McCormick House



 Enjoy your  leisurely, gourmet breakfast at McCormick House.

Only the freshest ingredients are sourced, including: local organic home grown produce picked from our garden, home made muesli (recipe below), local fresh eggs, and local salmon. 

Normally served between 8am & 9am ( Please specify your preferred time).
Choose our guest dining room or alfresco on the terrace.
Continental breakfast:
Jeanne’s famous home made muesli (recipe available) and breakfast cereals including cornflakes and wheat biscuits.
Fresh seasonal fruit including strawberries from our garden, kiwifruit etc.
Fresh Greek style yoghurt.
Toast: Mixed grain or wholemeal toast bread, perfect with our many varieties of local honey such as: clover, blue borage, honeydew, manuka or local bush honey, raspberry jam, marmalade and organic New Zealand peanut butter or ‘Marmite’.
Cooked breakfast:
Bacon & eggs: Poached, fried or scrambled on toast, with your choice of breakfast sausages, tomato and portobello mushrooms.
Eggs Benedict: Poached eggs on English style muffins, with rashers of local bacon or local salmon with hollandaise sauce.
Boiled eggs: Served to your preference of soft, medium or hard boiled.
French Toast: served with a variety of seasonal fresh fruit and Maple syrup or bacon rashers.
Omelette: With cheese and freshly picked seasonal herbs from our garden.
Porridge: (Rolled Oats): To your preference or Carl’s blend of dried apricots, sultanas and hazelnuts.
Scrambled eggs: On mixed grain or wholemeal toast bread (with local Marlborough salmon if you prefer).Eggs are local and from free range hens.
To drink: Squeezed orange juice and chilled filtered water.

A selection of loose teas:
English or Irish Breakfast Earl Grey
Organic Dargeeling Green Sencha Kawa kawa (from our garden) Japanese Lime Tea

Coffee: Freshly ground plunger coffee.
Decaff coffee and drinking chocolate are also available

Please advise: if you have any food allergies or special preferences.

 Antipasto Platter.

Antipasto cheese platter at your luxury Picton accommodation

Choose our delicious platter selection as an alternative light meal.

Enjoy relaxed dining either indoors, or alfresco in your choice of garden setting.

Your platter includes seasonal local, bread, cheeses, spreads, meat and fruit. NZ$40

Purchase a bottle of local Marlborough wine, from the McCormick House wine cellar.

Please order in advance and advise if you have any special dietary preferences or allergies.

Wine selection

Carl and Jeanne have an excellent selection of New Zealand wines.

They regularly visit their local world class Marlborough wineries to source only the finest wines for their cellar. Included are a range of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, for the perfect match to compliment your antipasto platter.

For that special occasion, choose a bottle of chilled local bubbles delivered to your room.

 Home Made Muesli recipe:

Prep 15min
Makes 5 cups (20 servings):
8 cups Jumbo rolled oats
2cups thread coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
2 cups whole cashew nuts
12-16 coarsely chopped brazil nuts
1 cup honey
3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup neutral oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
and or dried mangos (optional)

Preheat oven to 150deg C, Divide the rolled oats, coconuts and nuts between 2 large roasting trays and mix to combine. In a small saucepan or microwave- proof bowl heat honey and apple juice, stirring until honey is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in oil and vanilla.

Divide honey mixture between the 2 trays of dry ingredients, adding about a third at a time and mixing well between additions to coat evenly.

Bake until crisp and golden (about 40 to 45min), stirring regularly to ensure even cooking. Remove from the oven and stir in the cranberries, apricots and/or mangos (if using).

Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to a month.