• A remote, refined, conservation focused restaurant

    In the heart of New Zealand's North Island, coming Soon in 2020

    A remote, refined, conservation focused restaurant
The Chefs Table at Blue Duck Station
The Chefs Table at Blue Duck Station

We offer refined degustation menus of foraged and sustainably farmed produce from the land surrounding us. Our experiences begin with a sensorily immersive all terrain vehicle safari through the vast station’s extraordinary native New Zealand rainforest. We highlight the ongoing conservation efforts to protect our endangered native bird life, as well revisit the history of the area.

We offer accommodation options including three cabins adjacent to the restaurant combining quintessential New Zealand aesthetic with laid back luxury. Alternative accommodation options include Blue Duck Station lodges in Whakahoro village. Transport after dinner will be arranged.

ATV Safari + Dinner + Bed and Breakfast Package $650

ATV Safari + Dinner only, $280

Jack Cashmore
Jack Cashmore

Jack has worked in some of Europe’s top restaurants. Having started out at the, as voted, UK’s best restaurant “Restaurant Sat Bains’, he then moved to the critically acclaimed “In De Wulf” in Belgium. In between trips to Blue Duck Station, Jack also opened the popular London Restaurant “Anglo’.

Dan Steele
Dan Steele

Blue Duck Station seeks to inspire respect for nature so we can preserve its beauty for the benefit of all. We want to demonstrate that – done the right way – farming can be about protecting nature and, in turn, New Zealand, with all its inherent beauty, can lead the way in global conservation.

Dan Steele is an accomplished, pioneering farmer who has dedicated his life to inspiring respect for nature so its beauty can be protected for the benefit of all. Having gained international acclaim for conservation efforts at Blue Duck Station, he then in 2015 travelled the world representing New Zealand as one of only five Nuffield agricultural scholars.

Blue Duck Station
Blue Duck Station

Blue Duck Station is an environmentally minded, conservation driven, sheep and beef station steeped in the backcountry terrain of the King Country and on the Whanganui river. Along with an eco-tourism business with five lodges, our pioneering efforts to preserve our Blue Duck and Kiwi are driven by Manuka honey production and sustainable, innovative farming techniques.

Get In Touch


We can help arrange your journey to us and we can also suggest some travel options. If you would like advice with your travel plans, please contact us

Our Location

4265 Oio Road,
Retaruke 3990,
New Zealand


Phone : +64 7 895 6276
Email: jack@thechefstable.co.nz

Dinner Times

Thur - Sun: 6:30pm