16 Kahu Road



New Zealand

(03) 348 6190

We are celebrating celebrations this month at Local.

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 on arrival!



Some great feedback from recent events includes;



The lovely team at Local helped me to arrange my mother's 90th birthday party lunch, with 11 guests. We hired the stunning private dining room (built in 1874), which was well worth the extra we paid for it - we could all hear each other, and could relax and do speeches without the whole restaurant hearing. Hannah and the other staff were fantastic from the very first phone call - so friendly and pleasant, and nothing was a problem.

The food was absolutely delicious, with many ingredients grown freshly on the property. We were attentively served - and the birthday cake that we supplied was plated up for us and delivered with all the trimmings.

The decor in the dining room is a treat, with lovely features such as the fireplace with inglenook views into the potager outside. Portraits of John and Jane Deans hang at one end of the room, lending a real sense of the history of the building.

I can't recommend this enough - it's perfect for a special event. Thank you, the team at Local!


Emma, Private lunch in the Fine Dining Room


Thank you so much for the beautiful day last Sunday for our 50th Anniversary celebration.

It was the most fantastic day and everything from your part was outstanding, and the service on the day, second to none.

Geraldine and I were thrilled with the way the day unfolded as were all our guests.

The food was wonderful, . Everyone was in total agreement that the meal was superb.

The panna cotta and tiramisu were a highlight for us.

The venue was warm and welcoming and the whole ambiance was generous and loving.

I look forward to the final bill (no I don't) and of course we will pay it by return.

Many many thanks to all at Riccarton House. 10/10


Richard and Geraldine, All day event with exclusive use


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