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Carrington Estate Vineyard

Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 18 Restaurants in Kaitaia
Cuisines: Australian
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
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
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaitaia
Cuisine: Australian

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