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Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

Opened in December 2020, your hosts Matt and Belinda Fine welcome you to join us for a delicious dining experience. Day or night, both inside or indeed outside on our private balcony, you can enjoy everything The Fine Lion has to offer. Our menu is designed by local chef Chantelle Quinn and our kitchen team led by Head Chef Kinnear Horsburgh.

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Entrees / Sharing Time

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY 11AM - LATE

BAKED MARLBOROUGH GREEN LIP MUSSELS   20

Nduja Butter, Salsa Fresca, Pangritata (g.f.o) 

ROAST BEEF BRUSCHETTA   19

Onion Jam, Ricotta Salata, Roasted Beetroot, Horseradish (d.f.o/g.f.o)

VEGE BRUSCHETTA   17

Onion Jam, Tomato, Roasted Beetroot, Mushroom Custard (g.f.o/vegan)

ROASTED BEETROOT BEAN DIP   16

Super Grain Bark Crispbread, TK Flax seed, Carraway, Dukkah (g.f.o/ vegan)

SMOKED HAM HOCK CROQUETTES   23

Pickled Red Cabbage, Mustard Sauce (d.f)

FINE LION BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN TENDERLOINS   20

Soused Onions, Mcclure’s Sweet and Spicy Pickles, Mustard Aioli (g.f.)

TRUST THE CHEF ULTIMATE GRAZING PLATTER   68

Too much to choose from - let our chefs decide for you! 

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Take a Lunch Break

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY UNTIL 4PM 

SUPER MAC ‘N’ BACON   25

Triple cheese, Tomato, Levels of Bacon with Peas

AVONMORE FARM CANTERBURY QUINOA SALAD   27 Add Lamb 6

Carrot Lox, Roasted Vegetables, Sorghum, Spinach, Caramelised Onion and Harrisa (g.f/vegan) 

PRAWN PUTTANESCA LINGUINE   26

Chorizo, Tomato, Caper, Red Onion & Pecorino

SLOW COOKED LUMINA LAMB TAGINE  27 add Bread 4

Black Boy Peach, Chickpeas, Mint Pea Pistou and Spiced Pistachio (g.f) 

FINE LION NACHOS  25

Black Turtle Beans, Tomatillo, Mozzarella, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream - Your Choice of Either; Pork Belly, Beef or Vegetarian 

BURGERS     26

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN

Bacon, Kewpie Slaw, Pickled Red Onions,McClures Pickles

Or

CHEEKY BEEF ‘N’ HAVARTI
with Beetroot, Kewpie Slaw

Both served with Wakachangi Chips N Kiwi Onion Dip Or Curly Fries and Aioli

THE SHEPHERDS ROASTIE TOASTIE  24

Roast Lumina Lamb Pastrami, Mcclure’s Sweet and Spicy Pickles, Sweet and Spicy Mint Chutney, Buffalo Ricotta and Mozzarella, Roast Kumara Parfait on Potato Bread Served with Kumara Crisps 

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY FROM 5PM 

(available earlier by request)

CHICKEN CHAMPIGNON  37

Mushroom Custard, Red Wine Pickled Mushrooms, Carrot, Onion, Bacon Crumb (d.f/g.f)

PORK TRILOGY  40

Pork Fillet, Roast Root Vege, Feijoada and Swede Pie, Belly Rhubarb Gel, Pickled Cabbage, Jus, Crackle (g.f/d.f) 

ORA KING SALMON  37

Sauteed Blood Orange Miso Slaw, Jap Pumpkin, Puffed Rice Noodle, Gochujang Tofu (d.f/g.f)

SILERE LAMB RACK  46

Black Boy Peach, Pea Puree, Jerusalem Artichoke, Minted Lamb Galette, Kumara Parfait, Port Raisins (g.f) 

AVONMORE FARM CANTERBURY QUINOA SALAD  27 Add Lamb 6

Carrot Lox, Roasted Vegetables, Sorghum, Spinach, Caramelised Onion and Harrisa (g.f/vegan) 

PRAWN AND MUSSEL LINGUINE  34

Chorizo, Tomato, Caper, Red Onion & Pecorino, Toasted Bread 

 

RAISING THE STEAKS

200G HANDPICKED 55 DAY AGED EYE FILLET  43

500G HANDPICKED 55 DAY AGED RIBEYE  59

GUEST STEAK - POA
Please ask our friendly staff for today’s description

Served With Boulangere Potato, Buttermilk Braised Cabbage, House Jus and Yorkshire Pudding stuffed with Peppercorn Cream

 

Sweet Afterthoughts

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY 11AM - LATE

GOING NUTS AND BANANAS  16

Satay Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream, Banana, Bread Biscotti, Fairy Floss 

CARROT AND CAKE   16

Blood Orange Parsnip Pound Cake, Kumara White, Chocolate Cheesecake, Carrot Custard 

LOST IN THE BLACK FOREST  18

Brownie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Morello Cherry Dango, Raspberry Curd (g.f)

FEIJOA & PEAR SORBET  16

Roasted Fig Compote, Pickled Cucumber, Crushed Liquorice (g.f/vegan) 

BAKED CAMEMBERT  21

White Balsamic Onion Jam, Freeze Dried Manuka Honey, Good Honest Grain Bark Crackers 

AFFOGATO  19

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Coffee shot and your choice of Liqueur, Baileys, Frangelico, Licor 43, Amarula



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Corner East & Burnett St
Ashburton
7700
New Zealand

03-307 0629

@ :: reservations@thefinelion.co.nz

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Sunday :: 11.00am - late