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Soljans Cafe

366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
09 412 2680
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Ranked #2 of 8 restaurants in Kumeu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: New Zealand, Winery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.
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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The only reason that I haven't given this a 2 star rating is that we were there as part of a large group and so had a set menu. Hopefully the full menu is more interesting.

... The set menu was 'unexciting' at best. It started with mini loaves of bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. Fairly nondescript and not what... More

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

I thank you very much for posting the review even though it is critical. We appreciate reviews both good and not so good, we pat ourselves on the back with some, and look closely at where we may have gone wrong on others and make sure the team take on board the comments made. It disapoints me when we have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had my wedding here a few years ago as I booked out the whole estate, very good service from the soljans team and very hight quality food and wine.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Chin, I am very pleased that your wedding at Soljans is still fresh and memorable enough in your mind to send us a review and I hope that your married life is just as enjoyable. Regards Tony More

Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lovely Sunday lunch in an excellent winery. Great service and great food. I had a squid salad and some pepper prawns for started. A wine taster of 3 excellent reds for $10.50

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

It is always good to read reviews and I thank you for taking the time to do so. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the Taste a Trio of Reds, this is very popular and a great way for guests to try a number of wines over their meal. Very glad you enjoyed the Soljan experience. Regards Tony More

Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stopped for a spur of the moment lunch here and were pleasantly surprised. The setting was beautiful - we looked out into the gardens and vines - and the service was good. The food was nice and as expected from a vineyard the wine selection was also good.Good gift selection too.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your spur of the moment visit and appreciate you taking the time to post the review. I thank you and look forward to you visiting us again. Cheers Tony More

Waipu, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took the family here for a birthday lunch celebration. Food was fantastic and wine was great. Only down side was the noise. Needs some soft furnishings to absorb the noise of people talking. Will certainly be going back.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Very pleased to read that you enjoyed your celebration lunch and appreciate very much you sending in the review. We encourage the whole team to read these and do take note of the suggestions made. Cheers Tony More

Auckland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped for a spur of the moment lunch here and were pleasantly surprised. The setting was beautiful - we looked out into the gardens and vines - and the service was good. The food was nice and as expected from a vineyard the wine selection was also good.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments,we take real pride in the grounds as well as the wine the food and the service, so nice to see they are all appreciated. Regards Tony More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've had lunch here numerous times, and it's a very nice setting. The wine is also good, however, I always feel like there's something missing from the food.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and pleased to read you have been to Soljans on numerous occations as repeat customers are very important to us. It is also important that that people enjoy the total experience that Soljans offer so your comment on the food is taken on board. Food is all about presentation and flavour and both are very... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A Birthday Luncheon for 20 people, in the middle of December, the Restaurant was full, people everywhere. The Staff were fantastic, all I could ask for and more. Set Menu great, no complaints, only praise, a wonderful afternoon. All the guests enjoyed it. Certainly would recommend to anyone. Thank you Soljans staff, for a wonderful Birthday. Carol

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Very pleased to read that you enjoyed the Birthday Lunch and that everything was to your satisfaction. We really enjoy making events like this special for people and very pleased to see we ticked all the boxes. We also look forward to seeing you for your next birthday. Thank You, Tony More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a very pleasant lunch at Soljans - food was nice, wine was good although would have liked a little more insight into the wines we had ordered. A real shame about the noise from them main road when sitting at an outside table.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for posting the review and pleased to know you enjoyed the food and wine and take on board your comment that you would have liked a little more insight into the wines. As we are a winery I think this is very important and while we focus on this in our regular training sessions more can always be... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Had our staff end of year function at Soljans Cafe and it was a lot of fun. Great food, cool building and great friends. Food was delicious and looked good on the plate. Will certainly be coming back with family next time.

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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate and enjoyed reading your review. I was particulary interested in your comment that you found the food was not only delicious but that it was attractive as well which is great because that is something I regard as very important also. Glad you enjoyed your occasion and we look forward to you visiting Soljans again. Kind Regards Tony More

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