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Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant

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913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-872 7440
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visit Hastings every two or three years and have been including either lunch or dinner at this restaurant as a treat for the last ten years. As usual we were not disappointed with our recent dinner. The steak was so tender you barely needed a knife. A very enjoyable evening with very friendly and efficient staff.

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Thank BelindaM94
Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVE Vidals! Our meals were perfect, service pretty great. Steak was UNBELIEVABLE as has been every time we have been. Our only slight grizzle is the breads. The dips/spreads are absolutely tasteless! There were 3 wee bowls and in them... We had cauliflower purée... no taste at all, olive oil ... and that's it, no balsamic in it, no dukka... More 

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Thank eightcarat
Hastings, New Zealand
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved my lunch today it's such great value and the food is superb. They are time between serves is spot on they really get it right.

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Thank Iain149
Wellington, New Zealand
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141 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us for lunch. Spacious interior; nice sunny outdoor area. We sat inside. I went with the three course set menu $29.50. Three of us opted for that. We ordered wine. I had a Vidal Pinot Noir. Very smooth and enjoyable. $12 per glass. Starter: Garlic poached prawns with pineapple and corn salsa. I was unsure of this dish... More 

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Thank Sean F
Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service here was exceptional. My friends chose this restaurant for a very special dinner and the staff did not let us down. Plenty of parking out front and no problem with wheel chair access. The wine list is expansive with some great options by the glass. We shared the chilli calamari with asian greens and it was... More 

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Thank Ross F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to lunch here end of April. We were able to sit out in the sun. All four of us were very impressed with our delicious food.

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Thank Heidi T
Bungendore, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 6 hadn't booked and arrived late for lunch on a Friday - but nothing was a problem. The meal was just fabulous - especially the John Dory which was enjoyed by a number of our group. Wine selection is very good - with some older vintages being available.

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Thank David C
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We go here quite often and the food is always amazing! The waiting staff could be a bit friendlier, sometimes it feels like they hate their job.

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Thank shazzaali
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The chef has to be commended. Another amazing meal. Had the award winning steak meal and couldn't fault it. Always enjoy a meal here when I am in the Hawkes Bay. Can't wait to come back again and try another meal.

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Thank Rebekah W
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My party was very disappointed with the Vidal experience which included: Constant flicking away of fly’s, despite the restaurant being located inside Very noisy atmosphere (poor acoustics), so holding a conversation was very difficult Wine on menu different to wine served at table Starter arriving without its main ingredient Meat not cooked to requested level Side dish arriving 15 minutes... More 

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Thank AJ K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$49
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 7440
Description
Adjacent to the winery, Vidal Estate's restaurant has been a popular destination for locals and visitors since the opening of its doors in 1979. Open for lunch and dinner, the atmosphere is one of relaxed sophistication. A talented team in the kitchen share a food philosophy of fresh and simple dishes using really good produce. The focus is on creating clean simple flavours using New Zealand fresh, seasonal, organic products and taking inspiration from classical methods and dishes. Vidal Estate's comprehensive wine list, which showcases recent and aged Vidal Estate wines as well other top New Zealand wines, perfectly complements the dishes.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?