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Waitakere Estate

€€ - €€€, European
573 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
+64 9-814 9622
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“filet” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“high tea” (7 reviews)
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New Zealand, European
€€ - €€€
573 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Scenic Drive, getting there was a bit of a mission due to the winding and narrowing road through the forest. The place was a bit dated and very rustic - does not appeal to me. Food was okay but not exceptional.

Thank AlejaNZro
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed in our date night. Room with a garden was completely non existent... Room absolutely stunk of mould which was obviously hidden with a chemical smell of bleach spreyed on carpets... So strong all night and stench over powering. On the upside the food...More

Thank bencjsmumma
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive into the Waitakeres and the long winding driveway built up the mystery for our first visit to the estate. Unfortunately they are undergoing a build of a new wing right now so the grounds are in a bit of chaos. However the buildings...More

Thank BenjaminL3149
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We booked the Waitakere Retreat for a 70th birthday dinner for 10 people, and were put in our own dining room. This room had great views but also seemed to be the storage room for additional furniture. We ordered 3 different bottles of wine for...More

Thank tripofalifetime_11
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had a nice evening meal and our room was OK for one night. There was a lot of building work going on whch we were pre-warned about and the site manager was great as he managed to sort out the car park with a...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 8 March 2018

For our honeymoon we traveled around NZ and stopped here for one night. We had an amazing dinner, I ordered the Pan Roasted Beef Eye Fillet and my husband got the Chicken Supreme. Both were flavorful, presented nicely, and had great sides. The fillet was...More

Thank ChristinaCali
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had a GrabOne voucher for dinner and a night's stay at this hotel. The views from the hotel are just magnificent, looking right across the forest to Auckland and the gulf. The service was friendly and efficient. Our room was absolutely fine, well provisioned...More

Thank CantonaForever
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great location and wonderful dinner -perfect deserts which were fantastic but not too big so you didnt feel sick afterwards. The chef should be commended for them. Stayed in a garden spa view room which was spacious, had high quality fittings and a wonderful view....More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing views and delightful service. There is a huge log fire and a secret library up the circular stairway. The Degustation was unexpectedly on a level with city restaurants. We loved tge local walks and gardens. A secluded hideaway.

1  Thank kiricat11
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Previous visit was for High tea some years ago, the family still refer to it as Faulty Towers, well nothing has changed. As it was our sales div staff Christmas event, we enjoyed the facilities, crocket, petangue. . All of the facilities are rather dated....More

1  Thank mshane53
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3 October 2016|
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Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
They certainly won't be disappointed, apart from what I have already written, what I forgot to say was , that customer service is excellent as is the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiatarua
  • Phone Number: +64 9-814 9622
  • E-mail
The Restaurant at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate has magnificent views over the rainforest back to Auckland City and the Harbour. The Restaurant serves lunch, dinner and High Teas on Saturday and Sunday. Reservation are required.
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