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Carrington Estate Vineyard

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Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Treat your self to some awesome veiws while your served exellent cusine

It is a long drive out to Peppers Carrington but well worth the drive, sit under the shade of the marque and enjoy the views, wine and food. My wife loves the treat when I take her out there for a meal, hard to beat well worth the time and money

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
mike v
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a long drive out to Peppers Carrington but well worth the drive, sit under the shade of the marque and enjoy the views, wine and food. My wife loves the treat when I take her out there for a meal, hard to beat well worth the time and money

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We knew the Karikari Estate vineyard has an amazing location with a view over rolling hills, wetlands, dunes, Karikari beach and ocean beyond. But we were amazed and really impressed with the quality and variety of wines made at the estate. My husband loved the Pinotage, and we enjoyed the unique Toa Iti. I really enjoyed the Pino Gris (from... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a really lovely place to visit - great drive in Northland, and the views here on the KariKari Peninsula are awesome. Having read some of the reviews on here we went with our eyes open. The terrace seating offers a spectacular view. To be fair, the food is expensive but was really nice and we all enjoyed our... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were here on Christmas Day thinking it looked great but when we realised it wasn't, there wasn't much choice because nothing else was open. From afar it looked impressive and sat in a commanding position on the hill with sweeping views out to the harbour. Having visited and dined at many vineyards around NZ and AU, this place could... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The pizza was nice - lovely crisp base, but at $28 was pricey. Stunning location that catches the wind. Staff young but very pleasant. Big wine glass but not generous with the contents

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

See above review. This place should be avoided if you like food or wine.Staff know nothing except how to pour a glass

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193 reviews 193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Amazing location, brilliant spot. Place is just unprofessional really, best way to describe it. Service is poor and not knowledgable. Food has gone downhill as well. Gordon Ramsey would have a field day up here, just a field day. Management is off, real shame as this place could really be amazing. 3 stars only based on location.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A group of six of us visited for lunch today. As per above reviews the food was ok but the service was slack and we were not followed up on. Requested extra sauce for kids but never received it. No offers of further service for tea coffee or coffee or dessert. Counter staff had no spark and barely engaged in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

we went there for lunch and since it is by the sea we ordered a snapper for $32. when it arrived we could already smell that that fish was off. it was covered in a Sauce hollandaise, like the other dish we ordered, and no way we would eat that. we got a refund but nevertheless that fish was off... More 

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Auckland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We visited the Estate for lunch. The setting and views were wonderful, we enjoyed the food - however unfortunately the service was exceptionally poor. We were shown to tables inside that had wet chairs, had to ask for the correct number of menus, chase down staff to clear items from the table, repeatedly ask for water (we ended up getting... More 

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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: Australian

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