Situated not far from the Bay of Islands airport and Kerikeri this was an ideal stop-off point for us for lunch following a scenic flight.
The building is quite large as is the car park but we still had some difficulty finding a space due to a combination of (others) bad parking and the fact that it was fairly busy.
There were plenty of room indoors however on a warm, sunny day most visitors were out on the terrace overlooking the garden, pond and vines and fortunately we got a table there too.
Service was pleasant and we ordered a glass of their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to accompany a fish special of the day, served with potatoes and spinach. The menu wasn’t huge but nevertheless we both saw other possible choices for mains. For dessert we had the Prune Tart and a Crème Brulee.
The food and wine were very enjoyable as was sitting on the terrace admiring the grounds. (When a breeze got up a canvas frame which surrounded the area was partly pulled across to shield guests from the wind but still permitting dining al fresco). After the meal we had a wander around the grounds which extend into the vines alongside.
Our bill totalled $88 for food and $18 for the wine which was bordering on the expensive side but taking account of the quality and setting probably justified.