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“Exquiste food wine and setting”
Review of Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Oxford, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Exquiste food wine and setting”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Elephant Hill Winery is set back from the main road between Haumoana and Te Awanga and overlooks Hawke Bay.The building is stunning and has been the recipient of several architectural awards.The imposing structure sits comfortably in the winery landscape and its presence befits the place name upon which it resides.The menu was limited but the the daily specials made up for any shortfall in the offering.As soon as the waitress mentioned the word risotto she had my full attention and I was not disappointed - a superb mushroom risotto was delivered with the added embellishment of tiny chanterelle mushrooms - a delight to savour and a return to contemplate. The Elephant Hill Rose or Le phant blanc were an excellent compliment to the meal - the Rose in particular is a bit of a triumph.

  • Visited February 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food, great service!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We joined several of our friends for dinner at this gorgeous restaurant the night before the Mission Concert. The food was fantastic, very tasty and beautifully presented. The accompanying wine was delicious and complemented the various food choices. Pricing was very reasonable given the quality and variety of food and wines. I highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited February 2013
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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“lovely wine and great hospitality”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

enthusiastic staff and a fabulous setting make this a must visit - I haven't eaten there but apparently the food is very good.

Visited November 2012
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Utrecht, Holland
Level 5 Contributor
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
Level 3 Contributor
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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