Sean and Madeline have owned and operated Stronechrubie Restaurant and Accommodation since 2005.
Sean trained in Australia as a chef and has worked in many restaurants over the years, he is absolutely passionate about food and serving the best produce possible. Sean has won 11 Beef and Lamb Excellence awards, one every year since being at Stronechrubie.
When Sean isn’t cooking, gardening and doing the many other jobs to do around the place, he enjoys hunting, fishing & diving.
Originally from Christchurch, Madeline has been working in hospitality since leaving school and loves interacting with customers. She manages both the a la carte restaurant and also the Bistro as well as looking after the functions.
Madeline and Sean have 3 school age daughters who keep them busy in their “spare” time.
You will also come across ‘Schrubie’ on your visit to Stronechrubie. Our gorgeous 11 year old German Shepherd/Huntaway has become very well known to guests. Usually she will be on the couch in reception to greet customers as they arrive, and then will spend her day wandering around visiting.
What our customers say
Stayed here this week while on business in the area for 3 nights this week. Great accommodation, fantastic food, great and friendly staff. A must to stay when in the area. Congratulations Stonecrubie Restaurant & Accommodation.
I can't recommend the food at Stronechrubie enough - combined with the fantastic service and outstanding setting, we definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal.
Thanks Stronechrubie, for a great night and morning last week. The Dinner, Bed and Breakfast deal is amazing and the cabin was cosy and comfortable. Dinner was YUM YUM YUM, of course. We will tell our friends about you. A gem nestled in the foothills !!!!!
Amazing food and friendly hosts. Highly recommended for anyone. Will definitely be back for seconds. 5 Stars!
Had another fantastic meal at Stronechrubie. awesome food. wonderful friendly staff and owners. would highly recommend that everyone go and try this restaurant. will be back for sure. cheers Team Stronechrubie.