Bight Cafe

Join us at the jetty, for a vibrant taste of classic Kiwi hospitality.

Our love of the outdoors takes us right to the water’s edge at the Bight Café. Friendly and fun, it literally is a breath of fresh air. Everyone is welcome here. What better way to experience the Kiwi way of life and have a yarn to the locals.

For some, it’s a place to soak up the unique atmosphere of the Marlborough Sounds over a craft beer or discover our signature seafood dishes. Not only do we aspire to serve you the very best fish & chips in the world, but many say that our superb seafood chowder is the perfect reminder of our exceptional ocean produce.

Or, perhaps, the Bight is just a great way to relax over another coffee and enjoy that magnificent view.

The Bight Café closes at five o’clock in the evening.


Big Screen at the Bight

Experience the best of New Zealand sporting action at the Bight Café. Dine in style at The Foredeck from six-o-clock in the evening or enjoy the café menu at the waterfront. Early arrival is essential, as prior bookings are not available. To respect the comfort of our guests, for night-time events we will close the doors at the final whistle.

A Sample Menu from the Bight Café

Breakfast 9am - 11am

  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Natural Yoghurt
  • Toasted Granola
    Vanilla, Apricot, Almond & Honey
  • Coconut French Toast
    With Cinnamon & braised Pineapple
  • Cream Cheese Bagel with Smoked Salmon
  • Continental Breakfast
    Cured Meats, Salmon, Cheese, Butter, Jam, Croissant & Toast
  • Steamed Dim Sum Selection
  • Noodle Soup
    Chicken Stock, Udon Noodle, Pork Dumpling
  • Miso Shiru
    Seaweed, Mushroom, Bonito
  • Congee
    With your choice of Chicken, Vegetables or Plain
  • Creamy Porridge
    With Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Walnuts
  • Eggs Benedict
    English Muffin, Spinach, Poached Eggs & Hollandaise With your choice of Ham, Bacon or Salmon
  • Vanilla Pancakes
    Caramelised Banana, Bacon, Maple Syrup & Pecan Butter
  • Big Bay Breakfast
    Two Eggs Cooked to Your Liking With Bacon, Potato Hash Brown, Pork Sausage, Mushrooms, roast Tomato & Toast
  • Field Mushrooms on Toast
    Poached Eggs, Spinach & Parmesan Cheese Herbed Potato Rösti Raclette Cheese, Ham, Spinach & Fried Eggs
  • Black Pudding
    Apple, Bacon, Walnut Bread & Fried Eggs

Lunch 11am - 3pm

  • Beer Battered Blue Cod with Tartar Sauce, Lemon and your choice of:
    - Steak Fries OR
    - Mixed Leaf Lettuce
  • Crunchy Garden Salad with Seeds, Sprouts, Herb Dressing and your choice of:
    - Angus Beef Sirloin Steak
    - Pan Fried Fish of the Day
    - Grilled Waitoa Free Range Chicken Breast
  • Couscous & Quinoa Salad with Curry, Mint, Apricot, Almond and your choice of:
    - Feta Cheese
    - Prawn Skewer
    - Seared Scallops
  • Bight Burger served with Fries and your choice of:
    - Angus Beef, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Onion Rings & Lettuce
    - Grilled Waitoa Chicken Breast, Mayo, Lettuce, Cucumber & Guacamole
    - Pulled BBQ Pork Shoulder with Manuka Smoked Tomato Sauce, Onion Rings & Tomato
    - South Island Lamb, Mint-Yoghurt, Tomato, Cucumber, Harissa & Feta Cheese
  • Selection of New Zealand and International Cheese with Accompaniments


  • Small Bowl of Fries
  • Big Bowl of Fries
  • Mixed Leaf Salad