Gourmet Epicure and Personal Chefs, Local Food and Wine, Self Catering & the Bay of Islands Farmers Market.
Dining is an integral part of the Eagles Nest experience. Let the team of talented resident personal chefs awaken and delight the connoisseur within. Eagles Nest’s “Gourmet Epicure” showcases a diverse array of New Zealand’s finest produce sourced locally and nationwide to provide a true sensation for all the senses to savour. Personal Chef Menus can be downloaded from the Downloaded Info Section of this website.
Northland Vineyards consistently produce medal-winning wines and all welcome visitors for tastings and cellar door sales. Accolades have been awarded to Northland Cheesemakers for their delicious cheeses. Citrus fruits and olives are grown widely. Locally made chocolate and coffee beans are a treat. The seafood is plentiful, fresh and magnificently varied. For great seaside dining options in Russell, visit The Duke of Marlborough, The Gables, Butterfish or Charlotte’s Kitchen across the water in Paihia.
Guests have the option of utilising their very own gourmet kitchen within their own private villa. Each villa features modern appliances including ovens, hobs, toasters, kettles, dishwashers, crockery and cutlery. Villas can be personally pre-stocked with your selection of provisions for a nominal fee or choose from two local general stores or one of the local oyster farms only two minutes drive from the Estate.
The Old Packhouse Market, which operates each Saturday, is a great place for locals and visitors to source fresh, local produce; meet for coffee, breakfast or brunch, and enjoy some fabulous Northland hospitality!!
You will find good, honest, farm fresh products plus value added produce, good food together with great coffee. The Market is also a good place to purchase gifts from a wide range of talented Arts and Crafts stallholders.
The Bay of Islands Farmers Market, which is held in Kerikeri, every Sunday morning, is a leisurely affair and has been running since 2004 As well as fresh regional grown vegetables, it attracts speciality produce and gourmet goods including locally roasted coffee. Sub tropical fruit abounds, whether in preserves, jams or jellies.