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Soljans Cafe

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Wine Bar, New Zealand
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice cafe/restaurant

We have visited soljans a few times and always have a lovely meal. The standard is always the same. The service is quick and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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auckland
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited soljans a few times and always have a lovely meal. The standard is always the same. The service is quick and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

i visited Soljans with my aunt for lunch this week. We stopped in at the cellar door to taste the wines to select the best yo go with out lunch. The staff at the cellar door was just delightful and helpful, even getting us a state of a wine not on offer today. The service was equally fabulous inside the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Wine nice but menu & food quality worse than average. Much nicer dining experiences not far away. Food in shopping malls far nicer

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

Kdoubleu, I find your review disapointing in that you did not like anything on our well proven and popular menu. You give no indication of what you may have had, so it renders your comments a little meaningless. Was what you had too big, small, too hot too cold or may be it was too spicey or too bland ?.I... More 

Auckland
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We recently enjoyed a very happy and leisurely mid-week lunch at Soljan's Estate. The premises are lovely, the staff very pleasant and attentive, but not intrusive, and the food (good Winter lunch-time fare) very tasty, too. The Sauvignon Blanc we chose was enjoyed by all. In the immortal words of Arnie, "We WILL be back!"

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

Emcee, I am so glad you enjoyed a leasurely your mid week lunch at our cafe and the staff were pleasant and attentive. This is very important but ballanced with good food and wine and it seems we got it right there as well. I am pleased to read you will be back and it will be our please to... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been here twice in the last 3 months, both on busy weekends and the food and service was awesome both times. Sitting outside on the patio on a sunny winter afternoon is lovely. The wine is great and you can always do a wine tasting in the cellar next door before you decide what to have with lunch. An... More 

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

JenniSu, I am so pleased to read that you have been twice in the past three months and you enjoyed the food and service. You mentioned that we are only 30 minutes from Auckland which is not far and you are out relaxing in Wine Country.Thanks for posting the review and we look forward to you visiting us again so... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were lucky that our private tour took us to the Soljans Estate. The wine we tried (and bought) was excellent. Better still this was the place we were scheduled to have lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and of course the wine. $-5 main dishes to choose from. The salads are great as were the "farm" dishes. Very relaxed... More 

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

Chinapjs, It was great that your tour brought you to our winery and that you enjoyed both the food and of course our wines. I liked your comment on the Relaxed and unrushed service, that is what we like to offer and when one adds that to very good quality food and wine, life could not be better. We hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really enjoyed lunch at Soljans on Sunday great outdoor seating area. The staff were very attentive helpful , the menu was week presented and covered all the basis. The food was fresh and tasty a good price and value for money 😃 the drinks menu was reasonably priced which was a pleasant surprise. Catered well for families great outdoor area... More 

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

I like the term "Ladies that lunch" and I am pleased that you enjoyed your lunch at Soljans. You Wrote a great review which covered everything super well and I thank you very much for that. I note your point that we cater well for families with the great outdoor area. This we think is a great point of difference... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautiful food, beautiful wine and beautiful atmosphere. This is my second time there and as always a happy visit. The staff are all always very friendly and give great advise on what is on the menu. My friends I have brought along with me were also very happy with their meals and wine at very good prices. THANK YOU VERY... More 

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

Banana8789. It always pleases me to read that people had friendly helpful service when they dined at our cafe, that is something I focus on all the time and I guess one of the reasons we are so busy. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and your friends and we look forward to you visiting again.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was my first visit in 5 years so it was great to see the food was of the same high standard that I remembered. On the negative, one of my friends thought the ambience lacked something. However we had a great lunch and we all agreed we would certainly come again.

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

Annabell, Very pleased to read that you returned after 5 years and that you enjoyed the lunch and that the food was of the same high standard as before which is fantastic. I am very fussy about all aspects of my business and consistancy in service and quality of food, vital and ultra important. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Kumeu, New Zealand
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My partner and I went to Soljans for Valentines and we were not disappointed. The entire experience was excellent, from the welcome at the door, nice atmosphere, food and service in general. We have been there before and think that this is an excellent restaurant, next to one of the best wineries in Kumeu, however the prices could be a... More 

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

Marcello, I am very pleased that you enjoyed the Valentines Dinner experience at Soljans, it is a special night and important that everything goes like clockwork at all stages. The team really got a buzz out of the night as well and were all very pleased on how it went. I thank you for your positive comments, which are very... More 

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Additional Information about Soljans Cafe

Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
Phone Number: 09 412 2680
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
Cuisine: Wine Bar, New Zealand

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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: Wine Bar, New Zealand

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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