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Crab Farm Winery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
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511 Main North Road | Bay View, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-836 6678
Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I like the Crab Farm. The atmosphere is great and the staff young, vibrant, and friendly. (But please do not remove the plates until everyone have finished!) The food is a different story. Here is what we experienced: Our squid soft and was cooked to perfection, although it would have been better if it had not been crumbed. The soba... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Wow what a fab restaurant, very cool, eclectic mix of decor with a gorgeous big open fire in the middle. Menu was amazing could have ordered everything. Excellent service too :)

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Thank MrsGMG
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch with my partner. Had their platter and tried out their Traminer Gris and Pinot Gris. Both nice! Service great. Definitely recommended.

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Thank nztraveller476
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Interesting gardens and surrounds, really rustic and you cant just pop in and eat and leave! A walk around the grounds is a must. When we arrived it was 2.35 and were greeted with "you're cutting it a bit fine" but was directed straight to a table. We were driving so ordered a glass each of a Crab Farm wine.... More 

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Thank Daphne K
Seattle
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220 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Crab Farm Winery has wonderful wines, a great staff, lovely grounds, and, surprisingly, a great restaurant! The foods are perfectly prepared and presented in a relaxed family atmosphere. Additionally, the chef created outstanding and unusual dishes using locally sourced products. One dish that stands out was a kumara, carrot, and feta fritter served with an apple-cabbage slaw alongside a... More 

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Thank yummyrib
Feilding, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

It was a set menu as part of a FAWC event, to be fair I am unsure how this differs from their normal fare as this is the first time we have visited, entre and (pork ) main were very nice but I'm pretty sure the white chocolate cheesecake was the single nicest plate of food I have had in... More 

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Thank AlistairM1961
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Found the food poor the lamb shank had only tomato flavour ( boring)and it overwhelmed the kumura mash the kids meals were over cooked, of the 11 of us the only one who found the meal satisfactory was the person who had the sole and that meal was a mixup and arrived prior to everyone else's meal and therefore was... More 

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Thank 737glenys
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Our extended family visited Crab Farm for Sunday lunch on the recommendation of friends. Such a gorgeous place & a very warm and competent team who made sure we were looked after & kids were entertained with toys and colouring! Beautiful food that could not be faulted- the kids healthy platter was an added bonus & they actually ate it!... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Didn't expect that! Great food, really good service, interesting décor, dine in the "tree house" area, good meals good prices. Definitely be back with friends.

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Thank vikj0n
Napier, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I hadn't been to Crab Farm for many many years and was delighted to find a very friendly relaxed restaurant with very good food, wine and excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Main North Road | Bay View, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-836 6678

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