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Soljans Cafe

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New Zealand, Wine Bar
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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 56
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    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our family staple

Beautiful vineyard, friendly and efficient staff - I have never been let down by Soljans and the quality of their meals. I leave satisfied every time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Cadie_London
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As this was part of s wind your I was not sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. We tasted wines then settled down for our lunch. I had lamb with truffle oil mash and carrots and all I can say is yum and more yum. The young couple with us had a sharing platter and it looked... More 

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Thank Karen H
Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch as part of a wine tour at the restaurant and was blown away by the food, I have eaten in some of the best restaurants all over the world and the food that we had was outstanding, I really cannot fault it, the staff were polite and helpful and the wine of course divine. Decided to try the... More 

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Thank Dave_halberg
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boring 90s food. Outdated decor. C'mon Soljans! Make your food match the great wine you have produced and the great scenery. Fine for tour groups and rest home visits but not for a fun time.

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Thank Ngairemargaret
Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kindly welcomed when arriving, serviced quickly and appropriately. The food was well prepared and served. Nice environment for a family with kids with beautiful outdoor seating.

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Thank Jonny487
Tokyo
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

地元の友人の好きなレストラン。スタッフに気持ちよく迎えられ、美味しい食事とワインを堪能し、ゆっくりと心地よい時間を過ごしました。価格も高くないです。お天気の良い日に、外のテーブルを予約されるとよいと思います。 Lovely winery and restaurant, tasty foods and wine, friendly service at reasonable prices. Recommended to book a table.

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

Dear Dollydarling, Very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our winery and like your recommendation for people to book a table which is very important. I do read all the reviews and pass them on to our team for comment so thank you for taking the time to post yours. Regards Tony More 

London
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Beautiful vineyard, friendly and efficient staff - I have never been let down by Soljans and the quality of their meals. I leave satisfied every time.

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

Dear Cadie_London, Thank you very much for posting the review and I was very pleased to read that we have never let you down this is of course our goal at all times. We have a great team of chefs and front of house staff at Soljans and I shall forward your comments to them as they deserve a pat... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Went for the forth time for Xmas lunch with a friend. They have variety of lunch menus including my favourite pork belly! The quality of the food has been consistently good. I had Salmon Salad this time but it was more than satisfactory. The staff were very pleasantly mannered. Overall it was enjoyable experience. BTW, this place has a nice... More 

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

Dear YukiMum, We love all our customers but specially the repeat customers like yourself. Consistently good food quality and service is vital to the success of Soljans and something we strive for at all times and that is why you come back again because it was enjoyable. I was also pleased to read you liked the timber playhouse as well,... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Soljans is indeed in a beautiful location - it has a good outside area for children to play. Our son who lives not far away booked for us to have our yearly pre-Christmas family lunch - we are not all able to get together on Christmas Day. When he booked he was not told that there was a wedding there... More 

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Thank Sherril E
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sherril E, I like reading all reviews and appreciate the detail you have given, thank you very much. Firstly I am very pleased that you decided to come to Soljans for your family lunch and the food and service was good but I am somewhat disapointed that you were not advised about the wedding being on when you booked.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

With friends to celebrate a special birthday. The food is superb and service too. Being a winery we were able to purchase some wine to take home in a gift box too. Lovely country setting for a family celebration.

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Thank Local412
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Local412, We were very pleased that you decided on Soljans to celebrate your special birthday and you found both the food and the service superb. . It is always pleasing to read great comments like yours and I make sure I pass the comments on to the staff that make it happen on the day. I wish you all... More 

Orewa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Wow,amazing food, great service and beautiful location. Had lunch today to celebrate living in New Zealand for 10 years. Were made to feel really special even though they were getting busy when we arrived. Lovely food and a glass of bubbles - perfect. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for somewhere that little bit special.

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Thank sharpefamily3
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sharpefamily3, A glass of bubbles is always a good way to celebrate a special occasion and 10 years in a new country is worthy of celebrating. Match the wine with good food and service and it all goes to make it a memorable day. We hope you are enjoying your new country as much as we do and we... 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, Wine Bar

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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