Take your tastebuds on a trip to Asia with Formosa, Ashburton’s favourite Asian-fusion restaurant offering delicious dishes, an events venue, catering services – and soon, a new fine-dining afternoon tea menu.
The experience starts from the moment you walk in the door; a vibrant red brick wall emblazoned with flowers and ‘FORMOSA’ is sure to catch your eye, along with the cluster of red parasols floating above. With beautiful, polished décor in a spacious setting, Formosa is the perfect place for an intimate dinner date, a birthday celebration, or a company event in the VIP room. The hospitable team can cater to functions and events of up to 120 people, providing a customised menu that works with your budget and any dietary requirements.
Beautifully presented, authentically Asian dishes – mainly of the Taiwanese variety – and delightful wines and cocktails come together for a dinner or event like no other. With a fabulous variety of dishes available for dine in or takeaway, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, all diners will find something to suit their taste. Manager Amber Huang’s personal recommendation is Braised Pork Belly hot out of the wok and she says the Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup is a popular choice with the locals.
A new fine dessert menu has recently been launched – and keep an eye out for their upcoming afternoon tea menu; share a special dessert and coffee with a loved one or grab a group of friends for some Asian-fusion sweet treats.