Nestled beside the Kerikeri River in the beautiful Stone Store Basin, the Pear Tree Restaurant & Bar, (formerly known as The Landing), is an historic Bay Of Islands landmark. The Pear Tree offers everything from a delicious brunch, coffee, casual drink and snack through to an inventive but unpretentious a la carte menu. And if you’re planning a special function or looking for a unique wedding venue, our fabulous team of chefs can design a menu to suit. Relax in the garden while the kids play in the park-like surroundings, unwind on the deck overlooking the water or get cosy in front of the open fire on cooler days.
Whatever you choose,The Pear Tree is open throughout the summer for brunch and lunch from 10am-3pm and for dinner from 5:30pm. In the winter months the Pear Tree is open Thursday to Monday and will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
If you’re eating out in the Bay of Islands, don’t forget to visit to one of the best restaurants in Northland. Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand’s first places where Māori invited visitors to live among them. Built under the protection of local Māori chiefs who were keen to harness the trade and technology of Europe, Kerikeri Mission Station grew amidst a backdrop of tribal warfare and ever-increasing visits from foreign ships. Located only 5 minutes from Kerikeri, one of the many activities is touring the historic area with experienced guides who will share stories of fierce warriors and drunken sailors, and the earnest missionaries who preached, taught and battled to spread the Christian message amongst Māori, a proud people with their own ancient traditions. The Kerikeri Mission Station is the site of two of the country’s oldest surviving buildings – the Stone Store and Kemp House.