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Elephant Hill

$$$$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 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic afternoon tasting wine and platters all finished off with a beautiful and delicious desert.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous meal, wonderful service and great location. The food looked stunning and had such exciting tasty flavours. All staff were friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go there again.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an evening meal here with superb wine. The setting is stunning, the staff pleasant and the olive oil was pretty good too.

Thank Gingerdandelion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning day, where better to go and do a tasting before you go and have lunch. Fabulous Wines, lovely friendly service. Sample a few wines you would not normally buy then go have lunch. Each dish on the menu has a wine match which...More

Thank KelvinTB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant Hill is approx 40 mins from downtown Napier and so worth the ride. Stunning setting, fantastic service from the staff and best of all paired wines with the delicious menu, in heaven! You must make the trip here!

Thank Vanessa Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views, helpful staff, amazing food & wine. What a wonderful experience. All food is presented perfectly, the beef was to die for matched with Reserve Syrah would definitely go back on our next visit to the Hawkes Bay

Thank AnnaSpana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would absolutely go back. Our party of 4 was extremely happy with the wine that was suggested for our food selections. I had the stake Tartar that was paired with the Reserve Syrah, the wine was excellent and the mustard ice cream was amazing...More

Thank craigdewa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dining experience was outstanding and I would highly recommend a visit for dinner at this restaurant to anyone considering visiting Hawkes Bay. While the price point may be in the 'high end' category, the food and accompanying wines were spectacular, the meal presentation was...More

Thank travelinaussie
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great experience at Elephant Hill winery - enjoyed their selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Delicious lunch on the patio.

Thank martha d
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My very first wine tasting experience and it was good! The staff was very friendly and welcoming, telling a lot about the wines. The place has also awesome views if you are planning to stay longer to sit down and eat!

Thank susanjusan
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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