Otago Polytechnic

Welcome to Manaaki - Dunedin’s premier training restaurant

Manaaki is our new name for Technique Training Restaurant and means to cherish, conserve and sustain. Our restaurant has recently undergone some beautiful refurbishments.    

Located at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin Campus on Harbour Terrace, Manaaki offers a diverse menu, excellent service and a cosy, ambient environment for lunchtime and evening dining.

The restaurant is a successful initiative established by the Food Design Institute, training our future chefs, hotel managers and restaurant staff under the guidance of industry professionals. We support the use of produce from local suppliers and campus gardens and our staff and students are committed to using sustainable practices.

We also host a wide range of themed events throughout the year.

  • Breakfast - from 7.00amwith the last seating at 9.00am
  • Morning Tea - from 10.00am, with the last seating at 10.30am
  • Lunch - from 11.45am, with the last seating at 12.45pm
  • Dinner - from 6.00pm, with the last seating at 7.30pm

Lunch service runs Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays over 19 selected weeks during term time. Dinner service runs Wednesday to Friday from October 24 to November 2.

Manaaki is also fully-licensed. We are not a BYO restaurant as our hospitality students sell wine as part of their training and assessment requirements.

To reserve your table and customer car park please contact us:

Or use our online booking form. Bookings will resume when the semester starts.

We will check availability for the date you have selected and confirm your reservation accordingly.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Diploma Level 5 Students "Star Wars theme" Breakfast Menu

Booking dates for May


Diploma Level 5 Students "Tapas Experience" Lunch Menu

 

March 14, 15 and 16 2018

$15.00 per person

 

Empanada

 super tasty beef empanada (vegetarian option available)

 

Chicken and sweetcorn croquette

crumbed and fried with garlic mayonnaise (vegetarian option available)

 

Tortilla espanola

Spanish classic potato tortilla with salsa verde

 

Lamb meatballs

fresh tomato and mint sauce

 

Tomato bread

our very own version

 

Spiced olives

garlic and spices

 

Lemon ricotta cake

with sweetened cream

 

Please advise of any allergies or special dietary requirements when making a booking

All menus subject to change

Booking dates for March


Cookery Level 4 Students "Urban Salad Bar" Lunch Menu

 

March 21, 22 and 23 2018

$15.00 per person

 

Selection of freshly baked breads

 foccaccia, wholemeal and ciabatta

 

Salad selection

Roasted butternut with slow roasted tomatoes drizzled with lime yoghurt, sprinkled with toasted cashew nuts (V, GF, contains nuts)

Grilled sweetcorn slaw with Asian style mayonnaise (V, GF)

Beetroot and apple salad mixed with a sherry yoghurt (V, GF)

Spinach and zucchini ricotta cake with tomato and eggplant

Farro and roasted red pepper salad with a honey and paprika dressing (V)

Spaghetti seaweed, ginger, peanuts, sesame seed and carrot salad (V, contains nuts and sesame seeds)

 

Warm foods

Spiced shredded lamb served with roasted potatoes and pickled cabbage on a warm flatbread

Chicken ballotine with a spiced gruyère cheese stuffing and pan jus

Torta pasqualina - savoury pie filled with Swiss chard and eggs; with a dollop of crème fraîche (V)

Aubergine kuku - eggplant, cranberries and saffron frittata served with hollandaise sauce (GF,V)

 

Sweet selection

Rhubarb and potted custard with ginger crumble

Bitter chocolate torte with espresso icecream (GF, contains nuts)

  

Please advise of any allergies or special dietary requirements when making a booking

All menus subject to change

Booking dates for March


Cookery Level 4 Students "Queen of Hearts" Lunch Menu

 

March 28 and 29 March 2018

$15.00 per person for three courses

 

Entrée - $6.00

 Polish pierogi potato, cheese and cabbage fried dumplings with sour cream and chives (V, contains eggs)

Beef, barley and pickled walnut buns with horse radish sauce (contains nuts)

Tomato tart tatin with goat's cheese and rocket greens (V)

 

Main - $10.00

Shepherd's pie - pulled slow - roasted lamb shoulder with gravy smothered in rosemary mash served with minted peas

Chicken and leek pie with tarragon and mustard sauce served with steamed beans (GF)

Vegetarian lasagna - autumn vegetables and cannellini beans layered witrh porcini sauce served with fresh basil pesto ( V, contains nuts)

  

Dessert - $5.00

Deconstructed apple pie and caramelised ice cream

Chocolate fondant tart with vanilla bean ice cream

Strawberries and cream with your choice of ice cream (GF)

  

Please advise of any allergies or special dietary requirements when making a booking 

All menus subject to change

Booking dates for March


Cookery Level 3 Students "A Touch of Spice" Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 3 Students "Cosy Comfort" Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 3 Students "Clever Creations" Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 3 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 3 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 3 Students Lunch Menu

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Cookery Level 4 Students Lunch Menu

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Food and Beverage Level 4 Students International Dinner Menu

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Food and Beverage Level 3 Students Morning Tea

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Food and Beverage Level 3 Students Morning Tea

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