The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Hélène S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The place is incredible. Overlooking the see with a refreshing garden. The best Indian food I ever had, and I had many. It’s an explosion of flavors in the mouths
Written 16 February 2024
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Roam59302940365
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The cafe has changed hands since my last visit. Our experience was average. The till operator did not listen, left an item off the order, then proceeded to try and charge extra for a double shot of coffee! Not cool. I wouldn't rush back.
Written 23 December 2023
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Juala
england29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Arrived near closing time but really appreciate the break. Friendly staff and good food and drink. Beautiful place to stop
Written 27 November 2022
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Judith K
Pukekohe, New Zealand328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Stunning! We just stumbled across this on our day out. The view reminded us of a restaurant we visited in Bali. Perched on a hill, with views of bush and the distant ocean. Astounding, service from maitre d. Unusual in N.Z,, so unflappable as many unexpected guests arrived. No-one was turned away - you could sit in the garden area and order. When a table in the room with a view became available - you were moved. No windows - open to the glorious view. We only stopped for morning tea - which was good but next time we'll dive in for a lunch meal and a glass of wine. I have to repeat I have never experienced this level of service in N.Z. - polite but with humour. Irritable patrons going away with a smile on their dial.
Written 10 January 2022
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Stewarts Vacation
1,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We had a terrific outing to this cafe and gallery! I’m not sure which we enjoyed more. The gallery houses a large display of New Zealand artworks. Allow about 45mins to slowly browse this area. It is most definitely worth a visit.
We were fortunate in the cafe to sit at a table outside on the deck and we felt “suspended” above the stunning view across to Helena Bay. There was not a large range of food to select from, but the cakes and coffees were delicious.
There is a small garden for a short stroll. Parking is plentiful. We will be back.
Written 5 August 2021
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mortein
Rolleston, New Zealand210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We called here after reading about this place on stuff. They really didn’t do it justice!! What an incredible view, great staff & tasty food to add to an awesome atmosphere.
He had a BLAT which was devoured enjoyably. I had a chicken salad, which was really tasty.
We had a walk around outside & ventured into the gallery that had a lot of our favourite things. Probably the best display of New Zealand art we have seen!
This is a must go to place. Take a detour if necessary but don’t miss it. You will be rewarded.
Written 16 April 2021
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Bill D
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Helena Bay
Café
Brilliant breakfast with amazing bacon .
The coffee is a good as any city location and my partners Butternut salad was almost too much to finish.
Do try and sit outside as the views are to die for

Gallery Helena Bay
Like a lot of tourist gallery shops there is usually more not to like than likeable.
This gallery stands out as it has the perfect mis of traditional items but also some interesting modern pieces you would expect in a Wellington or Auckland gallery
Written 26 September 2020
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LilyMc
69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
We called into the cafe & gallery on our way back from Russell. They make an AMAZING pot of tea - using the T2 brand, and it was a VERY welcomed cuppa. The choice of cabinet food was limited but the crossants were lovely and fresh. Beautiful homemade goodies on offer as well.
The Gallery is mind blowing and you really do need at least 30 minutes to have a really good look around!!! There’s an incredible about to ponder in the gallery. Don’t forget to give Leonardo the newest team member a pat and a smooch - he’s a St Bernard and he’s going to be a BIG boy!!!
Good to see that post Covid 19 the doors are still open (& these guys are trying really hard). All the best
Written 15 June 2020
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wendy1811027
Taupo, New Zealand221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had been told about this cafe when travelling around the north in our motorhome. It is a great place up on a hill set in beautiful native bush with amazing views. The cafe serves innovative and fresh local food and good coffee. The gallery is excellent with a great selection of crafts from northern artists. I bought a woven kete which is beautifully made. Well worth a visit b
Written 28 March 2020
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bonvivant81
London, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Excellent local cuisine, good portion size, plenty of fresh ingredients in a timely fashion.
The artwork and crafting the gallery showcases some of the local artisans and wide pool of talent within the North.
Friendly staff and easy parking.
Best visited mid week as it can be very busy on a weekend especially if the sun is out
Written 6 March 2020
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