The Garden Room connected to the Ruth Pretty Kitchen Shop is perfect for informal lunches and high teas for up to 50 guests.

We have a range of options for group visits to the Garden Room. We host many Probus, travel, garden or retirement groups to this conservatory area on week days.

Below are some sample programmes we have designed, but our team are more than happy to work with you to organise a special day specifically for your group. Please phone or email events@ruthpretty.co.nz for further information.

Please note there is no venue hire for the Garden Room as the Ruth Pretty Kitchen Shop will also be open to the public.



Coffee and Cake


For a quick visit (perhaps on the way to another destination) give your group the chance to explore the Ruth Pretty Kitchen Shop. We provide a range of espresso coffee, loose leaf teas, or herbal infusion along with freshly baked cake or pastry.

We ask that groups larger than ten book in advance. We only accept one payment on the day.

Price: $6.00 (including GST) per guest.

   

Morning/Afternoon Tea

If you would like more substantial food items for your group we can include with prior arrangement a savoury item along with coffee and cake.

Price: $10.00 (including GST) per guest.

    

Soup of the Day

Includes soup of the day, warm cheese scone, a sweet item from the Kitchen Shop and espresso coffee/tea.

Must be booked in advance 

Price: $20.00 (including GST) per guest

    

Light Lunch & Tour

On arrival your guests are served morning coffee then taken on a guided tour of the herb and salad gardens before a light lunch in the Garden Room. A sample time plan and menu is shown below.  A selection of wine is available if you wish.

There is a minimum of 10 guests required for this experience.

10.30am          Guests arrive at Springfield and welcomed by Ruth Pretty staff.

                          Lavender lemonade served

11.00am          Guests are invited on a tour of the herb and salad gardens in summer or a guided tour of our commercial kitchen in winter

                          Guests are free to spend time in the Kitchen Shop

11.45am          Light lunch with Springfield Lavender Lemonade followed by espresso and tea

1.00pm       Guests depart Springfield (provisional time)

Price: $36.00 (including GST) per guest
Option: Remove arrival food item and the price is $30.00 (including GST) per guest

SAMPLE LIGHT LUNCH MENU

On Arrival 
Little Lemon and Almond Tarts with Whipped Cream

Light Lunch Menu
Saffron Crepe Rolls with Roasted Pumpkin, Cream Cheese and Pistachios
Sesame Chicken Sandwiches
Parmesan Topped Beef Pies with Ruth Pretty Tomato Sauce
Vol Au Vents with Salmon Salad
Baked Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie

Caffe Laffare Espresso Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion

Springfield Lavender Lemonade 

   

High Tea or Lunch with Tour and Demonstration

A Ruth Pretty chef will demonstrate some of the items that will be served for the lunch or high tea, and recipes will be provided for guests to take home.

There is a minimum of 10 guests required for this experience.

10.30am              Guests arrive at Springfield and welcomed by Ruth Pretty staff
                              Springfield Lavender lemonade served

10.45am              Guests are invited on a tour of the herb and salad gardens

11.00am              Guests are seated in the garden room for demonstration accompanied with lunch followed by espresso and tea  

12.30pm              Guests are free to spend time in the Kitchen Shop
                              Recipes will be provided to take home

1.30pm                 Guests depart Springfield (provisional time)

Price: $55.00 per guest (including GST) to include garden tour, demonstration and lunch with recipes


SAMPLE LUNCH MENU

Entree
Chicken, Prosciutto and Sundried Tomato Salad with Parmesan Shards

Main Course
West Coast Whitebait Fritters with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce

Accompanied with
Springfield Salad of Greens, Herbs and Flowers
Petite Baguettes with Lewis Road Butter

Dessert
Lemon Frippery

Caffe Laffare Espresso Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion
Springfield Lavender Lemonade

OR

SAMPLE HIGH TEA MENU

Sandwiches
Kapiti Kikorangi, Watercress and Muscatel Vogel Bread Sandwiches
Coronation Chicken Sandwiches
Little Corned Beef, Red Coleslaw and Mustard Club Sandwiches

Savoury
Caramelised Onion and Brie Boules
Little Beef Mince and Cheese Pies with Ruth Pretty Tomato Sauce
Westcoast Whitebait Fritters

Sweet
Little Hummingbird Cakes
Butterscotch Crème Brulee with Poached Apricot
Little Chocolate Éclairs with Strawberry Cream

Caffe Laffare Espresso Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion
Springfield Lavender Lemonade