An Italian Affair

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love ITALIAN INSPIRED CUISINE


An Italian inspired Bistro where everything is made in house with love and passion and garnished with spectacular Coastal views.

Photos by Abi hackling & jaap loevendie


The Bistro has a number of captivating features which we can offer to you for your dining.
As you enter our Foyer you will experiance our breath taking views of the ocean through our ceiling high windows and directly behind facing inland we have clear views of  the stunning Mt Taranaki. 
The restaurant and mezzanine floor offers a selection of framed views from Oakura to the Sugar Loaf Islands; then moving out onto the spacious deck and enjoy outstanding panoramic views from Cape Egmont to New Plymouth.
Okurukuru has extensive grounds for wandering before during or after your dining experience, look hard and you will see a totally different view unfold every 20 steps or so.
We also cater for families and children.  There are toys inside in our spacious restaurant, a large flat lawn to run around on and some play equipment for the younger members.



(06) 7510787



738 Surf Highway 45
New Plymouth 4374
New Zealand


Tue 11:30am–3:00pm
Wed-Sun 11:30am-Late



Tue 11:30am-2:30pm Wed/Thus/Fri 11:30am-2:30pm &5:30pm-8pm Sat/Sun 11:30am- 8pm

Lunch Menu 11.30-2.30 pm


Bruschetta with mozzarella and tomato $12

 Antipasto Platter for two $38 w sautéed king prawns, squid salad with dried tomatoes & capsicum, prosciutto ham and melon, stuffed Arborio rice balls with mushroom ragout, chargrilled eggplant, Bruschetta with mozzarella and tomato

  Caesar Salad w mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, Parmesan, bacon, egg, croutons and free -range chicken $22

 Free range chicken open sandwich w shoestring fries & aioli $22

 Paua and prawn ravioli sautéed in a light sauce Napoli, Parmesan cheese $25

 Homemade spaghetti with green asparagus, peas and mushrooms, $25

 Rich beef cheek ragout w papardelle pasta, Parmesan cheese $25

 Arborio risotto w free range chicken ragout, Parmesan cheese $25

 Tender marinated squid salad with dried tomatoes & capsicum $22

 Sautéed King Prawns w tomato, garlic and herbs, toasted sour dough $22

 Stuffed Arborio rice balls with mushroom ragout, salad greens $22

 Chargrilled eggplant stuffed and baked with mozzarella, salad greens $22

 Fish of the day with risotto, green sauce and sautéed asparagus $35

 South Island Venison w potato gnocchi and ratatouille $35

 Free-range chicken breast a la parmigiana atop spaghetti, Rocket Salad $35

 300gr. prime beef rump steak w polenta fries, seasonal salads w olives, feta and tomato $35

Shoestring fries w aioli $6

 Polenta fries w aioli $7.5

Rocket, walnut, pear & Parmesan salad $7.5

Dinner Menu 5:30pm

Antipasto/Small Plates


Bruschetta con Mozzarella e pomodori $12

Bruschetta with Mozzarella and tomato

 Insalata di calamari $16

Squid salad with dried tomatoes & capsicum

Gamberoni con aglio e pomodori $16

Mozzarella stuffed and baked green lipped mussels

 Prosciutto e melone $16

Classic prosciutto ham and melon entrée

 Arancini con ragù di funghi $16

Stuffed Arborio rice balls with mushroom ragout

 Involini di melanzane $16

Chargrilled eggplant stuffed and baked with mozzarella

 Antipasto a selection of all small plates $19 p/p

Secondi/ Larger Plates

Pesce del giorno con salsa verde e risotto$35

Fish of the day with risotto and green sauce and sautéed asparagus

Cervo con gnocchi e ratatouille $35

South island venison w gnocchi and ratatouille

 Parmigiana di pollo con Spaghetti $35

Free-range chicken breast coated in egg and parmesan atop spaghetti w rocket salad

 Bistecca di manzo con polenta fritta $35

300gr. prime beef rump steak w polenta fries, seasonal salad w olives, feta and tomato

