Eggs Any Style 9.50
Eggs prepared your way on toasted wholemeal bread and served with grilled
tomato topped with parmesan and herbs, served with chutney.
Mini Grill 14.50
Bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomato topped with parmesan and herbs, hashbrown,
toast, served with chutney.
Maxi Grill 17.50
Bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomato topped with parmesan and herbs, hashbrown,
mushroom, sausage, toast and served with chutney.
Wine Box Eggs Benedict
Lightly toasted bun served with spinach and topped with hollandaise sauce
with a choice of: Mushroom 14.50
Smoked Salmon 16.50
A choice of: Preserves and cream cheese 7.50
Tomato, avocado and pesto 11.00
Smoked Salmon and cream cheese 13.00
Oven baked, filled with bacon, tomatoes and cheese, served with toast and chutney.
French Toast 16.00
3 Slices of baguette coated with coconut dip, grilled banana, bacon topped
with fruit, mixed nuts and maple syrup.
Belgian Style Waffles 16.00
Sweet puffy Waffles served with berry compote, maple syrup and ice cream.
Add Bacon: Add $2.00
Field Mushroom on Toast 14.50
Slow cooked portobello mushrooms in creamy sauce, served on mixed grain toast.
Add Bacon: Add $2.00
The Junior’s Choice 7.50
2 Hash browns, 2 slices of bacon, 1 sausage, strips of toast and tomato sauce.
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Grilled Open Sandwiches
Smoked chicken, tomato, lettuce with roast capsicum salsa 9.50
Steak, tomato, lettuce, cheese and aoli 15.50
Soup of the Day
Freshly made, changes daily. Served with fresh bread 9.50
Casserole Of The Day
Chef’s creation. Please ask you server for today’s special 13.00
Chef’s own recipe. Served with fresh bread 15.50
Coated with pumpkin seeds & juniper berries, pan fried medium-rare.
Served on fresh focaccia bread & a Wine Box spread 19.50
The Box Burger
Ground prime sirloin with brie, caramelized onions, bacon, salad, aioli and fries 20.50
The Chicken Burger
Chicken fillet with bacon, camembert, salad, plum sauce and fries 19.50
All New Zealand classic bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato tiered on
toasted focaccia. Finished with Wine Box garlic aioli 17.50
Pan fried with a wholegrain mustard, manuka honey & cream sauce.
Served with a side salad & fresh bread 17.50
Fish ‘n Chips
Old fashioned recipe - crispy like the old days! 18.50
Wine Box Grilled Scotch Fillet
Topped with a fried egg, served with fries and a petite salad 19.50
Omelette of the Day
Served with a petite salad. Please ask your server for today’s filling 16.50
Spicy Mexican chicken topped with cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled.
Served with a petite salad 17.50
Fish of the Day
Ocean fresh fish, prepared a different way daily Market price.
Field Mushroom on Toast
Slow cooked Portobello mushrooms in creamy sauce, served on mixed grain toast 15.50 With bacon 17.50
Flowerpot Bread Our signature bread, toasted served with a trio of dips 10.50
Garlic Bread Our own Wine Box bread with garlic and mixed herbs 9.00
Pan Fried Calamari Chefs speciality! Pan-fried, marinated calamari with home-made lime dressing 16.50
Scallops Char seared scallops, pickled baby vegetables, capsicum purée,
lime and furiyaki aioli 17.00
Prawn Cutlets Pan seared in garlic and white wine. Served with a capsicum and lime dressing 18.50
Seared Ostrich Pan Seared with wilted spinach, feta, Cabernet jus and glass smoked 17.00
Soup of the Day Freshly made, changes daily. Served with fresh bread 9.50
Seafood Chowder Chef’s own recipe. Served with fresh bread 15.50
Chicken Livers Pan fried with wholegrain mustard, manuka honey, cream sauce.
Served with a side salad & fresh bread 15.50
Antipasto Platter Selection of exotic cold meats, pickles, olives, feta and dips.
