Lunch - Sunset Dinner
At Thomas's Bach enjoy spectacular views from Coromandel to the Sky Tower. Relaxed ambience to dine with friends and family.
Their menu includes seasonal lunches, High Tea & Bubbles and sunset dining. Many dishes especially evening grills, are created for the shared table.
Enquire about the Batch courtesy coach.
For more information and bookings www.batchwinery.com or call 09 372 3223
My favourite is the three tier High Tea & Bubbles for lunch @ $43pp.
Cable Bay Vineyards
Tastings - Lunch - Dinner
Nestled amongst vineyards and olive trees, the outdoor terrace and lawn area provide stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland city. The Verandah has an indoor-outdoor flow with sliding screens that open up onto the lawn, where you can stretch out and relax on one of their beanbags or rugs.
They offer a menu of sharing plates, slow-roasted meats and pizzas from their outdoor kitchen with wood-fire oven.
The Dining Room
Luxurious and elegant, this multi award-winning Dining Room has floor-to-ceiling windows that open out to stunning views across the lawn and the bay.
Cable Bay has created extensive organic kitchen gardens, which supply their chefs with top quality, nutrient-rich food daily. They even rear their own chickens to lay the eggs they serve. You don’t get fresher than that – from the garden to the plate within hours!
20 minute walk from Kiwi House Waiheke.
For more information and bookings www.cablebay.co.nz or 09 372 5889
The Veranda is a vibrant alfreso dining area. I enjoy lunch whether for two, or with larger groups. Great views.
Casita Miro Eatery & Vineyard
Tastings - Lunch - Weekend Dinners
This beautiful Spanish restaurant and winery is all about shared dining, 'tapas' and 'raciones' (large plates). It's perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.
Casita Miro has won numerous awards, most recently the restaurant was runner up as Auckland's best Destination Restaurant for 2016 in the Metro magazine Top 50 award.
15 minutes by car or taxi.
For more information and bookings http://www.casitamiro.co.nz/ or 09 372 7854
A favourite restaurant of mine for lunch with good friends & family!
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11.00am - 4.30pm (Recommend checking as seasonal hours apply)
For those interested in premium and unique wines, then a visit to the Frenchmans Tasting House is a must. Enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful tasting garden overlooking olive trees, immaculate vineyards and out over the Okahuiti Creek estuary below. Stay to enjoy a bottle of wine accompanied by a delicious homemade “Plat Du Jour” prepared by Anna.
The Frenchmans Shop sells unique crafted gifts and homeware offerings. It shares the premises with the Frenchmans Tasting House.
15 minutes by car or taxi.
For more information and bookings http://www.frenchmanshillestate.co.nz or 021 285 2903
My favourite place for an afternoon wine and platter.
Open 7 days 11.00am - 4.00pm
Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, the owners were convinced that world class wine could be grown there, and began planting their first vines in 1993.
Enjoy a lovely drive out to the Man O' War for it's beach front tasting room with a complimentary wine tasting. You may like to stay for lunch in the alfresco dining area, choosing from their fresh seasonal lunch menu.
Arrive by car (40 min drive), boat, helicopter or seaplane!
For more information and bookings http://www.manowarvineyards.co.nz or 09 372 7257
I enjoy taking friends out to Man O' War for a relaxing afternoon under the verandah, or at a picnic table on the expansive lawn with views over the bay.
Open 7 days from 10.00am for wine tasting & bristro dining. A la carte lunch from 11.30am, dinner from 6.00pm Booking essential.
Mudbrick is renowed for its breathtaking location, French-style potager gardens and hand-hewn mudbrick buildings hence the vineyard name. By day the sea and vineyard views are stunning. By night the sunset and sparking city lights make it differcult to choose between lunch and dinner dining.
For more information and bookings http://www.mudbrick.co.nz or 09 372 9050
Perfect locaction to enjoy a glass of wine whist watching the sunset.
Open Daily: Cellar Door Wine & Beer 11.00am - 5.00pm Restaurant 11.00am - 4.00pm
Waiheke Island's newest vineyard venue. Offering an expansive tasting room and elegant restaurant showcasing a seasonal menu built around both fresh and local ingredients.
For more information and bookings http://www.tantalus.co.nz or 09 372 2625
This vineyard is just stunning and well worth a visit. I do recommend making a reservation for the restaurant.