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“Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, good wine”

Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery
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Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Description: We do not have to look far for inspiration at Sage, our restaurant at Paroa Bay Winery. From the end of the fishing line cast into the Bay of Islands to the orchard doors of our suppliers, our locally grown and sourced ingredients combine seamlessly into a refreshingly creative New Zealand take on Sustainable coastal cuisine. With a broad-ranging menu that features some of the freshest and most revered offerings from the ocean, and some of New Zealand’s world-renowned farming produce — our chefs work to strike the perfect balance between creative flair and allowing their ingredients to be savoured as they are. And with all dishes thoughtfully matched from wines directly from our very own cellar door, the culinary experience is full-circle. It is our considered and intuitive approach that pervades the restaurant at Sage, from the kitchen through the front of house.
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Description: We do not have to look far for inspiration at Sage, our restaurant at Paroa Bay Winery. From the end of the fishing line cast into the Bay of Islands to the orchard doors of our suppliers, our locally grown and sourced ingredients combine seamlessly into a refreshingly creative New Zealand take on Sustainable coastal cuisine. With a broad-ranging menu that features some of the freshest and most revered offerings from the ocean, and some of New Zealand’s world-renowned farming produce — our chefs work to strike the perfect balance between creative flair and allowing their ingredients to be savoured as they are. And with all dishes thoughtfully matched from wines directly from our very own cellar door, the culinary experience is full-circle. It is our considered and intuitive approach that pervades the restaurant at Sage, from the kitchen through the front of house.
Reviewed 7 November 2020

Sage presents an intersting and professional menu. Excellent food. The starter of soughdough toasts, creme fraiche with somked broadbill was excellent. As was the gnocchi. Mains were fish and risotto. Best of all was the restaurant pickup and delivery from / to Russell. Sage is a beautiful restaurant, and the staff are very professional. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank purple_sparrow
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TheLindisGroupNZ, General Manager at Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2020

Dear Erica,

Thank you for reviewing your experience at Sage- its really appreciated!

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and we agree the courtesy does make experience Sage that much more convenient.

We cant wait to welcome you back to Sage!

Thanks
The Team at Sage

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Reviewed 30 October 2020

The place is awesome and the foods is very delicious! The Host is very charming and accommodating despite us changing our booking without prior info. She also gave us the birthday candle for hubby dessert. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank jaguarpam
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TheLindisGroupNZ, General Manager at Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Sage!

We appreciate you celebrating a special occasion with us, and we cant wait to welcome you back again soon.

Thanks
The Team at Sage

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Reviewed 16 October 2020

Gorgeous Views in a vineyard restaurant - food was extremely good, beautifully presented, very friendly staff and quite crowded even on a week day. Good wine too.

Date of visit: September 2020
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TheLindisGroupNZ, General Manager at Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Dear Farida,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Sage!

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Thanks
The Team at Sage

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Reviewed 10 October 2020

What an outstanding restaurant. The food was superb, top of the range delicacies and the views of the Bay of Islands were exceptional.

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank Kewa0632
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TheLindisGroupNZ, General Manager at Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Dear Christine.

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at Sage.

We are so luck to have such wonderful produce available to us in the Bay of Islands as you say, and we are fortunate to be able to feature so much of it at our restaurant!

We hope to see you again soon.

Thanks
The Team at Sage

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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Tino pai te kai@Sage. Can’t say enough good things about Sage restaurant but it’s wonderful! Setting, food wine, atmosphere all wonderful!

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheLindisGroupNZ, General Manager at Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Kiaora Dean,

Thanks for your review of your experience at Sage, it is most appreciated!

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Ngā Mihi
The Team at Sage

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