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Mahana Kitchen - CLOSED

243 Old Coach Road | Rd1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-543 2817 ext. 1
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
International, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
243 Old Coach Road | Rd1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The location and the views from the terrace are stunning. The food and service is great. We always take our visitors here if we want a guaranteed 'wow'. Our children love the climbing tree in the garden. Wine tasting is complementary before having dinner.

Thank Theorchardist
Monique W, Manager at Mahana Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear ThePearOrchard, thank you so much for your wonderful review of our restaurant and Cellar Door. I'll make sure to pass your feedback on to our team and we look forward to welcoming you back to Mahana when we re-open in spring!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have reviewed this under the winery name, and included photo of the spectacular desert we shared. Food and service were both first class.

Thank KimWor
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We turned up over a busy Easter weekend expecting to find no room to eat but the Mahana staff soon located a shady outside table on a beautiful sunny Nelson day. We opted for the full lunch platter and even were able to modify it...More

Thank Robin G
MahanaEstates, Manager at Mahana Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you Robin for telling us about your nice experience at Mahana. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind Regards, Robin Dunn Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Service was just right, thank you Angela. Wine tasting perfect! Food excellent Atmosphere just right Cost reasonable Staff knowledgable

Thank Alison797
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A group of 8 . Graham lead us through the winery and the tasting room. Professional & informative . We then enjoyed our lunch. I had the goats cheese cake entrée, sublime, and my wife and I had the lamb main. Beautifully prepared and presented....More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Perfect weather,perfect food and a great Pinot Gris.Can't ask for much more First day in Nelson and a private guided tour took us to this beautiful winery and restaurant Mahana in Upper Moutere,Nelson for lunch

Thank MsAdventureAustralia
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Mahana last Sunday afternoon and sat and enjoyed a very nice platter accompanied by a delicious bottle of Pinot Gris. The setting is postcard like and the food, service and the wine were all very good! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Warickjones
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

There was certainly no white cloud of any nature!!! Hot hot and beautiful. This vineyard is probably my favourite overall stop on my trip. Beautiful scenery, great wine, good staff. The reason to visit was to re fuel, both with food and obviously drink. It...More

3  Thank BakerMNH
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was welcomed by Linda and made to feel very comfortable. Linda is an excellent waitress. Nothing is too much trouble The food was really good and the presentation beautiful. I will definitely be back.

Thank mjkilm
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We atr two weeks running at this winery. There is a tasting building next the restaurant and of course the wines on the menu are their own and sold at the same price as the winery sells them. Wines are available by the glass which...More

Thank royvocking
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Restaurant Details

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Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Old Coach Road | Rd1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Upper Moutere
  • Phone Number: +64 3-543 2817 ext. 1
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Forsters is the new restaurant at Mahana Estates, with Alistair Forster Chef from Mahana Kitchen now owning and running the restaurant. At Mahana Kitchen, our professional and friendly staff will greet you in our striking modern space, which combines with the tasting room, lawn and courtyard. It is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere, as it is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by our famous views. In warmer weather, a courtyard table on the patio lets you look right out across the vineyard to the Nelson Ranges and Tasman Bay. In cooler weather, our spacious indoor seating areas, enhanced by our inviting fireplaces, are great places to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Visit our Tasting Room to try our wines beforehand or afterward to purchase wine to take home with you.
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