We went as a group on the Easter Sunday! We were just gonna go there for a few wines and had to get food, the pizza we got was $45! it was delicious don't get me wrong but it wasn't worth $45.. we didn't mind paying that tho because we were on holiday and just enjoying everyone's company and the beautiful scenery!! We had exceptional service and will definitely come back next time where on Waiheke!!
So sad that a decent looking place has such horrible service and uncaring management. The staff couldn't care less about you. The bottled water has scum floating around in it and management will either ignore you or say its not their fault if asked so, in short, don't drink the water.
I went to Cable Bay dining room last week (25th March) to celebrate my birthday with my family. We had travelled over from Auckland City and we're really looking forward to it. The food was really delicious, I enjoyed my steak a lot. However the service let things down. We spend $380 between 3 of us, so for that kind of prices you expect top notch service. We had to ask to order more drinks, I ended up getting my own water at one point. We were halfway through the main course before we got the wines to go with it. The restaurant was pretty empty too, so they could have been more attentive.
Dining at the Cable Bay dining room was perfect. We went for Sunday lunch and were worried we'd not get a table as we only booked the day before but fortunately for us it was a relatively quiet day for them. We were offered seating options, so we chose a table next to the open fire and spectacular views. The weather cleared during our lunch making the water in the bay look even more turquoise in colour. I was excited about the menu options, and the matching wines. We started with the tasting board, the chunks of parmesan really getting our tastebuds going. My partner had the goats cheese croquettes... highly recommended, while I enjoyed the pâté with multiple flavours that worked well together. We both had the lamb which was cooked to perfection. The service was very attentive with lots of small touches showing their professionalism. This was another NZ experience that we're very grateful we had and enjoyed! We'll be back someday!
This place was recommended to me by my sister who visited New Zealand a few years back. This place is not cheap but it was delicious. I didnt wanna leave this place! I loved the scenery while drinking my Pinos Gris. I will go back here and also recommend it to my friends.
We turned up around 3pm, and it was still very busy. But the quality of the service was excellent, you felt unique and valued. The floor manager // Maitre d' was clear, helpful, friendly and listened to you, asking what you wanted. Our waitress was excellent also, adding personal touches to the service. This is what makes it 10/10 for me. Food was tasty, fresh, love it! And the view is great also. You saw the owner walking around seeing if the guests were happy... This all up was excellent. Other places take note!
Amazing location! Amazing food! Amazing wine! One of the most nicest vineyard lunch destinations I've been too. We enjoyed a wine tasting followed by lunch and more wine. Perfect balance wine, food and weather on Auckland anniversary day!
They say one must also enjoy the scenery along the journey and not just the destination.How very true of this for the SeaLinkNZ ride across Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Bay to an isle that is a well developed outdoor holiday place, especially when it is a long weekend in the middle of the New Zealand summer. Apart from Rangitoto, Waiheke is worth getting away to for a taste of the Pacific and yet not venturing too far from the largest city in the region - Auckland. Blessed with sloping pastures, winding topography and great ocean views from almost high point - Waiheke is perfect for brief weekend encounters, music gigs and lazy afternoons.The ferry to Waiheke is not the same size as those ploughing Sydney Harbour, say to Manly Beach, for example, but it was double deck and the route it took outwards passed by the docks, the city skyline, other isles and bigger ships. Then you leave the comfort of the mainland and skip over a short distance to Waiheke. Ferries seem to have been built with similar designs - here you can sit inside with meal tables or feel the wind blowing in your face outside. There is a practical system of being able to buy tickets ahead on line or only when you are at a ferry pier. The ferry we took apparently can fit around 600 passengers max.