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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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time we have had a lunch there , food is really fresh and lovely. While the atmosphere is very relaxed, service is a bit hit and miss, but made up for by friendly staff. Only downfall is the wine on offer , otherwise well worth a visit

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

Thanks for your review, we hope you visit again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was rather out-of-the-way, but its food & scenic beauty really deserve a visit. We had a wine tasting paddle which included a pinot gris (2015), a rosé (2016) & a Martello Rock (2013), all from Brick Bay. After having a rather big breakfast and ice-creams on our way, we decided to have a lighter shared lunch. So we... More 

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

Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Brick Bay! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has disappointed me. Albeit it being Mother's Day we did ask to increase our table to add 2 additional family members. They were not prepared to increase the table size for me. Once we were there the same table had more on them that we had requested. Having been before I will not be going back!

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Thank Simonb5591
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was not a positive one. We take feedback like yours very seriously so please contact us to let us know your email or phone number and we'll get some more details. glasshouse@brickbay.co.nz More 

Currumbin, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply this was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. My only issue is that we had to sit outside due to how popular it is (inside was fully booked). The lamb was beautifully tender and wonderfully presented and the fish was perfectly cooked. Wine was perfectly suited. I could have spent all day going through the menu. Idyllic... More 

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

Thanks for your fantastic feedback - we're so glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken there for an early Mothers Day lunch by family. I've been there quite a few times before so was looking forward to going. Once again, the food was great but unfortunately they were let down badly by the service. We were assigned a very young waitress who was pleasant enough but had no real idea about looking... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was not a positive one. We take feedback like yours very seriously so please contact us to let us know your email or phone number and we'll get some more details. glasshouse@brickbay.co.nz More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting, great walk thought art installations before lunch, then a lovely light lunch on the deck overlooking the pond- great it is dog friendly.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the great review! More 

New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live locally but wanted to share this special place with some friends from around the country. The restaurant took my booking for 24 people! We couldn't fault the food, the service or of course the location. Everyone was impressed and we all had a fabulous time.

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Thank Mjn45
BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience :) More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The winery lunch was a highlight of my trip due to the beautiful setting and delicious, superbly presented food. Different tastes were expertly matched and presented with an eye for colour and texture which sacrificed nothing in taste. Memorable for all the right reasons.

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

Thanks for the amazing review - we really appreciate your kind words! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a party of 8 Friday lunch. It was busy and we didn't have a booking though they we able to accommodate us. Very friendly and attentive staff. We all shared platters which were fresh and tasty and well presented. Not cheap though a good assortment. Beautiful location. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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

Thanks so much for recommending Brick Bay - we hope we see you again soon! More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a 'special special' treat we took our 13 year old Grandson to Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen yesterday. Even with the restaurant being extremely busy the staff were attentive and happy. Grandfather and Grandson thoroughly enjoyed their very upmarket hamburgers and fries. My squid and Asian salad was equally good. It had been too long since we had visited... More 

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

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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