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Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen

17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 4690
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (103 reviews)
“rosé” (4 reviews)
“chicken salad” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for lunch on Waitangi Bay to celebrate my birthday. We hoped it would be special and it exceeded all expectations. The service was friendly and thoughful (I think our waitress was Maggie) and the food was sensational. The portion sizes and presentation were...More

Thank nzaqua
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your fantastic review - we aim to please and are so happy when we hear from our guests that we have exceeded expectations :) Come back again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyable experience from the start. Very easy to book online although can be busy so best to book well ahead to get the day and time you want. Traffic can be VERY bad on weekends so if you can go during the week I would...More

Thank rhindsfamily
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience! Thanks so much for your great feedback :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

The perfect place for a really nice lunch out in the area. Great food and value with a stunning backdrop. Thanks :)

Thank Sheila R
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food was perfect, simple and delicious. The service was friendly, professional and not overbearing. The Restaurant was stunning and really complement to the environment.

Thank Mischa H
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks! Come back again soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch very much, the service was prompt and staff very friendly. Loved the variety offered on the menu and blending of flavours and presentation of the food very tasteful. So hard to choose as great choice. The art trail/walk was very special...More

Thank 120Petunia
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience! Thanks for the great review :) Come back again soon...!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea for a bonus day off work. The sculpture trail was just enough to build an appetite. We were seated fairly quickly even though they were busy. Service was excellent and the food was tasty. Recommend the wine taster and the eggs. The lamb...More

Thank MHarding25
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely comments - so glad you enjoyed your visit over the long weekend!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in at Brick Bay for coffee and cake as part of a birthday celebration for my sister. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, the coffee good and the service efficient and prompt. An added bonus was the attentions of Chardonnay, the duck : )...More

Thank Linda M
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great comments! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and birthday celebration :) Come back again soon...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times over the years to enjoy the platter and wine. The platter has shrunk substantially compared to previous visits and the bread that accompanied it was stake. At $22 per person we expected much better. This place has gone downhill...More

Thank Cheryl_S_Bowie
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments, we appreciate all feedback good and bad so that we can be constantly improving in all areas. We're sorry that you weren't satisfied with our platter and that the bread was stale - this is certainly not up to our usual...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online. Sent a paper confirmation. Did not take it on the day. Booking confirmed by email. Arrived and showed confirmation. Manager said she needed the paper confirmation and was unable to check to confirm as she had no access to the computer. Told us...More

2  Thank Melissa B
BrickBay, other at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback - we always take onboard our guests comments in order to make improvements. It's unfortunate that you did not bring your voucher on the day - this was couriered to you as is our usual process when purchasing vouchers online. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunched with wife and 4 friends on a Sunday. Much anticipated as the reports of the food and wine from other friends has been excellent. The menu is very short, and in the opinion of this reviewer this is a good thing. It usually means...More

Thank Roger H
BrickBay, other at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback which we always appreciate. At Brick Bay we have a 2 hour booking period on all our tables, this is clearly communicated on our website and upon arrival. This can be challenging on long weekends due to high traffic in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Snells Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 4690
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Description
Discover a new world as you gaze down on The Glass House, hovering like a coloured jewel beside the vineyard, cantilevered over the waterlily-fringed lake. This unique building is open daily year round, where you can choose to taste our range of wines, enjoy a glass as you relax on our generous decks or simply purchase bottles to take home. We're excited to offer you our fresh new menu, showcasing local produce and seasonal ingredients. Do come and experience dishes that we love and flavours we are passionate about. Download the Menu> This is truly a building for all seasons as you watch the birdlife on the lake on a summer's afternoon, or feel the fury of winter as the rain lashes the lake and sends the overflow beneath you in a veritable waterfall. Metres away are the vines, with the building's transparency letting you possibly observe the pruning process, leaf-plucking, fruit thinning, and if the time is right, the harvest itself!
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