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“Wonderful Views, Delicious Food and Wine”
Review of Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant - CLOSED

Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were staying in Auckland and did a day trip to Waiheke Island. When we asked various people the best place to eat on Waiheke, almost everyone recommended Te Whau. When we arrived, we were absolutely captivated by the views and stopped to take pictures. The building is also very attractive and an interesting piece of very modern architecture among the vineyards.
We were seated quickly and our waitress was relatively friendly. I ordered the seared kingfish tataki and the roasted eggplant and ricotta gnocchi, both of which were very good. The gnocchi was interesting and not what I expected, but it was delicious (I just needed to get over the fact that it did not look like gnocchi).
We ordered the 2011 Le Petit Point and it was really good. I am not a big fan of red wine, but it is the Waiheke Island specialty, so I thought it was a necessity. We did not end up buying a bottle but all three of us very much enjoyed our glasses.

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1  Thank LTHorsley
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Have been here a number of times usually on special occasions. Amazing views over the island and water back to Auckland. Great food.

2  Thank JayeFaye
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The vineyard was just down the road from the Lodge where we stayed and we had a fabulous lunch and wine tasting. The Bordeaux style wines were better than any wines we had last year during our 3 weeks in Bordeaux, France. They do a vertical tasting of 4 consecutive years and each one was great with its own special characteristics. The food at the restaurant was a feast for the eyes. We particularly enjoyed the spanner crab salad served on a wasabi mousse, garnished with radishes and salmon caviar. We also enjoyed tiny scallops served with a pineapple curry, mauka and oak smoked salmon with a horseradish cream and apple and verjus chutney. The only dish that I was not overwhelmed by was the pulled pork terrine, with celeric remulade and pickled grapes probably because i would have liked the pork to have a hint of chilie.

1  Thank Kay W
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

The view over Te Whau bay was marvelous, the vineyard was overall good, it may have one of the best wine in the world, but not for its service. The guy who was with us during the wine tasting was behaving as he had to do that reluctantly! And for those who love the outdoor dine, this one is not for them!

Thank Kiet Q
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We live on Waiheke and get to Te Whau a few times during the year. Food, Service, Ambience, Sunsets.....absolutely top of the line. Not to be missed for a special evening...especially for lovebirds!

2  Thank paradisecovemomma
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