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T’is the season to be jolly! Christmas High Tea is back!

Celebrate the festive season with a High Tea at Mangapapa Hotel. We are taking bookings from 26th November through until end of December, so invite all your family, friends or work colleagues to enjoy a delicious mulled wine, a Christmas themed high tea with all the trimmings plus decorations for the table and hot cups of teas served in our beautiful china. It’s a special time of year and Mangapapa is the perfect place to be for this special occasion.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Call (06) 878 3234 to make a reservation as bookings are essential and at least 24 hours beforehand.

Summer F.A.W.C

La Fiesta Latina De Mangapapa

Friday 9th November 2018 6pm $140 pp

Join Mangapapa Hotel’s Head Chef Norka Mella Munzo and her team for a South American fiesta full of flair, vino and delicious food for the F.A.W.C event of the Summer.

Norka was born and raised in Chile and has since achieved an award-winning career working in five-star hotels internationally before residing in New Zealand. Just for Summer F.A.W.C, Mangapapa Hotel is fusing together the love of Norka’s native cooking and her fine dining expertise to create an unforgettable South American evening. Enjoy a three-course menu bursting with flavours including sharing-style entrees, all matched with South American and New Zealand wines.

Ticket includes: One pisco sour, Chilean street style canapés and music on arrival with a chance to showcase your salsa technique; plus dinner and wine matching.

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is the hottest festival on New Zealand’s culinary calendar. We’ve turned the idea of traditional food festivals on their head by creating a series of events that are refreshingly different. With more than 60 delectable events over 10 glorious days, F.A.W.C! is a celebration of all things food and wine in Hawke’s Bay.

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New! Three Course Set Dinner Menu at $80 per person.

As well as offering our five course dining experience, Head Chef Norka has introduced from January, an option of three course set dinner menu; offering another chance to sample fine dining with five star service.

The Mangapapa Kitchen maintains a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy, adhering to the seasons and using fruit and vegetables grown in the hotel kitchen garden and surrounding orchards. They are inspired by the local produce and the quality of those ingredients to produce exceptional menus with flair and creativity. Every night there’s a different menu, tailored to any dietary requirements of the guest’s. So call (06) 878 3234 to make a reservation as bookings are essential.

Latest News

It’s the gold for us! Winner of Beef & Lamb Excellence Award 2018

Another successful year for Mangapapa, as our new Head Chef, Norka Mella Munoz and her kitchen team have been awarded the Beef & Lamb Excellence Award 2018 for her fabulous menus using Hawke’s Bay lamb and New Zealand Beef to create five star dishes, served in our stunning restaurant for Mangapapa’s five course set dinner menu. Reservations are essential so call our team on (06) 878 3234 if you’d like to try it for yourself.

Wonderful High Tea with the Dilmah Family! 


Over one Art Deco weekend, we had a very special event organised with the Dilmah Tea Family for their fantastic customers. Having heard all about our Mangapapa High Tea, Dilmah Tea worked with us to provide a unique dining experience for some lucky customer, competition winners. Our team of talented Chefs, created a customised, tea inspired menu, complete with traditional Sri Lanka love cake, tea inspired sorbets and dainty china cups brimming with yummy tea. It was an honour to meet the founder of Dilmah Tea, Mr Fernando & his son, Dilhan and see them enjoy our scrumptious sweet treats.