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“Great surroundings, great food and wine....”
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, Late Night, Lunch, 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 August 2, 2014

We recently visited the Hawkes bay with a group of friend's and had a dinner at Elephant Hill.
Food was as good as it gets.
The staff were very accommodating and made the night one to remember.
The food was simply outstanding and the wine also hit the spot.

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Thank jeffs_nz
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

My fiance Tom and I have done a fair bit of travelling and have eaten in many fine restaurants and certainly love our food, so its a pretty big deal when Tom says he has just eaten the best meal of his life. That's exactly what he said to me after our lunch at Elephant Hill.
Not only is it a stunningly beautiful venue, overlooking that gorgeous infinity pool. A lovely peaceful spot to fully enjoy and appreciate the first class food that comes out of that kitchen.
Cooked perfectly, presented beautifully and an absolute joyful experience to eat.
Absolute perfection! 10 out of 10!

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Thank Jess O
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

On the upmarket side of Te Awanga and Haumoana, recently erected Elephant Hill wine estate is a sight to behold. The massive green copper building is worth visiting on its own and their modern, glass walled underground cellar is very impressive too. As for the food, it is far from cheap, maybe not always excellent value but the experience as a whole does not disappoint.

Thank Deeeedoooo
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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.

Thank makkkkko2000
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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.

Thank Umfoloz1
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