Ilex Cafe in Christchurch Menu

SANDWICHES SANDWICHES
  • "The Ruben" sous vide beef with gruyere, sauerkraut, wholegrain mustard aioli, rye and soft greens $8.00
  • Chicken pretzel roll with garlic aioli, soft weens, cheese and cucumber $9.00
  • Triple smoked ham with Cheddar, relish, whole grain dijonnaiso and lettuce $7.00
  • Ouinoa falafel wrap with hummus, smoked yogurt, cucumber, lettuce and tomato salsa $9.00
BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
  • Fresh fruit salad with granola $8.00
  • Toasted muesli, yogurt and poached fruits $8.00
  • Chia seeds with almond milk, coconut, cranberries, granola, rhubarb pecans and almonds $9.00
  • Avocado with ricotta, mint, chilli seeds, pistachio black bean salsa and poached egg on rye $15.00
  • Cured local bacon, poached eggs, rosti, confit tomatoes, smoked Portobello, hollandaise and soft herbs $22.00
  • Corn fritters with poached eggs, avocado creme, chili and soft herbs $19.00
  • Brioche burger with fried free range egg, bacon, cheese, spinach, tomato and hollandaise served With hash browns and relish $18.00
  • Waffles with hazelnut caramel, poached pears, berries, cream and toasted hazelnuts $19.00
PASTRY PASTRY
  • Local beef and Kapiti cheddar pie with tomato relish served with salad greens, hazelnuts, currants and radish $9.00
  • Free range Chicken and almond pie with tomato relish served with salad greens, hazelnuts, currants and radish $9.00
SMALL PLATES SMALL PLATES
  • French fries with garlic aioli $7.00
  • Salad greens, hazelnuts, currants and radish side salad $6.00
  • Seasonal soup of the day served with ciabatta $9.50
  • Green pea, feta and mint croquettes with roast hazelnuts, dehydrated olive, soft herbs and parmesan aioli $11.00
  • Puhoi Old Barn Brie with lavosh dried pear, pickled red onion and olives $14.00
  • Kids pack with mini ham and cheese roll, biscuit, dried fruit and juice $9.00
  • Kids 'fish and chips' with sustainable snapper, fries, salad and Watties sauce $9.00
MAINS MAINS
  • Hot smoked Akaroa salmon with house pickled beets, horseradish creme fraiche, avocado, chives, croute and soft herbs $22.00
  • Sous vide local chicken breast with harissa, pearl couscous salsa, lemon, pancetta and pickled red onion $21.00
  • Gritted Canterbury Steak sandwich with streaky bacon, onion jam, chimichurri, soft leafs. French fries and aioli $19.00
CABINET SELECTION CABINET SELECTION
  • We have an extensive selection of artisan desserts, salads and baked goods available in our chilled cabinets.

