coffee, meals and snacks throughout the festival.  The cafe will be open from 3pm on Friday, 08.00am to at least 11.00pm on Saturday and Sunday and in the morning of Monday.

Snack menu

  • Barista Coffee – from $5 – the whole barista coffee range including hot chocolate and chai latte. Choose between green and blue milk or soy milk as an alternative. Marshmallows can add some additional sweetness.
  • Hot drinks – $3 Tea and instant coffee is available.
  • Cold drinks – from $3 including diet coke, coke, sprite, fanta, lift, L&P, ginger beer, juice and water.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Wine and beer is sold so please make sure you bring your ID if you look under 25.
  • Check during the festival what we have available and the prices. We are going to have craft beer!


When the shop is open there is food available: hot and cold, sweet and savoury. Have a look and ask for special diet items if required.

  • Sushi – $5 – freshly rolled sushi. Filled with salmon, vegetables or meat to meet most dietary requirements. Please approach us.
  • Carrot Cake- $6
  • Slices – $4,  M
  • Muffins – $4
  • Custard Squares
  • Sandwiches – $5, club sandwiches are filled with combinations of ham, corned beef, egg, beetroot, cheese, pineapple, lettuces, carrot, gherkins, tomatoes, chutney, mustard and mayonnaise.
  • Scones – $4, baked on site with varying flavours – savoury or sweet. You can enjoy them hot with butter.
  • Cookies – $3
  • Piece of fruit – $2

Hot food

  • Fish – $4
  • Chips – $4
  • Rice balls – $5
  • Toasted sandwiches – $6


Available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am until about 10am.

  • Tea and toast – $5 (two slices of toast with butter or jam with a cup of tea or instant coffee)
  • Barista coffee and toast – $7.50 (two slices of toast with butter and jam and a cup of barista coffee)
  • Hand held breakfast (bacon and egg in a bread roll) – $8 per roll
  • Full cooked breakfast – adults: $18, children: $9 (Bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast)

Tickets for a full cooked breakfast are sold at the shop till the night before. In the morning hand in your ticket at the shop till and the caterers get your breakfast ready.


  • Beef or fish burgers $6
  • Pies $6
  • Sausage rolls – $5
  • Toasted sandwiches – $6
  • Sushi – $5
  • Soup – $5
  • Filled baked potatoes – $4
  • Salad and a roll (prepared fresh on request) – $6

Dinner – adults: $20, children: $10

Available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please purchase your ticket for your dinner at the shop anytime during the day. At night you hand in your ticket and are served at the buffet directly.


  • Butterflied roasted lamb with portobello mushroom stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Roasted vegetable medley
  • Spanakopita
  • Pasta salad
  • Green salad
  • Warm rolls


  • Roasted pork and apple sauce
  • Gravy
  • Ratatouille
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Cauliflower and carrot
  • Corn
  • Green salad
  • Bread rolls


  • Roasted rump of beef with horseradish and black pepper
  • Gravy
  • Moroccan chickpea tagine
  • Skin on gourmet potatoes
  • Roasted vegetable medley
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Bread rolls

Under-age Drinking

The caterer also has a licence to sell beer and wine but, if you want anything stronger, you’ll have to bring it with you. The nearest bottle store is in Wainuiomata, about 10 minutes drive away, and the nearest dairy and fish ‘n chip shop isn’t much closer.

We have had some issues with teens under 18 getting access to alcohol and causing problems – for themselves and for others. This is one of the reasons why anyone registering as a teen must nominate a “responsible adult” who will also be at the Festival and who the Committee can ask to sort out any problems.

Please make certain that you do not supply underaged kids with alcohol.

Anyone disrupting the Festival or causing problems will be required to leave. See the Site Rules page for more information.