My husband and I will be renting a car when we visit Waiheke Island as a day trip from Auckland. We are looking for a nice place to stop for lunch. I've looked at the menus at both Te Whau Vineyard and Mudbrick Winery, both of which I have read have spectacular views, food and ambience. The problem with both is that although the online menus look fabulous, it is just too much food for us at lunch time. We would prefer a lighter meal at lunch such as a salad, sandwich, fish, or wine pairing platter. Can you recommend a place for us for lunch that is a wonderful spot -- view, ambience, but not all day dining -- where we could stop along the way as we drive and explore the island. We will likely stop at Te Whau and Mudbrick as well as Stonyridge for tasting, but we need food, too. We're just looking for something light and tasty to hold us until we get back to Auckland at the end of the day for dinner.
Thanks for your suggestions.