Pacifica proudly, stubbornly & passionately owner operated by Chef Jeremy Rameka & partner & maitre'd Natalie for 14 years.
Our humble blue bungalow houses 30-35 seats for degustation only dining.
We focus on delivering each visitor a genuine considered dining experience in an intimate setting.
We hope to provide a bespoke occasion to share & remember.
All welcome, just trust the Chef!
"That special combination of excellence across all aspects of the dining experience. From the moment you arrive you are special...Jeremy is a master and has refined his menu to tell a uniquely New Zealand story. Every ingredient has a reason for being on the plate, flavours are pure and honest and so very delicious. Only the most skilled and confident chefs can achieve this."
Editor of Cuisne Magazine.
Of Ngati Tuwharetoa & Ngapuhi descent, Jeremy is focused on "bringing old flavours forward; stuff of childhood memories, using techniques that are natural " to him; whilst retaining the integrity of fresh ingredients.
" Ingredients are gifts to be used with respect."
As such he tries to keep them as natural as possible.
"There is a soul essence to cooking, just like music, food plays the best note when cooked from the heart."
- Chef Jeremy Rameka.
We've always thought that the element of surprise adds to the degustation experience, so you won't find a sample menu here, our
menu content is changing daily!
Always a set 5 courses at $70pp or $125pp with optional wine match.
2 options. A 'seafood' focused OR a 'mixed' meat/offal forward degustation.
Apologies we do not offer an A La Carte menu.
'We are often asked what is New Zealand's food story. Rameka has been quietly writing it over many years proving that simplicity and honesty together with an intimate knowledge of local ingredients is all it takes to create a masterpiece."
"Pure, unfussy. uncontrived. Some claim to let ingredients speak, Jeremy Rameka excells at making this a reality."
Lead Assessor of Cuisine Magazine.