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Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-872 7440
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly service, attentive but not "in your face" The food was YUM!! Entrees of prawns with a salsa and I had Croquette of pulled pork with a slaw, beautiful flavours. Mains we both had salmon with a salad which included new season gala apples. Salmon cooked to perfection. Option of 2 or 3 course set menus or choices off... More 

Thank Karen B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the service was amazing, George was fantastic. The food was sensational, would fully recommend the venison. The main was exeptional and the desert did not disappoint. 5/5

Thank 55gavind
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing evening of food and wine. Topped off by amazing service by our server George. We had the beef, squid and mind blowing duck 10/10

Thank Matthew S
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 3 course meal with extended family and it was excellent. Everyone was thrilled with ther meal including the children.The service was slick and friendly and at an extremely competitive cost.Thanks Vidal.

Thank Peter E
Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely wines and food good too. Service excellent and learnt a lot about the history of it. Didn't know that it used to be the 1st winery in Hastings and had the first bottle store. Enjoyed looking at all the history on the walls too

Thank leoniehastings
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Fantastic meal for Valentine's Day/birthday Food, service and wine selection perfect Best meal for a long time Vegetarian options were amazing

Thank Howard k
Hastings, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went out for a family lunch! Set menu was amazing and so delicious- highly recommend trying this! Acoustics a little noisy, but was a very busy day...

Thank Chesterpie
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were advised there were no tables outside - didn't try to accommodate us as plenty of space outside, and they could of moved a table and chairs outside for us. Advised us that they were fully booked for lunch and we needed to eat now – restaurant was 99.9% empty the whole time we were there. Witnessed argument between... More 

Thank Gareth J
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Very quiet the night we went so service was great. Good variety of food, fresh and beautifully presented

Thank Angus L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal for two. He had an expertly cooked duck breast and she a moist pan fried snapper. The decor is pleasant and there was thankfully no irritating background music!

Thank Tony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $49
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 7440
Adjacent to the winery, Vidal Estate's restaurant has been a popular destination for locals and visitors since the opening of its doors in 1979. Open for lunch and dinner, the atmosphere is one of relaxed sophistication. A talented team in the kitchen share a food philosophy of fresh and simple dishes using really good produce. The focus is on creating clean simple flavours using New Zealand fresh, seasonal, organic products and taking inspiration from classical methods and dishes. Vidal Estate's comprehensive wine list, which showcases recent and aged Vidal Estate wines as well other top New Zealand wines, perfectly complements the dishes.

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