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“What a wonderful lunch experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carrington Estate Vineyard

Carrington Estate Vineyard
Maitai Bay Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 20 Restaurants in Kaitaia
Cuisines: Australian
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“What a wonderful lunch experience”
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 obvious........a 40 minute wait we were advised. But they made us so welcome and comfortable and it seemed like in no time we were sorted with our table, menus etc. Two of us had the Platter for two, one had the beef burger and a chicken dish. All was fabulous, big meals and we could have shared the platter with the four of us. The food, staff and setting was world class! Their own wines were wonderful and we would recommend this venue as being a must to visit when you are in this area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
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 shame as the day we went there was a breeze , fortunately but the sun was out at its best. There were families and elderly folk including some of us and there was no where but in the sun, except for a marquee-which is used for functions and is out of the way of things.( you wouldnt go out to sit in a marquee). I mentioned this to someone else and they said the same.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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