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“Lovely location and super explanation”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Utrecht, Holland
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely location and super explanation”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The location and views of this winery are exquisite. We arrived kind of late but they took al the time to talk to us about their wines. The tasting was amazing (for only 5 NZ dollars) and the host was very helpful. Absolutely a must to go to when you are in Napier

Visited February 2013
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great imaginative food”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Enjoyed lunch with friends recently whilst visiting the Hawke's Bay. Elephant Hill winery is a modern facility with great feel, wonderful service and really good food. The staff were very helpful and attentive without being overbearing and the food was imaginative and beautifully matched with their own wines. Recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank NelsonSue
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New Castle, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, excellent food”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This winery has a beautiful setting with all glass walls overlooking the winery with additional seating outside surrounded by water, very romantic! The food, wine and service was excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Janice K
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfectly lovely”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Always great. A bit expensive but absolutely worth it.
Best steak I have had in a long time. Their Syrah is wonderful. Service good, food superb.
Will return.

Visited January 2013
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te awanga
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Always reliably good”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

great food and great service, always. Pricey but worth it. Lovely that bread, olives and oils are served before the meal. A lovely touch and they even cater for GF instead of just the regular eaters! The food is always carefully thought out and each taste complements each other always beautiful and always to a great standard!

Visited January 2013
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Thank kiwibear
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