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“Great Food, But Best of All was The Chambourcin Wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant

Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: New Zealand, International, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Buffalo, NY
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Food, But Best of All was The Chambourcin Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our hosts at the 88 Lodge B & B recommended this restaurant, and we could not have been more impressed. The winery restaurant is remarkably handsome, and we were able to sit on the outdoor patio in a cozy little table in the corner. We were first offered tastes of several wines, and among those tasted was a Chambourcin. What a magnificent wine--and we quickly order a bottle.
I wish this restaurant were close to my home, we would eat there often. This is the best of the three restaurants we visited in Kerikeri area, and each of them was excellent.
The food is excellent, my venison outstanding [though a too-small portion], and the desserts delectable. The waitress knew her foods, but then we discovered she was the chef and co-owner's daughter. Great place.

Visited February 2013
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Orbost, Australia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had a great lunch at Ake Ake on the recommendation of a local. As we had been living on fish which is so wonderful in this part of the world I had venison and my wife had fillet steak. Both were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We had a table beside the vines and a very pleasant waiter.A great place for a leisurely lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Elsdal_12
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Georgia
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211 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Lovely setting for a lovely lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped here for lunch and the setting is perfect overlooking the vineyards. The wines I had were sauvignon blanc and viongier and Ake Ake’s are quite nice. I chose a smoked chicken and avocado salad that was ample and delicious. I ate every bite. A great stop about fifteen minutes from Paihia. Visit the wine shop for good buys on very nice wines.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Larkette
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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What A Meal!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I went to Ake Ake in 2012 for our Wedding Anniversary and found the food excellent so decided to go again this year. Soooo glad we did. The food was to die for, orgasmic almost. From the little pre dinner tease (Smoked fish tartlet), to the Entree (Warm breads, olives and dips) to the Mains (Angus Eye Fillet and Char grilled Chicken with Herbs) and then the Dessert (Trio of Citrus and Chocolate Parfait). This (compliments to the Chef), plus the excellent service has sealed Ake Ake Restaurant as "Our Restaurant" for our Wedding Anniversary.

Thank you Chris and Judy. See you next year!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Siran W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Thanks to Judy and Chris at Ake Ake for helping to make our wedding ceremony, and reception a wonderful success. Judy and Chris were accomodating and generous in their help and advice, in preparations for the menu, and the day itself. It went off without a hitch (despite a bit of rain). The food and wine was memorable and delicious, and staff were very attentive. Thanks everyone,
Megan and Andrew Tomkins

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Megan_Tomkins
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