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Elephant Hill Estate Winery

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Address: 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4102, New Zealand
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+64 6-873 0400
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Private Tour: Napier Hawkes Bay Premium Wine Tour with Lunch
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Superb food in beautiful surroundings

We visited Elephant Hill not long after it opened 7 years ago and were keen to return. The restaurant is in a building whose interior is of a very high standard. The infinity pool... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017

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44 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

We visited Elephant Hill not long after it opened 7 years ago and were keen to return. The restaurant is in a building whose interior is of a very high standard. The infinity pool is a lovely attraction to look out on when sitting on decking. However the food is the most important aspect of the visit. The menu had... More 

Thank LClark2601
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Our dinner here was lovely. I had tuna sashimi as my starter which was truly one of the best plates of fish I've ever had. Served to perfection. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was beautiful. For a special lunch or dinner whilst around Napier this place is definitely one that I would recommend.

Thank ox_Travel_xo
N.S.W. Australia
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159 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We went with friends to this delightful winery. The food could not be faulted. I had the salmon entree followed by the venison. The others all chose the duck for their entree and joined me with the venison. The only blemish on what was an almost perfect lunch was we were the unlucky table to get Emily as our wait... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Lovely location, views over the vines and beyond. Great ambience. We enjoyed a drink on the terrace followed by an early evening summer meal. The building is impressive. Modern and chic, like something out of a Bond movie. Infinity pool, sunken lounge and a modern elegant dining area. Service was terrific, efficient but not intrusive. Our little pre-dinner taste surprise... More 

Thank GWN2112
Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Called in for lunch and what a lunch we got. Maybe the best food I have ever eaten helped down with some glorious wines. Highly recommended for food lovers. Great surroundings and excellent staff.

Thank Carol C
Coolum Beach, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I took a good friend here for dinner. WOW ! Happy excellent well informed staff. Complimentary appetizers and bread were served.For an entree I had the most exquisite beetroot, cheese, shiitake and asparagus. So pretty I didn't want to disturb it - however it tasted as good as it looked. Main course was stuffed Zucchini Flowers with perfect chips and... More 

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Went to the winery for a tasting. Amazing place and wines. Great service. Well worth a visit. Ended up with a large box of the great wines to take home!

Thank Alun J
Helotes, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

We have eaten here several times and it is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We took 4 friends for an intimate dinner and we rewarded with the same excellent experience. We were given a free appetizer "taste" (very nice coconut snapper) as well as complimentary bread. We each ordered an entree, a main and a dessert and... More 

Thank PJ K
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Started with the beef tartare, absolutely amazing. Had tuna, fish and steak as mains. Son didn't fancy the mushroom tart that came with the steak, no problem to change to handcut fries with garlic aoli. Desserts devine. Great selection of wines. We purchased some some to take away as well as some of the olive oil. Would definitely go back... More 

Thank Heather W
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

My lovely wife and myself accompanied by our two younger children (eldest son at the car museum down the road) visited. As soon as we mentioned we would like to taste the wine, out came the dude with the coloring in paper and colouring in pencils. Legend. Samples with brief notes Rose' beautiful and floral Syrah bold and full of... More 

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