The Arborist Bar & Eatery

The Arborist Rooftop Bar and Eatery
The Arborist has a ground floor restaurant and bar offering extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus designed to mix and match to create your perfect meal of varied taste experiences. Our dishes and beverages use herbs, fruits and flower notes inspired by nature.

Drinks menus include a wide selection of coffee, exotic teas and fresh health drinks, sublime cocktails and a selection of local and imported wines and beers.

Rooftop Bar
Wellington’s most spectacular rooftop bar, is perched 7 stories high. It is an oasis of greenery, sun and stunning views in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect place for weekday lunch breaks, step out of your office and recharge in the beautiful surroundings and sunshine. And for after work drinks The Arborist has simply fantastic cocktails on offer.

On the weekends what better place to enjoy a leisurely BBQ and you can be sure the evenings will have good vibes, music and an interesting line up to enjoy with the great food.

Eat, Meet, Play, Stay. Located on the ground floor and rooftop of Trinity Hotel.

Rooftop Bar Summer hours
Mon/Tues 4pm -late
Wed-Sun 12pm-late
*weather permitting

Our Hotel Guests can enjoy preferential breakfast specials at The Arborist, please enquire at reception.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7am -10am
Saturday Brunch 8am - 3pm
Sunday Brunch 8am - 2pm

Monday –Saturday
12pm - 3pm

Monday - Saturday: 5pm - Late

Sunday  afternoon
Public Holidays

The Eatery will be closed
25th December- 4th January 2017

The Rooftop Bar Summer hours
Mon/Tues 4pm -late
Wed-Sun 12pm-late
*weather permitting






Fully Loaded BLOODY MARY
With Streaky bacon, slider, cheese, fried gherkin $20

Toast & Spreads -$7
grainy or sourdough with your choice spreads, fix & fogg peanut butter or house preserves GFO

Turkish Eggs-$14
soft poached, savoury Greek yoghurt, chilli nut butter, toasted coriander seeds and grainy toast GFO

Scrambled Eggs 2.0-$12  wood sorrel, chives, basil oil, grainy toast  GFO

Poached Eggs -$10 served on foccacia  GFO
add new season asparagus and hollandaise -$5

Fruit Salad-$10
honey, yoghurt, freeze dried berries, nuts & seeds GF/V

Muesli Bowl-$12
toasted muesli, honey, yoghurt, berry compote, freeze dried berries, nuts, seeds      

House Made Crumpets-$16
lemon curd, strawberries, mascarpone, freeze dried berries

Lumberjack Breakfast–$22
eggs, bacon, chorizo, beans, slow roasted tomato, kumara hash, sourdough   DFO/GFO

Vege Lover–$22
eggs, stuffed mushroom, halloumi, beans, slow roasted tomato, kumara hash, avocado, grainy bread DFO/GFO

Lamb & Kumara Hash-$18
fried egg, edamame beans, spinach, jus  GF/DF

Mushroom Ragout -$18
exotic wild mushrooms, panko crumbed poached egg, chives, grainy bread DFO/VO 

Smashed Avo-$15
avocado, spring onion, coriander, blistered cherry tomatoes, goats feta, grainy bread GFO/ VO                                        

Scrambled Tofu –$14
orange, sesame, wilted nasturtium leaf, coriander, avocado grainy bread  GF/V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Add on:                                                                                                                                   
Slow roasted tomato $4
Guacamole  $4
Chorizo $4
Mushroom Ragout $5
Garden salad $4
Bacon $5
Hash brown $4   
Prosciutto $4 

Burger + Parmesan fries +Monteiths pale ale  $25

Burgers  $14

Lumberjack burger  GFO 

Double beef, cheese, house pickles, special sauce

Hot bird burger   GFO   

Fried chicken, jalapenos, cheese, hot sauce, milk bun

Tree lover   VO/GFO 

chickpea, broccoli, zucchini patty, relish, aioli, milk bun                  

Chefs burger changes weekly    POA

Side of parmesan fries $4

*All burgers can be served on lettuce bun




Day & Night Menu

This menu is available
Monday - Friday 12pm - late
Saturday from 4.30 pm - late


 Market fish POA

Ceviche – lime, coconut, coriander, house made focaccia $13 DF/GFO

Seared beef – rosemary, pine needle ash, candied beetroot, handpicked nasturtium $14 GF/DF

