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European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

We stopped by on our way to the Waiheke ferry, and were very well taken care of. We informed our waitress that we were on a tight schedule, and she was very helpful, getting us started before any others. The antipasto platter was an excellent...amount of food, with great tastes and variety, and allowed us to try both a red and a white wine flight for pairing with food (which we prefer, over a simple tasting). We made our ferry connection right on time. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

The best way to describe the menu is it was under whelming . We were told that the beans, oysters & raw fish were out of stock!!! That should certainly NOT be the case in January in NZ - come on people!!! Attention to the...menu required ASAP!!! Garnishes definately required on the plates . I’m sorry but some dishes should be garnished with a little vegetables or salad. The venue is quite something tucked away in The Hunuas - just lovely. It’s not hard to rectify any of what we experienced !!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

Outstanding long lunch for a special birthday. Wonderful food and service from Fiona and her professional team.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, excellent creative vegetarian options, friendly and attentive staff and great views in this enchanting landscape!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

A great place to enjoy good food, service and surroundings. Every time we go here with our friends, the service and food is fantastic. A great dining experience, in amazing location. Well done to all of your team, enjoy your restaurant very much.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022

Omg what a gorgeous location. Its so serene and lovely. DO NOT go hungry. Order chips maybe or pizza but the chef there, needs to retrain . He / she are playing with flavors they have no idea about, fusion for the sake of it...is not right. Calling a lamb ragout lamb noodle salad and calling papardelle pasta ( noodles) does not make it so. Adding a tonne load of schezuan peppers is just so wrong. Caramelising a steak, then putting a wet salad on top ( not a sauce) but a watery corn ( mexican??) inspired salad, and please enlighten me as to WHY u wud use canned corn in the middle of summer !! It blows my mi d as to who this chef beat to get this job. Service from foh staff gets u a star! So disappointed i could cry!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

We went for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. Right from the booking with Fiona they were fabulous. Super helpful and accommodating. All staff were friendly with excellent service, offering to take photos, ensuring we had everything we needed. The food was delicious, and suitable for...a range of ages, the vineyard platters and tomato salad particularly. We were outside with plenty of space to ourselves and right by the vines. It made our event very special.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Absolutely 5 Stars! Personalised service with a stunning backdrop. We go a few times a year and are never disappointed. Early dinner with two children can be stressful but with staff on hand with fantastic activity packs and a kids menu that we well thought...out it makes it’s relaxing experience for us adults. We had a wonderful Italian set menu this time for Mother’s Day and wow we continue to be very impressed. Credit to the chef and the owners for really adding to a special dining experience.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 February 2021

I was part of a surprise birthday party at a recent lunch at John Hill Estate. I wasn't sure if I can attend du to my very specific food requirements. I emailed and Fiona was very helpful and accommodating. I was given a number of...choices. The food was delicious and plentiful. Staff was friendly and helpful and the seating outside, under cover with view of the orchard and garden. Very picturesque. Perfect for a hot summers day.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021 via mobile

Wonderful friendly service and huge helpings. Delicious fresh Fish of the day which was gurnard, cooked to perfection. Great range of pizza and the vegetarian dish was a standout. Wonderful wine list including the range of John Hill wines of course.🍾

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020

We had our staff Xmas dinner at the vineyard, the Xmas Banquet was delicious, the service was friendly and efficient (thank you Briar) , the wine was enjoyed ,and the vines looked beautiful . Thanks you for a lovely evening

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020

Staff probably inexperienced in handling a large crowd such as this: That said they did well. they were pleasant and reasonably efficient. The food was as requested and they went out of their way to accommodate such a large crowd. I think they well!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 July 2020 via mobile

What a waste of time. Went up there for a wine tasting. Sorry can not do one it’s lunch time. Felt so welcomed. They were not even busy ?

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

Went to this Restaurant recently with a family friend who had booked dinner out for a group of us over the holidays From way over-priced platters of food, (and other meals), to very amateur service, and over-priced wine, to having to tell the wait staff...we needed menus, and when they arrived the menus were old and tatty, to long waits for food when only a quarter of the place was filled. You can imagine it was certainly not a Restaurant we were impressed with. The quality of this venue really need to come up many notchesMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

Went to john Hill tonight with friends and it exceeded all expectations - staff amazing - service amazing - food exceptionele - cannot wait to come back

Date of visit: November 2019
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JOHN HILL ESTATE WINERY, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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John Hill Estate Winery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5