Long lazy lunches could have been invented for Springfield, Ruth and Paul Pretty’s Te Horo property.  Sweeping lawns, gracious verandahs, stately trees and colourful flower beds provide a perfect backdrop for a lovely long relaxed group lunch for 10 or more.

Many family celebrations and office groups have enjoyed a bit of hands-on helping to create and then devour delicious pizzas from the wood-fired oven.


Ruth’s latest idea continues the “relaxed and tasty” theme   …  as participants load up skewers of marinated meats and veges for the barbecue grill and whip up simple flatbreads to complete a sumptuous Middle-Eastern style feast.  Of course a yummy dessert to follow.  All under the guidance of Ruth’s chefs. Then  …  kick back and enjoy the garden. No dishes.

So talk to us about getting your friends, family or colleagues together to enjoy your own spring or summery gathering.  And you too will be ‘rapt!  


$125.00 (excluding GST) per guest

Mininum 10, up to 40

12.00pm - 4.00pm (timings can be adjusted to suit client)

This price includes exclusive use of the Springfield House and Kitchen, a set of recipes for guests to take home and lunch led by Ruth Pretty Catering Chefs. Prices excludes wine and beer. With your proposal we will show you a range of beverages to choose from.



Snacks on Arrival
Black Olive and Parmesan Rugelach (v)
Stuffed Dates with Pistachio and Chocolate (v)
Caffe L'affare Plunger Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea and Lavender Lemonade
Beverages from bar also available
Lunch-time Feast
Marinated Lamb
with Piquillo Pepper Sauce, Pomegranate Sauce and Red Onion Picke
Chermoula Prawns with Lemon Saffron Chutney
Skewered Moroccan Style Chicken with Tzatziki
Eggplant, Red Pepper, Red Onion and Halloumi
Accompanied with
Quinoa, Pistachio and Cranberry Salad with Spiced Yoghurt (gf)
20 Vegetable Salad with Cucumber Dressing (vg) (gf)
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Mayonnaise
Barbecued Flatbreads with Lemon and Dill Hummus
 Chocolate Baklava with Vanilla Yoghurt Cream and Turkish Delight Ice Cream
Caffe L'affare Brazil Plunger Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion