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“Lovely Setting, great food”
Review of Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative wine estate and restaurant located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast, in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious food and stunning wines whilst taking in breath-taking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard towards the iconic Kidnapper Cliffs. As a producer of premium Hawke's Bay wine, our vineyard enjoys the spoils of a temperate, dry climate and an extended growing season. Our vineyards and winery are proudly 100% accredited by the Sustainable Winegrowers of New Zealand. Elephant Hill is your place to relax and enjoy great wine and food.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were very impressed with the Elephant Hill Winery Restaurant. The setting is gorgeous--we ate on the patio, surrounded by an infinity pool with views of the vineyard on all sides. The service was first rate and the food was very tasty.

Thank Melanie F
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We actually ended up here because every other winery we had been told to visit was either closed on a Monday, closed for a wedding (Te Awa), should have been open, but not (Beach House). So glad that we did!
Our lunch was delicious & so was the wine! The staff were very helpful. lovely modern, clean lines. Also a fun wine tasting after our meal. I bought & have enjoyed already the Rose 2011 & Pinot Noir 2009 .

Thank RandiDI
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had lunch here (main and dessert) and sat in the outdoor area. The decor is quite stunning. It was quite a hot day and straw sunhats were provided for guest use which we were glad for! At one stage a sea mist rolled in and then out again a few minutes later.
The service and food were fantastic, great flavours and presentation. The Rosé goes nicely with lunch. (There is a charge for wine tasting if you are not eating at the restaurant.)

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Thank Sue Russell K
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We came here on recommendation from staff at The Dome (reviewed separately). The restaurant is reasonably new, well appointed, with very knowledgable and generous staff. The food was of a very high standard, with nice wines to match. Uninterrupted views of the vineyard and ocean. One of the best meals we have had in New Zealand (having visited various areas in the country on 3 separate occasions). If you are looking for a high quality winery dining experience this should be on your agenda.

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Thank Greg C
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Words can't describe the party I had in my mouth!
We were lucky enough to hit the second night of the new Spring/Summer 2012/13 menu and it was simply sensational. Really good service and excellent wine too. Thanks again, we will be back.

Thank JoshR74
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