Union Square

Brought to you by Michelin Star chef Adam Newell, Union Square is situated in the middle of Martinborough at the historic Martinborough Hotel. Rated as one of Cuisine Magazine’s top 100 NZ restaurants in 2018 and 2019, Union Square uses fresh local produce to produce modern cuisine with a French influence.



Game On: Wild Food Degustation Dinner

Experience a fireside mid-winter game degustation dinner in the private room at Martinborough Hotel. Dine on the best locally-sourced wild foods from land and sea, including venison, rabbit and pheasant (to name but a few!) - all transformed into a mouthwatering dinner by the team of chefs at the award-winning Union Square Bistro. This five-course dinner is matched with the best local wines, and co-hosted by John Porter of Porters Wines Martinborough - a renowned wine maker, experienced game shooter and natural story teller. Lots of yarns and wonderful, wild game to be shared and enjoyed!

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Various times

Aug 20, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Price: $170

Event enquiries: nic@unionsquare.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

Tree to Table, Vine to Glass

Go behind-the-scenes with some of the Wairarapa's top producers and discover the taste of the olives and wine this region is famous for.

Join Helen and John Meehan at the oldest commercial olive grove in the Wairarapa, discovering and tasting their artisan extra virgin estate blends and innovative infused olive oils.

Then onto Porters Estate where you'll explore the 120-year-old barn and stables that have been converted into the winery. Local producer John Porter tells the story behind his wines whilst you sample away.

The final stop will be at Union Square for a leisurely lunch where Olivo olive oil is used to enhance the flavour of other locally produced foods in a three-course meal, with each course matched to a Porters wine.

Transport is provided from the Martinborough Hotel to Olivo and Porters, then back to the hotel. Please arrange your transportation to return home following lunch.

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  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible


Various times

Aug 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Price: $129

Event enquiries: nic@unionsquare.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

Burger - until October 3

Wagyu Beef Binge

Didsbury Farm Wagyu beef with beer-battered onion rings, Remutaka Pass Creamery chilli havarti, watercress and tamarillo chutney in a soft white buttermilk bun, with triple-cooked fries.

  • NFNut Free

Garage Project Beer Match: Fugazi

Price: $25 / with Garage Project beer $35

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

At Yours

Description: We'll be offering a limited menu of Union Square favourites and some new dishes for takeaway/pickup. Operating 7 days, from 8.30am until 8pm (last order 7.30pm). Coffee and baked treats available from 8.30am, with all day menu available from 12pm

We offer: Ready to Eat/Takeaways Local Product (e.g bakery, vegetable boxes, butchery, etc) Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Availability: Operating 7 days, from 8.30am (for coffee and baked treats), and from 12pm for the all day menu. Last orders 7.30pm.

Cuisine: Modern NZ Bistro food

Pickup available

Delivers to: Wairarapa

Some of our favourites

Beef Burger with hand cut chips

Wagyu beef burger, creamy havarti, lettuce, tamarillo chutney, buttermilk bun and Makikihi fries

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild mushroom risotto with pinenuts, baby spinach, crispy sage

Fish and Chips

Fresh tempura fish, fries, tartare sauce, iceburg salad, ranch dressing