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Menus at Thirsty Acres Restaurant

SMALL PLATES

Great for sharing!
  • Pub style fries (small/large) [ GF] $9 / $14

    Classic shoestring fries dusted with our delicious mixed spice seasoning

  • Loaded Fries [GF] $22

    Our pub style fries smothered with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, spring onions and house gravy

  • Garlic Ciabatta Loaf $11
  • Breads & Dips [GFoR, VJ] $16

    A selection of our mouth-watering dips served with a range of delicious breads sourced locally

  • Arancini Balls [GF, VJ $15

    Crumbed parmesan flavoured pumpkin risotto balls (4) with provolone cheese filling

  • Calamari [GF] $16

    House classic! Tender pieces of lemon pepper calamari fried to perfection. Served with chervil aioli, herbs & lemon

Make it a Calamari meal! Add pub style fries and a green salad for a delicious alternative to fish & chips! $ 27
  • Garlic Prawns [ GF] $18

    Delicious juicy Prawn Cutlets (5) cooked in a crushed garlic and lemon herb butter

  • Beef Skewers [GF] $19

    Hand picked 55 day aged NZ rump skewers (2) marinated in a soy and ginger glaze and grilled to mouthwatering perfection

  • Finger Lickin' Chicken Wings

    Buffalo style basted chicken wings. Enough heat to tickle your tastebuds and served with ranch and buffalo sauce. These are very popular so pick your size!
    6 pieces $15
    12 pieces $25
    24 pieces $ 45

  • Hot Shared Platter $54

    Popular shared hot selection

  • Antipasto Platter $64

    Antipasto selection for sharing

MAIN MEALS

For the bigger appetite!

  • Soup of the day $16

    Always changing and served with hot toasted bread

  • Seafood Chowder [GFoR] $22

    A Thirsty Acres classic. Real cream based chowder loaded with mussels, prawns and hoki served with a soft roll

  • Roast Vegetable Salad [GF] $24

    Medley of roasted seasonal vegetables & fresh greens, drizzled in hummus vinaigrette and served with Feta

  • Caesar Salad [GFoR] $21

    Classic salad of lettuce, bacon, parmesan, croutons, a poached free-range egg and anchovy Caesar dressing

  • Salmon Nicoise Salad [GF] $28

    Smoked salmon, cos lettuce, green beans, kalamata olives, boiled potatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, soft boiled egg, served with a red wine vinaigrette

  • Bangers & Mash [GFJ $27

    Delicious Darfield Village Meats sausages, onion jam, creamy mashed potato, mushy peas and house-gravy

  • Fish & Chips [GFoR- Panfried] $28

    Beer-battered tarakihi, pub style seasoned fries and house slaw. Served with tartare & tomato sauce

  • Twice-Cooked Pork Belly $35

    Herb and smoked cheddar croquette, cauliflower puree, apple & fennel slaw. Caramelised apples, pork crackling & jus

  • Roast Chicken Breast [GF] $38

    Pan roasted full chicken breast served with hasselback potatoes, roast carrots and a creamy mustard gravy

  • Salmon Fillet [GF] $39

    Grilled salmon fillet, served with potato gratin, pickled seasonal vegetables and hollandaise

ADD SIDES TO YOUR MEAL

  • Fried Egg (each) $4
  • House Made Slaw $7
  • Steamed Vegetables $9
  • Roasted Mushrooms $9
  • Pub Style Fries $6
  • Creamy Mashed Potato $9
  • Green Leaf Salad $9
  • Garlic Prawns (3) $11

HAND PICKED STEAK

We proudly serve two cuts of steak from the Pure South Hand Picked beef program to deliver the very best taste and tenderness
  • 1: Choose your cut

    300 gram Rump Steak
    Hand picked 55 day aged rump steak. Great flavour and a healthy serve for the hungry

    250 gram Rib Eye Steak
    Our premium cut. Hand picked 21 day aged Rib -.. Eye steak is exceptionally tender and delicious

  • 2: Choose how you would like it served

    Steak & Chips Rump $34 / Rib Eye $42
    Served with pub style seasoned fries and your choice of Garlic Butter or mushroom sauce

    Steak & Vegetables Rump $39 / Rib Eye $49
    With crispy herb-roasted potatoes glazed seasonal vegetables, a dollop of lightly-flavoured horseradish creme, and a red wine jus

All our burgers are served on a brioche bun with seasoned pub style fries, tomato sauce and aioli.

