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“Exquiste food wine and setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant Hill Estate Restaurant & Winery

Elephant Hill Estate Restaurant & Winery
86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
+64 6-872 6060
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate and restaurant located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast, in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. As a producer of premium Hawke’s Bay wine, our vineyard enjoys the spoils of a temperate, dry climate and an extended growing season. We care. Our grapes are 100% hand picked and we are proudly 100% accredited by the Sustainable Winegrowers of New Zealand.Elephant Hill is your place to relax and enjoy great wine and food.
Oxford, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Exquiste food wine and setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Elephant Hill Winery is set back from the main road between Haumoana and Te Awanga and overlooks Hawke Bay.The building is stunning and has been the recipient of several architectural awards.The imposing structure sits comfortably in the winery landscape and its presence befits the place name upon which it resides.The menu was limited but the the daily specials made up for any shortfall in the offering.As soon as the waitress mentioned the word risotto she had my full attention and I was not disappointed - a superb mushroom risotto was delivered with the added embellishment of tiny chanterelle mushrooms - a delight to savour and a return to contemplate. The Elephant Hill Rose or Le phant blanc were an excellent compliment to the meal - the Rose in particular is a bit of a triumph.

  • Visited February 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We joined several of our friends for dinner at this gorgeous restaurant the night before the Mission Concert. The food was fantastic, very tasty and beautifully presented. The accompanying wine was delicious and complemented the various food choices. Pricing was very reasonable given the quality and variety of food and wines. I highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“lovely wine and great hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

enthusiastic staff and a fabulous setting make this a must visit - I haven't eaten there but apparently the food is very good.

Visited November 2012
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Utrecht, Holland
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35 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Lovely location and super explanation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The location and views of this winery are exquisite. We arrived kind of late but they took al the time to talk to us about their wines. The tasting was amazing (for only 5 NZ dollars) and the host was very helpful. Absolutely a must to go to when you are in Napier

Visited February 2013
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Nelson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great imaginative food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Enjoyed lunch with friends recently whilst visiting the Hawke's Bay. Elephant Hill winery is a modern facility with great feel, wonderful service and really good food. The staff were very helpful and attentive without being overbearing and the food was imaginative and beautifully matched with their own wines. Recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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