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Carrington Estate Vineyard

Pizza, Australian
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Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Views

Love this place the views over the ocean are to die for. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The menu was overpriced and too heavy for a lunch menu although pizzas were good. Baristas need training as coffee was only okay. Enjoyed the Pinot Gris.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
peanut1810
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Charlottenlund, Denmark
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go there for the vue and the wine, not for the food. The food is OK and has improved over the years. Has been there often and the vue is a must if you visit the Far North New Zealand. At least you must go there for a coffee or a glass of wine if you are in area.

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Thank Finn O
Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove up here for lunch one sunny day. Words cannot adequately describe how anazing the view is and how stylish and beautiful the place itself. We sat down with the menus and the staff were friendly anf helpful, keen without being overbearing. We ordered a seafoid pizza and a salad. The pizza was very poor indeed. A $4 quality... More 

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Thank thatoldbloke
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Popped in here while staying down the road at Peppers. A lot of the menu didnt appeal or seemed overpriced, so opted for a pizza as we were really looking more for a quick and light snack. Our pizza was delivered in double-quick time and was quite nice. We enjoyed the lovely views and got on our way as it... More 

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Thank aidsnang
australia
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place the views over the ocean are to die for. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The menu was overpriced and too heavy for a lunch menu although pizzas were good. Baristas need training as coffee was only okay. Enjoyed the Pinot Gris.

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Thank peanut1810
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is superb with amazing views over looking Karekare Beach.Food is of good quality however could be improved upon. Wine prices have increased which is disappointing but the view takes your mind off any little down falls.

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Thank Ross B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sooo looking forward to a nice dinner and wine at this gorgeous spot. We phoned first to book and were told "Na" don't take bookings, we then asked if there was a full menu for dinner service and were told YES. Great off we go, Nice Rose, no full menu only pizzas , very average , the seafood... More 

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Thank Karener06
Matamata, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and were ignored for quite some time. Tables weren't cleared and we were given 2 menus amongst 15. After waiting 15 minutes without service, we left unhappily. I am sure we would have spent a considerably large amount of money, had we been served.

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Thank 254Rex
Katikati, New Zealand
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Not great food but amazing setting to have lunch on a nice day. Situated on a hilltop, overlooking Karikari Peninsula western shores the terrace offers great views, sadly the food is not to the same standard and pricey. You pay for view, I guess..!

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Thank JohnPaul1950
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wow! This has got to be one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in during my lifetime. The restaurant is actually called Peppers, at the Carrington Resort on Matai Bay Road. Amazing. I had a two course dinner. For main, I had Duo of Lamb, which was pistachio crusted lamb loin, mustard honey herb crusted lamb cutlet, with roasted... More 

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Thank figjam_31
New Zealand
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The only thing that lets this place down is the slow disorganized service and high prices. The staff are always friendly but they may need more chefs to get the food out faster! It is lovely to sit there and take in the wonderful view.

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Thank Henryjen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaitaia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Australian

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