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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 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
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Called in for a quick look with friends and stayed for a snack lunch and a lovely glass of wine. We enjoyed a fantastic winters day overlooking the infinity pool and vineyard. The service and food quality were great and will definitely go back.

Thank TonyRotoruaNZ
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Elephant Hill with my family on Queens birthday weekend. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed a delicious platter, the girls ate fish & chips and then we finished eith the chocolate dessert. The picture tells it all.

Thank Cassandra H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had visited Elephant Hill for a special event lunch based on our family's recommendation and treat. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the wine, the view and the atmosphere along with the warm greetings. The tree-lined drive from the beach road led to an elegant...More

Thank NZHistorianTraveller
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were lucky enough to experience the fine food and service at Elephant Hill winery last weekend. An organised family event for around 14 people. Food was of a very high standard and service was exceptional. Wines were also of a very high standard. I...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visiting Napier we decided to hire bicycles and ride out to Elephant Hill Winery for lunch as we'd heard it was really nice. Indeed it was! We turned up in Cycle clothing ( not Lycra though) and were welcomed in for lunch. The food was...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

When we arrived it had been noted in the reservations book that is was my birthday. We had a complimentary wine tasting before lunch. The wines were very nice and it was great to be able to try some to see what we fancied drinking...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very lovely lunch had here celebrating a birthday. Pleasant friendly knowledgeable staff. Delicious food presented beautifully, you could not fault it.

Thank 389jor
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good restaurant. I would definitely revisit. Half the patrons were tourists & the other half locals so it shows they are hitting the right notes. The location is great, the food very good, and the service is acceptable but lacking warmth or...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

On booking I had advised that we were coming to celebrate my sisters graduation. On arrival I saw this was noted in the reservations book and highlighted. Nothing was done to make this lunch special, not even a congratulations was said. The food was nice...More

Thank Alaina K
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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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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