BearLion Foods is your real food option. Local, seasonal and organic. Setting a benchmark in Canterbury for fresh salads via their delicatessen and market stall. Be sure to sample some of the region’s most exciting cuisine by these New Brighton-based food aficionados!



The Chef’s Platter                    40.0

The BearLion team are famous for their light eats, and this Chef’s platter is no exception. Designed to share, the platter has been designed to complement the diverse array of wines available at the South Island Wine & Food Festival.


BearLion Salads                                         Single 14.0 | Half/Half 14.0 | All Three 17.0

Three mouth-watering salads showcasing the regions freshest in-season produce. Choose your favourite, combine two or sample all three – all fantastic ways to load up on nutritious, locally sourced, organic and seasonal produce. Visit BearLion to see what they’ve whipped up today!


Cakes & Treats                                          5.0 – 9.0

Organic, guilt-free sweet treats made without refined white flour or sugar. With 5 delicious options available, you won’t want to miss these tasty morsels!


Tucked down the end of Strange’s Lane, like the naughty child in the corner, Lower 9th Diner unashamedly proclaims to have some of the best burgers around town. Why don’t you be the judge?



Cheese Burger                                            8.0

100% Angus Beef and NZ Cheddar Cheese. The Lower 9th Diner’s famous Cheeseburger comes complete with Tomato, Pickles, Lettuce and Mayo.


Curly Fries                                                    9.0

The old favourite is back! Crispy curly fries served with the Diner’s famous Chipotle Mayo.


Fried Chicken                                              12.0

Direct from the depths of Southern USA, tastebud-tantalising country Fried Chicken!

Comber Cuisine is a bespoke catering company specializing in bringing a chef into your home. Whether for an intimate meal, a fun dinner for that special celebration or a friendly get together incorporating a cooking lesson. Comber Cuisine have teamed up with Passengers and Co to bring you an exciting eating option at this year’s festival.




Irish Tacos                                                   9.5

Potato bread generously filled with achoiote spiced chicken, corn salsa, sweet pickled pumpkin and charred chipotle crema.


Sticky Red Pork Buns                               9.5

Sticky red pork between two delicious black buns. Served with cucumber kimchi, chive omelet, grilled pineapple and buttermilk sauce. 


Rhubarb and Elderflower Fool              6.5

Served with honeycomb and berries.

When you enter Casa Publica, you’re entering Hugo’s world. Sit and savour the taste, the obsessions, and the lifestyle of a man whose time begged the bending of the rules, a little ruthlessness, a lot of rum, and an insatiable obsession for women’s shoes.


Casa Publica’s famous Guacamole Bar                8.0

Choose your favourite ingredients for this unmissable avocado sampler!


South American Rum-Flamed Steak 10.0

Served with tomatillo chimichurri on quinoa salad.



Tostadas                                    8.0

With truffle fried mushroom and spiced chorizo

Vesuvio has been described as a Hidden Gem. Located in a 1930s alleyway, this classy little Jazz & Tapas Bar has a charm and ambiance that reminds you of Paris or Melbourne. Vesuvio is bringing a little slice of this to the South Island Wine & Food Festival with their famous chargrilled tapas and Sangria.




Tapas                                                            10.0

Three tantalizing Spanish Tapas options from the team at Vesuvio

  • Moroccan Olives w. Roast Ciabatta
  • Chorizo al Andalus w. Garlic Ciabatta
  • Piccolo Piatti w. Tapenades & Crostini


Sangria                                                         10.0

Authentic and refreshing Spanish-style Sangria

  • Sangria Vino Rosso
  • Sangria Vino Bianco



The Cuban are excited to present a selection of their favourite dishes from the Cuban restaurant, all cooked over charcoal.




Jerk Spiced Chicken                                  10.0

With molasses and banana / handmade Cuban sausage / coffee and treacle-glazed beef brisket / jalapeño, parmesan and lime corn on the cob / With a fresh summer coleslaw served with a selection of condiments


Churrasco is skewered barbecue art used in Brazil for centuries. The meat is traditionally placed on skewers and grilled on open flame charcoal rotisserie for perfect succulence. Experience BBQ Brazil under the trees in Hagley Park, as they join us at the festival for the first time.


The Chicken Skewer              10.0

Juicy marinated chicken grilled and served with a beautiful side of the day.


The Beef Skewer                     10.0

Prime cubes of beef rump cap coated in garlic and grilled to perfection served with their side of the day.


Mixed Skewer                          12.0

Not sure what to pick, how about the combo? 


Grilled Pineapple                     2.0

An absolute favourite, sprinkled with cinnamon and grilled to perfection.