Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island

Recent reviews

By far still one of my favourite restaurants. The staff were amazing and we did a tasting before lunch with Dean who was so knowledgeable and spot on with his tasting notes. Can't fault the food - we had the lamb and finished with petit fours which was much larger than expected. The best way to spend s long Monday afternoon - will be back soon.

A lovely and romantic bistro/restaurant with panoramic views of the water. I really enjoyed the reserve Chardonnay and reds. Food modern Australian delicious but not spectacular. Entrées at 20 and mains 35-45 price point. Attentive and friendly service but could tell they were probably one staff short (three wait staff for about 26 people, 2 groups of 10) Highly recommended for ambience and service. Come at sunset!

Excellent views and staff. Huge big fireplace which just makes you want to hang out here all day. Food looked great and tasted ok. I was a bit confused by the dessert to be honest but enjoyed the rest of it. Go here!

We came here for wine tasting. Everyone was so nice and was a really enjoyable experience! Amazing view, great wine and a beautiful place to catch up with friends.

Classic skychasing moments are part and parcel of our holidays. This time before dinner at Mudbrick Vineyard. I’d been super excited about Mudbrick for months, ever since we booked this Waiheke trip. We had a drink outdoors at the Bistro first, and enjoyed the sunset views. I may or may not have been eaten alive on my legs by mozzies.

Fell for its nice open ambience with a beautiful hill top view! Plus they have very good collection of inhouse wine collection! One should go to experience their classy ambience.

We spent a really lovely afternoon at Mudbrick, and the staff really made it a wonderful experience. We came in via heli which was a very easy experience and were met and welcomed by a member of the waitstaff on the lawn to the side of the restaurant- she was lovely and very relaxed but ultimately very professional, as were the rest of the staff we encountered.  The degustation menu was pretty exquisite, as were the recommended wine pairings. Gorgeous view, lovely wine, impeccable service... there's not really much more you can wish for.  Highly recommend, and hope to be back soon.

If you haven’t visited Waiheke Island before, then you’re missing out because the views are stunning. Just a 30-40 minute ferry from Auckland CBD, you’ll arrive to a beautiful dock surrounded by crystal clear waters. While you’re there, visiting a vineyard is a must and Mudbrick was on the top of my list! Who doesn’t want to wine and dine in a picturesque courtyard?

Heard of this village for a long time, finally got a chance to get here. We reserved a table by the window and were amazed by the view. We ordered a glass of white wine, it's fantastic and probably be the best wine I had. The food is all good, though a bit salty. We all enjoyed that much. The one impressed us most is the red wine ice cream. It had the special taste we hadn't experienced before. Superb! Service was good and will come here next time!

The best beef and lamb dishes I've had in New Zealand paired with their own wines. Gorgeous vineyard setting. Perfect for watching the sunset and dates. Staff are always friendly and well organized. Cannot wait to be back!

Beautiful views. Beautiful food. Amazing service! Fine dining at its finest. It's the perfect escape of inner city Auckland, so sit back and relax in their courtyard, with a glass or two of vino, and soak up the unrivalled surroundings.

Came here for a friends wedding. This place is beautiful, and the food is absolutely delicious. Not a wine drinker, but my mates all really enjoyed the drinks and had no complaints. Will need to revisit this place for a proper dining experience, but it's definitely left a very good impression for the time being.

For stunning views, location and some of the best dishes the island has to offer Mudbrick is the place to go. Try the Rose wine by Mudbrick solid 9/10! Food is on the high side in price but you won't care once the food touches your palette. We came for lunch today and didn't want to leave (as per norm)

Location, view and atmosphere was excellent. Service was fast and food was average. We went for the 7 course degustation menu and nothing really stood out or blew us away. For the prices we paid and marketed as fine dining there were a few things I pick up that: -Upon siiting down at the table I was missing a main fork, i looked across at a few other empty tables and some were also missing a knife or fork. Incomplete set up. -there were left over peanuts on the floor under my side of the table covered in many small red ants. -waiter and waitress need to be reminded how to hold dishes and not to place their thumbs onto the dish. I watched most of waiter/waitress and 90% placed thier thumb on the dishes.

We came around 3:00pm, by which point the main restaurant was already closed. Luckily we were offered seats at the archive. This is seriously one of the most romantic vineyard in New Zealand. The view here is just magnificent, totally worth the 30 minutes walk up the hill. Having just had lunch, we were just here for desserts. The lady serving us was the sweetest and friendliest waitress I have ever came across, and very helpful. The buffalo yoghurt with strawberries and rhubarb was presented as pretty as a picture. It was refreshing and not overly sweet. The pistachio biscotti it was served with was also very pleasant. The pot au cholat with salted caramel and praline ice cream was out of this world. We were here for the view so did not have particularly high expectations in the food, however this dish blew us away. The chocolate was dark rich and creamy, the salted caramel offered complexity and depth to the flavour, and the surprises just kept developing with every mouthful. We absolutely wolfed down this dish and are left wanting more. This is what fine dining is about - presentation and creativity. This dish is nothing like what I've ever had before, and has convinced us to come back in the future to try out their main courses. The downsides: all three of our hot drinks were served luke warm, and the flat white was bitter and definitely not up to scratch. Coffee is definitely not their specialty. Bath room also incredibly untidy. However, would still return & recommend this place 100% due to the view and ambience.

For my partners birthday on Sunday we decided to take friends to Mudbrick to celebrate. We were seated comfortably by the window with views over the vines and a complimentary bubbles was popped on the table. We were immediately impressed. What followed was a flawless dining experience. We were served attentively by a wonderful American waiter who seemed to be there at exactly the moment he was needed but didn't intrude. Our glasses were immediately refilled as the last drop of their delicious rose was swilled around our pristine polished glasses. The food was timed to perfection by what seemed to be the most well executed kitchen team we'd dined with. Every detail of the interiors had been crafted beautifully and though the space felt very new, modern and clean, it nodded wonderfully to the islands winemaking heritage with its loft style decor. The food was presented immaculately, flavours were bold but not overpowering. Each course was followed by an amuse-bouche so delicate and flavoursome that the only fault was we were left hankering for more. Finally we were presented with dessert. The most decadent we've had all year that didn't leave us feeling over indulged but actually incredibly satisfied. Our experience at Mudbrick was truly outstanding. We are so delighted with our experience that we are planning on revisiting with our family for our pre wedding dinner next year.

Amazing venue for my 21st birthday lunch. The staff are amazing (in particular Amanda who was super helpful with my booking!!). Food is always great, have never had a bad meal here. My favourite restaurant in Auckland. A must-do on Waiheke.

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Mudbrick Vineyard, 126 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
09 3729050
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Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island