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Deep fried scallops $11.00
  • Chicken in black bean sauce $18.00
  • Steamed egg with seafood & tofu $22.00
  • Kung po chicken $18.00
  • Deep fried wontons $8.00
  • BBQ pork $20.00
  • Spicy pork mince with glass noodle $17.00
  • Beef with capsicums $18.00
  • Garlic Pork Vegetable on Rice $9.00
  • Chicken Corn Soup $4.50
  • Satay vegetable on Rice $8.00
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken on Rice $9.00
  • Pineapple chicken fried rice $9.00
  • Pork Fried Noodle $9.00
  • Beef Foo Young $9.00
  • Stir fried steamed spicy pork on rice $9.00
  • Meat Pattie
  • Bacon & Corn Pattie
  • Cheese & Onion Pattie
  • Spring Roll
  • Corn Pattie
  • Sausages (Plain)
  • Hash Brown
  • Cheese & Pineapple
  • Curry of the day $26
    • Our homemade curry served with poppadum, naan bread and fresh steamed rice.
  • Indulgence Platter $26
    • A tempting combination of 4 of our desserts (Brulee, Cheesecake, Meringue & Torte) to share (Suitable for 2 people)
  • Kids Hotdog & Chips $8
    • Salad & tomato sauce
  • Breads & Dips 4 people $15 / Gluten free $17
    • Selection of baked breads and dips
  • Penne Pasta $22
    • Traditional Italian style pasta cooked in a rich tomato sauce with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
  • Blue Cod Fish ‘n’ Chips $34
    • Southern favourite fresh blue cod in beer tempura batter, served with fries and our house salad.
  • Extras $7
    • Salmon
  • Kids Pancakes $9
    • with maple syrup & ice-cream
  • Bacon $19.00
  • BREAKFAST TRIFLE $12.50
    • Our own honey, almond & chia toasted muesli, layered with banana, summer berry compote, lime infused coconut & served with almond milk on the side (DF)
  • Breakfast Sundae $7.00
    • a seasonal selection of fresh fruit, layered with yoghurt & topped with maple-toasted cornflakes
  • Hot 'Diggity' Dog $10.00
    • smoked frankfurter in a bread roll, with hash browns & a teeny tiny salad on the side
  • Soup of the Day $12.50 / $16.50
    • check our board for today's delicious homemade soup of the day (freshly toasted bread / three toasted cheese rolls)
  • Very Berry $9.50
    • light on calories & dairy, but not on the taste. A mixture of three berries, apple & pineapple juice will definitely get those taste buds going!
  • Fries $8.00
    • a bowl of shoe string fries served with our aioli - the best in town!
  • MUSHROOM CREPES $19.50
    • Three warm crepes filled with our creamy mushrooms in a white wine sauce, topped with roasted mushrooms, breadcrumbs and a parmesan crisp, finished with melted garlic butter (GF)
  • Baklava $3.00
  • Snack Box $8.50
    • Your choice of meat or falafel in a box of fries, tomato or chilli sauce, garlic mayo and sprinkle of green salad.
  • Large Souvlaki of your choice + Fries + Can of drink $15.50
  • Snack Box Combo $9.90
    • Snack Box with a can of drink
  • Falafel $8.00 / $12.00 / $14.00
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Lamb $9.00 / $12.00 / $14.50
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Salad $8.00 / $11.00 / $14.00
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Can of drink / Mineral Water $2.00
  • Espresso coffees – flat white, latte, cappuccino, mochaccino, macchiato, chai lattee, hot chocolate $5.0
  • Chicken Parmigiana A La Moda $23.0
    • premium angus beef, manuka smoked dry cured bacon, cheddar cheese, free range egg, chip potatoes
  • Seasonal soup bowl served with bread + your choice of any entrée, salad or light meal $29.0
    • textures of pear & warm toasted brioche
  • Seared Scallops $22.0
    • grilled corn, black garlic & popcorn espuma, popcorn sprouts
  • Banana Split $5.0
    • marshmallow & fresh fruit salad, mini meringue
  • Selection of two cheeses (100gm) $21.0
  • Handmade fresh pasta with your choice of one of the following sauces: $15.0
    • CHILDREN'S MENU - SWEET ENDINGS
  • Omelette $17.0
    • with local aged cheddar & tomato
  • KIDS SUNDAE $4.00
    • your choice of chocolate, caramel or strawberry toppings
  • SOUP OF THE DAY $12.50
    • with toasted bread roll
  • CHEEKY CHEESE $12.00
    • hamburger with cheese, tomato sauce and served with thick cut fries
  • NACHOS $17.50
    • house-made cowboy chilli beef with sour cream and guacamole
  • NACHOS $12.00
    • house- made cowboy chilli beef with sour cream and guacamole
  • ROAST VEGETABLE STACK $19.50
    • served on polenta bread with roast capsicum coulis
  • CHEESECAKE $12.00
    • check out the specials board for today's cheesecake
  • AKAROA SALMON $27.00
    • fresh pan seared Akaroa salmon wit house made rosti and steamed greens
  • Fries with Chipotle Mayo $9
  • Southern Style Fried Chicken $14
    • Served with Sriracha and yoghurt dipping sauces.
  • Venison Sliders $15
    • In a fresh toasted ciabatta with blue cheese sauce, beetroot, mesclun and horopito relish.
  • Beer Battered Onion Rings $10
    • Prepared in our fresh craft beer batter & served with chipotle mayo.
  • Garden Salad with Toasted Seeds $13
    • Fresh seasonal greens with our house dressing and toasted seeds.
