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“Great lunch.”

Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $48
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went for a family occasion on an Saturday lunch. It was quiet and they gave us an area to ourselves,which was nice. We shared a number of platters. The food was very good, a nice mixture of fried squid, salmon, fritatta, carppaccio etc. It would have been better if it came with breads/crackers etc but we ordered a separate plate of bread. Service was very good. They had a reasonable range of wine by the glass,
We would come again, especially with a group. Its good food at a reasonable price. If you had wanted they do a two course lunch for $25 (I think). The platters ended up costing about $20 per person when shared.

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Thank Judith042
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We've been to Vidal to lunch and it was very good, atmosphere is nice, service is good and the food was delicious. I had a salmon with cabbage that was simple and delicious, as it was my hubby dish, pork belly. Everything, of course, pairing with their and other wineries' wine.
Dessert wasn't bad, but wasn't great also. And it's well priced. We highly recommend it in Hawkes Bay.

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Thank alalas
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice warm restaurant - best start to a July evening, especially since it is big area. Very good, attentive service. Would the food match up? Yes! Monday night is steak and syrah night. Firstly however, we shared the entree platter which includes mussels, salmon rillette, chorizo, pear & walnut salad, feta, squid and galette. The steak comes with beans and chips and we shared a plate of green vegetables. Medium-rare steak with a knob of butter - tender, well cooked and just yum. A glass of Gimblett Gravels syrah - another yum. Left feeling very satisfied - thank you Vidals

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Thank Janice D
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Great place expected great things after I had read there review and was not disappointed staff had a great personal feel with great food just a bit of a wait on the food wine list was a bit expensive for being a winery itself but it must keep the drunks out great place will be back when we're back in nz

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Thank skoutos
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great services followed by great food and to top it off fantastic ambience. The wine selection is good all be it a bit pricey. But one mans pricey is another mans cheap so check out their web page.

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Thank DutcheeNZ
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