(opposite Trentham Racecourse)
Upper Hutt City 04-527 1909
- Tues 11am – 10pm
- Wed – Fri 11am – Late
- Sat 10am – Late
- Sun 10am – 10pm
- Children's Menu
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Wi-Fi: Paid
Located opposite Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt, Tote and Furnace restaurant and bar brings in visitors from there, the Rifle range and Hutt area, and members of the Armed Forces.
The Tote and Furnace is a comfortable and friendly environment that has recently been refurbished.
The Furnace serves gourmet food throughout the day whilst the Southern themed Tote Bar offers a wide range of drinks from New Zealand and Ireland.
There is also a courtesy coach operating for your ease and convenience, no matter if you are having a quiet dinner or a big night out.
You will never be disappointed when paying us a visit!
Our establishment has something for everyone, with its 2 stunning garden bars, a cafe, pub, room with 18 gaming machines, a large screen with several smaller TVs and on site TAB.
There are always different, fun special nights being held here, from Ladies’ nights to a Business Club.
You can hold a private function at the Tote and Furnace, sizes ranging anywhere from small to large affairs.
The Furnace provides great food for reduced prices, for example, you can build your own breakfast for $4 or have a taste of an exquisite woodfired pizza.
3 Reviews for Furnace Restaurant
Two people had the crispy chicken salad, one had the stuffed bell peppers and I had the stuffed lamb rump. We were surprised to learn that the seasonal vegetables were a veggie bake that night – potatoes etc, no greens. The crispy chicken salad seemed to be quite a hit although there was a comment that the ratio of chicken to greenery was a little on the light side. My lamb rump was tender enough however the stuffing was in fact a very tough fritter made of a bread mixture and herbs. Not overly pleasant.
Our 5th guest joined us for dessert. She ordered the Baileys cheesecake along with one other in our party and I ordered the Creme Brulee. Disappointing all round! The cheesecake was stodgy and had loads of cream cheese in it and not even a hint of the Baileys. As for the Creme Brulee – the toffee pane was burnt and didn’t even cover the whole custard. I had to remove it to the side of the plate because the burnt taste overpowered the whole dessert.
I’m not sure that we will be rushing back there anytime soon.
I always find the staff to be attentive, but not intrusive.
Lovely quiet atmosphere in the restaurant – and then a great party bar next door.