Batch Winery

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

The Verandah

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!

Frenchmans Hill

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.

Man O'War

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. 

Mudbrick

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.

Stonyridge

Open 7 days for Lunch and Wine Tasting from 11.30am

Stonyridge is nestled in a sheltered valley fo olive trees and rows of vines.  It is reminiscent or the South of France.  The vineyard is the home to one of the most sort after red wines in the country, Stonyrige Larose.

For more information and bookings http://www.stonyridge.com  or 09 372 8822

The meals is consistantly good and lends well to a group or just a table for two.  

Tantalus Estate

Open 7 days for Lunch and Wine Tastings from 11.30am

Stonyrdige is nestled in a sheltered valley of olive trees and rows of vines, reminiscent of the South of France.  The vineyard is renound for one of the most sought-after red wines in the country, Stonyridge Larose.  

For more information and bookings http://www.stonyridge.com  or 09 372 8822

Consitnaly

Te Motu Vineyard

Open Daily: Cellar Door 11.00am - 5.00pm

Restaurant: The Shed Wed - Sun from 12.00pm for lunch and Friday-Saturday nights for dinner.

Overlooking the picturesque Onetangi Valley, Te Motu Vineyard is one of the pioneering vineyards on Waiheke Island.  To compliment their fine wines, their restaurant The Shed offers a uniquely modern take on rual NZ dining.

For more information and bookings http://www.temotu.co.nz  or 09 372 6884

I love the food at The Shed and the Cellar Door have some a nice selection of small plates.  Reservations are essential for the restaurant.