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20

May

Post Covid Opening Hours till October

Post Covid-19 Opening Hours

We have all gone through interesting times. For some it has been extremely rough & tough, for others it was like a pause, a get-away from all the daily hectic.

Here at Volcanoview Tavern, we have been busy in the garden, did not lay off any staff and just waited for what the future will bring us all.

After all these weeks of money draining away, despite that we applied for the wages subsidy, we are ready for business. Business as usual as far as we are concerned. We already washed our hands heaps of times and our restaurant is so spacious that no one was closer to a ” stranger” than 1 meter.

Our opening times have changed however, just to ensure we can serve you all without going bankrupt.

Monday: we are closed as always has been the case *

Tuesday – Thursdaykitchen open from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm *

Friday – Sunday: kitchen open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm *

During autumn and winter it is essential that you book in advance for evening tea, to ensure it will be nice and warm;   for same day bookings please give us a call BEFORE 4:00 pm. (06 75 66 112, just leave us a message)

For group bookings  and functions  we will always be open; just give us a call or send an email to discuss your date, time and other wishes.

 

11

May

So we can meet again!!!!!

When will we see you again?

(♫♪ The Three Degrees)

We  have received this question many times over the last weeks and that feels good because it means people did not forget about us. As we now enter “security level-2” of the lock down it will provide us the opportunity to see  familiar faces again and do what we love most: “provide our guests with a great time”.

We are a destination

Here at Volcanoview we just celebrated our 9th anniversary and people who have been here know that it is all about Dutch conviviality and ambiance. We like to see Volcanoview as your extended living room where you can relax just like at home whilst someone else does the cooking and the dishes.

Hospitality under “safety level 2”.

Social distancing, keeping record of who stayed at our tavern. These are the rules and we will comply. But for the rest nothing changes. We will still offer honest food which we make from scratch. We bake our own sour dough bread, our own buns, and make all our sauces and sweets and chips and so on and so on. Which means that we know what we serve. And we do that in a speedy manner.

We are sure you and others will be keen to celebrate when you feel comfortable again to enjoy the things we have all taken for granted over the last decades, i.e. dancing, singing, hugging, drinking and sharing food with other human beings. So what stops you? What about you take a look at our online booking form below. Just reserve a table and we’ll play it by ear. Please not that under security level 2 we cannot take bookings for groups over 10 people.

Hope to see you soon again.

Team Volcanoview

02

May

When will we see you again??

When will we see you again?

(♫♪ The Three Degrees)

We  have received this question many times over the last weeks and that feels good because it means people did not forget about us. As we now enter “security level-3” of the lock down it is tempting to re-open our doors. It will provide us the opportunity to see  familiar faces again and do what we love most: “provide our guests with a great time”.

After careful consideration however we have come to the conclusion that level 3 lock down rules do not allow us to operate like we wish here at Volcanoview Tavern. We are not just a food and drinks provider and that is what full service restaurants will become when they open today.

We are a destination

Here at Volcanoview we just celebrated our 9th anniversary and people who have been here know that it is all about Dutch conviviality and ambiance. We like to see Volcanoview as your extended living room where you can relax just like at home whilst someone else does the cooking and the dishes.

As we feel that takeaway is simply not even covering 25% of what we have to offer we have decided to open again at a stage where we feel we can offer the level of service that we would be happy with ourselves.

Save the date

One day, we don’t know when, we will open our doors again. This will most likely be around level-2 but even then it might still not be a good time. Will people feel comfortable around others? Are people comfortable leaving the house? So many uncertainties and we simply don’t know the answer. What we do know is that we are really committed to be a destination where you can enjoy quality time with the people you care for. We will closely monitor the situation and make sure that Volcanoview will be the first destination to think off for your next occasion to celebrate. And we are sure you and others will be keen to celebrate when we feel comfortable to enjoy the things we have been able to take for granted over the last decades. Like dancing, singing, hugging, drinking and sharing food with other human beings. If you like this idea? What about you take a look at our online booking form below. Just reserve a table and we’ll play by ear.

