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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Winery
“Fine dining and casual restaurants at the same location, both with a warm fire.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great for lunch and dinner. Make sure you make a reservation. Number: 09-372 2222”
  • 50 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Quirky decor and outstanding food. Casita Miro is defintely a local favourite. Bookings are essential especially during peak season. Great for groups due to the nature of the menu (sharing small plates/tapas). Can definitely still enjoy as a family - rugs and blankets available to go and sit out under the olive trees if you are conscious of noise (however full menu not available for outside). Lovely spanish style wines made on the island. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Winery
“The views are stunning, the food is gorgeous and it's a great way to spend an afternoon.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant. Open all year round. Cosy, casual, delicious, affordable. Attended by locals. Meals, just-a-coffee or drinks.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Produce the best "European Style" Cabernet blend in NZ the Larose. A great place to relax and enjoy”
  • 23 locals recommend
Winery
“Stunning food nestled in a hidden valley. This Italian vineyard is a must do on the Island. Highly recommend the Sunday Long Lunch Degustation. At around $89 per person (excluding wine) you will not be disappointed. However be warned - not for those in a hurry as it takes about 4 hours. You will leave feeling like you have been transported briefly to Tuscany. Its a bit of a drive to get there so best suited if you have a car or go there as part of a organised shuttle. Taxing there and back is do-able but will add on another $80-100 return on top of your meal. Cell phone reception is not great out there so make sure to pre-arrange your return or get the staff to call a cab for you.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Fun games for all with great food options . Relaxed environment with awesome staff”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Winery perched on the top of a hill with views over the Island and back to Auckland. Quirky New Zealand food including pies and high tea in the afternoons.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Vineyard
“A small boutique vineyard that produces big reds! A great history of NZ wine making. Like its neighbor at Stoney Ridge they produce an amazing Cabernet blend. The best wine is pricey, but worth it for the cellar enthusiasts. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Very chilled out venue - looking out across Te Maketu Bay. Has a tramp for the kids to play on and outdoor games like Jenga. Wines are beautiful and food is great. Recommend best time to go is for late lunch/afternoon grazing.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Arcadia offers a casual dinning experience with a fresh and inviting menu along with a great wine and craft beer selection to enjoy while you soak up the atmosphere. Location: 39 Palm Road, Palm Beach Phone: 09 218 9112 Web: arcadiawaiheke.com”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Stunning views located in the heart of Oneroa. Get here before 10am (for Brunch) if you want to try and get an outside seaview seat. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“The classic Waiheke wine bar is a short walk from the beachhouse and offers wonderful views over Oneroa bay from their deck. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Regularly in the top 50 restaurants in Auckland - fine dining right on the beach. Well worth a visit (or two).”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic fresh local oysters and fish. They have some great condiments and fresh wild wheat bread here too.”
  • 9 locals recommend