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Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant

) #2 of 70 Restaurants in Hastings €€ - €€€ , European,
913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-872 7440
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch to have their set menu. Very good value and enough choice to please everyone. Five of the six dishes we chose were extremely good. Only one dessert was disappointing. The others dishes more than made up for it. The a la...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Hastings every two or three years and have been including either lunch or dinner at this restaurant as a treat for the last ten years. As usual we were not disappointed with our recent dinner. The steak was so tender you barely needed...More

Thank BelindaM94
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

LOVE Vidals! Our meals were perfect, service pretty great. Steak was UNBELIEVABLE as has been every time we have been. Our only slight grizzle is the breads. The dips/spreads are absolutely tasteless! There were 3 wee bowls and in them... We had cauliflower purée... no...More

Thank eightcarat
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I really loved my lunch today it's such great value and the food is superb. They are time between serves is spot on they really get it right.

Thank Iain149
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Four of us for lunch. Spacious interior; nice sunny outdoor area. We sat inside. I went with the three course set menu $29.50. Three of us opted for that. We ordered wine. I had a Vidal Pinot Noir. Very smooth and enjoyable. $12 per glass....More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food and service here was exceptional. My friends chose this restaurant for a very special dinner and the staff did not let us down. Plenty of parking out front and no problem with wheel chair access. The wine list is expansive with some great...More

Thank Ross F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We went to lunch here end of April. We were able to sit out in the sun. All four of us were very impressed with our delicious food.

Thank Heidi T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Our group of 6 hadn't booked and arrived late for lunch on a Friday - but nothing was a problem. The meal was just fabulous - especially the John Dory which was enjoyed by a number of our group. Wine selection is very good -...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We go here quite often and the food is always amazing! The waiting staff could be a bit friendlier, sometimes it feels like they hate their job.

Thank shazzaali
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The chef has to be commended. Another amazing meal. Had the award winning steak meal and couldn't fault it. Always enjoy a meal here when I am in the Hawkes Bay. Can't wait to come back again and try another meal.

Thank Rebekah W
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Janet G
Is the restaurant open on Christmas Day?
3 November 2016|
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Response from lindsayh523 | Reviewed this property |
No it's not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$51
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 7440
  • E-mail
Adjacent to the winery, Vidal Estate's restaurant has been a popular destination for locals and visitors since the opening of its doors in 1979. Open for lunch and dinner, the atmosphere is one of relaxed sophistication. A talented team in the kitchen share a food philosophy of fresh and simple dishes using really good produce. The focus is on creating clean simple flavours using New Zealand fresh, seasonal, organic products and taking inspiration from classical methods and dishes. Vidal Estate's comprehensive wine list, which showcases recent and aged Vidal Estate wines as well other top New Zealand wines, perfectly complements the dishes.
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