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Soljans Cafe

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366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
09 412 2680
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is...
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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Golden Wedding Celebration

Hello Mariana Thank you for your help in organising our Golden Wedding celebration lunch for 22 last Sunday 15th Feb 2015. Everyone had a wonderful time and were very impressed with the meal selection and your wines. Absolutely a ten out of ten! Meeting Mr Soljan was a delight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
alyofepsom
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hello Mariana Thank you for your help in organising our Golden Wedding celebration lunch for 22 last Sunday 15th Feb 2015. Everyone had a wonderful time and were very impressed with the meal selection and your wines. Absolutely a ten out of ten! Meeting Mr Soljan was a delight too, what an amazing destination he has created........its no wonder the... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we had lunch in the restaurant. it was very busy, but we always felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Extensive wine & food selection at reasonable prices for the service etc. received. We couldn't fault the meal, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, including a winery tour and tasting at the end.

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

Dear Blondie 101959, Thank you very much for your great comments. We really enjoy what we do at Soljans and making good wines and matching these with good food and service is what we strive for and build our reputation on. Very pleased the you enjoyed the winery tour as well, we get people from all over the world who... More 

Auckland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We came here for our end of year/end of project function (25+ people) and I didn't get one complaint from my boss which is a first! The staff were attentive and accomodating when we needed a few more seats at last minute, and the best bit was there were good options for halal and vegetarians, and the games outside kept... More 

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

Dear Gypo12121, Service and attention to detail is the key factors in running a ultra busy venue like Soljans be it for an individual or a big group so thank you for your feedback on your experience. Having lots of outside area for games etc as we have is another big plus for function guests and adds to the enjoyment... More 

London
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Didn't really plan to go here, just knew we wanted to eat at a winery and wow did this place do the job. From the chicken liver pate and pumpkin bread to start, to the kids meals, to the scallops, chicken and perfectly cooked pork belly (crispy cracking was amazing!) this place delivered. And as you'd hope, the wine was... More 

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

Dear Gandalfious, I was very pleased to read your review and thank for taking the time to post it. You explained your experience very well and I thought your comment " This place delivers" was great and sums up your whole experience. I am very pleased we 'delivered' for you and hope you will call again when you are back... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had the pleasure of having lunch there today. I had the Roasted Duck Breast in Mandarin Sauce and my husband the Pan Fried Eye Fillet. Both were exceptional. The Duck skin was crispy and the meat melt in your mouth soft . The accompanying Parsnip puree was like silk and a good contrast to the piquant Mandarin sauce. The... More 

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

Dear Cincinattigirl, Thank you for the great comments and it is pleasing to read that everything was to your liking. We have a team of very good chefs who do a great job in the kitchen and they really appreciated your comments on the food. They take real pride in every dish that goes out, never compromise on quality and... More 

Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

A busy lunchtime on a rainy day. Service was good and we got our wine served quickly. I wouldnt rave about the food it was nice but not stunning for the price.

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

Tracy H, I always find reviews interesting to read and thank you for yours. I am very pleased you found the service good and the food nice and look forward to you visting us again. We make changes to our menu seasonally so always something new for you to try, and of course great wines to match. Regards Tony More 

Auckland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Food was very good, but just lacked in service, lovely setting, nice and roomy good place to take a 2 year old grandson.

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

Dear JudyGS367, I enjoyed reading your review and I think there are a couple of positives to look at. I am pleased that you found it good for your 2 yr old grandson, being very family orientated ourselves we want families to look at Soljans as the place to come for Birthdays, get togethers, etc because there is lots of... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have been going to Soljans on and off ever since they opened as we live/work not far away. It is a great place to bring overseas guests for a spot of wine tasting before having a great light meal here for lunch. Today was a group of four for a business lunch, we had excellent service and the food was... More 

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

Dear Rob J, I thank you for writing a review, we do appreciate it. I like your point about bringing overseas visitors because we do try to show them good NZ food and hospitality and make them feel welcome in a Kiwi / Croatian way. We do a lot of business lunches as well and it is a matter of... More 

Auckland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Our ( husband and I )first visit was with 2 friends while we took 2 Porsches for a test drive on a Saturday. We didn't book for lunch, just turned up. The place was busy but we got a table quickly. The service was friendly, quick, and the food was great. We had the squid salad, the duck , with... More 

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

SewCheck, I was very pleased to read your review and that you had visted twice in the month, and enjoyed the experience both times. I note that you tried a range of the dishes which is good and they all were to your liking. It is also always good to get good feedback on the service, I do let that... More 

Helensville, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our group of "Wicked Women" met for lunch recently. We sat out under the awning. It was a lovely sunny day and because we had not seen each other for a while lots of gossip was going on! We were not rushed to order and enjoyed a couple of glasses of Soljans good savvy pre lunch. We ordered the set... More 

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

What a pleasure it is to read your comments and I do appreciate them. When we have groups like the "Wicked Women" we realise that it will be a time to relax and chat and you should not be in hurried. I am pleased you enjoyed the set menu which is gererally best for groups, so a venue with ambience,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: 09 412 2680

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Winery

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?