2017 Participant: Arbour & Amayjen


Plate of Origin Dish and Hero Ingredients wild fellow venison, Black Garlic , Sanford’s blue mussels, Taylor Pass bees wax and Marlborough Garlic’s ‘Garlic Noir’.


Arbour is set in the stunning landscape of rural Marlborough. Arbour is a modern and relaxed environment with innovative cuisine, an extensive wine list and warm, friendly service in the heart of the renowned wine-growing region. The dining room offers an a la carte menu showcasing local produce from Arbour’s award winning chef and owner Bradley Hornby, whilst the more casual social area is a place to Eat.Sip.Gather over shared dishes. With outdoor dining, panoramic views of the Richmond ranges and located just 2 minutes from Marlborough airport, Arbour is the perfect place to enjoy Marlborough with friends.

CHEF | Bradley Hornby

After spending years in five-star hotels, resorts and creating award-winning restaurants, Chef Bradley Hornby and Liz Buttimore have finally moved ‘home’ to New Zealand. Gaining two hats, Gourmet Traveller stars and numerous restaurant awards in Australia, the two always hoped to one day live in the beautiful region of Marlborough. Bradley’s food can be described as modern New Zealand combining traditional French cookery methods and modern technology with a focus on locally sourced seasonal produce. Liz’s service style is welcoming and friendly.


Amayjen opened its doors in November 2014, in the town of “Friendly Feilding” after transforming an old Tyre Shop into an “Exquisite Industrial Chic Fine Dining Restaurant”, with original polished floors & two separate private dining rooms. Amayjen is something different by putting an emphasis on flavour and exquisite presentation. Amayjen serve some of the most playful and evocative dishes.“High Quality and Excellence with Ingredients, Presentation and Service” (using fresh local and seasonal produce when and where possible). Wine and Beer Matched with all main dishes.

CHEF | Andrew May

Andrew has many years experience working in hospitality and brings a wealth of expert knowledge and skill to the Amayjen kitchen. Andrew is a former Scottish Chef of the Year winner, earning the immensely prestigious Award in 2009/2010 along with many other awards.


Marlborough is about world famous Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s largest winegrowing region, and the soils and enviable climate that create it. It’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs. It’s about diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant, or join a seafood cruise and pair wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.

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