16 Kahu Road



New Zealand

(03) 348 6190

About Local.

Local cafe is set in the stunning Heritage listed homestead of Riccarton House. The construction of the home started in 1856 and is still in immaculate condition today due to the continual upkeep and modernisation of specific areas.

The home is set in grand Victorian style as it was when the Dean family lived here. The decorations and furnishings create a stunning, warm, rich atmosphere and adding the open fires during the winter make it a place to remember. The Riccarton House website will provide you with more details on the house - Riccarton House

The cafe and events team is run by husband and wife Sam and Amanda Marchant. Both having been involved with the house for a number of years the business is run with a very hands on approach and tight team to ensure that everyone who visits or dines or holds a special event here leaves with amazing memories and some 'special moments'.

To ensure that this happens each and every time the business is run with these core values:

Ownership: The staff as well as the owners take ownership of each of their roles

Details: Knowing that it is the small details that matter

Family: To treat each other like family as we are in a family home

Communication: To ensure each person know what the other is doing

Connectinon: To make connection with each customer, find out why they are visiting the house.

Respect: Make the original owners proud by treating the house with respect and acting accordinaly