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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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+64 9-964 0565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

Thanks Brycee10 for your positive review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Charmaine H
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank pkjdudding
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

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent the freshness of the ingredients and the preparation to compliment its freshness without overpowering it was interesting and quite enjoyable overall the ambience and surroundings all set a great setting for the good foodMore

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

Hi Nithin, thanks so much for your great review. Our philosophy at our restaurant is inspired by the seasons where the wine and food experience evolves throughout the year. We have an ambition for a genuine pasture to plate approach producing what we can onsite...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

We brought our flight attendant friend who was in town for 2 days for a wine tasting at Hunting Lodge because we didn't know much about them and were curious. We were intending to make just a little stop, but ended up staying there for...More

Thank weentsm
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks Weenstm, for your positive feedback about your tasting experience. We are fortunate to have great staff including Rota and Michelle who are passionate about the product and story of The Hunting Lodge. Rota always knows how to tell a good story. We also have...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Such a shame that a lot of money has been spent on reforming the restaurant and they forgot to install heating in a room that has two entrance doors facing each other at either side of the dining area. Very strange to see all of...More

1  Thank Benjamin M
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks Benjamin for taking the time to provide us feedback. Please be reassured that as part of the restoration investment, we have installed heating to ensure the restaurant is cosy during the colder nights, especially being conscious that it is an historic homestead. However it...More

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