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Soljans Cafe

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Winery, 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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    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
Excellent food and the wine at the Estate is good too!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had family visiting from Reno USA. Took them to Arataki, Piha then onto SoljansCafe. What a great choice of venue. Some of our group started the experience with wine tasting. How times of changed. Back in the 60s and 70s (Golden Sunset Vineyards with the wondetful Joe,Johnny and Kate Balich RIP.) I remember wine tasting was free! So was some... More 

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

Kate, Thank you I really enjoyed your feedback and the touch of History about your experiences in the 60s and 70s. Yes things have changed but we still welcome people in the same old friendly manner which is important. I do appreciate your glowing comments and hope that the two bottles of our wines got home safely. Regards Tony More 

Kent
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went to but wines here but were very disappointed with the amounts given to taste. There was hardly enough to taste also when we asked to taste another wine we were told "it is not being opened today"! Tell that to the wine makers in France and they would laugh as they are only to willing to offer their... More 

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

Dear AB34210, I am disappointed to read that you did not think you were given enough complimentary wine to taste. A tasting sample is normally about 25mls which is more than enough for people to see of the wine suits them or not and if you had asked for another sample I am sure the shop staff would have given... More 

Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

It was great to find this cafe on a long drive from Paihia to Aukland however it under delivered a bit on food and coffee. It's more like a restaurant so we had hoped for tastier food. Ok just not great. Had scallops ( too much bacon) and smoked salmon ( too little salmon) all a bit heavy.

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

Dear Joanne P, I was also glad you found us also but disapointing for me that the food and coffee were not up to the standard expected. It is our goal to provide very high quality food and service at all times so it disapoints me when this is not maintained for whatever reason. I shall be discussing your points... More 

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

Dear Martin and Alison, How enjoyable it was to read your review and to give us 10 out of 10 just fantastic. We do value feedback so thank you we do appreciate you taking the time to post it. It was our real pleasure to play our part in making your celebration day special and we look forward to seeing... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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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: Winery, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?