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Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe

65 Graveyard Gully Rd, Alexandra, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5111
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Ranked #11 of 18 Restaurants in Alexandra
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Café, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Situated over the Shaky Bridge that crosses the Manuherikia River, the Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe is a relaxing 10 minute walk from the Alexandra post office in the main business part of town. You can follow the river track or walk along Tarbert St until you see the signs for the Shaky Bridge. Located directly under Alaxeandra's infamous 'Clock on the hill', the Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe is easy to find and well worth your walk!
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place has a nostalgic effect on me, always enjoyed every stay especially the past years. It's not the same service as it is used to with the change of owners. But the views and the scenery still the same... Have it outside ;)

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Clyde, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We decided to visit Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe yesterday for lunch - great food and coffee but the staff appeared not to know what they were doing and were very disorganised. We had a very long wait for our food over 40 minutes - our coffee and dessert (cake / muffin) were presented before our main meal which was chosen... More

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Otago Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I went after a long hike over butchers flat, The food was of a high standard and creatively presented. A great range of dishes to choose from. We ended up staying for evening sunset and a couple of connoisseur lagers too! Would recommend to all!

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Gore, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I popped in for breakfast and appreciated the presentation on warm plates in front of a cosy open fire. The rural setting was very relaxing with a view out over the river. Service was friendly and prompt which is a big plus. Next time we are in Alex we will sample the other side of the menue.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was out for a walk on a foggy morning and stopped in for a coffee. Lovely and warm inside, piping hot coffee and goodies in the food cabinet. Friendly staff.

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Ash B, Public Relations Manager at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit and review our cafe. We're delighted you found us nod that the coffee and our friendly team hit the right spot on your foggy morning walk - we've had a few so those mornings just recently! We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

New winter menu limited - perhaps if a couple of dishes from the morning menu added would give you more choice Staff good - however a more professional dress code would be an improvement If the kitchen staff are having a disagreement please do it so your customers are not aware!!

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Ash B, General Manager at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our cafe. We regret that the volume of the 'disagreement' carried in to the dining area. We sometimes forget that the inviting, open plan seating nature of the cafe allows our voices to carry a bit too well! Your comments are a very appreciated reminder of that. We look... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stopped here with family at Easter for afternoon tea. The coffee was good and served promptly. The party ordered separately and they did lose any part of our order. Space to relax outside as well.

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Ash B, Director of Sales at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and that everything was to your satisfaction. We are always looking to improve our guest experience and appreciate learning when we get it right! Cheers More

Pinedale, Wyoming, Usa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A neat little café right by the end of Shaky Bridge, and in the vineyard of the same name. If available sample the Shaky Bridge Pinot Noir Rose!

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Ash B, Manager at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed the Shaky Bridge Rose all the way from Wyoming!! Thank you for visiting us. We are happy to hear your enjoyed your time with us. More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The setting was beautiful and the staff friendly, however meal was very average and not good value for the money.

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Ash B, Guest Relations Manager at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We regret that your visit did not meet your expectations. We were still in our teething stages in February, having taken over operation of the cafe in January. I hope there is an opportunity to serve you again at some future point as we have worked hard to get the business on a smooth operational... More

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to the new management for enticing us back - we visited again in January 2014 and were delighted with service, ambience and food, wine and coffee. It was all perfect. I loved the pea and zucchini fritters with smoked salmon and haloumi cheese - so light and fluffy in the middle and crispy on the edges. Great coffee... More

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Ash B, Director of Sales at Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe, responded to this review

We are delighted you recently chose to give us another try! We are so happy to hear that your experience was much better this time round. Our burger option and fritter dish have quickly become highlights on our menu and we greatly appreciate your very kind words about the quality and tastiness of the food we are presenting. We decided... More

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Additional Information about Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe

Address: 65 Graveyard Gully Rd, Alexandra, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-448 5111
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Alexandra
Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
Cuisine: Café, Gastropub, Wine Bar

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