Happiness, laughter and great times – this is what we live for at Trestle & Mortar. We love to see people share happy experiences and enjoy amazing food.

Nick Arnold

Creating food that is honest, remarkable and simply perfect – this is what chef Nick Arnold is all about. Whether he’s cooking for his friends, or catering for an event, Nick loves to see people experience food and say, “my god, this is amazing!”

Nick’s passion for good food is inspired by French cooking, and in particular Michelin star chef Pierre Koffman. After working as a head chef in London, Bristol and Bath, Nick returned to New Zealand in 2005, eventually making Martinborough his home. Nick and wife Susan established Trestle & Mortar in 2006, and also own popular Martinborough joint Café Medici.

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Our Food

We are inspired by where food comes from, how it was created, how to look after it, and how to cook it perfectly. We tap into local ingredients and fresh produce to create honest, understated food with incredible flavours.

Everything we do, we want it to be the absolute best – it’s who we are!

Flawless Service

Food is an experience, and impeccable service is key to an amazing experience. We totally get this. That’s why we care as much about delivering outstanding service, as we do about creating great food.

Our staff are professional, down-to-earth, and the best at what they do. They’ll go the extra mile to see you happy and make your event perfect.

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