Restaurants on Waiheke Island
Locals and visitors alike have a variety of options available to them when it comes to choosing which Restaurant to visit for a long lunch or dinner. Below is a selection of local restaurants and vineyards where you can wine and dine on Waiheke Island. Each of them offer their own unique experience that you are sure to enjoy – make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Cable Bay Vineyard
12 Nick Johnston Drive, Oneroa – +64 9 372 5889
Cable Bay is known as the perfect combination of fine food, award winning wines and breath taking views. Their first vineyard was planted on Waiheke Island in 1998, starting with Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Gris. Since this time they have grown to produce over 10 varietals throughout New Zealand.
There are two on-site restaurants available at Cable Bay Vineyard – The Dining Room & The Verandah. From luxurious and elegant, to casual and contemporary – they have it all!
For reservations and opening hours please visit the Cable Bay Vineyard website.
Casita Miro/ Miro Vineyard
3 Brown Road, Onetangi – +64 9 372 7854
Miro is the cloest vineyard to Onetangi and has spectacular views looking out to the sea. Specialising in Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, Casita Miro has developed a reputation for its ambiance, fine food and wines. The restaurant has been the winner or runner up for the ‘Best Rural Restaurant’ in Metro Magazines Top 50 Auckland Restaurants since 2011.
For reservations and opening hours please visit the Casita Miro website.
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
126 Church Bay Road, Oneroa – +64 9 372 9050
Mudbrick Vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah & Tempranillo, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viognier. There are wine tastings and delicious food platters available at the Cellar Door, and the team are happy to take you on a tour of the vineyard if you book ahead.
There is also a fantastic restaurant with magnificent views and delicious meals open for lunch and dinner, as well as a wine bar/ bistro with a beautiful lunch menu available.
For bookings and opening hours please visit the Mudbrick website.
80 Onetangi Road, Onetangi – +64 9 372 8822
The first Bordeaux vines and olive trees were planted at Stonyridge in 1982 by Stephen White with the help of his family and friends. It was his dream to find a location where Bordeaux grape varieties could be ripened and he found the perfect site on Waiheke Island.
Since this time Stonyridge has become known for its innovation being the first vineyard on Waiheke Island to focus solely on the production of great red wines.
There is a café on site that has a fantastic menu and is described as one of the most romantic and exotic venues in Zealand – for dining, functions and weddings.
For bookings and opening hours please visit the Stonyridge website.
Te Motu Vineyard
76 Onetangi Road, Onetangi – +64 9 372 6884
Te Motu was established in 1988 when the Dunleavy family purchased 30 acres of land on Waiheke Island. The first vines were planted in 1989 and the first harvest was produced in 1993.
Te Motu’s aim is to master the production of wines of the ‘Bordeaux’ style which is primarily a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Their vision is to achieve this, while continuing to evolve and improve with age.
Their restaurant – The Shed – was a finalist in the ‘Best Destination’ category of the Metro Top 50 2015. The Shed is a modern take on rural dining – with fresh produce full of flavour, all for you to experience while overlooking Onetangi Valley.
For bookings and opening hours please visit the Te Motu website.
Te Whau Vineyard
218 Te Whau Drive, Te Whau Point – +64 9 372 7191
Te Whau Vineyard planted its first vines in 1996 after being purchased by the Forsyth family in 1993. In 1999 the first wines were produced – the award-winning ‘The Point’ and the Te Whau Chardonnay. Te Whau is described as the perfect spot to enjoy great wine and food, with views overlooking the vineyard and looking back over the water to Auckland City.
The Te Whau Restaurant also has incredible views of Rangitoto Island and Auckland City, and has many prestigious awards under its belt. The restaurant is open for dining as well as private functions so be sure to book ahead if you would like to join the team at Te Whau for lunch or dinner!
For bookings and opening hours please visit the Te Whau website.
The Oyster Inn
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa – +64 372 2222
The Oyster Inn offers a unique experience being a seafood restaurant, bar, private room and beach shop all wrapped into one. It was featured in the Metro Top 50 2014 and was a winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014. The Oyster Inn is located in the heart of Oneroa and the kitchen is open all day, daily from noon.
The team at the Oyster Inn can cater for large events in the main restaurant which can seat up to 90 people, or intimate gatherings in the private room which can seat up to 32 people. At the Beach Shop you can purchase items from the Oyster Inn brand including beach towels and their own custom Havaianas!
For bookings please visit the Oyster Inn website.
129 Carson’s Road – +64 9 372 3223
Batch Winery is a family owned, state of the art winery located at Waiheke Islands’ highest vineyard. They produce Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Flora and have an element of uniqueness being the only winery to produce and bottle sparkling wines on site.
Not only do they offer wine, they also offer fantastic food at Thomas’s Bach. Whether you are looking for a long lunch with your family or high tea with your clique, Thomas’s Bach will have a delicious option for you!
For reservations and opening hours please visit the Batch Winery website.
205 Awaawaroa Road, Awaawaroa Bay – +64 9 372 2148
Poderi Crisci is a family owned vineyard and restaurant inspired by Italy and traditional winemaking. The vineyard extends across 7.7 hectares of land with the first merlot being planted in 2000. Due to the success of these vines, there have since been more varieties planted as well as vegetable gardens – both of which were planted during 2008.
The Poderi Crisci restaurant opened in 2010, based on a vision to transform Waiheke Island into a place people will visit to ‘wine, dine and have layers of experience’. In 2014 they were named one of the Metro Top 50 restaurants and their Sunday Long Lunch is well worth putting in the diary!
For bookings and opening hours please visit the Poderi Crisci website.