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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
+64 9-964 0565
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Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the heart of Auckland's wine country. With a Cellar Door, Cafe, roaming gardens, event spaces and our newly opened Restaurant, as well as a fully functioning winery and bottling works, The Hunting Lodge has it all. The history of the Hunting Lodge goes back to 1868, so almost everyone in the area has a yarn from over the years. The current owners’ story goes back to the 1970’s, seeing their children grow up amongst the vines. They’re proud to be able to share this beautiful site with you and let the stories continue. So whether you choose to play petanque in the Family Zone surrounded by the olive grove and kids play area, or find a romantic spot amongst the vines, this vineyard garden is all about truly delicious wine and food that can be enjoyed in a backdrop that makes memories of any occasion.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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+64 9-964 0565
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm, welcoming staff. Fabulous fresh seasonal food. Perfectly selected wines. Beautiful ambiance. A truly special place!

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Sharryn for your great review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe sits adjacent to the restaurant. Sunday lunch platter was real food simply presented. The wood fired pizza too very tasty hot and full of local flavours. Cheaper than the restaurant but still tasty. Winters day so no chance to enjoy ground. A spring...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Tracy for your great review, our menu has been crafted by our Executive Chef Des Harris and will pass on the great review to him and the Cafe team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Told that the Hunting Lodge Restaurant had re-opened so took ourselves on a journey of re-discovery. And weren't we glad we did! If anything ambiance and service was even better, and that's not to say that the food had not improved. If anything, this place...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks pkjdudding for your fantastic review! Since taking ownership in early 2016 the Sutton family have been working to restore the site to what it once was with the help of some family, friends and some passionate locals. With Executive Chef Des Harris at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for friends birthday lunch. We picked ‘trust the chef ‘ option when we booked. It was 5 courses for $75. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Deer milk creme brûlée was to die for. The service was professional, efficient and friendly. The chef...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Staceyv99 for your fabulous review. We are very fortunate to have great chefs on board including Executive Chef Des Harris and Head Chef Asher Abramowitz who are always working to provide the best possible food and wine experience for all our visitors. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent the freshness of the ingredients and the preparation to compliment its freshness without overpowering it was interesting and quite enjoyable overall the ambience and surroundings all set a great setting for the good foodMore

Thank Nithin T
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nithin, thanks so much for your great review. Our philosophy at our restaurant is inspired by the seasons where the wine and food experience evolves throughout the year. We have an ambition for a genuine pasture to plate approach producing what we can onsite...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We brought our flight attendant friend who was in town for 2 days for a wine tasting at Hunting Lodge because we didn't know much about them and were curious. We were intending to make just a little stop, but ended up staying there for...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks Weenstm, for your positive feedback about your tasting experience. We are fortunate to have great staff including Rota and Michelle who are passionate about the product and story of The Hunting Lodge. Rota always knows how to tell a good story. We also have...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Such a shame that a lot of money has been spent on reforming the restaurant and they forgot to install heating in a room that has two entrance doors facing each other at either side of the dining area. Very strange to see all of...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks Benjamin for taking the time to provide us feedback. Please be reassured that as part of the restoration investment, we have installed heating to ensure the restaurant is cosy during the colder nights, especially being conscious that it is an historic homestead. However it...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Excellent place to have lunch, good selection of food and excellent selection of wines (produced mostly on site), amazingly friendly and help-full staff. Go there,iot s nice drive from Auckland, the former Matua Winery, it s a bit of a secret place of the beaten...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks Bapu R for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our wines. We look forward to the opportunity to hosting you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Lots of dining options at the Hunting Lodge, from a full restaurant to a cafe offering cabinet food/menu. A great mix of spaces both inside an old villa to dining on the lawn which is great for families. The pizza oven was just being fired...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks 67TravelBug67 for your fantastic feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our cafe. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals creating...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Another meal at The Hunting Lodge for Locals night, and once again we have a marvellous meal. We are delighted to finally find a local restaurant that serves excellent food, has wonderful staff . Janet who is the restaurant manager is a credit to the...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks Samantha for this fab review. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals. We are very fortunate to have great staff on board to improve the...More

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