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Passage Rock

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$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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438 Orapiu Road | on the loop road to Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7257
11:00 - 16:00
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent host with great knowledge. The best Pinot gris👍🏽You'll love this place. There's even a kids play area and Wedding arch. Lovely, relaxing location.

Thank Palaaia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was taken here for lunch and the menu is not large but the setting is lovely. It is a bit of a journey out here to the far side of the island but well worth the effort. When you arrive it is tranquility and staff make you welcome. They used to provide a trampoline for children's use but this is... More 

Thank grandies3
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

There's plenty of places to go on Waiheke that out-wow Passage Rock. Mud Brick, Tantalus, Church Bay etc. We are residents and we like to take our guests on the out of the way spot at Passage Rock. It's 10 minutes down a bushy country road to get there but well worth it. The dining room has a menu to... More 

Thank Grovelled
David Stephen R... E, Manager at Passage Rock, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards Charity Restaurant Manager More 

Cork, Ireland
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418 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favorite wineries on a tour a few times. Great insightful staff and some of my favorite wine and the extra tastings for $2 a glass is amazing a must on waiheke

Thank niamhs456
David Stephen R... E, Manager at Passage Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves in doing great tours and tastings. We hope to see you back again one day. Warm regards Charity More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have visited this vineyard/restaurant twice in the last week. First with an elderly group and then with mid teens. The setting of Passage Rock is lovely - you are amongst a vineyard and can enjoy views from most tables. It is beautiful to walk into, but does not have a clear space to stand while waiting to be met... More 

Thank wellingtonfamilyof5
Queenstown, New Zealand
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed just up the road, it's a small winery with a small list I mention this because sometimes to much choice overwhelms The choices were well thought out, very tasteful, the food was delicious especially the pizzas. They catered for kids offering a trampoline archery a sandpit, ride on bikes blackboard which was just amazing. The staff were funny... More 

Thank paddington5auckland
Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful setting overlooking the vines an excellent menu and wine list the beef cheeks were superb the calamari was delish and pizzas were thin crusted and vibrant The staff was friendly and supportive in all a marvelous dining experience

Thank Michael W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went to Passage Rock for a wedding so not the normal visit. It's a bit of a drive from the ferry at Matiatia but a beautiful spot once you get there. Being a wedding we had a few glasses of a nice dry bubbly and sampled a few other wines with dinner. On that note the Sisters blend of... More 

Thank 32andrew23
Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A beautiful setting with wines to compliment. We arrived early and were treated to a personalised and detailed trip through all the different vintages and wine varieties. We walked out with a box of excellent wines and enjoyed every one

Thank Bob S
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Absolutely wonderful afternoon at Passage Rock. The food and wine were delicious and the staff were just great all set in a beautiful surroundings. We managed to consume a food platter, salmon salad and duck salad and some excellent pizza. Unfortunately we couldn't pick a winner because it was all excellent. The Syrah and Chardonnay just divine.

Thank dwlobrien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
New Zealand, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Orapiu Road | on the loop road to Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 7257
Passage Rock Winery and bistro is set amongst the vines on the Te Matuku Estury. In our relaxed environment you can enjoy our stunning range of excellent Waiheke Wines with tasty freshly prepared food sourced locally where possible. Our Wood Fired Pizza are hand made using authentic Napoli inspired methods, and fresh quality ingredients. we look forward to hosting you. Winter open 7 days in the cellar door and Friday to Sunday for the Restaurant, 11 am to 4pm. Weddings and functions by arrangement.

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