  • Chef's Weekly Special N/A
    • Please see the blackboard behind the bar
  • Pulled Pork Sliders $14
    • In a fresh toasted ciabatta with sweet chilli, sauerkraut and mayo.
  • Spicy Chilli Squid $12
    • Served with lime aioli.
  • -Chicken $14.00
  • Plate $12.00
  • -Small $4.50
  • Kebab Sandwich $6.00
    • Choice of Chicken, lamb or mix meat
  • Kebab Meat on Chips S $7 / M $9 / L $11
    • Choice of Chicken, lamb or mix meat
  • Zucchini Fritters $1.50 each
  • Regular Roll
    • with lettuce, tomato, onion, tatrouli & onion
  • Grilled Chicken S $7.50 / M $9.50 / L $11.50
    • Grilled chicken pieces with rice garden salad
  • Sushi
  • Fried Rice (Vegetarian available) $12.00
    • Fried rice with beef/chicken/shrimp/kimchi and veges
  • Udon (Vegetarian available) $11.00
    • Famous Japanese noodle soup
  • Lunch Box $16.50
    • A: Salad, Tempura, Sashimi, Miso, Soup and Rice / B: Salad, Tempura, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso soup and rice / C: Roll Sushi, Nigiri Sushi, Sashimi and Miso Soup / D: Salad, Sashimi, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso soup and rice
  • Yake Udon $12.00
    • Stir fried thick noodle, chicken and veges in teriyaki sauce
  • Spicy Pork $12.00
    • Thinly sliced pork marinated in a delicious blend of spicy chilli sauce, onions and garlic served with vegetables
  • Chicken Bulgogi $12.00
    • Succulent chicken breast pieces marinated in Mum’s special blend of soy sauce, black pepper, onions, garlic served with vegetables
  • Teriyaki Chicken $12.00
    • Made with our special homemade fruity soy sauce served with crispy house salad with rice
  • Espresso egg $16.5
    • parmesan, chive & potato scone with field mushrooms, baby spinach, poached egg & hollandaise
  • Eggs on toast $16.5
    • with bacon or hot smoked salmon
  • 5 spice pork belly $26.5
    • with sesame rice, bok choy, capsicum, green beans, lychee & plum sweet chili sauce
  • Ora King salmon gravlax $26.5
    • with pickled cucumber, warm baby potatoes, herb crème fraiche fennel & dates
  • Ice cream sundae $4.5
    • vanilla ice cream with choc sauce & sprinkles
  • Rasher of bacon $2.5
  • 3 cheese & jalapeno croquettes $15.5
    • with roast red pepper sauce
  • Your choice of poison $13.5
    • with black coffee & whipped cream
  • Chicken Breast $28.50
    • Cashew nut and herb stuffed chicken breast encased in filo pastry with parsnip and potato mash. Served with seasonal vegetables and sherry gravy.
  • Espresso Coffee and Tea POA
  • Lamb Shank $20.00
    • Lamb shank with parsnip and potato mash and seasonal vegetables. Served with rosemary and onion gravy.
  • Duck Breast $36.00
    • Crispy skin duck breast with sweet potato mash, wilted pak choy and mandarin puree.
  • Crumbed Stuffed Mushrooms $22.50
    • Portabello mushroom in a parmesan crust filled with pumpkin puree. Served with potato and leek rosti, wilted spinach and roasted shallots.
  • Venison Tenderloin $36.00
    • Denver tenderloins served with potato and leek rosti, pumpkin puree, beetroot relish and savoy cabbage with cashew nuts.
  • Mushroom & Spinach Tart $13.50
    • Filo tart filled with mushroom, spinach, roasted walnuts and blue cheese served with pumpkin puree and beetroot relish.
  • Roasted Winter Vegetables $5.50
  • Hot & spicy chilli chicken $19.00
  • Pork dumpling soup $16.00
  • Egg foo young with assorted seafood $25.00
  • Chicken in black bean sauce with capsicum $18.00
  • Small bowl of steamed rice $2.00
  • Yangzhou fried rice with prawns & BBQ pork $19.00
  • Ma Po tofu with pork mince $18.00
  • Chicken & corn soup (small/ large) $6.00/ $15.00
  • Corn Fritter Salad $12
    • Bacon, salad leaves, avocado salsa, asparagus, Corn fritters
  • Lamb Salad $16
    • Lamb, roast veg, salad leaves, tomato, asparagus, feta, cucumber, minted yoghurt dressing
  • Big Breakfast $16
    • Eggs, bacon, hash brown, mushrooms, tomato, sausage, toasted bread
  • Fish $ Chips $16
    • Beer battered fish served with chips and tartar sauce
  • Baked Ham Panini $12
    • Ham of the bone, cranberry sauce, brie cheese, side of chips
  • Pasta $12
    • Pasta of the Day
  • Moroccan Chicken Salad $12
    • Moroccan chicken, fresh salad, minted yoghurt dressing
  • Quiche $12
    • In house made quiche with side salad
Ilex Cafe

Ilex Cafe

location

Address

Armagh St, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, 3216, New Zealand

phone

Phone

39415556

clock

Opened hours

Mon 8:30 AM to 5 PM Tue 8:30 AM to 5 PM Wed 8:30 AM to 5 PM Thu 8:30 AM to 5 PM Fri 8:30 AM to 5 PM Sat 8:30 AM to 5 PM Sun 8:30 AM to 5 PM
price range

Price

$10 - $20

type

Type

None

service level

Service

Table Service

cuisine

Cuisine

Breakfast , New Zealand

features

Features

Wheelchair accessible ,  Reservations ,  Breakfast ,  Waitstaff ,  Takeout ,  Lunch ,  Seating ,  Brunch ,  Child-friendly ,  Outdoor Seating

Location
Armagh St, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, 3216, New Zealand
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