Served with foccacia bread For 1 16.50 For 2 28.00
Chilli Chicken Salad With honey roasted walnuts and a home-made dressing.
Served on a bed of crispy lettuce 19.50
Smoked Ostrich Salad Strips of smoked ostrich, tossed with mixed lettuce & crispy noodles.
Served with a coriander dressing 19.50
Italian Salad Mediterranean style chicken, served with grilled bacon on a crisp salad
topped with our home-made dressing and crispy kumara chips 19.50
Beef Salad Thai marinated sliced lean beef, served with mixed lettuce and tamarind
dressing and topped with crispy wonton pastry 19.50
Vegetarian Salad Quinoa, baby spinach and feta, topped with a pomegranate dressing 18.50
Smoked Chicken Pizza Smoked chicken, avocado, cream cheese,
topped with sweet chilli sauce 21.50
Vegetarian Pizza Baby spinach, onion, red bell pepper, tomato, olives, feta cheese, tofu,
mushroom, and basil pesto 19.50
Smoked Meatball Pizza Manuka smoked meatball, fresh mozzarella, topped with home-made barbeque sauce and roasted pine nuts 21.50
Nick’s Ocean Pacific Smoked salmon, prawns, scallops and caper berries, topped with our own
seafood sauce 24.50
Tuscan Pizza Tuscan Chicken, salami, onions and capers topped with aioli sauce 21.50
Fettuccine Franko Chef’s own recipe of marinated chicken pieces and mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce. Topped with Parmagiano-Reggiano 21.50
Fettuccine Carbonara Made the original way with bacon pieces, smooth and creamy.
Topped with Parmagiano-Reggiano 20.50
Peppered Scotch Fillet Premium peppered scotch fillet, oven roasted tomato,
caramelised onion on mushroom risotto, blue cheese,
topped with rosemary and red wine jus 29.50
Aged Eye Fillet Filled with Mozzarella, sundried tomato and basil. Served with a crispy polenta, capsicum and spinach salad and Sauce Vierge 30.00
Free Range Chicken Roulade Rolled with basil and Kalmata olives, served on a creamy potato gratin
and topped with a creamy onion sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables 28.00
Fish of the Day Chef’s creation. Please ask you server for today’s special Market price
Eggplant Involtini Filled with roast pumpkin, spinach, feta and pinenuts with cauliflower puree
and Napolitana Sauce 26.50
Kangaroo Parsnip Puree, sautéed baby vegetables, red onion chutney and red wine jus 29.50
Rabbit Casserole Slow cooked rabbit with smoked paprika and steamed jasmine rice 29.50
All desserts made right here at The Wine Box.
Dutch Apple Cake Cinnamon baked apple cake, served warm and topped with berry coulis and ice cream 11.50
Belgian Chocolate Pie Oven baked blended dark chocolate in a sweet almond pastry,
served with a rich chocolate sauce and ice cream 12.50
O’Mara’s Irish Cream Brûlée Our signature dessert! 11.50
Chocolate Mousse Rich, soft and creamy chocolate and rum mousse 11.50
Cheesecake Ask your server for today’s flavour 11.50
Tasting Plate A selection of Truffles, mini Brûlée and mini Chocolate Mousse 17.50
Cheese Selection Served with crackers and honeycomb 8.50 per choice
Puhoi Triple Cream Camembert , Kikorangi Blue, Puhoi Aged Cheddar
Chocolate Truffles Liqueur after dinner truffles, and a coffee to accompany.
A perfect finish 9.50
2 - 3
Omaka Springs “Favelys” Chardonnay 2011 Marlborough 8.80/43.00
A delicate balance between oak and fruit characteristics. Grapefruit, white peach and apple!
Cable Bay Black Label Chardonnay 2011 Waiheke Island 11.00/54.00
Upfront tropical and stonefruit characters are complimented by a creamy, biscuity mid palate.
Mills Reef Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Hawkes Bay 9.80/47.00
This full, creamy and rich Chardonnay exudes peach, citrus and passionfruit flavors.
