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Elephant Hill

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86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
+64 6-872 6060
11:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a cheap outing, but our latest visit confirmed it as a reliable venue to impress your friends. Taste the great Elephant Hill wines before choosing what you will have with your meal- or follow the wine match selections on the menu. Presentation is great, service is attentive and friendly. 6 choices for entree and another 6 for... More 

Thank Scottmacfarlane
San francisco
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled from Napier to the vineyard which was further than we thought. So the warm welcome we received went down very well. Food is fine dining. Sun hats are supplied on the terrace. Views across the vineyard are stunning. Everything was so good that we stayed longer than planned and booked a taxi to take us and our bikes... More 

Thank Mark D
Dublin, Ireland
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468 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I met Kiwi mates here when we visited and it was just lovely. The location is stunning and the winery itself is so luxurious. We sat outside under umbrellas on comfy sofas and had yummy platters and a few did wine tastings. The staff were great and the food was delish. We really enjoyed our time here.

Thank Orla B
Hastings, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A stunning day with a beautiful view. Extra hats supplied for the sun which proved to be very useful. The meal was good with excellent service. This is a very special place and worth a visit for locals and visitors.

Thank Iain149
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a beautiful winery/restaurant that has a great reputation for wonderful food. We were only there for a tasting but it was enjoyable and the place itself is quite lovely.

Thank Barbara S
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Upmarket, pleasant, well organised for a large group of 100 plus people. food was simple but presented extraordinarily well

Thank shell2929
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I dined at Elephant Hill, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, in January 2017. Wow what a meal, fine dining at it's best. From food preparation to plating in the kitchen to being served at table was impeccable, selection of wine was excellent, as you would expect from a winery. The setting and whole ambience was just a pleasure.... More 

Thank Frank Bruce
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Words are unable to justify the actual experience I just had. The photos speak for themselves. Waitress Summer was everything a person in hospitality should be and the dishes designed, created and served by Chef Ashley Jones were something I had never been able to even imagine. Each bite was perfection. The remnants left on my plate was a painting... More 

Thank LauraHooykaas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing. Always enjoy the atmosphere. Ashley your team in the kitchen are worth their weight in gold. Our family friends and business guests wanted to come back the next day too. Great job

Thank Jan1760
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have had our booking for 5 people for a few weeks now. We wanted to make sure our friends visiting from overseas had a good experience of dining in Hawkes Bay and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a wonderful view across the infinity pool to the vineyard which is beautifully lit after sunset. The food was was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Te Awanga
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 6060
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?