We’re taking the chill out of autumn down at The ‘Hof by adding an epic new line-up of stunning dishes to our classic Belgian favourites, alongside an awesome new four-course beer or wine matched degustation menu on Friday and Saturday nights for just $65 per person! And to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win a table for eight at our legendary annual Oktoberfest Degustation Dinner, valued at $760*.

Our tricked up new menu (see full menu here) features executive chef Friedrich Wiesehutter’s latest culinary creations, including The ‘Hof’s famous steamed mussels infused with a creamy Dijon mustard and mushroom sauce, the meltingly-tender slow-roasted lamb shoulder with rosemary potatoes and greens, a feisty spiced tahini-marinated succulent chicken served with cumin-scented buttery mash and baby carrots, and Fred’s Asian-inspired delicacy of quick-fried egg noodles with root vegetables, greens, fresh ginger and hoisin sauce.

What’s more, every diner who orders a main meal on a Friday or Saturday evening, or enjoys our brilliant value four-course degustation menu pairing four tantilising courses expertly matched to 4 beers or wines (see full menu here) to April 29 will be in with the chance to win a table for eight at our upcoming Oktoberfest Degustation Dinner, with no limit on the number of entries. This amazing prize, valued at $760, scores a table at what is quite rightly regarded as a highlight on the Christchurch foodie calendar, which features a four-course, specially-prepared feast that brilliantly pairs four classic Belgium-inspired courses with your choice of premium beers or wines.

One of the city’s favourite function/celebration destinations (check out our variety of function menus for all occasions [Set Menus 1, 2 & 3] and tasty Christmas offerings [Set Menus 1, 2 & 3]) The ‘Hof is also great for a quiet mid-week dinner, special occasion evening dining, or simply for traversing our extensive library of some of the world’s finest beers (sans passport!). We’re big on making everyone feel welcome in our delightfully anachronistic 1920s-style Belgian-theme ‘brown bar’, where you’ll find Belgian beer paraphernalia and exceptional cuisine (including some of New Zealand’s favourite frites/fries) complemented by our extensive range of artisan, Abbey, Trappist and Lambic beers from traditional brewers, which join sensational wine and cocktail options behind our classic marble-topped bar.

Contact the team at Belgian Beer Café Torenhof on (03) 377 1007, or online here to secure your table.

See you down at The ‘Hof!


Happy New Year from the team at The ‘Hof! We hope your 2017/Year of the Rooster/Hof is off to a cracking start. We celebrated the start of the year and warmer weather by dropping our awesome new summer menu – if you haven’t been in to try it yet you need to add this culinary tour de force to your gastronomic to do list ASAP! Fred has been weaving his culinary alchemy to create a line-up of tasty new dishes to try (think summer crunch salad, steamed mussels Creole, an epic big breakfast and decadent Belgian Chocolate Sundae) that’s perfect for the hot nights and sunny afternoons (see the full menus below). Speaking of hot nights, Valentine’s Day is coming, and we’re giving all couples that pre-books and dines with a main meal each on February 14 a FREE decadent chocolate dessert to share – lock in the love now to take advantage of this sweet ending offer! We’re also opening on Waitangi Day (Monday, 6 February) from 12 noon, and, in true ‘Hof fashion there’s NO surcharge – that would just be un-Kiwi (and un-Belgian)!



Garlic Baguette with parmesan $10.00
Trio of Croquettes (6), beef, spicy sausage, mushroom $16.90
Homemade Meatballs smothered in basil tomato sauce w baked wedges $16.90
Salt and Pepper Squid w chilli dipping sauce $18.90


Summer Crunch Salad w mushrooms, green beans, cherry tomato, grilled bacon, with orange balsamic dressing+ $23.40
Caesar Salad w split baby romaine, bacon, Parmesan cheese, anchovies, croutons $22.70 (with grilled chicken $24.80)
Mushroom and Zucchini Fettuccine w herb pesto cream sauce+ $22.00
Peri Peri Roasted Chicken Breast Burger w salad, fresh tomato and fries+ $23.50
Vegetarian Grilled Mushrooms w roasted onion jam and summer salad+ $24.80
Escargot Mussel Grilled Platter w herbed garlic butter+ $26.40
Po Pei Grilled Mussel platter w spinach, cheese, bacon+ $26.40
1kg Pot Steamed Mussels Mariniere in white wine, garlic, leek, celery & thyme+ $27.50
1kg Pot Steamed Mussels Creole w hot sauce, oregano, garlic+ $27.50
Belgian-Style Sausage w potato & spinach mash, braised red cabbage, sage jus+ $28.90
Baked Peri Peri Fish of the Day w crusted potatoes and green salad+ $36.50
Honey & Sesame-Glazed Chicken Fillet over roasted vegetables w orange sauce+ $35.60
Citrus & Parsley Braised Lamb Shank over garlic mash w stir fried vegetables+ $36.00
Grilled 300gm Ribeye Steak w garlic butter or Bernaise, petit salad and fries+ $37.50


Baked Waffle with berry compote $12.90
Baked Waffle with grilled banana and caramel $12.90
Belgian Chocolate Sundae+ $13.50

+ indicates that dish can be done as gluten free

(Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm)

Poached Eggs w Salmon or Bacon, served on a toasted muffin, topped w hollandaise sauce $17.50
Poached Eggs served w spinach and mushroom on a toasted muffin, topped w hollandaise sauce $17.50
Mushrooms On Toast, pan fried w garlic butter, hearty relish on grain toast $16.90
Eggs cooked to your liking, served on toast and relish $14.50
Belgian Big Breakfast of 2 fried eggs, toast, sausage, mushroom, tomato, hash brown and a side of tomato relish $23.50
Mushroom, Bacon Omelette w brown bread and petit salad $17.50
Baked Waffle with berry compote OR grilled banana and caramel $12.90
Belgian Chocolate Sundae $13.50


Petit salad $7
Roasted mushroom, or bacon, or roasted potato, or egg, or tomato $4.50

Xmas Set Menus

The ‘Hof is perfect for hosting Christmas parties, functions and end-of-year celebrations, with our awesome set menu options providing a European spin on the classic Chrissie fare. Plus, every booking of 10 or more in December (dining Monday – Thursday) puts you in the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Prezzy Cards! Treat your team to a delicious two or three course set menu.

Set Menu Options

Charcuterie Platter
Selection of smoked and cured meats, seafood, crumbed mussels, cheese with crispy bread and dips

Main Fare
Seasonal fish with tapenade fresh herb butter, or

Chargrilled beef rib-eye with red wine jus, or

Peach and ginger glazed Christmas ham off the bone with bourbon jus, or

Pan roasted lamb leg with parmesan and herb crust with rosemary demi-glaze

All main fares served with seasonal vegetables, minted peas and new potatoes

Chocolate brownie with strawberry ice-cream, or

Set vanilla pudding with warm berries and Cointreau, or

Trio of ice cream with berry coulis and fresh cream

Two Course: Entrée & Main $49.50 per person

Three Course: Entrée, Main & Dessert $59.50 per person

Vegetarian main option is available – contact Mark for any specific requests.

Booking your seat

Contact the team at Belgian Beer Café Torenhof on (03) 377 1007 or

Belgian Beer Café Torenhof
20 Durham Street, Sydenham
(03) 377 1007