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Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro

$$ - $$$
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
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pros Lovely outdoor setting for lunch. Excellent platters - honeycomb and cheese was delicious Good chance to try their wines. Friendly efficient service. Cons Insects on the legs were rampant during lunch so bring the repellent.

Thank Terry K
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here for dinner and lunch because it was so good. th efood was simple but fresh and delicious. The waiting staff were lovely. A perfect place to go after a long day on a bike trail.

Thank mlevankan
Winton, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful views. Service was extremely quick, helpful and very accommodating. Wines were awesome and so was the food. Had platters to share and gave the kids something off the children's menu (which they also loved). Would definitely recommend.

Thank beg98
Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant night enjoyed here. Great wait staff . Food good and great selection on the menu. A little disappointed when the steak meal consisted of quite a large portion of "McDonald" fries & a really small salad (a few lettuce leaves) - I'm sure it wouldn't take much to improve on this or maybe this is the French style ???.... More 

Thank 945jan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and thought the food and atmosphere was lovely. A traditional French bistro menu (this is not a cafe anymore) but with some tasty twists and light salad options. Feels like a slice of Europe right here in Central Otago. New business owners and still finding their feet a little but the service is charming and friendly... More 

Thank Gabrielle L
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Lovely french food and wine. service really good. we are definatley going back. Could have sat there all afternoon drinking a very nice french Rose.

Thank CromarK
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never been to French place and the food was awesome. All the staff were French so had great knowledge of menu and French food.

Thank G-DoggyRulz
Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered our meals after we realised it was now a French restaurant. The waitress was friendly but our meal arrived and it was cold by the time we got it. The salmon was nice but extremely small. I had three mouthfuls and that was it over and done with. Wouldn't recommend it. Shame it has turned out like this as... More 

Thank Marianne W
Earnscleugh, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Viva la france..great service great atmosphere..great food We started with bruschetta 2 flavours ..very fresh ingredients and tasty. Our group ate salmon..duck ..and beef steak ..each and every dish was cooked to perfection the duck was a standout served with bok choy and potatoes fried in duck fat. We ordered 3 different deserts and all were well presented and consed... More 

Thank Peter H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

New owners, of French descent. delightful food and wonderful view. They couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Jill G

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?