Lamb neck- moroccan spices, tzatziki, jus, wood sorrel flower $14 GF/DFO

Wild venison backstrap – garlic, thyme, spiced kumara foam, kumara crisps $17 GF/DF

Crispy pork belly – celeriac purée, japanese honey suckle $15 GF

Crispy tofu- sticky ginger soy glaze $10 GF/V/DF

Jerk chicken – jamaican marinated boneless thigh $13 GF/DF

Salt & pepper squid – wasabi kewpie & coconut $12 GFO/DF



New Season Asparagus POA

Superslaw – kale, carrot, red onion, corn, nuts, cabbage, fix n fog peanut butter, nuts, seeds. $8 GF/V

Roasted root vege- love honey, thyme, dandelion leaves $8 GF/DF/VO

Ancient grain salad- quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, pomegranate, nuts, mint $9 DF/V

Grilled broccolini- toasted almonds, wild turnip, lemon, basil    $8 GF/V

Watermelon - feta, strawberry, mint, onion, nuts, seeds $9 GF/VO

Stuffed mushrooms – confit portabella, chickpea, broccoli, zucchini, parmesan $11 GF/VO

GF: gluten free  V: vegan  DF: dairy free

O: option

all salads can be made vegan


Tummy fillers

Grilled flat bread – poppy seed, bull kelp & kawakawa powder, hummus      $7 V

Foraged gnocchi-  potato, onion weed, lemon wood, sundried tomato      $9 GF/V

Polenta chips – rosemary, thyme, garlic, shallots, tomato relish $9 DFO/VO/GF

Bone marrow – pomegranate, parsley, onion salad, focaccia   $8 GFO

Parmesan fries- kewpie mayo $8 GF/VO 

Fried potato & gravy $7 GF/DF/VO


Burgers   $14

Lumberjack burger GFO

Double beef, cheese, house pickles, special sauce

Hot bird burger GFO

Fried chicken, jalapenos, cheese, hot sauce, milk bun

Tree lover VO/GFO

chickpea, broccoli, zucchini patty, relish, aioli, milk bun      

Chefs burger changes weekly  POA


Side of parmesan fries small $4

*All burgers can be served on lettuce bun






Monday to Friday  12pm til late

Saturday from 4pm

Parmesan fries with kewpie mayo $8 GF/ VO

Crispy chilli chicken steamed bun with pickled veges $7

Southern fried chicken (or Korean chicken) with hot sauce and blue cheese dip or Smokey maple $15 GF avbl

Tamari and sweet chilli Nuts and seeds $6 V GF

Salt and pepper squid- wasabi kewpie & coconut  $12 GF

Southern fried halloumi chips $11 GF avbl

Popcorn cauliflower with garlic yoghurt $8 GF V

Crispy Tofu- sticky ginger soy glaze $10 GF/V/DF

House made onion rings - $7.50

Flat bread with garlic herb butter - $7

Bone Marrow $12 GF

Polenta chips $9 V/ GFO

Vege burger balls $10 V

Prawns- cream, garlic, coriander, chilli served with grilled sourdough $15 GFO


Drinks Menu


Honey Pineapple and Green Tea Mojito. $14.50

White rum and pineapple gum syrup lovingly stirred with green tea and lime, garnished with mint and a honey cured pineapple slice.

Perfect for admiring your handy work in the garden.

Grilled Melon Old Fashioned. $16

Rye Bourbon matched with sugar thyme, bitters and lime, swirled together with a slice of grilled honey melon. Relax after a hard day of log chopping with this silky smooth drop.

Procrastination. $12

Gin, fresh grapefruit juice, and agave nectar, shaken hard and served with a spice rim and home-made candied grapefruit peel.

No one likes hard put it off until tomorrow and have one of these guilty pleasures.

