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Windross House Restaurant

#129 of 1,787 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-535 8770
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The evening we visited, the restaurant was totally booked and we hadn't made the booking. The friendly staff invited us to enjoy a drink at the bar while we waited for a table to become available. The table was promptly set for us and my mother, sister and I were served the most amazing meals. The owners are very nice... More 

Thank JanMac76
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I had lunch here and it was exceptional! The chicken mango salad was amazing, so tasty! The staff were lovely and friendly and the atmosphere is great. Such a pretty venue. Highly recommend!

Thank Nataz246
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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248 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a 50th a few years back and enjoyed that. This time we went for our wedding anniversary. We came early on a Thursday night. The place was quiet. We were offered a table by the window which allowed us to enjoy the late afternoon sun and a glimpse of the beach. I had the chicken livers... More 

Thank NZTizzy
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal on our last of 40 days holiday in NZ as we went to the same place last year on our last days holiday & it was fantastic the first time we found this little gem . This trip was very good apart from the desert of Tiramisu which we was going to share as we... More 

Thank Karl R
new zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely special family dinner, the eye fillet with mushroom sauce was amazing, the peppercorn sauce was a little salty but veggies were yum and in general a really lovely evening. Staff were great and very friendly! A really lovely setting! Would recommend this for a special occasion any day!

Thank verityrussell
Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I had been to Windross before and so for our 31st anniversary I made a reservation and took the family. The reservation was made online and was confirmed later in the day. The meal was excellent probably some of the best food I have eaten. Windross is special and I will keep returning for special occasions. The food and staff... More 

Thank OffroadAdventurer
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Italian served by Italians who know their food. Made my wife and I feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Food was great, entree, mains, and even had a dessert. You cannot go wrong here. What a real little gem for Howick.

Thank Darren W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

what a wonderful venue Fantastic hosts that actually do go out of there way to look after you. The food is of a high standard along with the view

Thank Gjn347
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Friday evening, the begining of the Waitangi weekend. The evening sun is setting but the summer warmth is still in the air and the tide still out. Dinner calls. A wedding party, in a closed-off area, just settling down to their celebrations. Table for two, water, glance at the menu and there is much choice. The other tables started to... More 

Thank ikipat
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

One of faves, beautiful little villa by the beach. Food is basic but well done and very friendly people.

Thank Kesh D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-535 8770
Owners are Billy and Julianna - lovely people

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?