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Crab Farm Winery

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511 Main North Road | Bay View, Napier 4104, New Zealand
+64 6-836 6678
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us decided to have lunch here. Some of the meals were of medium standard, but one was inedible. My wife had the scallops ($28.00). The crusty batter was so overcooked, and so salty that she could not eat it. We all tried some and agreed. We complained to the waitress who came back and offered my wife a... More 

Thank Clive B
Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a family (10, aged 7-80yrs) we biked out to Crab Farm last weekend from Taradale. Highly impressed when we arrived, well thought out rustic place made a great atmosphere. Wonderful food (big tick to the chefs) and the wait staff were fabulous. Would highly recommend you try this super spot. Indoor, outdoor and upstairs dining. Well done guys. See... More 

Thank Roxanne M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not everyone's type of vibe but I really liked it (see photos) we went as a family cycling group out there. Cycle trails nearby to get you back to town. Awesome atmosphere, great friendly service, menu lacks options, but we all found something to eat & all were very satisfied!

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially staff forgot about us but was made up with by a large glass of wine and attentive service for the rest of the visit. Steak was great! Funky decor!

Thank W3672AEmelissal
Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, I've been coming here for years. However my lunch with girlfriends on Sunday was very disappointing. All the staff, bar one, seemed either hungover or completely disinterested in their job. Exceptionally poor service. The food was also very average, I had a very limp calamari salad, the calamari was generous, but the salad was really just a... More 

Thank Princessmax
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Motorbike ride through Napier out to Crab Farm for a couple of drinks and a platter. Awesome service and an amazing platter. Highly recommended venue.

Thank Phil W
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Our 1st visit here the other night to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Whoa was very impressed with the meals. There were 6 of us (4 had been before) and said Crab Farm Winery is always a delight to visit - certainly didn't disappoint. They were very, very busy with a wedding and a 40th celebration - but the service was... More 

Thank Sheryll N
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had money to spend on wines but staff not interested. On such a big weekend with so many visitors you would think businesses would want to capture heaps of revenue. Suggest sacking your staff and starting over.

Thank TeamSmith12
Napier, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always have the calamari. Delicious. Great service , funky place and cheap wine. A regular haunt for us .

Thank Daphne255109
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our lunch here, accompanied by two lovely glasses of Crab Farm rose each. The staff were attentive, the lunch platter for two was varied and tasty and the calamari was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Main North Road | Bay View, Napier 4104, 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?