It’s an extra happy Easter for the denizens of Merivale, Elmwood, Strowan and Bryndwr as the longstanding vacancy for a local and welcoming top-quality tavern has finally been filled.
The Elmwood Trading Company is now under the experienced anddedicated ownership of Marty and Naomi Fuller who live in the neighbourhood and intend the bar and restaurant to be the warm heart of the community. “We take an old fashioned and hands on approach – it really is my pleasure to host our establishment,” Marty says. The Fullers owned Trevinos for 16 years and, with 40 years in the industry, Marty is a Life member of the Hospitality Association of New Zealand. With earthquake issues at Trevinos finalised, Marty and Naomi saw the Elmwood Trading Company and knew immediately it was for them.
“We are not making sweeping changes, but we are definitely enhancing the environment and what we serve,” Marty says. “We are retaining our friendly bar and refurbishing the dining and functions area – it’s a meeting place for friends and family. We have fabulous food because our chef team has come with us from Trevinos.” New menus offer something for everyone. Bar favourites pizzas, wings, and chips are joined by salads and lighter lunches, and dinner favourites – burgers, grilled steaks, curries and pork belly – meet tasty sharing plates, and vegetarian and gluten-free choices. The new wine list features treats from around the South Island. Perfect for functions and quiz nights, Marty says the Trevinos community and sports sponsorships continue.
Find Elmwood Trading Company at 1 Normans Road.