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Elephant Hill

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86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
+64 6-872 6060
11:00 - 00:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning day with a beautiful view. Extra hats supplied for the sun which proved to be very useful. The meal was good with excellent service. This is a very special place and worth a visit for locals and visitors.

Thank Iain149
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful winery/restaurant that has a great reputation for wonderful food. We were only there for a tasting but it was enjoyable and the place itself is quite lovely.

Thank Barbara S
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upmarket, pleasant, well organised for a large group of 100 plus people. food was simple but presented extraordinarily well

Thank shell2929
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I dined at Elephant Hill, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, in January 2017. Wow what a meal, fine dining at it's best. From food preparation to plating in the kitchen to being served at table was impeccable, selection of wine was excellent, as you would expect from a winery. The setting and whole ambience was just a pleasure.... More 

Thank Frank Bruce
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Words are unable to justify the actual experience I just had. The photos speak for themselves. Waitress Summer was everything a person in hospitality should be and the dishes designed, created and served by Chef Ashley Jones were something I had never been able to even imagine. Each bite was perfection. The remnants left on my plate was a painting... More 

Thank LauraHooykaas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. Always enjoy the atmosphere. Ashley your team in the kitchen are worth their weight in gold. Our family friends and business guests wanted to come back the next day too. Great job

Thank Jan1760
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had our booking for 5 people for a few weeks now. We wanted to make sure our friends visiting from overseas had a good experience of dining in Hawkes Bay and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a wonderful view across the infinity pool to the vineyard which is beautifully lit after sunset. The food was was... More 

Thank Kaycee8
Te Awanga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef needs a lesson on how to cook white fish. Been there four times this summer (locals) and twice had to send the fish back. Just not good enough. Menu needs refreshing too. This place has an awesome reputation that needs a bit of tlc and attention if it wants to remain a destination.

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Napier, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really special dining experience. The decor and concept is very modern, and the staff add the perfect touches of friendliness and warmth. I was impressed with their knowledge of both the food and wine pairings, no matter who I asked. The pre-dining bar/seating area feels both cozy and luxe at the same time. The food is beautiful, fresh and... More 

Thank sarahchats
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the exposure on Masterchef has given the staff at this venue the idea that they are "above the average peasant visitor", that was certainly the impression we ere given. It is much better to visit Te Awanga Wines or Clearview Wines, the staff there are human and helpful.

Thank Woswald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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