Food & Wine

Duke of Marlborough - Historic Restaurant

Great food and a relaxing place to watch the sun set and then catch a ferry back to Paihia. The oldest hotel  in NZ and it has been fully renovated 

Chocolates - Newport and Makana

Newport Chocolates in Russell is my all time favourite. They are a special treat . When visiting Kerikeri check out Makana Chocolates and their desert restaurant . Their macadamia nut brittle is truly scrumptious you will be provided with a sample and a truffle on entry. Additional samples available on request.  Link a visit to Makana with a visit to the Saturday Packhouse Market as they are located directly across the road 

Farmers Markets

The best is the Saturday Packhouse Market in Kerikeri. It is inside the so can be enjoyed no matter what the weather is doing. The large baker sells some of the best Sourdough bread I have ever tasted!!!  Plenty to choose from and you can easily have your breakfast here -
Great Coffee, Hangi, Pancakes, Pies, Smoothies, Pastries, Smoothies plus much more

Fresh veges, plants, wine, meat and smoked fish available plus a great selection of art and crafts. 

Kerikeri Sunday Market has a more relaxing vibe, including a variety of eclectic vendors with a mix of new, vintage, arts, crafts, holistic remedies, children’s entertainment, car boot & vehicles for sale.
live music and fresh fruit and veges.  Great nuts, eggs, bread and often limoncello and  local wines

Some of the stall holders also come to Paihia Village Green on a Thursday afternoon . Often locals go to get their weekly supply of fresh goods.

Helena Bay Art Gallery, Café and Sculpture Garden

An hour’s drive from Busby Manor, this is a great spot for lunch while taking in the views of the Bay.  The fully licensed cafe provides something for everyone: a terrific menu, great coffee, a large range of cakes all made on site.

Take your time browsing the Art Gallery and? Sculpture Garden show casing a wide-range and eclectic selection of Kiwi art.

Recommend heading back along the scenic coastal route leading to the Vehicle Ferry.

The Best Pizza in Town - Sauce

Located on the Waterfront Fantastic tasting Pizzas - Pick one of their selection or make your own. Great base and fresh tasty ingredients . Open for Lunch or Dinner and they will do takeaways 

Wine Tasting

Northland has a rich history of wine-making, with the area's first vines having been planted in Kerikeri by Samuel Marsden. The first wine from these vines was made by James Busby.

We can provide a Map of the Wine Trails or book you on one of the locally run Wine Tours.

Contact the office to discuss the options available.

Indian - Delhi & Greens

Both restaurants in town serve excellent food,, are similarly priced and both do takeaways.  Greens on the waterfront is a little busier. Indian Fusion is  located  upstairs above the four square and has recently been refubished. Parking is right outside the door and staff  are excellent plus the food is always tasty. If you ask for indian hot you will get indian hot!!! 

El Cafe - Lunch or Breakfast

Just around the corner from Busby Manor. Great for lunch or breakfast Serves excellent coffee and healthy smoothies and cold drinks.  Wide selection of burritos and south american food

Thai & Indian Food - Greens

On the waterfront and food is excellent. They also do great takeaways


Located along the waterfront from Busby. Good location for breakfast.  On a weekend there is live music and this restaurant is very lively and ideal place to go along and meet the locals!! Currently serving Sunday roasts for $15 offering good value for money. Portions are a good size - you will not go home hungry 

Zane Grey - Relax and enjoy a Wine

Large Verandah over the sea. A great place to relax and enjoy the sun in summer.  Glass balconies and Great umbrellas provide shade from sun and wind. 

Ex Servicemens Club - Legends

This club is accessible to anyone with affiliated club membership.

It is a large complex and serves simple food like battered fish, steaks and roasts.

Live music on a weekend and various events happen throughout the week  ike Bingo 

Jimmy Jacks - Rib Shack -

Frequented by locals and families as it offers value for money. Huge platters with a variety of food.  If you are looking for  chips, ribs, fried chicken or wedges etc. 

Tuesday night 2 for one mains.

What's on offer at Busby Manor