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Shaky Bridge Wines & Bistro

$$ - $$$European, ,
65 Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5111
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“duck” (6 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 Graveyard Gully Road, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We discovered Shaky Bridge 3 years ago and fell in love with their wines. Their Pinot Noir is just awesome. I frequently buy it by the case, so this 'visit' is to acknowledge a purchase which was easy to do online, fast processing and quick...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This lovely French style bistro serves delicious food and great french wines in a beautiful setting. Dining al fresco under the canopy of the trees on the rivers edge was great. We enjoyed a couple of large platters shared amongst 6 of us. Very tasty...More

Thank Mosnz
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This beautiful French bistro deserves much more exposure. After a chance discovery we were more than impressed with the staff, service, wine and food. A friendly, helpful waitress navigated us through the menus where additions to dishes were delivered beyond expectation. French music added a...More

Thank TinaLLea
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I took elderly father and his elderly friend out for lunch. I'm glad I booked a table as it was a busy day. Also I warned staff the olds might be grumpy (and the lady friend didn't disappoint - e.g "I can't read this menu,...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit the bistro tonight but the GPS directions off their website took us to the actual shaky bridge over the river where there was no parking, no lighting to cross the bridge and no sign of any restaurant. They weren't answering their...More

1  Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Today was perfect. Blue sky, sunshine, good conversation and enjoying the tasty French fare offered from their lunch menu. Our group of 15 sat outside and enjoyed the ambiance Shaky Bridge Bistro and staff have created at this cottage. Friendly greetings and great service all...More

1  Thank wendymN5033MH
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You are sitting beside a vineyard under a tree and in front of a cottage overlooking a river with a decidedly shaky footbridge. The hills around you are harsh and rugged, the sky is blue and the air is hot. Seldom would you manage to...More

1  Thank Adventurer62
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Being an out of town person and asked to come along with the local dinner club that meet monthly and the venue was The Shakey Bridge What a disappointment Pre dinner wines - a piece of cardboard being held on the outside of the glass...More

2  Thank Molly574
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous dinner with family and family friends. The atmosphere was beautiful and French music was even better. The food was beautiful. The platters To share are perfect for an entree. I had steak with blue cheese sauce for a main. Paired with the devils backbone...More

Thank Nat1997
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Came for a winery tour and a snack. Winery was closed but the Bistro was brilliant. Enjoyed some Shaky Bridge wines and some good French styled food and reasonable prices. Won't disappoint

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3 January 2017|
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Response from CromarK | Reviewed this property |
yes you can. you can either walk or drive on a normal bridge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
European, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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. Enjoy a platter of cheese and other local products as you taste through several Shaky Bridge or french 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 (cellar door only on appointment). 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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