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Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe

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Café, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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65 Graveyard Gully Rd, Alexandra, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Situated over the Shaky Bridge that crosses the Manuherikia River, the...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
47th Wedding Anniversary

On visiting this Restaurant for our 47th Wedding anniversary we were pleased with the meal but the service was well beneath what it should be .We wanted sparkling wine and told the waitress .Not fully knowing what the wine was we ordered gertztramina 2012 but received 2008 but was $10 dearer than... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
cyclist2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On visiting this Restaurant for our 47th Wedding anniversary we were pleased with the meal but the service was well beneath what it should be .We wanted sparkling wine and told the waitress .Not fully knowing what the wine was we ordered gertztramina 2012 but received 2008 but was $10 dearer than the 2012 bottle .The waitress did not tell... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We two couples had an enjoyable lunch here,took advantage of the outside tables,enjoyed the sunshine and took in the views of the surrounding hills and the little vineyard. Service was prompt and efficient and the food was excellent If you want a nice spot to dine this is it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My partner and I visited the Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe around New Year on a very hot summer's day. The cafe had lots of customers but service was pretty smooth and we didn't have to wait a long time for our food. We found a nice table on the verandah outside the cafe so we could enjoy the view and... More 

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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Recently attended a family function and enjoyed a wonderful evening made very special by the delicious food, paticularly the pork belly, yum yum. Thankyou to the staff for there attention to detail and to the chef for driving some of us home. Now thats personal service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We just had the worst dining experience ever!! As locals we often go to the Shakey Bridge but today it was a totally different experience. The wait staff had NO IDEA what they were doing. It was a bit busy but not what I would call frantic, I've seen it worse there. We were not given a number and watched... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Top spot next to river with great food and service. Our group enjoyed a tasty lunch after MTB riding in the Knobbly Range with Altitude Bikes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We attended a private family dinner held at the Shaky Bridge Vineyard Cafe for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Intimate, country ambiance, coupled with the fabulous buffet dinner with a great selection of wines, made the occasion even more special. Service was outstanding and non-intrusive. Would definitely recommend for private functions.

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Alexandra, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our 50th Wedding anniversary celebrations was highlighted by the wonderful meal prepared by the staff at Shaky Bridge Cafe. The surroundings were pleasant; the restaurant part was very comfortable; and the meal was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff who made sure we would have a wonderful evening. Their pleasant manner could only be described as... More 

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Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Shaky bridge....Amazing carrot cake!! Amazing service Highly recommended to locals and visitors. An amazing selection of mouthwatering delights

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Grounds and seating can be a bit tatty looking but on a nice day you can enjoy some peaceful fresh air and country outlook.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Graveyard Gully Rd, Alexandra, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Alexandra
  • Phone Number: +64 3-448 5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: Café, Gastropub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?