Scholars Restaurant and On The Terrace Café

Scholars Restaurant and On The Terrace Café @ Scholars welcome you to join us for our productions in Semester 2 2019.
Scholars and OTT are both situated at EIT Hawke’s Bay, Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier

We have a lot going on this semester with many different opportunities to see our students in action – highlighting their different programmes and skills.

Our returning Level 4 Chef students showcase their skills in a series of A la Carte dinners during August and September. As part of our students’ ‘Italian Project’, we will be holding two seven course Italian Degustation Dinners with Italian food and wine.

Our Level 5 Diploma in Cookery and Professional Food and Beverage students will end their year with a fabulous Degustation dinner during November. This year we are offering modern contemporary dishes based on the produce and suppliers from Hawke’s Bay – the culmination of the Level 5 Cookery students work over the year.

Wine matching options will be available. This has now been running for 6 years and has proven to be very popular, with nights sold out weeks in advance. So, get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

Unfortunately, we cannot cater for any special dietary requirements during the ‘Italian Project’ and Degustation dinners.

We will be running two quiz nights in October with a very loose ‘Back to School’ theme. We will have great Italian style food served throughout the night plus prizes for the best-dressed team. These nights are very popular, so start organizing your team – and your costumes – 6 per team.

The new intake of Cookery Level three students will run a two-week block of Christmas themed Bistro lunches in November.

We will be running two Bake Days in Semester 2 – one by our Level 4 bakery students – focusing on breads, cakes and biscuits. The other will be run by our Level 5 Patisserie students with a focus on cakes, pastries, pies, artisan breads and a selection of both international and local sweet treats.

On The Terrace Café will be providing counter service lunches Tuesday to Thursday through our Café Service programme. The students will be serving a fabulous selection of café style foods, great espresso coffee and tempting desserts. These items range from $4 – $8. There is no need to book for these lunches unless you have a party of 10 or more people. Brunch will also be available Wednesday and Thursday mornings in late October.

We are also offering café style lunches most Fridays in Term 3 only. These are run by our Trades Academy students. These students are still at school, but come to EIT every Friday to study various trade related careers. Please note that these lunches are not licensed.

Hastings Centre Pop Up Café. Our Hastings Centre has been open just over a year and has quickly gained a reputation for great coffee and tasty takeaway café style food and meals. We will be open for a four week period on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so pop down and see us at 416 Heretaunga Street West in Hastings – just opposite Bunnings.

A La Carte Dinners
From 6pm with last bookings at 6.45pm.
Bookings Essential
4 course meal $38.00 per head
Wednesday and Thursday
21, 22, 28 and 29 August
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 September

Italian Degustation
From 6pm with last bookings at 6.45pm.
Bookings essential
$65.00 per head
Thursday, 24 and 31 October

Back to School Quiz Night
From 6pm.
Bookings Essential
$120.00 per team. Maximum team members: 6
Wednesday, 23 and 30 October

Christmas Themed Bistro Lunches
From 12pm with last bookings at 12.45pm.
Bookings Essential
2 course Bistro Lunch $28 per head
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 November

Degustation Themed Dinners
From 6pm with last bookings at 6.45pm.
Bookings Essential
Ten course meal $80.00 per head,
and with matching wines, $120.00 per head
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 November

Café Lunches
From 12 to 1.15pm
No Bookings (unless party of 10 or more)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
27, 28 and 29 August
3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 September

From 9.00am – 11.00am.
Bookings preferred
A la Carte breakfast from $10.00
Wednesday and Thursday
23, 24, 30 and 31 October

Trades Academy Café Lunches
From 12 to 1.30pm
No Bookings (unless party of 10 or more)
Friday, 6, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August
6, 13 and 20 September

Patisserie Shop Day
11.30am – 1.30pm or until everything is sold.
P Block Corridor Counter
Thursday, 16 August

Bakery Shop Day
11.30am – 1.30pm or until everything is sold.
Scholars Restaurant
Friday, 27 September

Hastings Pop Up Café
From 10.00am – 1.30pm.
Takeaway Only
416 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
29, 30 and 31 October
5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 November

Please advise dietary requirements at time of booking.

We realise that numbers do change, but we would appreciate any cancellations or large changes in numbers to be advised at least 24 hours prior to your booking – thank you.

Please Email your booking request to
For any other enquiries, please phone 06 974 8923.

Please be aware that bookings for larger parties may be required to take the early dining times.

Scholars Training Restaurant offers Hawke’s Bay diners a unique restaurant experience. It allows you to not only enjoy memorable and delicious dining but also to participate in the training of our future chefs and front of house staff.