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Hillside Kitchen and Cellar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


$3 - $57
European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given I’m very much a meat eater, this is a vegetarian restaurant that shocked me with flavours and the lack of lentils and beans in everything made it just that much nicer. Front of house knew their food, flavours and wines I have eaten in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alfrado10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in vegetarian heaven....everyone of the seven small plates of the degustation experience was a small masterpiece....delicate, thoughtful and nourishing. The service was prompt, informed and intelligent. Dishes were explained....allergies considered....impressions of the food was sought...a remarkable find as we simply stumbled upon it.....definitely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jaspar2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best food I ever had! We went for the 7 courses vegan dinner with matching vegan vine and it was the best. Everything from how the food was presented, to the details of the plating and the vine introduction to the tasting. Just superb!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rosebooking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a seven course degustation. I had the non alcoholic drink match. The food was excellent. It was varied with stunning taste and texture. The drink matches were great and an interesting variety of styles.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KevinW5747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing vegetarian food and warm welcoming service. A combination of delicate flavours with a menu including foraged food and grown on-site and a philosophy of sustainability. Sophisticated flavours (but not pretentious). We did food and wine match which was fun and some wines from small...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VAH48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently went to Hillside for a celebratory dinner. I'd heard Asher Boote, the owner on an awesome podcast called 'sick leave' - which focusses on mental wellness in the hospitality industry so I was interested to see his work in person....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dave_in_NZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the 3 course lunch. It was very reasonably priced, and between two of us we covered the whole of the day’s menu. Everything about our meal was excellent. The service was friendly and helpful, the food (which is vegetarian with vegan and gluten...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EJC142TR
Reviewed November 28, 2018

My partner and I picked the 7 course option for dinner and we were blown away by the great flavours and beautiful presentation of each dish. The service was great too- low-key and friendly and informative. The wine recommendations were spot-on. Portions may look small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michele M
Reviewed November 20, 2018

We had a quick but absolutely delicious lunch at Hillside Kitchen, and I must say - the tomatoes were fantastic! Hillside Kitchen is a gorgeous little restaurant full of character and charm. The staff are warm and friendly and of course the food is splendid!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Angela T
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The options are 5 or 7 tasting courses. With the little 'extras' they throw in 5 is more than sufficient. Our selection included 4 savoury dishes and 1 sweet. All dishes are either vegetarian or vegan so if you are a meat-eater don't expect to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LoFlyaNZ
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