Mercury Bay Estate

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Mercury Bay Estate

Mercury Bay Estate
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Boutique Vineyard & Restaurant located above Cooks Beach & over looking the beautiful Mercury Bay. Offering a selection of estate grown wines and matched with high quality Italian style food in a casual & relaxed setting.
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MichaelWade1984
London, UK45 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Friendly staff greeted us on arrival, checked our vaccine passports and seated us promptly. The staff were so friendly and really made the experience a good one. The food was delicious and the wine was great. Some of our party also had beer and it was good to see local breweries supported. Our designated driver had a flat white and the option to get water was also handy. The pizzas were lovely and the platters were good for sharing. Definitely a great place to visit.
Written 22 January 2022
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SharonWindust
Auckland, New Zealand223 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Definitely a ‘not recommend’… on the understanding that Covid has wreaked havoc in the hospitality industry, I still feel that this place has no desire to impress nor to encourage repeat or future business. We came as a group of 8, and after making a booking for 3:30, it wasn’t until arrival that we were informed the ‘tasting flights’ ended at 3pm. To their endorsement, they agreed to serve them to us at 3:15. Still unsure why an item that promotes their product in 4 different tasters would EVER be unavailable… but hey, what would I know! We (husband and I), ordered the Surf & Turf platter. As regular eater-outers, I can comfortably say that this is one of the most unappealing, cheaply done and minimally stocked platters I have ever seen. The ‘Surf’ was a tiny bowl of mooshed up fishy stuff and 4 dodgy looking mussels that looked like they’d come straight out of a supermarket jar. The ‘Turf’ was 8 incredibly thinly sliced pieces of some sort of meat and there was one and a half slices of Camembert (or something similar). For 50 plus dollars, all I can say is, it was lucky we were there with good friends, so the company was good. I definitely do not recommend this place, I feel like they’re cashing in on past glory and offering a totally inferior experience, our friends had assured us it was awesome… it was not. Even though we have ALL suffered through a pandemic and lockdowns… etc, etc… I feel it is up to businesses to do their very best to regain past momentum and offer a pleasurable experience and good (even if not so plentiful) food… sorry, but I for one would not return.
Written 29 December 2021
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Karthik
New Plymouth, New Zealand1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Solo
It has best light and healthy pizza I have had plus the service is really great.
Nice and relaxing ambiance after such a hefty hike.
Written 25 November 2021
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Errol Smith
New Zealand8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great food wine and service. Pizza was the best Italian pizza since visiting Rome.Highly recommended
Written 2 October 2021
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Roz
10 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The platter and charcuterie board were beautifully presented and very tasty. The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc. The view is stunning.
Written 11 September 2021
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mtmuirhead
Tutukaka, New Zealand7 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This has to be one of the best pizzas we’ve had - true Italian style. We did a wine tasting too and loved the wines especially the Chardonnay. Gorgeous setting along with great service. Don’t miss this wee gem.
Written 18 July 2021
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Julie
Timaru, New Zealand2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Wow what an experience. Wines where delicious and food was excellent the service was spot on. Had a lovely experience cant wait to revisit
Written 3 July 2021
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Tom O
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Apr 2021
A wine appreciation group of 12 - enjoyed the wine tasting and the platters, We enjoyed the experience and the staff were excellent and attentive.

Super setting and vista,
Written 15 April 2021
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Jane
Te Puke, New Zealand153 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Tasty pizza and salad only complaint is not to remove plates from table until all diners finished...
Written 7 April 2021
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johnve2015
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2021
Went for a drink, uninterested owner, said no tables available , told we could sit outside on the grass, so we did.
10 minutes later another couple arrived with no booking as we overheard the conversation, he went inside and came out a few mins later and placed the couple at a table that had been empty when we had arrived.
Not worth the drive ! This is the second time we have tried to experience this place, never again.
Written 3 April 2021
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Mercury Bay Estate is open:
  • Wed - Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM