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Passage Rock

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££ - £££
New Zealand, Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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438 Orapiu Road | on the loop road to Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7257
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best place on Waiheke if you want to have great wine tasting or good food, I strongly recommend pizza if you like the real Italian one, pizza chef is from Naples, nothing more to say. Staff was extremely friendly, we had a nice chat prior to leave and also bought a couple of wine bottles.

Thank ippotaz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having acquired an enthusiastic taste for Passage Rock wine during a short visit to Waiheke island we headed out to the far end of the island to visit the vineyard. We weren't planning to have lunch but the restaurant looked so attractive that we decided to do so. My wife didn't want a big meal so she asked if she... More 

2 Thank Charlie L
David Stephen R... E, Manager at Passage Rock, responded to this review

Hi Charlie, We are very sorry you were disappointed with Passage Rock and the Service. Firstly, many restaurants have a policy that the children's menu is for 14 years and younger, as these are subsidized by the establishment as part of our aim at being a family friendly restaurant. All the options available to you were fully explained by the... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having walked the Camino in Spain, a group of friends, met at PASSAGE ROCK for a reunion lunch. What a fabulous venue. Absolutely delicious Rose flowed freely while eating the most DELICIOUS salmon salad. Passage Rock has created an atmosphere that has you believing you could be anywhere in the World.

1 Thank LynGMH
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Upon walking through into the winery we were welcomed by very a friendly Argentinian staff member who personally took us through a tasting of 6 wines. Very well priced ($10 to taste 5 of their wines of your choice). Beautiful vineyard to walk through with a glass of wine or a beer. Very relaxed family friendly area (trampoline and activities... More 

Thank neilpicc
Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely vineyard, quite a way off the beaten track but a superb vineyard, lovely wines plus oils and dressings

Thank Llyn R
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. Initial service was good with the female staff member explaining wines and apologising for the renovations. Felt rushed in deciding a snack to go with our drinks then throughly disappointed when staff delivered our platter to a neighbouring table. Left feeling like the edge had been taken off the day.

Thank TinaMalone27
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We loved it here! Pizza made by an Italian chef, delicious wine, lovely staff! Overall a great experience and highly recommend a visit to Passage Rock! Certainly our favourite winery during our trip to Waiheke.

Thank Lids05
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good lunch at reasonable prices. Great Service. Enjoyed the wine tasting for $10. If the weather is good (which it was on this spring day) the outside area is beautiful.

Thank Ianw91
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

i have only been to passage rock once an admittedly it was on a public holiday, but first they took half an hour to take our order, then almost an hour later we realised they had forgotten our order as every one who arrived after us were being served, we waved down a waitress who went to figure it out,... More 

Thank Carl W
David Stephen R... E, Manager at Passage Rock, responded to this review

Dear Carl W, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience at Passage Rock Wines. We are however a little surprised to hear your comments on the wait of your meals and the service. Please rest assured that we will follow this up with our staff to ensure this does not happen again. Regards... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Six of us enjoyed a very pleasant lunch, accompanied by very tasty wine. Good was delicious, the staff were very friendly and helpful. A very enjoyable couple of hours.

Thank Ross B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
New Zealand, Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Orapiu Road | on the loop road to Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 7257
Passage Rock Winery and bistro is set amongst the vines on the Te Matuku Estury. In our relaxed environment you can enjoy our stunning range of excellent Waiheke Wines with tasty freshly prepared food sourced locally where possible. Our Wood Fired Pizza are hand made using authentic Napoli inspired methods, and fresh quality ingredients. we look forward to hosting you. Winter open 7 days in the cellar door and Friday to Sunday for the Restaurant, 11 am to 4pm. Weddings and functions by arrangement.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?