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Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant

165 Waimate Road North, Kerikeri, New Zealand
09 407 8230
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Ranked #5 of 30 restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was recommended Ake Ake by Geoff and Chris at 88 Lodge and was not disappointed. Lovely food, lovely setting, great service. I dined alone and felt completely comfortable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you like lunching at vineyards then Ake Ake is a good place to visit: excellent food; fun atmosphere and friendly service. On the other hand the associated wine-tasting was a disappointment; in my opinion most of the wines were unimpressive. Usually when I visit a vineyard for a wine-tasting I make a point of buying some - at least... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Set amongst the vineyard Ake Ake's restaurant is really lovely. Inside is tastefully decorated, not only can you eat here, there is also wine tasting. The choice of food for vegetarians is extremely limited and as such we will not be visiting often - we live locally and it would be nice to have a variety of food. We have... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A special occasion made even more memorable by the ambiance, service and the spectacular food. Even though there were other diners in the restaurant, we truly felt like the only ones there. It was winter but the soft lighting, heating and candles made it very warm, relaxing and cosy. There were 5 of us so we started with 2 Vineyard... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The staff had arranged secretly for my retirement fair well function. 22 of us turned up, they had booked for that many. The set up was fantastic, warm inside with a wine or two and a wine tasting before we started the meal if you wanted. The meal was great as was the service, I could not have wanted for... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went for dinner midweek to celebrate a birthday. There was one other party of about 8 people already seated. We were greeted warmly and by name. The ambience was warm and inviting complimented by a cosy log fire. The menu is smallish but there were a couple of specials. We decided on the asian style beef spring rolls which were... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We came here for lunch on Sunday and had a lovely time, the service was brilliant and the food delicious. I had the little platter for one (smoked salmon, dips & breads, deli meats etc) and my partner had the seafood chowder, we were both really pleased and ended up ordering a crème brulee for dessert which could've been slightly... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had the platter to share as a starter which was very good. Lots of bread and an excellent selection. Mains we had the steak which was well cooked and was very much enjoyed. Wine was superb and service was great.

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Staffordshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were staying in the area and decided to try Ake Ake Winery for lunch and we were so glad we did. The atmosphere was delightful and relaxed. We were met by the owner, who showed us to our choice of table with a view to the vines. The service was attentive but discreet and the food was delicious. We... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I eat here 3-4 times a year and if you include family members probably 30-40 times a year, consistently good in a lovely setting, and high quality of food and wine.

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