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Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro

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Cafe, European, Wine Bar, French, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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65 Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5111
11:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch for four today. We enjoyed the delicious flavors and the wine. The service was friendly and to end the meal the tarte tartin was just the best!

Thank morsemadness
Alexandra, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Called in for dinner tonight ,great welcome charming waitress warm nice setting nothing was a problem great fireplace ,nice meal , entree was so good we could not eat all of our mains They deserve to be supported by the locals ,we will be back Thank you for a cultural insight into France Lynne and Rob

Thank bundam01
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Excellent meal of bruschetta like I have never had before. Limited wine tasting to three whites. Ordered the riselling and was not disappointed. Very nice decor. Definately a find. Across from the bridge so good for a walk after to settle a full belly.

1 Thank AusiDoyle
Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

On a cold snowy day 6 of us settled in front of the open fire for a high quality truly authentic french lunch, accompanied by the vineyards own wines. Great service great food will definitely do this again

Thank _neandrews1
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love the location, but twice now I've been there, and both times were unfortunately, disappointing. First time was in a group of three in March, with food orders arriving at different times. Second time was in a large group booked in, and we understood there would be three dishes to choose from, but everyone was served a platter for two... More 

Thank Bluemanu
Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Went to this place today with two friends ,,we were all in agreement this was one good lunch place ,,lovely big outdoor tables an a very country feel to it ,,staff were very efficient an in fact the girl almost seemed to be running around ...the food was excellent an of course the shaky bridge wines are always a winner

1 Thank Steveone433
Perth, Australia
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215 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We left Clyde on the start of our Otago Rail Trail and cycled through to this cafe for morning tea. I had phoned ahead to ask if they would be open at 10.30am as I had a party of 11 arriving for morning tea. I was told yes, but informed they had a large party coming in for lunch. I... More 

Thank JazzyPerth
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We came upon the Bistro by accident when on a walk to see the Shaky Bridge. One of the best side trips you could make. A lovely setting, an amazing meal I had duck which was so tender, my husband had the goat rack, which was also beautifully tender. Lovely wines to accompany, as we watched the sun set, great... More 

1 Thank D0rzy
Alexandra, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Not a happy face at the front desk. Had to pay cash as eftpos not yet up and running for the day.place had empty look inside.

Thank benhurre14
Cromwell, New Zealand
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Unfortunately it was a little cool to sit outside which is probably one of the attractions of Shaky Bridge. The lunch menu was not extensive but we found the food tasty and satisfying. My husband particularly enjoyed their Pinot noir. The staff were friendly and obligingly turned the music down when we commented it was a little too loud.

Thank Gail13348

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cafe, European, Wine Bar, French, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Alexandra
  • Phone Number: +64 3-448 5111
Situated over the Shaky Bridge that crosses the Manuherikia River, Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro is a relaxing 10 minute walk from the Alexandra I-Site and the central part of town. Follow the river track or walk along Tarbert St until you see the signs for the Shaky Bridge. If driving, follow Tarbert St to Little Valley Road where you will see our sign. Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro is the Cellar Door and tasting room for our Alexandra based winery, as well as offering exceptional coffee and a variety of food options. Enjoy a platter of cheese and other local products as you taste through several Shaky Bridge wines, from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rose, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Chardonnay. Our Bistro style menu offers high quality food options and exceptional service. Visit our Cellar Door retail store to take your favourite wines home with you. Located directly under Alexandra's infamous 'Clock on the hill', Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro is easy to find and well worth your walk!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?