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Waitakere Estate

€€ - €€€, European
573 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
+64 9-814 9622
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (3 reviews)
“beef” (3 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

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
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I shouted my daughter to an "A la' carte" lunch at this heritage estate for her birthday on 26th November. We had a window seat with spectacular 180 degree views of the Waitakere Ranges and the greater Auckland area. When we arrived there was just...More

Thank kspemann1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I was so looking forward to lunch at this lovely location. The view didn’t disappoint, stunning. The dining room, yes it felt like a room trapped in the 80’s or earlier, was dated & tired. The service very average. The lunch was ordinary, bland, very...More

Thank nina m
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were the only guests for high tea. The offerings achieved a good balance between sweet and savoury. We enjoyed 90% of the morsels. Two sweet items let it down by being non- descript. The view was lovely, as were the gardens. The hotel could...More

1  Thank Belinda R
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We booked to stay here after seeing a grab one deal. The actual hotel is quite quirky with a mix of decor styles. We had drinks in the lounge area before dinner and sat by the fire. Our friends decided to include the degustation meal...More

Thank gernita24
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A special night away to celebrate our anniversary. Had a lovely meal and enjoyed a after dinner drink next to the fire as the wind blew outside. Very windy night. Service was warm, friendly and very helpful. Room had a great view of the city...More

Thank AkNigel
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A wonderful country restaurant with a tasty and innovative menu. The portion sizes were generous and the service was really good. We particularly liked the Lamb back straps and the Eye fillet main courses.

Thank Louise d
AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

It has a very long driveway, so you can start to have misgivings about whether you are going the right way. But keep going. It's not very well signposted, but there is parking further up the drive on the roof. That is also where the...More

Thank monkey_dreaming
AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

We appreciate you posting a review about our High tea. We are pleased you enjoyed the magnificent rainforest setting of the Hotel and the views back over Auckland City. High Tea at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate consists of at least eleven different items covering scones,...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Hi again Team On Sunday. I went for my first ever High Tea and I wasn't let down. For $32 each. I had more than enough to eat. Snacks ranged from coconut scones to a little chocolate treat. My partner absolutely loved the taste of...More

Thank aimee P
AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our restaurant's High Tea. We are pleased you enjoyed your High tea experience and the selection of Harney fine teas we serve with our High teas. Our boutique Hotel is in a stunning rainforest...More

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
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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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