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“unwelcoming atmosphere” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cable Bay Vineyards Winery and Restaurant

Cable Bay Vineyards Winery and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Oneroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$61
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Visit Cable Bay to enjoy the complete 'vineyard experience', with fine food in the elegant and luxurious Dining Room or small plates from our outdoor kitchen with wood-fire oven in the casual and contemporary Verandah. Our Cellar Door is also open daily for you to taste and learn about our award-winning wines. The Dining Room - open for lunch: Tues-Sun and for dinner: Tues-Sat The Verandah - open daily from 11am. The Cellar Door - open daily 11am-5pm
Taranaki
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“unwelcoming atmosphere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

went to the restaurant for drink on a sunday afternoon which was ok although the barman wasn't the friendlyist person in the world.we then thought that we would buy a bottle of wine to take home.we went to the cellar door where you buy their wine from; there was a guy there cleaning glasses who looked at us but didn't acknowledge us or ask if we wanted any help we wandered around for a while in the room ;when it was obvious that they didn't want our money we left vowing never to return ;maybe a dairy farmer from taranaki s money is not good enough for them

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyable place to spend a lazy, fun, boozy afternoon with friends. Plenty of good food and wines, with slick service all round

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent view Great food and the service was fantastic. The whole lunch experience for us was great.

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Thank KeithDP
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Worst service I've ever received!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I was part of a group of eight that went to the winery on Queens birthday weekend. We knew It would be busy because of the long weekend but then the restaurant should also have realised this. They were extremely understaffed for the weekend, this is however not an excuse for the way we were treated. When we arrived no one acknowledged that we were there and we had to clear our own table. We had to ask four times for someone to come to our table to take our order. We ordered a bottle of wine and when it came to the table we had to drink out of water glasses because they said that there were no clean wine glasses left in the whole WINERY! Interestingly we seemed to be the only table having to put up with this. Would have been better if they had said there will be another five minute wait for the wine glasses. When the food finally came out (plates slammed down on the table) we did not get our full order. We asked a waitress if she could go see where our food was but instead the waitress bad mouthed the member of our table that had been talking to her within ear shot of us. This is completely inappropriate behaviour! The only time a staff member came over to our table without being asked was to clear the plates when we had finished eating. When paying we told the person at the bar how un happy we were with the service, their excuse was that there was no other staff on the island however there is a city of over 1 million people a short ferry ride away.... We had had such a great day at the other wineries in this area of Waiheke but our experience at Cable Bay put a dampener on the end of the day.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Million Dollar Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Sun filled afternoon, great music, magic atmosphere and a million dollar view - life is bliss. Cable Bay provides the perfect setting for a few afternoon drinks with friends. We didn't have a meal but looked on in envy at the stunning food served to other guests. Excellent place to bring the kids as well - plenty of room for them to run around on the lawn.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sanjay W
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