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Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen Restaurant

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Arabella Lane, Snells Beach 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 4690
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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot. Excellent al fresco dining. The staff were very helpful, and the platter we ordered had fantastic tasting food. Also, I kinda want to go back and try each of the dishes I saw being delivered to other tables as they looked excellent too!

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Thank Anthony M
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience and we hope you visit again soon :) More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch here with family a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed by the restaurant, staff and the lovely food. Will definitly go back again ! Great menu choice. Meal was very well presented and delicious.

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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we hope we see you again soon :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We organised a special group dinner before our wedding in March this year. The venue, food, service and drinks were all fantastic - couldn't give anything but five stars. The night itself went flawlessly, only thing that I'd suggest would be making it a little easier to organise special occasions as it wasn't so clear how vegetarians and meal choices... More 

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Thank Nik G
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, we appreciate the feedback regarding private event hire also :) We hope your Wedding day was amazing and that you visit Brick Bay again soon! Congratulations from the Brick Bay team :) More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely location with great ambience. Food was lovely and service was great too. Would definitely come back!!

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Thank TogetherForever1
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review :) More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Saturday with family. It's a bustling cafe with lovely views over a lagoon. Ordered beef burgers and platter to share. All in all the food and wine were just ok.. but it's a good price and nice surroundings.

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Thank hannahsB2256BY
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we hope you make it back again soon :) More 

Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the sculpture trail first. The kauri part is excellent. Very well, thought out. Easy board walk through beautiful bush. Followed by the meal at 1pm.Very good service. Fabulous food and wine. Visually lovely. Very busy because the food is so good.

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Thank Wendy C
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, the team appreciates your kind words :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time I've had lunch here this year and once again the food, wine and setting was great. This time we also did the sculpture walk as we had visitors from aussie. I hadn't done the walk since brick bay first opened. It's a lovely trail through bush and vines with a lot more sculptures now! We... More 

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Thank rsti025
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for your lovely review :) More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous setting, ambience and food, definitely my favourite dining choice for lunch in Matakana area, so much so that I went 3 times in a week, great gluten free, healthy food, fresh and delicious.

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Thank Josephine B
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review - we're so glad you loved your Brick Bay experience so much that you came back 3 times in a week! We hope you make it back again soon :) More 

auckland
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a late lunch and got a few platters to share and chippies... perfect but a bit expensive for what you get. $44 for a platter for 2 people and there wasn't much on it but a load of bread. Nice setting though. Staff were friendly.

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Thank Stormpipes
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third time I had been to Brick Bay for lunch over the years and to do the sculpture trail. This time I thought the restaurant was the best because there is a more extensive menu, a la carte dishes available rather than just platters. My partner had a salad with salmon and I had the squid. Both... More 

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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we're so glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arabella Lane, Snells Beach 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Snells Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 4690
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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