THIRSTY ACRES BURGER KITCHEN

  • Pulled Pork Burger $25

    Slow-cooked pulled pork, Thirsty Acres house slaw, onion Blend of ground chuck and brisket, Swiss cheese, bread and jam and Thirsty Acres BBQ sauce. Juicy and delicious!

  • Falafel Burger [GFoR] $26

    Delicately spiced falafel, lettuce, red onion, cucumber, sliced beetroot, farm style chutney, mayo, Swiss cheese

  • Beef Burger [GFoR] $27

    Blend of ground chuck and brisket, Swiss cheese, bread and butter pickles, onion jam, aioli and iceberg lettuce

  • Fried Chicken Burger [GFoR] $28

    Buttermilk-fried chicken, iceberg lettuce, red onion, bread & butter pickles, mayo, maple bacon jam, Swiss cheese

SMALL PLATES

Great for sharing!
  • Pub style fries (small/large) [ GF] $9 / $14

    Classic shoestring fries dusted with our delicious mixed spice seasoning

  • Loaded Fries [GF] $22

    Our pub style fries smothered with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, spring onions and house gravy

  • Garlic Ciabatta Loaf $11
  • Breads & Dips [GFoR, VJ $16

    A selection of our mouth-watering dips served with a range of delicious breads sourced locally

  • Arancini Balls [GF, VJ $15

    Crumbed parmesan flavoured pumpkin risotto balls (4) with provolone cheese filling

  • Calamari [GF] $16

    House classic! Tender pieces of lemon pepper calamari fried to perfection. Served with chervil aioli, herbs & lemon

Make it a Calamari meal! Add pub style fries and a green salad for a delicious alternative to fish & chips! $ 27
  • Garlic Prawns [ GF] $18

    Delicious juicy Prawn Cutlets (5) cooked in a crushed garlic and lemon herb butter

  • Beef Skewers [GF] $19

    Hand picked 55 day aged NZ rump skewers (2) marinated in a soy and ginger glaze and grilled to mouthwatering perfection

  • Finger Lickin' Chicken Wings

    Buffalo style basted chicken wings. Enough heat to tickle your tastebuds and served with ranch and buffalo sauce. These are very popular so pick your size!
    6 pieces $15
    12 pieces $25
    24 pieces $ 45

MAIN MEALS

For the bigger appetite!

  • Soup of the day $16

    Always changing and served with hot toasted bread

  • Seafood Chowder [GFoR] $22

    A Thirsty Acres classic. Real cream based chowder loaded with mussels, prawns and hoki served with a soft roll

  • Reuben Sandwich $23

    Classic NYC deli style sandwich. Shaved corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, served on rye with a side of pickles

  • Roast Vegetable Salad [GF] $24

    Medley of roasted seasonal vegetables & fresh greens, drizzled in hummus vinaigrette and served with Feta

  • Caesar Salad [GFoR] $21

    Classic salad of lettuce, bacon, parmesan, croutons, a poached free-range egg and anchovy Caesar dressing

  • Salmon Nicoise Salad [GF] $28

    Smoked salmon, cos lettuce, green beans, kalamata olives, boiled potatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, soft boiled egg, served with a red wine vinaigrette

  • Bangers & Mash [GF] $27

    Delicious Darfield Village Meats sausages, onion jam, creamy mashed potato, mushy peas and house-gravy

  • 55 day aqed open steak sandwich [GFoR] $27

    Hand p1ckea 55 day aged rump steak cooked medium rare served on ciabatta with leafy greens, cucumber, red onion, pickled beet, red wine jus and horseradish creme

  • Fish & Chips [GFoR- Panfried option] $28

    Beer-battered tarakihi, pub style seasoned fries and house slaw. Served with tartare & tomato sauce

  • Steak & Chips - 300g Rump [GF] $34

    Hand picked 55 day aged rump steak cooked your way. Served with seasoned fries & mushroom sauce OR garlic butter

