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The Wine Box

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239 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-415 8600
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Dover, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting find, small but cosy with great food and wine, the rack of lamb was outstanding, washed down with a good bottle of Waiheke Island Syrah! Great Service - well done!

Thank D J
Hautes Pyrénées, France
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fine dining so not cheap but my husband and I had to share the excellent rack of lamb as the portion was a whole rack and we generally only need half each. I can't remember what our friends ate but we were all very happy with the food, wine and service.

Thank Angela P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere - fireplace and good music, lovely people working there, always positive and friendly. The food is delicious and big portions!

Thank Svetlana V
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked 30 people in at The Wine Box for my 30th birthday and I can't fault the service, the set up, the communication, the food, the drinks, the attention to detail or the venue on a whole! I dropped all my decorations off at lunch time on the day and when I arrived later that night, the venue ha... More 

Thank 396gemmaw
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal while staying at the Quest at Albany. The restaurant charges appear on the Quest Hotel room account. The service was friendly and the meals were excellent. Highly recommend The Wine Box

Thank adesso2636
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We very rarley do brunch, but accepted an invitation by friends 2 weekends back who told us the The Wine Box was great and they had been there once before. I took a look at menu through the site, it read well, so we went. On arrival the place from the outside looked like a run down shanty shack. Stepped... More 

Thank Kay M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has become a favourite of ours, the food is top notch and the wine and beer selection is quite varied. The garlic bread is a favourite starter, so far we have had the bacon cabonarra which is always extremely nice and is one of our favourite dishes there, the steaks are cooked to perfection, the lamb rack is... More 

Thank pauljJ8199SQ
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you Paul! Great to hear this!!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband ordered oven-baked omelette served with toast while I got a field mushroom on toast with delicious gravy sauce. We absolutely loved both dishes and was beyond the standards of our taste buds. :) The place is also great. It's like having breakfast in a cozy home. Definitely visiting the place again. It's not your place if you're in... More 

Thank Guen Y
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back, lovely to hear this. If you are ever in a rush please don't hesitate to let your server know and we will gladly hurry your meals for you! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I was expecting minced up Kangaroo made into a Pattie but was surprised to get a good hunk of Kangaroo Steak, it was Juicy and well cooked. As you know Kangaroo meat can be a bit dry if over cooked. A side salad and some great French Fries, I am not sure what breed of potato they used or what... More 

Thank Eoinz
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My poor review mainly comes from how incredibly uncomfortable I felt during the start of our evening here. My partner and I decided to go out for dinner before we would be apart for a while with work. We arrive at the restaurant and we are the only customers there other than an incredibly intoxicated man. He kept asking us... More 

Thank LittleRiblet
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience. My manager became aware of the individual in question's behavour  when he began bothering you. Situations like these are difficult to read and one has to approach them carefully. Once the staff realised there was definitely something amiss,  my manager dealt with it correctly by asking the man in question to come out side,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-415 8600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?