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Carrington Estate Vineyard

Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 16 restaurants in Kaitaia
Cuisines: Australian
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We knew the restaurant might be busy so called at 12 asking if we could book for 1 and were told they don't take bookings. I then asked how busy it was and was informed that there were plenty of tables and it should be fine. So we drive for 35 mins to get there and find the gates closed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

The Karikari/Carrington Estate should be a tourist destination for Northland. It should be, but it isn't & it is very unlikely to become so unless they make some changes. The views at KE are nothing short of breathtaking; even with pretty average wines throw in a passable menu & some semi-competent staff it would be a license to print money.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We originally went here for a coffee whilst we were touring the area but we stayed for lunch, and were glad we did. The scenery was stunning - lawns, vinyard, palm trees, distant white sand and blue sea. The pizza we had was very tasty and the wine was excellent. The price was also very reasonable. The staff were friendly... 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Would not recommend this place with strong gusty winds as we found out the day we went for lunch. There was a marquee to sit in but no tables available and the staff were very unobliging about us moving the tables we were at - there were10 of us. We did move them closer to the building to try and... More

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Charlotte
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Loved the views and great pizzas served at the cafe but some of the vineyards seemed abandoned and the wine was not very good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We just happened to be in the area and as it was our grand daughters 4th birthday, this was to be the celebration point! We hadn't had good reports of this winery for lunch, so went with a completely open mind. What a surprise, the waiting staff were fabulous, they explained right away that they were extremely busy, which was... More

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northland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Lovely pizzas, beautiful outlook and scenery, staff are polite, helpful and courteous. Lovely drive out to here with award winning wines with your meal. Pizzas or fresh salads etc for snack or lunch and are very filling. The only complaint is on a blazing hot day , there is not much shade and absolutely no umbrellas. This is such a... More

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