Due to an overloaded courier system we are temporarily suspending our online store. More details below.
8 May 2020 - To all our valued current and future customers
Due to overwhelming demand on courier services we are currently unable to ensure delivery times of our chilled-box orders. In order to guarantee the levels of quality and consistency our patrons enjoy and expect we feel it's prudent to suspend online trading at this time.
We'd like to extend a warm invitation to you to come and visit our store - The Kitchen Door in Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa where you can enioy warm food, or take away chilled pies and pasties to enjoy later.
It's a lovely spot - right on the marina - you may want to stay and try some of our other delicious fare, such as real fruit ice cream!
You can find our website (with opening hours) here
Cheers to you and your family's good health! - Chef Sean Kellingray.
UK Food Box and Our Vision
Our vision at The Kitchen Door is to produce good, honest, old fashion foods that have been made for years and years and years by our great grandparents. This was the time before man got too clever and introduced food technology which gave scientists a license to mess with our food. To be fair to the food manufacturers we as customers have been the driving force. As we all know if something does not sell then they will not make it again! Perhaps our lifestyles have gotten a little busier compared to our great grandparents and we don’t have that extra time to put into making ourselves homemade meals.
This is where The Kitchen Door can play a role in your busy life styles. When ordering a UK FOOD BOX you will only be eating good old fashion honest food! Take a step back in time to when there wasn’t any of those clever chemicals that could affect your body.
Our theme is traditional British foods. We pay homage to the Melton Mowbray pork pies, Gala pies and the famous Cornish pasties among other British goodies that you are missing from home.
Our Awesome Testimonials
My Husband & I visited this place today at Hobbs Wharf, Gulf Harbour. All I can say is WOW! The Cornish Pasties are the BEST ever!! Delicious pastry & packed full of delicious filling. Really wanted to go back & buy more! But that would just be greedy! Will certainly be making the trip from the Shore again. Very friendly owner & we wish him every success with his business. - Mary Robinson
Tried one of the pork pies today and it was top notch, I'll be back for a pasty next time. Thank you. - Adam Ludlam
Great food, always friendly... We love all the pies; sweet and savoury! - Sandra May
Lordy me... it's been 2 years since I left and I have just discovered this... The pasty was amazing... the pork pie looks amazing and will be eaten later... I am still in the car park and had to review immediately. Incredibly good! - Gavin Male
So good. Cornish pasty was the best I've had in ages. Looking forward to trying the pork pies. - Ed Howard
Just had the scotch egg and the pork pie - it was just as good as the UK, thank you. - Karen Watson-Smith
Picked up our first bag of goodies from Sean on Sunday, amazing food! - Dan Meadows
Day trip to Whangaparaoa saw the sign for Cornish Pasties and Pork Pies. Had to check it out, great pasties would highly recommend. - Kim Auckbarally
I have now eaten all four of the Pork Pies and have to say they are amazing! Been in NZ for 30 years and these are amongst the best I have tasted. The Cornish pasties are delicious also and although I have tried one so far on its own with some salad and relish I am looking forward to a full on Cornish Pastie with mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner tonight.
Once again Sean thank you and merry Christmas to all at Kitchen Door. - Paul and Christine Trotter
Fruit & Vegetables
We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients sourced locally from some of the best local markets in the region.
All our meat is fresh and comes from producers who take great care of the welfare of their animals.
Chilled or frozen
Freshly baked gourmet pasties, pies and posh sausage rolls can be purchased at either the Hobbs Wharf Market or Coast Plaza in Whangaparaoa. Alternatively you can buy ready-to-cook frozen from the above outlets or online to bake at home.
We offer a courier delivery service to your work place or local business. As an alternative for your convenience we can deliver to your local Z Petrol Station or Countdown Store.
Premium Gourmet Cuisine | Traditional Home-made Fare
Our Chef, Sean Kellingray has recreated a selection of savouries and desserts from traditional recipies of old. Using all natural, fresh and top quality ingredients, Sean brings to you home-made, gourmet Cornish pasties, Cornish veggie pasties, Melton Mowbray style of pork pies, Sausage Wraps, Cheese and Onion Pasties, Scotch Eggs, Scotch Pies and Home-made Apple Pies with soft fruit.
Look for the selection bags of mini pasties and pies (great for kids lunch boxes or bigger kids lunch boxes!)
Heads up, we do not use any added chemicals or preservatives in our foods. We don't need to, we make, you buy, simple and fresh as!