Cottier Chardonnay 2012 Wairarapa 10.00/49.00
An elegant, medium-full bodied wine. Finishes with toasty, peaches and cream flavors.
Perfect match for our Seafood Chowder.
Aronui Chardonnay 2013 Marlborough 9.00/45.00
Combining peaches, pears, apple and tropical fruits with butterscotch.
Rabbit Island Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 Nelson 9.80/47.00
Ripe, tropical fruits and floral elements.
The Wine Box House Chardonnay 7.70/37.00
The Wine Box Sauvignon Blanc 7.70/37.00
Murdoch James Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Martinbourough 9.80/48.00
Dry, crisp and mineral, with a smooth texture and flavors that build.
Cable Bay White Label Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Marlborough 8.80/42.00
With aromas of green capsicum and gooseberry, with a fresh, crisp and dry finish.
Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough 9.50/46.00
Green apples, passionfruit and lemongrass.
Tatty Bogler Pinot Gris 2011 Otago 10.30/50.00
Alluring ripe peach, golden queen nashi pear, aromatic herbs together with a hint of floral notes.
Mills Reef Reserve Pinot Gris 2013 Hawkes Bay 9.80/47.00
A mouth-filling Pinot Gris with intense peach, pear and rock melon flavours.
Domain Road Pinot Gris 2012 Central Otago 10.30/50.00
Mouthwatering flavors of ripe pears and stone fruit with a touch of citrus on the palate.
Brunton Road Viognier 2009 Gisborne 9.80/47.00
Rich, smooth and mouth filling with lingering fruity flavors of peach and hints and cinnamon spice.
Locharburn Riesling 2010 Central Otago 9.80/47.00
A delicate wine with lifted aromas of lime, green apple and floral.
Old Coach Road Gewurtztraminer 2011 Nelson 9.50/46.00
A delicate, floral nose with spicy undercurrents leading to a palate of Turkish delight and lychee notes.
Lochaburn Rose 2013 Central Otago 9.80/47.00
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This wine has flavours of raspberry, strawberries and cream with
hints of rose petals and lavender.
Shipwreck Pinotage/Cabernet Franc/ Merlot 2009 Northland 55.00
Cranberry and cherry are enhanced by warm, ripe, spicy tannins.
Obsidian Syrah 2012 Waiheke 62.00
Lifted aromas of black fruit and violets with subtle hints of black pepper and spice.
Barwick Estates Black Label Shiraz 2009 Margaret River 62.00
Perfumed red berries, black pepper, spice and oak.
Mai Mai Syrah 2012 Hawkes Bay 9.00/45.00
Dark cherry and subtle black pepper characters on the nose. A beautifully balanced wine.
Chalk Hill “ Luna” Shiraz 2012 McLaren Vale $52.00
A bouquet of red and blackberry fruits with subtle spice and oak.
Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2010 Rhône Valley, France 50.00
Full, round and racy. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine with smooth tannins.
Mills Reef Reserve Merlot Malbec 2012 Hawkes Bay 9.80/47.00
This intense wine offers fragrant aromas of berry fruit, dark chocolate, leather and spice.
Omaka Springs Merlot 2011 Marlborough 9.00/45.00
Ripe, rich blackberry and plum are complimented by spicy cedar2
Yellow Clay Road Cabernet Merlot 2008 Waiheke Island 9.80/47.00
Aromas of cassis, black cherry and thyme with subtle hints of vanilla.
The Wine Box House Cabernet Merlot 7.70/37.00
Mount Dottrel Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago 11.50/55.00
Pure fruits of raspberry, blueberry and cherry which are well supported by spicy, herbal aromas.
Cottier Pinot Noir 2010 Wairarapa 55.00
Medium bodied with bright, dark cherry and berry fruit flavours along with jam and
cinnamon-like oak elements.
Locharburn Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago 69.00
Matured in French oak, this wine has rich dark cherry notes on the bouquet. A silky smooth palate with
subtle complexity. Fruit flavours of raspberry, cherry and plum.