Thank you,

Team Volcanoview

02

Jan

More Dutch than before

2020 will be the year that we will even more focus on our Dutch specialties. Pancakes, bitterballen, our famous ” prutje ” and Sea Food Chowder will all be on the day menu. In the evening you can drop in without a reservation as long as you accept that we will serve our Dutch Indonesian food or the traditional Kiwi Scotch Fillet or our healthy fish dishes.

If you book one day in advance for 4 people or more…we can prepare our Indonesian Rice Table with 3 meats, one fish, 2 vegetable dishes and heaps of side dishes.

For group bookings and or functions we can cook whatever you like and to almost anyone’s budget.

Hope to see you soon.

Cheers

Joep

18

Oct

Functions Work Do’s Christmas time coming soon

Time to book your function now.

We have still some dates available.

You can choose between Kiwi style or Dutch Indonesian (Malaysian) buffets.

2-3 meats, fish, vegetarian or vegan, and lots of side dishes

Costs: from $ 35 per head.

For more information please call 06 75 66 112 or -even better- send us an email at joep@volcanoview.co.nz

 

 

30

Aug

Fathers Day

Woohoo, Sunday is Fathers Day!

Not too special, because it is fathers day every day. Anyhow, anyway, Volcanoview Tavern is open from 10 a.m. to serve big breakfasts, scotch fillet, broodjes bitterbal (Dutch treat) and much more. No need to book, just pop in. It can be busy between 12-1 p.m. See you Sunday

16

Nov

New management

New Zealand is a sort of magnet . The life style, the friendly people, the space, it all appeals to young people from the western hemisphere. And so my son Lex and his partner and baby daughter are now living in New Zealand. He will be managing an important part of the business and for now his focus will be on the efficient use of social media. You will surely meet Lex in the restaurant. His energy and new ideas will be beneficial to all.

05

Sep

Indonesian Food

Over the last two months we have had great feed-back from our guests who came for the Indonesian Dinner. Every dish is spiced differently and nothing is too spicy hot. You can always add spicy hot “sambal” but you cannot take it out anymore!

It is rather essential that you book in advance. Cooking Indonesian is something totally different compared to cooking  dishes such as Scotch fillet and Cajun salmon. The spices have to “soak in”  and that takes time.

For those who prefer Scotch fillet or Fish Pot or Chicken Parmesan or Cajun Salmon, no problem, we can still do that as well. But you will be disappointed if the other guests go for the Indonesian because it will take some time before they have finished their dinner.

14

May

Healthy Food

That’s what we like to serve…..and a focus on the Dutch & Indonesian kitchen as well.
Yes we will still do our salads, home-made burgers, but we will gradually change towards pancakes during the day and super tasty Indonesian food at night. Bookings are essential since we are no magicians and do need to prep.

19

Sep

Staying overnight at Volcanoview

Hi,

We are located in rural Taranaki. We offer campers and trampers the opportunity to stay here overnight. Hot shower, tent or campervan site (non powered), a full fledge restaurant where you enjoy 20% discount on food & beverages. Our campsite will open as long as it is warm and dry enough to make your stay enjoyable.

We charge $ 14,00 per person. Shower is hot and free, but….we are not connected to the main town water supply so we ask our guests to preserve the water and limit the time you are under the shower to around 5 minutes. For just $ 3,50 extra p.p. you can enjoy a Dutch pancake in our restaurant.

Apart from the camp sites we also offer B&B and a cabin with bedding.

Further we have a basic cabin (sleeps 5) and a Barrel (sleeps 2) without bedding. So if you are fully equipped with mattress and sleeping bag, you can use one of these.

Costs? From $19 per head for the basic cabin, to $60 per head for the B&B. All depending on the length of your stay.