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John Hill Estate Winery

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, European, Contemporary
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John Hill Road | Entrance White Road, Auckland 2583, New Zealand
+64 9-292 4929
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to JHE on many occasions, such that the staff have recognised us in the past and this was the first hint that things have changed, we didn't recognise any of the front of house staff. We have always booked in advance or you simply wouldn't have got a table on a fine day, second hint, vacant tables... More 

Thank Graeme W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the venue for my 80th birthday lunch for 47 family and friends. Two prior meetings with Bhavi sorted out the menu and the format for the day. The actual day went so well that I could not have asked for anything better. The service from the staff was excellent and we received many compliments about the platters and... More 

Thank Peter C
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious, quirky lunch. We shared bread, oil & dips with a tasty raw fish nibble, followed by amazing salads, all washed down with a wonderful John Hills own Rose. The setting & relaxed atmosphere added to the experience. Would highly recommend. Total cost for 3 including wine & a pudding came to roughly $140 - good value.

Thank X-El-Paso
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

After a rather hectic time, being, that it was a Public Holiday, visiting Hunua Falls, for the very first time, we decided to retire/recover to what I had heard was An Excellent Country Winery for much needed R&R. Much Needed!!!!!!!!! Imagine our Disappointment, to discover, at 1230hrs - CLOSED! We walked the site and peered in the windows............. Very, Very... More 

Thank alx22015
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The family had arranged a "surprise" lunch at this restaurant for my birthday. The day was wild weather with rain and strong wind gusts. 20 family and friends attended and we were seated in the awning area. We had no problems with the weather. The food was gorgeous, the service was brisk and cheerful. I had a vegetarian option of... More 

Thank Maureen H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The service is always friendly and not too intrusive. There is a good selection of food types. A great place to spend time on a weekend

Thank GOM1956
Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

I have visited there,for lunch ,there is a good idea of the "flat flight" you are able to choose three different wines for tasting they are of ,5 DL and the price is fair,. But the food is very "medium"/

Thank Pierre R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

John Hill Estate Winery is in the Hunua Ranges and the view across the vines is stunning. Rather eclectic style menu which is reasonably priced. The dumplings were well worth ordering. We choose a selection of plates to share and were not disappointed. Didn't try any of the wine as we all choose water or a soft drink. Good place... More 

Thank Millydog0
Karaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a beautiful gem tucked in the Hunua community. They used to serve amazing food, however, a recent change to the menu has meant that the food is not only confusing to order but unfulfilling. The wait staff were also very confused about what they were serving. I communicated this to the staff and they were not interested in... More 

Thank HappyKiwiGal
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

John Hill Estate was a hidden treasure- we visited last summer and 2015. I raved to countless city dwellers about how good it was, and it was worth the drive etc etc.- however WAS being the operative word. This time around I am sad to say it was very poor with regard to food and service. We booked a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: John Hill Road | Entrance White Road, Auckland 2583, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-292 4929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?