The restaurant is in Kent Terrace on the way to the Basin Reserve. and is housed in an old funeral parlour ... interesting as they sometimes have "Death by Chocolate " on the menu!!!
Katie and David Pearce have been the owners of Strawberry Fare in excess of some fifteen years. In that time they have built a loyal patronage, some of whom are happy to drive from as far a field as Napier to tickle their taste buds with the delicious fare that is on offer here.
Situated out of the corner of Queen Victoria’s eye on Kent Terrace, this welcoming establishment exudes Art Deco from all angles.
Although the name Strawberry Fare might conjure up images of an ice cream parlour or desserts menu, you will also find plenty of goodies to satisfy those with a more savoury palette. Starters, light meals, and mains are all available – all prepared freshly. Mains include Porterhouse Steak, lamb shanks, and smoked Salmon fillet. There is a take home service too…simply visit or phone your order through and it will be lovingly prepared for you. The home-made ice cream has won awards year after year with their Honey Hokey Pokey winning Gold in the open category of the 2005 National Ice Cream Manufacturers Association Awards.
So what better place to chill out after a hard day at the office? As Katie professes, “Listen sweetie, I know about stressed… it’s desserts spelled backwards!”
Strawberry Fare is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm till about 10pm. On Friday and Saturday you could take breakfast there as it is open all day from 9am.
There is no better way to describe Strawberry Fare than to look down their dessert menu .. start wth chocolate and sugar and work from there .
The classic Italian dessert. Savoiardi fingers soaked in marsala and espresso, layered with mascarpone. Yum! NZ$14.50
DEVILS DREAM CAKE
Soft layers of white and dark chocolate laced with raspberries – really wicked and scores 10 on the richness scale. NZ$15.50
A selection of refreshing mouth-watering sorbets made on the premises, served in a tuille basket. NZ$13.50
STICKY DATE PUDDING
A traditional favourite, scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, served warm with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce. NZ$14.50
WARM RASPBERRY DRENCHED CHOCOLATE CAKE
A traditional French recipe, so moist it resembles a sunken souffle. An intriguing mixture of raspberries and chocolate served warm with vanilla ice cream. NZ$15.00
THE FAMOUS NZ PAVLOVA
Traditional Kiwi style dessert topped with fresh whipped cream and served with kiwifruit and passionfruit sauce. NZ$13.50
A honey biscuit base filled with caramel and topped with freshly cut bananas, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. NZ$14.00
Baked vanilla bean custard served the traditional French way with caramelised sugar. NZ$14.00
A delicious assortment of chocolate delights – a must for chocolate lovers! NZ$16.50
CHOCOLATE AND ENGLISH TOFFEEUDDING
Chocolate brioche and soft English toffee baked together to perfection, served with creme anglaise and vanilla ice cream. NZ$13.50
Layers of orange and chocolate mousse encased in a chocolate wrap. New design on an old Kiwi Delight. NZ$16.00
LEMON CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Baked lemon cheesecake sandwiched between two rich chocolate layers. A favourite. NZ$14.50
BAKED PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
A classic New York style cheesecake with passionfruit served with coconut sorbet. NZ$14.00
LEMON MERINGUE ROULADE
A creamy light lemon filling in a soft meringue, rolled in toasted coconut. NZ$12.50
WARM CHOCOLATE AND ENGLISH TOFFEE PUDDING
Chocolate brioche and soft English toffee baked together to perfection, served with crème anglaise and vanilla ice cream. NZ$15.00
TRIO OF ICE CREAMS
Choose THREE of our delicious ice creams, made on the premises – chocolate, cookies ‘n coffee, honey hokey pokey, maple & walnut, passionfruit or licorice. Served to you in a sweet tuille biscuit basket. NZ$13.00
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
Delicious and full of white and dark chocolate, served warm with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. NZ$10.50