Food & drink

All trains have a licensed cafe carriage providing snacks and light meals. The food on our café menus has been carefully selected to reflect both the old and new flavors of New Zealand. Cold, hot, sweet, savory, gluten–free, or vegetarian there’s something fresh and tasty for everyone.

You’ll also find a top selection of New Zealand wine, beers and other beverages to enjoy with your meal. In order to comply with NZ Liquor laws please do not bring your own alcohol on-board our trains.

Purchasing Menu Items

You can pre-purchase these menu items with your train booking. Simply select the items you desire on the ‘extras’ page of the booking process. Eftpos is available on board the trains, but due to intermittent connectivity during parts of the journey, cash is the preferred payment option.

(LF) = Low Fat (DF) = Dairy Free (GF) = Gluten Free (MF) (V) = Meat Free


All day breakfast

Berry smoothie (LF) (GF) (MF)
Yoghurt, banana and berry compote.
Banana smoothie (LF) (GF) (MF)
Yoghurt, honey and banana.
Fresh seasonal fruit salad (LF) (DF) (GF) (MF)
Seasonal fruit with passion fruit pulp.
Berry yoghurt muesli trio (LF)
Berry compote and low fat yoghurt with toasted muesli topping.
Coconut bircher muesli (DF) (GF) (MF)
Creamy coconut bircher topped with mango & toasted almond.


Tandoori chicken wrap (LF)
With raita, fresh red capsicum, slices of mango and toasted cashew nuts
Hearty brunch wrap
This is the flash version of bacon and eggs - it comes wrapped in a tortilla with Kransky sausage and spinach thrown in for good measure.
Hot egg & ham
Hot shaved ham & scrambled egg wrap with mustard, aioli, rocket and tomato relish


Classic ham
Carved ham with 100% real butter on both sides
Egg and spinach
Egg and baby spinach with fresh herb mayo
Roast lamb (DF)
Roast lamb and mint aioli
Ham, cheese and egg
A classic sandwich and a real crowd pleaser.
Beautiful brie (MF)
With roast capsicum, wild rocket and tomato relish
Roast beef, cheese and chutney
Roast beef salad, colby cheese and fruit chutney
Chicken and almond (GF)
Moist chicken breast with toasted sliced almonds

Salads & Platters

Indonesian rice salad (LF) (DF) (GF) (MF)
Brown rice combined with red capsicum, currants, spring onions, peanuts, cashew nuts and all the flavours of Indonesia.
Roast vegetable and feta salad (GF) (MF)
A tasty salad of pumpkin, kumara, lettuce, spinach, red capsicum, pine nuts, tangy balsamic vinaigrette and, of course, feta cheese.
Smoked salmon and soba noodles (LF) (DF)
Flaked salmon pieces on a bed of soba noodles with cucumber, radish and a zingy soy chilly dressing.
Cheese platter
Served with three varieties of Barry’s Bay cheeses, crackers, quince and dried apricots 

Hot food

Please ask your onboard crew for the soup of the day
Macaroni and cheese
A classic macaroni dish with cheese sauce and ham
Potato gratin (GF) (MF)
Seasoned potatoes slow baked with cream, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Perfect as a main or enjoy it on the side.
Vege lasagne (LF) (MF)
Packed full of seasonal vegies, with mozzarella cheese & tomato sauce
Thai chicken curry (DF) (GF)
A mild, smooth green curry with coconut cream & crisp green beans.
Succulent chicken roast
Roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing, hearty vegetables and gravy (DF)
Lamb shanks (GF)
Braised in a rich full-bodied sauce, with carrots and creamy mashed potatoes.


Whittakers chocolate slabs $2.50
Roasted salted peanuts (60gm) $3.00
A selection of New Zealand sweets $3.50
Kapiti ice cream on a stick
(Ask staff for flavours)
Pringles original chips (40g) $4.50

Biscuits and slices

ANZAC biscuits
Legend has it that ANZAC biscuits were first made by Kiwi and Aussie women for the troops serving in Europe, in WW1. Back then, they were made to last a long ship journey. Ours, however, are much fresher. And they taste great!
Chocolate chip cookie
Butter biscuit with generous amounts of chocolate chips
Caramel slice
Smooth caramel on a chocolate base
Sultana cake
Light sultana cake with a dusting of icing sugar
Delicious muffins, baked fresh. A different flavour every day
Banana cake
Moist banana cake with walnut

Hot drinks

Original, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Rosehip, Herbal
Espresso, long black, flat white, latte, hot chocolate, cappuccino, mochaccino $4.50
Extra shot
Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Chai

Soft drinks

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, L&P, Fanta 355ml can $2.50
Mineral Water, 750ml souvenir bottle $3.50
Apple Juice, 350ml bottle $4.00
Orange Juice, 350ml bottle $4.00
Ginger Beer, 330ml bottle

Bottled Beers

Monteith’s Pilsner, Lager 330ml $7.00
Monteith’s Golden, Lager 330ml $7.00
Monteith’s Original Ale, 330ml $7.00
Monteith’s Black, 330ml $7.00
Steinlager Pure, 330ml $7.00
Light Beer, please ask your onboard crew for options $7.00


Brancott Estate Chardonnay, 187ml $8.00
Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 187ml $8.00
Brancott Estate Merlot, 187ml $8.00
Lindauer, 200ml $8.00
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvee Brut, 750ml $28.00
Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris, 750ml $28.00
Delegat Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 750ml $28.00
Delegat Awatere Valley Pinot Noir, 750ml $28.00

Premixed Drinks

Smirnoff Vodka Ice, 335ml $8.00
Gordon’s Gin and Tonic, 250ml $8.00
Coruba Rum and Cola, 330ml $8.00
Jack Daniel's and Cola, 340ml $8.00

Extra Items

Kids activity pack suitable for children aged between 3 and 13 years. $10.00
Souvenir coffee cup with a free cup of coffee or souvenir box $12.90
Scenic Journeys travel mug with a free cup of coffee or souvenir box $16.00
Souvenir playing cards $5.00
Scenic Journeys Postcards (each) $1.50
Souvenir magnets and badges $9.00
Souvenir 8GB USB stick (includes a selection of images and a video) $15.00
Souvenir caps $30.00
Passport Stamp t-shirts $35.00
Passport Stamp tote bag $35.00

Pre-Order Your Food

Avoid the frustration of finding your favourite snack or beer has sold out by pre-ordering it during the booking process.

The food was great, and so was the service... My only regret was not catching a train ride back home!


New Zealand

Very well designed carriages with comfortable seating, huge windows, good air-conditioning, a pleasant cafe-bar with decent food at reasonable prices.


Durham, UK