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“a divine treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wakelin House - CLOSED

Wakelin House
Cuisines: Italian, French, New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“a divine treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Wakelin House is an unassuming small villa on the main street in Greytown in the Wairarapa. However behind its small cottage exterior, chef Antony North creates some very high end dining. We dined as a family, the two girls enjoying special request Chicken and Tarragon Pies (part of Antony's gourmet range of products produced at the restaurant) while the adults sampled the menu. The food is presented beautifully ,sometimes artfully deconstructed, dishes are substantial, elegant and all seemed to offer a fantastic array of tastes within- pork belly with celeriac salad, black pudding and apple puree- wild venison with pumpkin and tamarillo....My dish was exquisite- pumpkin, coconut and chilli bouillabaisse surrounding a salmon cake and pan fried Tarakihi. It is excellent dining and strongly recommended- Go and visit. We will certainly return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank NZShaz
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32 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unexpected joys of the road.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

If you live within driving distance of this restaurant it is well worth making the effort to visit. Hands down one of the best meals I've had in New Zealand. Great food. Fantastic atmosphere. I arrived around 7pm with no reservation and ended up hanging out at the bar until the owner had packed up. Every course was a delight and it was tempting to go back a second night for exactly the same meal. Prices *very* reasonable - in Wellington you'd be paying twice as much.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank smcara
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Divine !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

From whoa to go, this was an excellent experience. The food was divine, beautifully presented with a subtlety of flavours, all matched with very good wines sourced locally. The service was attentive, discrete, and friendly. We met the chef, when we were leaving, and had a lovely chat with him about his food, and the up and coming food event; Wellington on a Plate. Highly recommended !

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Nellie461
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Carterton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First class dining and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

My friend and I dined here last Friday night. The atmosphere was very relaxing and quiet. The meals were beautifully presented as well as very tasty. The waitress was very friendly and provided excellent service. Highly recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Cathy M
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Featherston, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

We have dined at a lot of restaurants and consider this to be one of the best. This restaurant is for fine dining, a place to go for special occasions or just if you want to be pampered. We have dined there on several occasions and enjoy the ever changing menu, friendly staff, quiet surroundings and excellent food. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Veronica S
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