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“Exceeded Perfection”
Review of Tirohana Estate

Tirohana Estate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $44
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the boutique vineyard to the hills beyond, enjoy lunch or dinner in this atmospheric and elegant setting complete with original New Zealand artwork and evocative music. A roaring fire in the winter and doors thrown open to the warm breeze in the warmer months, a sunny terrace and outdoor seating. Large groups and corporate clients welcome by arrangement. Seasonal menus utilising the best of the local produce with an emphasis on organic and sustainable produce. Special diets catered for.
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“Exceeded Perfection”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

As a loyal fan of the tirohana estate. We try to bring guests with us to share what is a truly personal dining experience.

It is hard to not over inflate the service right from the momen of making a booking to leaving the restaurant.

Yet again Toby and staff have made another night simply exquisite. The food left you wanting to come back for more as the is no way you could fit another tiny morsel in.

As I said we attempt to be loyal customers and come to sample each seasons menu. So far we have not been let down nor has the quality of the service changed.

After reading the negative review I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth as this person has not obviously been to tirohana as a guest. I obviously can't comment on why someone would make such a horrible comment. When infact there is nothing horrible about Tirohana

So yes I would and personally have taken an eclectic bunch of people out to dine there. Each of them raving about the professionalism of the whole experience.

So thank you again Toby and team. Exceeded all expectations yet again

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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent location and friendly service. Good quality food.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Brighton's Toby was always a refreshing face to see at the end of long day of wine tasting. The prix fixe is quite good value but it would seem that you're paying more for the beautiful setting rather than for exceptional food. It is a shame that they do not offer an à la carte menu. Having said this, we returned several times for the wonderful, friendly service in a magical location.

  • Visited January 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Exceptional value as I had a voucher for the five course degustation dinner with matching wines. But even without the voucher the menu was still really good value.

The food was fantastic, as was the service. We were even given a ride home at the end of the evening. Will definitely be going back again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank liftmeupletmefall
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Downtown New York quality in New Zealand countryside”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

On a rainy day we left home destined for Martinborough hoping to catch a seat at the lovely Tirohana Estate that we had heard so much about. We were made to feel absolutely welcome as we walked through the door and were shown to our table. In this wonderful setting we experienced fantastic friendly service, beautifully presented food and wine that confirms Tirohana Estate is world class. Wouldn't it be great if Wellington restaurants took a leaf off Tirohanas vine

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Will B
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Foxton, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mid-winter Christmas dining experience at it's best”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Upon entry to the restaurant we were greeted with a very warm welcome from Toby and Raymond who served us a beautiful Tirohana Estate Mulled Wine. The Christmas tree and decorations immediately radiated a feeling of Christmas and the magic that it brings. Once seated at our Christmas themed decorated table, complete with Christmas Crackers, we were attended to by very professional staff. We donned our Christmas Cracker hats and settled in for a most enjoyable evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the atmosphere and the service. I highly recommend Tirohana Estate as a special place to dine on any occasion. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Carolyn S
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