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Elephant Hill

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Te Awanga €€€€ European, ,
86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
+64 6-872 6060
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delish, delish delish, very elegant and a special place apart from the madding world. Stunning views of Cape Kidnappers.

Thank mbreb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to meet friends for a latter and a glass or two of their wime selection. must book if you want a meal but we were happy enough to sit in lounge area and enjoy the views

Thank 2berries2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef and his team are magicians, every dish is prepared creatively and thoughtfully with care. Front of house leaves room for improvement with nice but young staff who don't match the fine dining experience. Good, but not good enough. Lovely dining room and many...More

Thank 00DW00
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous spot. Views stretching over the vines towards Te Mata. The food we had was delicious. The staff were so friendly. Great atmosphere & truly yummy wine!! Would nightly recommend a visit to this winery.

Thank Lily P
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

At the beach, looking over the vines from inside a great winery, clean and classy decor - it really is a great place. We came for a long lunch as part of our Hawkes Bay trip and the food lived up to the location -...More

Thank PonsonbyGirl
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A quiet night in restaurant, but still nice atmosphere with attentive servers who gave high level of service. Food was very good with lamb rump I had being as good as you could get with this cut. First class Elephant Hill rose and reserve Syrah...More

1  Thank selwynh2017
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We had lunch here on the long weekend in June and it was one of the best meals of our weekend. The staff were friendly and professional. The venue is gorgeous and all our dishes were really delicious. Try the soft shell crab, seafood mains...More

Thank TriciaB623
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My husband and I were cycling around the area and as he is wheelchair bound when we rock up to a place in his hand pedal bike he cant get out and get into some places the bikes 2meters long. So we parked ourselves on...More

Thank Rochelle E
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch and was not disappointed. We did a complimentary wine tasting (ended up buying a couple of good priced bottles), then sat down to lunch. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. For starters (after the warm sourdough bread) we had...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This was my "final night dinner" of my three week visit home over Xmas so I wanted it to be special. I picked Elephant Hill because I had heard such rave reviews from my extended family about the place. It did not disappoint. We started...More

Thank LondonKiwigal
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Lesley G
31 January 2017|
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Response from Megan D | Property representative |
Hi Lesley, Whilst you are more than welcome to park at Elephant Hill whilst you are either enjoying a wine tasting or a dining experience with us we are not an accommodation site. There is however a freedom camping site... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Te Awanga
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 6060
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Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative wine estate and restaurant located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast, in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious food and stunning wines whilst taking in breath-taking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard towards the iconic Kidnapper Cliffs. As a producer of premium Hawke's Bay wine, our vineyard enjoys the spoils of a temperate, dry climate and an extended growing season. Our vineyards and winery are proudly 100% accredited by the Sustainable Winegrowers of New Zealand. Elephant Hill is your place to relax and enjoy great wine and food.
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