Pasta & Risotto


Ravioli di abalone e gambero $25

Paua and prawn ravioli

 Spaghetti con asparagi verdi, piselli e funghi $25

Spaghetti with green asparagus, peas and mushrooms

 Ragù di manzo con pappardelle $25

Beef cheek ragout w papardelle pasta

 Risotto al pollo campo libero $25

Free range chicken risotto

Contorni / Side Dishes

Insalata Mista $5.5

Mixed seasonal salads w olives & feta

 Insalata di rucola $7.5

Rocket, walnut, pear & parmesan salad

Selezione di verdure $7.5

Selection of fresh garden vegetables

 Polenta fritta $7.5

Polenta fries w aioli

Dolci/ Desserts

Classic Tiramisu $14

“Pick me up” mascarpone, coffee, ladyfingers

 Panna cotta al caramello saltado $14

Salted caramel panna cotta w biscotti & ice cream

 Semifreddo alla fragolla $14

Strawberry parfait w biscotti, coulis & cream

 Affogato $14

Big scoop vanilla gelato, amaretto liquor & espresso

 Gorgonzola Dolce 50gr. $12

Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow's milk

Wine by the Glass


Beach House Riesling $12 Hawkes Bay         

Beach House Rose $12

Hawkes Bay              

Beach House Pinot Gris $12 Hawkes Bay       

Beach House Chardonnay $12 Hawkes Bay   

Okurukuru Sauvignon Blanc$12 Marlborough

Leonardo Pinot Grigio $12 Italy               

Vigna Nuova Prosecco $12 Italy                


Gibbson Valley Pinot Noir $14 Central Otago    

Okurukuru Pinotage $14 Taranaki

Casa Giorno Montepulciano $14 Italy 

Wines By the Bottle

 NV   Vigna Nuova Prosecco  $50

 Volpago Del Motello, Italy 

NV   Okurukuru Sparkling Wine $60       Marlborough, NZ

NV   Villa Sandi Prosecco $65

 Crocetta Del Motello, Italy

NV   Veuve Clicquot Champagne $130

  Reims, France

2016  Okurukuru Sauvignon Blanc $50

Marlborough, NZ

2016  Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc $65

 Marlborough, NZ

2016    Beach House Chardonnay $50

Hawkes Bay, NZ

2015    Dog Point Chardonnay $65

Marlborough, NZ

2013    Craggy Range Chardnnay $70

 Hawkes Bay, NZ

 2016    Beach House “Ohiti Road” Pinot Gris $50

 Hawkes Bay, NZ

2016    Leonardo Pinot Grigio $50

Delle Venezie, Italy 

wines by the bottle

2018    Beach House Beach Gravels Riesling$50

Hawkes Bay, NZ

2017    Beach House Rose $50 Hawkes Bay, NZ

 2014    Okurukuru Pinotage $50

Taranaki, NZ

2017    Gibbson Valley Gold River Pinot Noir $65

Central Otago, NZ

2015    Dog Point Pinot Noir $80       Marlborough, NZ

2016    Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir $80   Martinborough, NZ

2017    Casa Giorno Montepulciano $50

 Abruzzo, Italy

2014    Beach House Montepulciano $50

 Hawkes Bay, NZ

2015    Contessa Vigna Corvino Montepulciano $55

Abruzzo, Italy

2015    Da Vinci Chianti $55

Vinci, Italy 

2015    Frescobaldi Remole $55

Toscana, Italy

Beers       330-355ml

 Mikes Without Warning Indian Red Ale  5.8%$12

Mikes Organic Lager 4.8% $10

Mikes Organic Mild Ale 4%  $10

Mikes Flight of the Falcons APA  5.7%  $12

Mikes Taranaki Pale Ale 7% $12

Mikes Vanilla Coffee Porter 8% $12

Mikes Naked Cider 5% $10

Steinlager Light 2.5%  $8

Export Citrus 2% $8

Tui 4%  $8

Corona Extra 4.5% $8

Heineken 5% $8

Steinlager Pure 5% $8

Peroni 5.1% $10


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 Weddings at The Vineyard Bistro

 Firstly we would like to congratulate you on your Engagement, and being one of the lucky couples to have found true love.  We would love to help with your first step in becoming husband and wife; we’d also like to thank you for considering us as the venue for your special day.  
Please take your time in perusing our wedding package, they are designed to make your wedding day memorable and to incorporate all that you and your guests desire.  We endeavour to be as flexible as possible, so should you have any special requests, please let us know and we will be happy to make any dream become your reality. With your choice of several beautiful ceremony options within our picturesque gardens and stunning secluded location, we know that your wedding at our Bistro will be the most memorable day of your lives.

Why have your wedding here?

We won the prestigious Taranaki Wedding Awards for Best Venue in 2018 .

We have the most stunning Coastal scenery for your Ceremony and Photos.

We are an all inclusive venue meaning we provide all Tables, Chairs, Linen, Cutlery,

We have a dedicated wedding advisor to help plan your day and

offer recommendation of our most trusted vendors.

Walk in, Get Married have a fantastic time and we do the rest   You don’t need to worry about anything, we got it covered

Okurukuru is easily located at 738 Surf Highway 45, Omata. Okurukuru’s stunning location is only 15 minutes south of New Plymouth – just off the main highway between New Plymouth and Oakura. If you have any questions at any stage, please email - or call us on +64 6 751 0787.

Reception Venue 

The Barrel Room:
The Barrel room can comfortably accommodate your wedding with up to 150 guests also offers natural lighting and includes your own private lawn overlooking the Tasman Sea. The Barrel room is a blank canvas that you can match to any theme or style you require. It gives you much more freedom with decoration and has a slightly cosier feel.

The Barrel Room Includes The Set up and Pack down of the room Tables and Chairs Tables cloths and linen napkins Plates, Cutlery and Glassware The use of Okurukuru grounds for your ceremony and photos Clothed registry table and chairs Chairs for Ceremony area Use of our PA system for speeches during your reception. Bridal basket filled with your selection of beverages and canapés Water station set outside and inside for guest access

We can provide you with exclusivity to the venue from 10.00am on the day of the wedding You can book a wedding rehearsal in the week prior to the wedding Arrange to have decorations and the cake delivered on the day prior to the wedding We can also supply you with a recommendation list of local professionals if required We can be your onsite liaison between all the professional service providers Co-ordinate for your reception (bridal entrance, speeches and toasts, cutting the cake etc) Our dedicated wedding advisors help with all planning and liaison with vendors.


Call (06) 7510787 during open hours or book online with Restaurant Hub