The Oak Grill at Ascension Vineyard is in a stunning vineyard setting with excellent  wine to go with the top quality food and service.  It is open daily for lunch and  for dinner it is open on week-ends Thursday through to Saturday. Situated on 480 Matakana Road just outside Warkworth and on the road to Matakana. Bookings recommended - Ph: +64 9 4259670 www.ascensionvineyard.co.nz

Cosi Cafe at Matakana -  cosy & welcoming cafe style restaurant that is famous for its fresh seafood and intersting dishes.  Open daily from9am through lunch and Friday and Saturday for dinner. Situated in the superb Morris  & James pottery complex in Matakana only ten minutes drive from Warkworth.  Booking recommended ph: +64 9 4227484

Matakana Brasserie - Great food in fantastic setting by the river in Matakana only ten minutes from Warkworth. Reservations essential. ph: +64 9 4230383

Cafe Sandspit - dine by the sea at this delightful licensed cafe which is open daily for breakfast and lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner. Situated on the Sandspit jetty where the ferries depart for beautiful Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf and only ten minutes from Warkworth and Matakana.  Reservations recommended ph: +64 9 4259475