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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

Opens in 25 min: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the heart of Auckland's wine country. With a Cellar Door, Cafe, roaming gardens, event spaces and our newly opened Restaurant, as well as a fully functioning winery and bottling...more
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the trust the chef menu and wine match which was fantastic and great value. The food was delicious and ample, the wine great and the service perfect. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable - giving just the right amount of info about everything and...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thankyou for your great review and feedback. We are fortunate to have a great team who work hard to provide the best possible experience for all who visit. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the near future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice experience at The Hunting Lodge. The wine tasting was laid back and very interesting with a well informed guide. The wines had some great variety to which was nice, we purchased a few bottles. Then a casual lunch out on...More

Thank MarkJCC
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark, great to here that you enjoyed your visit to our Cellar Door & Cafe. We have a great team on board who work hard to provide the best experience for all who visit. I will be sure to pass on this positive feedback...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Hunting Lodge with my girlfriend. Michelle served us all of our wines and she was absolutely fabulous, the wines were beautiful. Food looked great but unfortunately we had a big breakfast! We will be back for sure.

Thank Kirk R
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hey Kirk, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon!

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The Hunting Lodge Winery and restaurant is very good Menu is great ... Food is wonderful Wines are great Service is very good Such a lovely place

Thank Brycee10
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks Brycee10 for your positive review!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Absolutely loved our dinner experience. Food was sensational. Service was fantastic. Wine (& pairing recommendations) we absolutely loved. One of my fave spots in Auckland, hands down.

Thank CharmaineH199
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks Charmaine for you great review! We are very lucky to have a great restaurant team who work hard to provide the best dining experience for all who visit. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Six of us went along for dinner - options of trusting the chef as a table or selecting from the small (but still too large a choice) menu which we did. Everything sounded great. Vegetables from the garden. Venison pie was very good. Recommend.

Thank Nicola W
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks Nicola for your feedback! We are very fortunate to have both Des our Executive Chef and Asher our head chef who work hard to provide the best dining experience.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Warm, welcoming staff. Fabulous fresh seasonal food. Perfectly selected wines. Beautiful ambiance. A truly special place!

Thank SharrynG3
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thanks Sharryn for your great review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The cafe sits adjacent to the restaurant. Sunday lunch platter was real food simply presented. The wood fired pizza too very tasty hot and full of local flavours. Cheaper than the restaurant but still tasty. Winters day so no chance to enjoy ground. A spring...More

Thank Tracy H
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks Tracy for your great review, our menu has been crafted by our Executive Chef Des Harris and will pass on the great review to him and the Cafe team.

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Told that the Hunting Lodge Restaurant had re-opened so took ourselves on a journey of re-discovery. And weren't we glad we did! If anything ambiance and service was even better, and that's not to say that the food had not improved. If anything, this place...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks pkjdudding for your fantastic review! Since taking ownership in early 2016 the Sutton family have been working to restore the site to what it once was with the help of some family, friends and some passionate locals. With Executive Chef Des Harris at the...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for friends birthday lunch. We picked ‘trust the chef ‘ option when we booked. It was 5 courses for $75. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Deer milk creme brûlée was to die for. The service was professional, efficient and friendly. The chef...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thanks Staceyv99 for your fabulous review. We are very fortunate to have great chefs on board including Executive Chef Des Harris and Head Chef Asher Abramowitz who are always working to provide the best possible food and wine experience for all our visitors. Thank you...More

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