We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just the best”
Review of Wakelin House - CLOSED

Wakelin House
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Featherston, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just the best”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have dined at a lot of restaurants and consider this to be one of the best. This restaurant is for fine dining, a place to go for special occasions or just if you want to be pampered. We have dined there on several occasions and enjoy the ever changing menu, friendly staff, quiet surroundings and excellent food. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Veronica S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    6
    2
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Greytown
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a tasty delicious dinner in a lovely cottage. Very good service and the chef even ran out to our car with a little gift when he heard it was my birthday. Made the night even better.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Kiwigtn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The place to go if you want great tasting food even if you have food allergies. Fantastic!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Having recently been advised to change to a dairy/gluten free diet I thought my eating out days were over! Chef at Wakelin House was not concerned by my diet requests and i ate like a queen. A wonderful 6 course degustation meal for my Wedding anniversary. What a great restaurant...we are so lucky to live so close by. Thank you for a lovely yummy meal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank NZSaffy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Featherston, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolute top in the Wairarapa”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited Wakelin House on a very busy Saturday night. Luckely we booked, otherwise there was no table left. Menus and our choice of wine arrived swift. The amuse was a tomato consomme. Very tasty and tingling on the palate.
For starters we had the crab with asparagus and the scallops with puree and parsnip chips. Both a picture on the plate and very fresh and seasonal.
Our mains were the fish of the day, salmon and veal with mushrooms. The salmon cooked sous vide to perfection and the veal was melting in the mouth. Combination with the seasonal vegetables was superb. Here is a superchef at work!
For dessert we both had the chocolate mousse with candied walnuts and hokey pokey. Crunchy and rich and creamy.
A great evening out with food I will not forget in a long time!

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Wim31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The atmosphere here was lovely, probably the only disappointing aspect in the middle of the June storm, was the lack of a fire. There were heat pumps so it wasn't cold but lacked a little ambience. The candles on the table were a lovely touch even though they were battery operated. The entrees and mains were not large but were delicious, particularly the Venison. The cheeseboard had a great selection of very nice cheeses and crackers. The staff were fantastic. The lady who served our table was very friendly and chatty without being overly so, just enough to make us feel welcome. We were also acknowledged by the chef on our way in and our way out, a great touch. Would go back again for a special occasion.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Teresa H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Wakelin House also viewed

Greytown, Wairarapa
Greytown, Wairarapa
 
Greytown, Wairarapa
Greytown, Wairarapa
 
Greytown, Wairarapa
Greytown, Wairarapa
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing