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“Hidden treasure!”

Red Shed Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Established from 1987, Clearview Estate Winery, Vineyards, Cellar Door & the iconic 'red shed' LUNCH RESTAURANT enjoy an established, leafy coastal setting near the historic landmark of Cape Kidnappers. Relax under mature trees among the vines while you explore the comprehensive seasonal menu featuring fresh and creative dishes making innovative use of Hawke's Bay produce. With a heated pavilion and fireside tables we are cosy in all weathers. Among the vineyards the estate also grows avocados, olives and citrus trees with a culinary herb garden to supply the kitchen. Enjoy our renowned and celebrated wines including the iconic Reserve Chardonnay, Black Reef Blush, our Classic red wine blends - 'Old Olive Block', 'Cape Kidnappers' & 'Enigma'. Our historic self-contained HOMESTEAD accommodation provides a unique location for a Hawke's Bay wedding, private function, meeting or special occasion celebration.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

What an awesome place! Great food, GREAT wine, great rustic venue, and outstanding service! Thanks again......we'll be back

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1  Thank Tanja C
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Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Ok, I agree the service for lunch was a bit slow, but what amazing hospitality and surroundings to relax in and enjoy. The wine I tasted was excellent even though young wines, the owners were so friendly and hospitable and we all had a lovely afternoon. Im even tempted to order a few cases to be sent to me in the UK. I can complain about nothing and recommend everything. The food when it arrived was equivalent to michellin star quality. Delicious!

Thank ParkieM
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The food was absolutely lovely and a gorgeous setting for lunch but the lack of service was very disappointing! The wait time was quite long but no problem for our group as we were happy to enjoy a leisurely lunch but we were only offered drinks once throughout the meal and as it took over 20 minutes for the drinks to arrive we only had the one glass of wine which was a shame as it was lovely! When we had finished the mains we were never offered coffee or dessert and just left to our own. I had to "grab" a harassed looking waiter to eventually order coffee and would have loved to order dessert but by then had given up! On a positive note the food was absolutely beautiful but maybe the owners/ management need to employ more staff as lack of service seems to be an ongoing issue and we would have spent considerably more had we had the opportunity to do so!

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1  Thank Otisandmillie
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went to Clearview winery for lunch yesterday using a grab one voucher for a platter and bottle of wine. Chose the Pinot Gris which was very nice and went well with the platter. Lovely sunny day so was very pleasant sitting outside. A very casual environment. The only disappointment was that the platter was missing the gin and herb marinated salmon and the chicken liver parfait. Which gave you the feeling that because you were using a voucher that you didn't deserve the full serving. Other than that gripe it was a lovely lunch.

Thank Honeypuff
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ClearviewEstate, Owner at Red Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

We are glad that you enjoyed your platter & bottle of wine recently in the spring sunshine at Clearview Estate. Fresh seasonal products are subject to availability & occasionally we may substitute with a similar item.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

After hearing about all of the awards this winery has won, and all of the great reviews, we just couldn't wait to go try it. Sadly, this winery did not live up to our wine tasting expectations. We found the grounds to be a bit cluttered and run down feeling, and lacked a certain polish one would expect a winery with all of these awards to have. We honestly wanted to like these wines, but each one we tried got worse and worse. The wines were all very tart and over powered by a lime/citrus flavor, to the point where we felt ourselves puckering like after you bit down on a lemon. Their big award winning Chardonnay I will give a pass to, as I am sure it is quite nice for those that like the traditional Chardonnay big buttery/heavily oaked taste, unfortunately it is just not my style. We did not try to food, so I cannot comment on the restaurant, but I can say that were were, as a whole, sorely disappointed in this winery.

2  Thank Lindsay H
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