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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

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Food and drink enthusiasts will love this day tour to Waiheke Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Relax and enjoy a day of delicious indulgence as your local guide will take you to the best foodie spots on the island. Sample wines from boutique wineries, and try delicious local produce such as olive oil, artisan cheese, and fresh oysters. Return to Auckland in the afternoon, or stay longer on the island to explore further.
$162.95 per adult
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Denise M wrote a review Apr 9
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve previously visited and eaten here three times. On the strength of those positive experiences I booked lunch here with my sisters - one from Wellington and one from Bay of Plenty on our first ever weekend away together. We waited more than an hour for food when it wasn’t particularly busy. I can safely say it was the worst lunch I’ve ever been served (for $39). It was supposed to be fish with various shellfish. It was dried up, smothered in tomato paste, the mussels were dry. When it finally arrived, because it was barely recognizable, I said “that’s not what I ordered” as the fish couldn’t be seen. When I found it, it was mush in flavourless tomato sauce. What it appeared to me, was that there was no chef as there was no flavour. When we raised our concerns with staff they appeared embarrassed and indicated there has been a change of management. The manager avoided us and offered coffee and dessert but as we didn’t have another hour to waste on our special weekend we declined. There was no warning of wait time and no apology. How something so good could go so bad I don’t know. I hadn’t read trip advisor before we left for lunch as my past experience was great. I now wish I had. Just pick up your act. Show some concern when people raise theirs. Your location is great and you’ve thrown this restaurant’s reputation to the dogs.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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TheRongos wrote a review Apr 9
Wellington, New Zealand29 contributions5 helpful votes
An amazing setting and that is as good as it got. Our order was taken after a short time but I suspected when two wait staff came to tell us about the specials that things could go wrong. We waited an hour for our food and when it finally arrived we almost wished it hadn’t. I ordered the seafood tower, the raw fish was actually inedible, the fish dip was bland and had bones in it, the mussels and clams had no flavour whatsoever and I failed to finish eating them...a first for me as I love seafood. One of our group had the chicken burger which was barely warm and the few hand cut fries that came with it were cold, the other guest had the snapper which was mushy and covered in a tasteless tomato sauce. We had told the wait staff we were not happy with the wait time, then told them the food was not great and could they let the maître d know we were not happy and would like to speak with them. They simply never came....there are way better places to spend your money on Waiheke and I suggest you go there.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Simon I wrote a review Apr 9
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The views from the spacious dining area must be one of the most breathtaking in NZ , my wife and I went mid week so it was quieter and less frenetic so plenty of time to wander around the grounds .
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Date of experience: April 2021
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cheers2018 wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand62 contributions9 helpful votes
We were taken here as part of our Winery Tour. Wine Sampling was Ok and guy doing the sampling was very knowledgeable. That’s where the the good stuff ends. We were sat down and waited for nearly an hour for our food that was pre ordered several hours before by our Tour Guide. Half the orders never arrived and were missed leaving the staff trying to sort out the problem. The meals that were delivered were cold or wrong. No one asked for drink orders after our first drink which was bad. What made it all worse was there was no apology offered. Such a huge shame as views were awesome but all let down by extremely bad service in the restaurant. We think the staff were poorly trained and inexperienced. Shame but we will never be back.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Roger wrote a review Feb 2021
16 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic service during tour and wine tasting. Nothing rushed and very informative, great value also.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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