Ponderosa provides an inviting intimate space ideal for entertaining any occasion. The perfect venue for small functions, birthdays, special occasions and corporate cliental events. Ponderosa comfortably accommodates groups of up to 80 people, with private areas to cater for smaller groups. Equipped with a full kitchen facility, Ponderosa can meet all your catering requirements.

As an example, the Canape menu is a common function favorite and consists of:

  • Fresh Coromandel Mussel fritters w/ Garlic aioli
  • Goujons of Tarakihi w/ Caper & Lime mayonnaise
  • Sushi selection w/ Wasabi, Soy & pickled Ginger
  • Chicken & Mushroom savories w/ herbed crust
  • Tandori Chicken kebabs w/ Mint yoghurt
  • Prime Beef Teriyaki skewers w/ Soy Sesame dressing
  • Vegetarian Spring rolls w/ sweet & sour dipping sauce
  • Smoked Salmon & Scadalia on Croute
  • Vege rice paper rolls w/ Nam Jim
  • Petit fruit tartlets
  • Crostini w/ selection of dips
  • Chicken, pistachio & streaky Bacon Terrine en Croute w/ salsa verde
  • Gourmet Moroccan Lamb sausages w/ barbeque sauce
  • Rare Beef Sirloin smoked w/ caramelized onions on a sourdough Croute
  • Central Otago Apricot & Almond chocolates
  • Fresh Scallops, Oysters, Whitebait & Crayfish available on request (subject to availability)

Ponderosa can also arrange the set up and hire of any extra AV and lighting equipment required, such as projectors, disco lights, multimedia equipment etc. Equipment hire prices vary and are subject to availability.

Ponderosa is available for exclusive hire, Sunday thru Thursday up until 6am, and Friday & Saturday until 12am.