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“Be thirsty”
Review of Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Beverly Hills, Florida
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Be thirsty”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I haven't found any wineries in New Zealand that I haven't liked.
The tastings are very informative and the snacks just make you buy more wine.

Visited September 2013
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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cosmopoliton Chic”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

A return visit again confirmed the overall excellence of the whole experience. The menu is very interesting and the many various elements of each dish are quite delicious in their own rights. We find the suggested wine paring very useful as well.

Visited July 2014
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Prophetstown, Illinois
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Total package!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Elephant Hill does everything right. They have a wonderful view, great wines, friendly staff and excellent food. We enjoyed our lunch at a leisurely pace and the wines to match. We had a seat by the window since it was cool to sit outside. Not only does the food taste good it also looks good - very well plated. This is not always an easy feat to accomplish and they do it well. Stop in, plan a lunch visit and relax.

  • Visited June 2014
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Great family dining experience”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our family had lunch here on sunday and i have to day it was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. Food and service were great and very professional. Kids menu is a treat beautifully presented and healthy food. We had to sit outside as no tables available inside it was a sunny day but cold breeze and straight away they put the outside heaters on for us and brought out blankets. The view is just amazing. The kids were supplied with a picture to colour and pencils which kept them occupied til lunch came. The wine was perfectly matched with the food. Great value for money. Gosh we cant stop thinking about it, superb!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Paradise Point
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The view is amazing”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We came across this winery on the way to cape kidnappers. We thoroughly enjoyed the view and dining facilities which are ultra modern, but unfortunately the person who was running the wine tasting part was very limited in knowledge and really does need lessons in greeting and customer service, she lets the business down as being first point of contact this doesn't really help.

Visited July 2014
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