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Our Story

Mandeville and the surrounding area were once serviced by a train known as the Ohoka Punt.  A railway platform still exists opposite the Mandeville Village on Bradleys Road, hence ‘The Platform’ came to be.

The Platform is a locally owned bar, restaurant and café with an appreciation for local history and an aim to serve good quality, delicious food and drink to the Mandeville community and beyond.

About Us

The Platform is owned by local couples, Tony and Brenda and John and Sally who have lived in and loved the Mandeville area for over 15 years.

“After a few social drinks together five years ago we noted the need for a local meeting place that the community could call their own, and when the Mandeville Village idea presented itself we realised that we could be the ones to make this happen.  We love good food, good drink and a good chat – we look forward to meeting you soon!”

Tony, Brenda, John, Sally

Featured Menu

  • Black Beer Lamb Shank

    $29.00
    Black beer lamb shank, mustard and spring onion mash, glazed carrots, buttered peas and mint vinaigrette
  • Grilled Ribeye Steak (GF on request)

    $38.00
    Grilled ribeye steak with beer battered onion rings, chunky chips, garden salad and your choice of mushroom red wine, bourbon peppercorn or roasted garlic sauce

Food & Drink

Open 7 days a week, with a delicious selection of ready to eat cabinet food as well as full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and an array of hot and cold drink options.

Private Celebrations

We have a function room that can be separated from the main bar and is an ideal space for your private celebrations including birthdays and large group dinners.  Please contact us for more info.

Community Groups

Our function room is also a great meeting space for community groups and businesses.  Please contact us for more info.

Courtesy Van

We have a courtesy van available to pick-up and drop-off those who live in the local Mandeville, Swannanoa and Ohoka areas.  Give us a call to arrange pickup and come on in for some food and a few drinks.