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“Lazy Winter Sunday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mahurangi River Winery and Restaurant

Mahurangi River Winery and Restaurant
162 Hamilton road, Warkworth 1241, New Zealand
+64 9 425 0306
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Warkworth
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European, International, New Zealand, Winery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: winery and restaurant
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lazy Winter Sunday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent views of panoramic north facing views from deck and window tables. Great place for a laid back afternoon with a platter and bottle of wine after a wine tasting. Sun flows into interior tables also, for a warm winter lunch experience.
Great food beautifully presented with delicious flavour combinations. Particularly enjoyed the Karengo spiced venison with carrot & almond purée, potato gallete, red wine jus & smoked butter.
Favourite wine: Mostly Malbec red.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
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“Bad service and long wait..”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had a bad experience here last weekend, we received truly bad service.
We arrived earlier than our booking and waited a while to order.
Our wine came promptly but our food did not. Just felt ignored waiting for so long.

We were offered wine as compensation, told food would be coming soon, as both so hungry, bread would have been a better option. I took the offer of wine and my partner took it later when lunch finally arrived. To make matters worse we were asked to pay for my partners wine when leaving. Couldnt believe this after such a long wait and why would you offer one glass of wine?

We waited nearly an hour for our lunch with no explanation given, simply unacceptable.
Food seemed ok but by the time it arrived we were starving, so no enjoyment just too hungry.
The reception at the front desk was very ungenuine, no real apology, some customer service
training required here. Had better service at other Matakana businesses over the years,
that was genuine and friendly.

Also if you don't like wasps.. had two wasps crawling over our table on separate occasions, so not a relaxing winery experience. Dont recommend going here, decor tired, view was nice thats about it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Interminable waits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

pros: lovely views and tasty food
cons: slightly amateurish service (our waittress seemed overwhelmed, even though there were only 6 other people in the restaurant at the time), and loooong waits. We order soup and a platter and even though it was quiet these took 45 minutes to come out.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

So enjoyed our visit to the Winery yesterday. Collected a brochure from the Visitors Centre in Matakana so thought we would give it a try and so glad we did. Great views. Will definitely be going back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lovely wine and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice to be greeted with a smile, shame they had run out of the wine I liked the most but obviously that meant that others felt the same as me

Visited May 2014
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