Pol Roger NV Epernay France 125.00
It has a lovely floral bouquet, refreshing fruit flavours and an exquisite mousse of tiny bubbles.
Johanneshof Blanc de Blancs 2007 New Zealand 63.00
The palate is concentrated and focused with beautifully integrated acidity, leading to a long, silky finish.
Freixenet 750ml Spain 45.00
Crisp, clean and well balanced
Freixenet 200 ml 10.50
Okahu Desserte Northland 11.50/53.00
It is fresh and fruity with nice spicy, floral notes.
The Doctors Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Marlborough 8.50/43.00
Ripe fruity & sweet yet nicely balanced with a refreshing natural acidity and stoney minerality.
Ideal as an aperitif with vintage cheddar and dried fruits.
Dows Fine Tawny Port 7.50/62.00
Dows Fine Ruby Port 7.50/62.00
Stoke Gold 7.50
Stoke Amber 7.50
Stoke Dark 7.50
Stoke Cirrus Wheat (500ml) 11.50
Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery Pilsner 8.00
Deep Creek - Little Armoured One - 500ml 12.00
Amstel Light 7.00
Rochdale Apple Cider 7.50
Rochdale Pear Cider 7.50
Old Speckled Hen (England) - 500ml 11.50
Windhoek Lager (Namibia) 8.50
Amaretto, Amarula, Baileys, Cointreau, Drambuie, Frangelico, Galliano, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Sambuca, Tia Maria and much more!
Don Pedro - An African Favourite! 10.50
Apple, Grapefruit, Pineapple,
Orange, Tomato, Cranberry 4.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade 3.50
Tonic, Soda Water 3.50
Bundaberg Ginger Beer 5.50
Still Water 500ml 6.00
Sparkling Water 500ml 6.00
Sparkling Water 1l 9.50
3.50 - 4.50
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When you’re after a warm welcome you can’t go past The Wine Box.
An established North Shore icon, we offer the best of local and international food favourites made with fresh, premium produce.
Whether you’re after an express business lunch on the deck or a leisurely afternoon or evening in front of the fire, The Wine Box is here to serve you the classic Kiwi breakfast, casual café lunches and an eclectic choice of evening dining from modern contemporary to a taste of the exotic – kangaroo, ostrich, venison and rabbit.
Open seven days a week with live Jazz from 7.00p.m. every last Thursday of the month, we also cater for functions, big or small or in-between. So from High Teas to Cocktail Parties, Champagne Breakfasts to Weddings, come and have a chat to us and we’ll tailor a function to suit you. We’re also happy to bring the magic of The Wine Box to you, so give us a call for all your out-catering needs.
You can find us in the heart of the Albany Village.
239 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
09 415 8600
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
SOME RECENT FEEDBACK
“Launch/performance on the Wine Box porch”
Reviewed 6 August 2015
I had a performance evening to launch my vocal tutoring business, Coco Collaborative on the porch of Wine Box.
It was the perfect setting for these young singers to do their first public performance- relaxed and with a kind crew of supporters cheering them on.
We had nibbles to accompany, a favourite being the flower pot bread!
Thankful to the wonderful staff of Wine Box for their brilliant service and for creating such a perfect space to host the launch!
“My first kangaroo steak”
Reviewed 8 July 2015
My first time eating a kangaroo steak and loved it! The dish looked beautiful and tasted just as good. Generous portions too.
Service was good and the staff were pleasant.
Will definitely go back and I can't wait.
Visited July 2015
“GreaT place for a business Lunch”
Reviewed 25 May 2015
Our company has been here a number of times and each time has been different, but there has never been a bad time.
It was a quiet one today, we were sat next to the open fire, which was pleasant.
Service was good, hostess was very friendly, the time from ordering to arriving seemed a little long, but we didn't really notice because we were catching up with each other who come from different parts of the town.
The meals were presented very nicely, and tasted great.
I can't really comment on the price since the boss paid for us all :)
Visited May 2015