About Us

About Us - Kelburn Village PUb

Our Story

At its heart the Kelburn Village Pub has always been about bringing people from dissimilar backgrounds together in one place where everyone feels at home. We enjoy bringing things together that don’t necessarily fit because that is who we are. This embracement of the diverse can be found throughout the KVP — from our staff members to our menu and events. Although the owners, Isaac and Kiersten, hail from opposite sides of the Mexican-American border and have many differences, they agree on one important thing — a great meal is a starting point of any meaningful relationship. We don’t believe in holding back just because we are a pub! Mikele, our head chef, is Italian with a flair for rustic elegance. His food is best described as Mediterranean fusion in a modern key. We consider our patrons to be a part of the family and are always ready to go the extra mile to make your visit special. Please feel free to introduce yourself and share your own story with us.

Team KVP

Here’s what our customers have to say:

Interesting and good value fixed price menu on the night, still rare in New Zealand. Relaxed atmosphere, food imaginative without being flashy. Excellent quality. Friendly and competent staff. Recommended. 

(October 2018)


My local pub has really upped its game. It was always a good choice for the quality beer it has on tap but now has really improved the food. Our vegetarian friends both had excellent meals. My steak was perfect and dessert really tasty. Service was good and as always there was an excellent range of beers.                         

(September 2018)


Had a family meal last Tuesday evening and luckily had room for us as lots of tables were reserved (maybe due to quiz night) so I’d recommend booking if you want to eat. It’s a cosy, comfy place to be, the staff are very welcoming and very attentive but not intrusive in any way. The food was simply divine – even if we only had burgers! Tuesday night is burger night by the way! Portion size is just spot on, we didn’t have a desert as we had to head off. I definitely recommend the hand-pulled bitter, it really took me back to evenings in the pub back home in good old Yorkshire. A real pleasure – we may have to move to Kelburn to call this place our local!

(July 2018)