Balter Bar & Kitchen

Experience fine dining and award-winning barista coffee in an infusion of culinary art accompanied by Craft Beer | Fine Wine | Cocktails & Desserts in the heart of the Wairarapa!

Available throughout the day
for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Opening Hours

As of August, we’ll be opening our doors from Monday to Sunday.
Please see our updated opening times below.

Monday – Tuesday: 4pm – 8:30pm
(Open for Specials Light Menu only)

Wednesday: 10am – 8:30pm
(Open as normal)

Thursday: 10am – late
(Kitchen closes at 9pm, Bar open ’til late)

Friday – Saturday: 9am – late
(Kitchen closes at 9pm, Bar open ’til late)

 Sunday: 9am – 8:30pm
(Open as Normal)

We’ll have the Specials Light Menu consisting of pizzas, pastas and a few other yummy options, So anyone wanting to have a bite and some drinks are welcome to do so.

*Please note that this Menu will be exclusive to Monday and Tuesday evenings only and will be available to view on our website or social accounts.

At 8:30pm the kitchen will close as normal and no more orders will be taken from the dinner menu until closing time.

Ps – we’re also open for private event catering (weddings, Birthdays, dinners etc).
Feel free to call or message us to discuss further.

Group dining

About Us

We are Tript (Head Chef/co-owner) and Guru (Barista/co-owner).

We took over the restaurant as is with all its character, decor and welcoming locals. The only thing we’ve changed is the cuisine.

High quality modern infusion concept inspired by middle eastern, French and Asian cuisines with locally sourced ingredients. We create tasty and well put together dishes, make great coffee and have a talented mixologist behind the bar bringing the wow factor.

The atmosphere is laid back and casual with a sense of professionalism delivering on quality food and service.


9 High Street North
Carterton 5713
Wairarapa, New Zealand.

opening hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wed – Fri 8:30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun 9am – 10pm