ADD SIDES TO YOUR MEAL

  • Fried Egg (each) $4
  • House Made Slaw $7
  • Green Leaf Salad $9
  • Garlic Prawns (3) $11
  • Pub Style Fries $6
  • Creamy Mashed Potato $9
  • Roasted Mushrooms $9

PLATTERS TO SHARE

  • Hot Platter $54

    A selection of our small plates including Arancini Balls, Calamari, Chicken Wings, ham & smoked cheddar croquette served with pub style fries

  • Antipasto Platter $64

    Delicious selection of cold meats, cheese, olives, roasted mushrooms, capsicum, relishes and pesto served with toasted foccacia and crackers

THIRSTY ACRES BURGER KITCHEN

All our burgers are served on a brioche bun with seasoned pub style fries, tomato sauce and aioli.
  • Pulled Pork Burger $25

    Slow-cooked pulled pork, Thirsty Acres house slaw, onion jam and Thirsty Acres BBQ sauce. Juicy and delicious!

  • Falafel Burger [GFoR] $26

    Delicately spiced falafel, lettuce, red onion, cucumber, sliced beetroot, farm style chutney, mayo, Swiss cheese

  • Beef Burger [GFoR] $27

    Blend of ground chuck and brisket, Swiss cheese, bread and butter pickles, onion jam, aioli and iceberg lettuce

  • Fried Chicken Burger [GFoR] $28

    Buttermilk-fried chicken, iceberg lettuce, red onion, bread & butter pickles, mayo, maple bacon jam, Swiss cheese

  • Brioche French Toast

    Delicious thick-cut brioche French toast, with maple syrup Chose from;
    Bacon & banana $25
    Berry compote & vanilla mascarpone $22

  • Free Range Eggs on Toast $12

    Two locally sourced Lamond Poultry Free Range eggs cooked your way and served on sourdough toast
    • Add Darfield Village Meats thick-cut bacon+ $7

  • Eggs Benedict [CFoR] $12

    A breakfast classic! Local Lamond Poultry eggs, smothered in house-made hollandaise sauce on toasted brioche Choose from;
    • Darfield Village Meats thick-cut bacon $25
    • Spinach & roasted mushrooms $27
    • Smoked salmon $27

  • Country Kitchen Big Breakfast [CFoR] $29

    The big one! Thirsty Acres famous cottage-style potato hash, Darfield Village Meats sausage, thick-cut bacon, Lamond Poultry eggs, roasted mushrooms, house-made baked beans and toasted sourdough.
    Vegetarian option available with Haloumi and spinach

  • House made Granola Bowl [CF] $16

    Bowl of house made granola, topped with thick Greek yoghurt, berry compote and fresh fruit

  • Creamy Mushrooms [CFoR] $24

    Medley of mushrooms in a creamy garlic and herb sauce,
    served on toasted sourdough. • Add Darfield Village Meats thick-cut bacon+ $7

Build your own breakfast

  • Start with two Lamond Poultry Free Range eggs cooked your way and served on Sourdough toast $12

    Then choose from; • Sourdough Toast (2 pieces) $4
    • House Beans $5
    • Two Free Range Eggs $8
    • Cottage Style Potato Hash $8
    • Darfield Village Meats Thick Cut Bacon $7
    • Haloumi $7
    • Smoked Salmon $10

Cafe Beverage Selection

We have a large selection of hot &cold drinks available including;
  • Underground Coffee Roasters Avante Garde Coffee

    Locally roasted in Durham, Street Chch. We tried all the coffee, and we think these guys are the best!

  • Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders

    Handpicked teas from around the world to delight your tastebuds.
    Choose from: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Berry and Green Tea

  • Barker's Of Geraldine Hot Drinks

    Choose from Lemon Honey & Ginger or Blackcurrant. Delicious!

  • Alternative Milk Selection

    We have a selection of alternative milk available including Soy, Almond, Coconut and Oat.

  • Milkshakes & Iced Coffees

    All the popular flavours including Iced Coffee, Mocha & Chocolate

  • Juices, Ginger Beer and Soda

    Choose from Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Cranberry and Tomato juice, Schweppes Ginger Ale and a selection of carbonated drinks