Mid-life crisis. $16

Sangria anyone? Aged rum, campari, grenedine, lime and orange juice, thrown in with a house-made tart berry compote. Topped with red wine, because that’s what you need when it’s all falling apart.

Bitter Sweet. $12

Tequila and house made pineapple syrup swizzled with lime juice and crushed ice. Topped with bitters and garnished with fresh herbs from the garden.

Forever 21. $14

Raspberry Absolut, lavender syrup and cranberry juice, mellowed with fresh lime and memories. Garnished with a lavender sprig. Re-live the glory days with this sweet and fruity concoction.

Retox Smoothy. $14

Cachaca and crème de banana shaken with lime juice, orgezat and avocado. Garnished with a pinch of salt and wheat grass. Dieting just got a whole lot easier.

CB&B Mai Tai. $16

We’ve added caramelized banana and butter rum to this tropical classic.

World famous Fully Loaded Bloody Mary $18

Where do we start......just order one and bask in its glory.


Breakfast Cocktails

Mixed berry Rose Spritzer. $10

Fresh strawberry puree stirred with Rose and soda.

World famous Fully Loaded Bloody Mary $18

Where do we start......just order one and bask in its glory.

Boozy Lemonade $10

Fresh watermelon, gin and lemon juice muddled with picked

rosemary and topped with soda.

Not all treats are just for kids.

Grapefruit Sangria. $10

Riesling fresh grapes and grapefruit, chilled with simple syrup and soda water, then stirred with fresh strawberries from the garden.

Breakfast Martini $14

No menu is complete without this absolute classic.

Gin, lemon juice and orange liqueur shaken with classic house made English marmalade. Served with a slice of toast. All you need to start the day.



Camshorn Pinot Noir 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$10 B$48

Lake Hayes Pinot Noir 2013

Central Otago, NZ               G$12.5 B$60

Nautilus Pinot Noir 2012

Marlborough, NZ                  B$70

Church Road Merlot 2013

Hawkes Bay, NZ                 G$8.5 B$40

Yalumba Signature Shiraz Cab 2010/12

Barossa, Aus                        B$80

d’Arenburg The Love Grass Shiraz 2011

McLaren Vale, Aus              G$9.5 B$45

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2013

Barossa, Aus                        B$48

Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2012

Hawkes Bay, NZ                 B$65

Jim Barry Cover Drive Cab Sav 2013

Clare Valley, Aus                 G$11 B$52

Campo Viejo Tempranillo 2013

Roija, Spain                          G$10.5 B$50

Allegrini Valpolicella 2012/13

Veneto, Italy                         B$60

Papa Luna Grenache Blend 2012

Calatayud, Spain                 B$58



Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$8.5 B$40

Invivo Belle Sauvignon Blanc LowCal 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$8.5 B$40

Palliser Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Martinborough, NZ               G$10 B$48

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  B$59

Pencarrow Chardonnay 2014

Martinborough, NZ               G$9 B$42

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013

Margaret River, Aus            G$11.5 B$55

Black Estate Chardonnay 2014

Waipara, NZ                         B$70

Stoneleigh Latitude Pinot Gris 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$8.5 B$40

Mahi Pinot Gris 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$10 B$48

Black Estate Riesling 2013

Waipara, NZ                         G$10 B$48

Envoy Riesling 2009

Marlborough, NZ                  G$11.5 B$55

Pra Soave 2013

Veneto, Italy                         G$11 B$52

Marc Bredif Vouvray 2013

Loire, France                        G$12.5 B$60

Invivo Rosé 2014

Marlborough, NZ                  G$8.5 B$40



Mumm Cordon Rouge

Reims, France                     G$25 B$110


Reims, France                     B$160

Prosecco 2013

Italy                                      G$10 B$48


Marlborough, NZ                  B$12 200ml


Central Otago, NZ               B$62

Nautilus Rosé 2012

Marlborough, NZ                  B$75



Churchills Reserve

Porto, Portugal                     G$9 B$110

Churchills Late Bottled Vintage

Porto, Portugal                     G$12 B$130