Ohtel Pantry is open during reception hours, offering hot & cold drinks and freshly baked cabinet food during the day, as well as delicious bar snacks, sweet treats, hand picked local wine and craft beer in the evenings.
Brunch is served from 8am – 3pm Wednesday to Sundays, with chef Aidan delivering a delicious selection of classic dishes with a mid century twist, featuring ingredients sourced from local suppliers.
Check out our menu for food inspiration:
Here are some of the suppliers we work with to help support local:
Thoroughbread – delicious gluten free, dairy free and vegan bread made by Rebecca Rolls in Levin, 86km away.
Bee Fresh Farms – Wellington Botanic Garden honey; seasonal changing honey made from beautiful flowers at our local botanic garden. The beehives are a mere 1.9 km away.
Pandoro Bakery – freshly baked Vienna sourdough baked only 300 metres away.
Twocan Peanut Butter – a family owned father and daughter business on Tinakori Road made 2km away. It’s the only peanut butter made in NZ that’s certified gluten free.
Otaki limes (and avocados) – Chef Aidan claims they’re yummiest limes he’s ever tasted! Grown in sunny Otaki, 67km away.
Greytown Honey – beautiful local honeycomb made in the South Wairarapa area using the very highest quality Mānuka, Wildflower, Kamahi, Native and Clover honey. About 50-60km away.
Zany Zeus – handcrafted organic dairy products from local cows, made in Lower Hutt, 12km away! Duppa uses blue and trim milk, creamy feta and yoghurt.
Mr Duppa features on our wall at The Pantry at Ohtel to pay tribute to the founding of the area. Before Oriental Bay existed, the suburb was called Duppa after the sole resident of the bay and the first person to build a home there, George Duppa. He was an Englishman who came to NZ to make his fortune and in fact became the first “millionaire” in NZ. There are no photos on record of him, only a sketch. We love the history of the name and have developed a version of Mr Duppa into our story to keep the history alive.