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“Great lunch out for Queens Birthday Weekend”

Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Discover a new world as you gaze down on The Glass House, hovering like a coloured jewel beside the vineyard, cantilevered over the waterlily-fringed lake. This unique building is open daily year round, where you can choose to taste our range of wines, enjoy a glass as you relax on our generous decks or simply purchase bottles to take home. We're excited to offer you our fresh new menu, showcasing local produce and seasonal ingredients. Do come and experience dishes that we love and flavours we are passionate about. Download the Menu> This is truly a building for all seasons as you watch the birdlife on the lake on a summer's afternoon, or feel the fury of winter as the rain lashes the lake and sends the overflow beneath you in a veritable waterfall. Metres away are the vines, with the building's transparency letting you possibly observe the pruning process, leaf-plucking, fruit thinning, and if the time is right, the harvest itself!
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My husband surprised me for lunch at the Brick Bay Winery. We have been here before and every time we go we love it.
What l love about this place apart from the food and wine is the location and surrounding scenery. As you drive in your see sheep out on the grass a lovely big pond a few vines and a wonderful big glass house. The winery has been designed with a Scandinavian feel, nice and relaxed with a main eating area in the main building 2 covered areas for more relaxing and enjoying a wine and an outdoor area for summer with a kids playground.
In the past, we have enjoyed their yummy tasting platters, however, this time we decided to try something different on the menu and went with 2 x small plates the vodka cured salmon and duck liver pate and a large plate the hot cured salmon. My husband had the main plate and l enjoyed grassing on the small plates with my lovely glass of Rose. We couldn't resist a dessert so ordered the hazelnut affogato and chocolate puff which we ended up taking away to enjoy later. After you finish your meal head off for a walk around and if good weather take the sculpture trail to enjoy the wonderful scenery and sculptures within the winery. This place is great for winter and summer and a small tip make sure you book especially if you won't lunch as they are always busy.

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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we really appreciate your positive feedback!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the excellent dining experience and customer service, management makes the experience unique and personal, taking time to ensure their guests are happy and satisfied from start to finish. And a special thank you to the chef that has a real talent for infusing flavour into each dish.

Thank laufrandsen2016
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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Wow! What a great review :) Thanks so much, we really appreciate your feedback - come back and visit again soon!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Our first time at Brick Bay and we loved it.Great service,attentive but not intrusive,friendly and relaxed.Food was delicious ,well presented and we all enjoyed our choices. It was a rainy cold morning when we started out and we wondered should we have stayed home,but so glad we made the effort .The setting is beautiful and we had a memorable occasion with younger family members who are heading overseas soon.Thank you.

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Thank mama2227
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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your great review - we're so glad you made the journey and enjoyed your Brick Bay experience!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I have a mixed review, the duck parfait was beautiful as was the Salmon starter. We enjoyed the 'paddle' wine tasting with them.
However, the wait staff checking on us, "is everything ok?" With seconds of each other was annoying and badly managed.
The Canadian waitress was very loud and spoke about her recommendations for where our neighbouring table should visit on their trip to Canada for well over 10 minutes....we were trying to have a relaxing catch up...
The side salad that came out with the meal was fresh and delicious but the dressing was wasabi hot..
Overall a lovely place with great food.

Thank Krissy v
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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience and thanks for the constructive comments which we will communicate back to our team :)

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Birthday lunch
Amazing place
Great food
Good service
Platters and meals
Wine tasting tray
Lovely setting

Thank AmeliavdBerg
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BrickBay, Marketing & Communications at Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your Birthday celebration at Brick Bay :)

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