16 Kahu Road



New Zealand

(03) 348 6190

March 13, 2020

1 cup cooked and cooled bulgur wheat

2 cups of peeled strips of fresh carrot & courgette & cucumber 

Handful of pistachios

Handful of dried diced apricots

Handful of fresh mint & coriander 

Rosewater dressing:

2 x garlic cloves

1 inch piece of ginger 

50ml rosewater 

100ml red wine vinegar 

250ml canola oil 

Handful of fresh mint & coriander

Blend in processor until combined  

Mix together salad ingredients together, season with sea salt and dress with rosewater dressing.

Serve alongside grilled lamb, chicken or simply enjoy by itself .

March 12, 2020

We had the pleasure of hosting a marquee wedding for the lovely Katie and Scott and their families earlier this month which was definitely one of the highlights of the Summer wedding season.

 With the fabulous Toni May of Silk Estate providing the marquee, the fully clear option looked spectacular on our lawn surrounded by trees and greenery.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks and canapes in the garden before moving through to the marquee for dinner and speeches. Guests enjoyed seasonal antipasto platters to start before sharing platters of local beef cheek, Akaroa salmon, buttery new potatoes and seasonal salads were bought out. Keen to get up and dance after dinner, we passed around mini ice creams for a sweet end to the dinner. 

The couple opted for a simple table setting which really complimented the surrounding...

November 1, 2019

Contact us today to book your table- 03 348 6190 or hannah@localatriccartonhouse.co.nz

Get a group together & join us for pre-races bubbles & breakfast in our stunning Rose Garden.

Guests will be greeted with a prosecco cocktail before enjoying a breakfast main course.

$29.00 per person.

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th November from 9.00 am, bookings essential. 

We can also offer our stunning Fine Dining Room for larger bookings of up to 24 guests.

Sample Menu

Your choice of:

Oak & whisky smoked Akaroa salmon with poached free range egg, potato herb hash, lemon
hollandaise, fennel & apple salad
Brioche French Toast with vanilla mascarpone, market berries, hazelnut praline & good maple

October 18, 2019

This month at Local, we are celebrating all of the wonderful celebrations we are lucky enough to host. From special birthdays to milestone anniversaries and family get-together's, we love hosting all types of private events here at the house with many different options for hosting. 

Our stunning Fine Dining Room seats up to 24 guests over one long table, offering a more formal option for hosting. This room is just perfect for long lunches, dinners and even smaller canape parties and grazing tables.

We also offer bespoke styling options for that extra something special that guests are sure to remember.

Even better, when you book a special celebration lunch or dinner with us in our Fine Dining Room before the end of November, we will help you start the celebrations by treating you and your guests to a glass of complimentary glass of sparking wine...

October 17, 2019

This is a great, fresh and zingy versatile spring dressing.


1 cup yoghurt

3 cm of grated ginger

2 garlic cloves

1/2 tsp turmeric

Small handful chopped chives

50 ml cider vinegar

2 tbsp honey

Small glug of extra virgin olive oil

pinch sea salt

freshly cracked pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Serve over spring vegetables or a fresh chicken salad.

June 22, 2019

Petrina and James were married at Local at Riccarton House on Friday 4 January 2019. With a guest list of 103 people a cocktail style wedding reception was a perfect way for them to utilize the house and get maximum time with their family and friends.

The team here at Local at Riccarton House know how to put together a cocktail style reception seamlessly ensuring the day is special, relaxed and everyone leaves with special memories. A common perception of a cocktail style wedding is that people won’t be as well fed as with a seated dinner.

Our events team know this is one of the most important aspects of the day and they work closely with our couples to ensure the right amount of catering is arranged. On the day the front of house team know the best ways to work within the space to ensure everyone is reached and that food service is served at th...

June 22, 2019

We have had lots of requests for Sam's delicious mushroom & truffle soup recipe. It has been so popular here in the cafe and with fresh truffles in season, now is the perfect time to try this winter warmer for yourself!

Mushroom & Truffle Soup


Olive oil

4 shallots, finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of butter

1kg of mushroom, mix of Swiss brown & Portobello

2l of Vegetable stock

2 tablespoons of truffle paste, or fresh truffles seasonally available

Sea salt & pepper to taste



Place mushrooms in a deep oven tray, add olive oil & season. Cover with tin foil & roast at 180c for 25 minutes

In a large pot on a low heat, saute the shallots & garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil & butter

Add roasted mushrooms, truffle paste & vegetable stock, season with salt & pepper

Simmer for 15 minutes

Blend with a sti...

June 14, 2019

We were delighted to welcome the Medbury Parents Association again for their annual Ladies Lunch.

The brief was to create a grazing table for the group to enjoy a relaxed, long lunch where they could mingle with the other Mums.

We took the concept of a grazing table and added our Local twist.  Using wood, terracotta and wicker, we decorated the table, adding seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and greenery. 

Platters of beetroot cured salmon, charcuterie and local cheeses were offered, along with homemade dips, artisan breads and a whole, glazed ham. 

Guests were also treated to cakes from the lovely Andi at Harper’s House and individual Tiramisu to finish.

August 6, 2018

We have had a very long standing relationship with Hummingbird Coffee not only serving this coffee in the House cafe but also at the Christchurch Farmers' Market each Saturday. They came to us earlier this year and asked if we would like to work with them to create our own blend of coffee. We thought this was a fantastic idea and over the last few months we have been tasting, cupping and talking about different blends and what kind of overall flavour and intensity we aiming for.

May 1, 2018

An historic family home in front of the fires is the perfect place to bring Mum for a special Mothers' day breakfast or lunch.

We will be serving an la carte menu for breakfast and are taking bookings from 9am till 11am.

Lunch is a set menu for $49.50 pp and we can take bookings from 12pm.

Send us an email here info@localatriccartonhouse.co.nz

or call us on (03) 348 6190 

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