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Windross House Restaurant

$$ - $$$Italian, European,
41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-535 8770
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my 81 year young mother here in January this year when she was visiting from England. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left the restaurant a few hours later. The service was of a high standard and...More

1  Thank bushkanz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends booked us a table for our 25th Anniversary whilst visiting them for a brief week.We all had a great night the restaurant is children friendly and the hosts were very accomodating, intereacting with the children so nicely.The food was delicious recommend the veal dishes...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet even when full, restful, with a warm welcome and delicious food. We've given up going anywhere else locally, nothing else compares. No wonder it is so popular for weddings.

1  Thank Waitaki
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a birthday lunch here on Saturday. A lovely, gracious old house set under trees on a reserve overlooking Cockle Bay beach . The restaurant was busy but not too crowded. The restauranteurs gave us a warm, sincere welcome and sat us at a...More

1  Thank alexaview
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Italian classics wonderfully tweaked with memorable wee twists. Amazed by subtle but fully defined flavours through entrée and main. Immaculate plating, ok wine list, all very appealing - then came dessert. I would crawl over broken glass to have that lemon sorrento again, absolutely starred...More

1  Thank Pyro34
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This restaurant is in a lovely location, opposite the beach and located in a beautiful, old villa. I tossed up between a four and a five - definitely deserving of somewhere between. We thoroughly enjoyed all courses, especially the garlic prawn entrée. Mains were fresh,...More

2  Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Have been twice in the past month, the first was an anniversary that was organised and attended by approx 55 people, the latest was a small family group. Service and food enjoyed by all and a certain professionalism prevailed that is not found often, certainly...More

3  Thank BensonChina
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We spent our last night out here before returning to the UK. Our expectations were more than met with a warm welcome and pleasant eating areas. The menu was extensive and children were well catered for. The food was excellent and although we had to...More

2  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful setting and beautiful looking building. Very lovely food. Vegan option marked on main menu. My only complaints which aren't really complaints but more a suggestions are that you clearly mark on the desert menu and drinks menu the vegan options and could...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I am reading these reviews with increasing amazement. The house is indeed a delight, the setting hard to beat and the service warm and friendly but the food is appalling. We have a family member who insists we give it a try. We have been...More

Thank tonjonnz
DejanStojkoski, Manager at Windross House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review and for visiting us. We are surprised to hear of your experience with our food as we mostly only get positive feedback on this. We endeavour to improve from our mistakes and would love some useful feedback from you...More

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Questions & Answers
11 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from DejanStojkoski | Property representative |
We can accommodate well behaved children, we also have high chairs available. Let us know when you book that you require a high chair.
12 August 2015|
Response from DejanStojkoski | Property representative |
Hi Cherry, Thanks for your enquiry. Did you also drop us an email? I think we may have already answered you, however if not, please just drop us an email and we'll reply straight bak. Kind Regards, The team at Windross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-535 8770
  • E-mail
Owners are Billy and Julianna - lovely people
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