Weekdays 8:00 - 21:00
Weekends 8:00 - 21:00
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Castaways Restaurant & Bar
Stunning cliff-top casual dining overlooking tasman sea and the black sands Karioitahi beach
Having arrived a little late for a massage appt in January which was part of an overnight stay + dinner with a friend who was celebrating a birthday, we unfortunately missed out on the massage and a rebook would have been at full cost. Another appt was subsequently made for a couple of weeks later (massage + lunch) and the staff were very accommodating and could not have been friendlier. Tina D
Service was fabulous food was lovely. Thanks for a lovely evening.
Food was delicious and amazing service. Restaurant area is quite small but what an amazing view watching the sun set. The staff were extremely accommodating.
Had a lovely lunch for our wedding anniversary, staff were wonderful and made it special. cheers
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary.
Food was really lovely, unfortunately cocktails let them down. Margarita tasted like tequila and water only and the kiwi breeze was not worth the $19 price tag in my opinion. Aside from that the view is incredible as always and the staff lovely.
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The venue is nice but needs work and completion. The sign on the road side displays pictures of the food etc, but the word Castaways is so small we drove past it. The gardens are overgrown with dandelions and grass and the roads/driveways have pot holes and badly patched areas. The studio was nice, well laid out and presented, but it too had a few things that needed improvement - the TV was tiny and in a cabinet that meant you couldn't see it well from either bed or chairs, and the bathroom had no extractor fan meaning it became damp and full of condensation. The view had the potential to be sensational, however tall Toi Toi growing in front meant that the view of the ocean was only a peak to the left. The food at the restaurant was also hit and miss. We have the Chill Out Package which meant it included dinner, 1 nt accom and breakfast for 2, for $370. The dinner was ok, with the entrees being the star. The scallops were excellent, and the duck confit one of the best we have had. The stuffed squash was well below average, with 3 rings of squash filled with white mush, being presented with a smear of hummus. the mush was meant to be basmati rice, chestnuts, dried cranberry & sage stuffing but had been overcooked to the point it was like porridge and indistinguishable in texture to the hummus . The squash itself was under cooked and still firm. For a $30 main - I found myself thinking that it was literally $10 per ring of slightly raw pumpkin. The views were fantastic, however pine tress were looming and threatening to take them away. The breakfast was a good buffet, with bacon, eggs etc and again, under cooked pastries that were soggy and raw on the bottom. We enjoyed our stay - it was time away from the children and home, but were disappointed at the cost for the food and views we had.
Excellent food with breathtaking ocean views!
The food and wine were superb and the service staff were delightful. Thanks again for a wonderful lunch.
Just the best service I could imagine. Large group for a special occasion and couldn’t be more helpful and organised Thank you so much to the whole team x
Didn’t enjoy lemon tart ice cream was already melted and not tasty My husband enjoyed stone grill black sand dish meat was nice and juicy
Far too loud in the restaurant. Castaways needs to install some acoustic panelling or take some other measure to reduce the noise levels. Servers couldn't hear what we were saying resulting in incorrect orders and needing to repeat ourselves. Meals are definitely not value for money, need more variation on menu. Good that meals were brought out quickly considering there were other large tables.
Food was well presented and tasted great! The atmosphere was good too. We were surprised how everyone had cleared out by 9.30pm. It’s such a lovely location for New Year’s Eve. The service was quick however some of the staff didn’t know the answer to some of the questions around the menu or wine list, but apart from that everyone was friendly and attentive. We will be coming back again.
Food quality was good however salad mains portion size should have been larger for the $25. Stone grill meals were very good but again side salad was very minimal. Drink options were good however service could have been better as I had to approach the bar to request another round of drinks while we waited for the remainder of our group to arrive.
A delightful spot and the food definitely City standard
Loved the spa treatment it was amazing I would totally recommend that part of our treatment. The meal however was average at best 😕 staff were lovey so service was great however the actual food was a let down, I had the cheese burger and specifically ask there be no tomato ( allergy’s) only to start eating and find tomato thru it like they had put it in then realised it said no and simply picked it off in places 😕 fortunately i don’t have a anerflicatic allergy or we could have been in trouble . My friend ordered steak and chips with salad, you can’t really call a piece of brown lettuce and 2 tomatoes a salad. Everything else was amazing apart from the food 😕.
All I wanted for dessert was icecream but they didnt have any. It was a nice meal but I'm not going to be in a hurry to go back
Pretty disappointing meal and service. Unlikely to recommend. So disappointing when there is such a stunning outlook.
Been here before and the food was amazing, last night it was very average. View was amazing! Staff very attentive and did well, very pleasant. Kind of not keen to go back sadly..due to the food it was poor and not worth the expensive price.
Awesome views over the ocean
Food was beautifully presented & cooked. Ambience top class. Service was excellent. The only complaint I have was my seat was close to the window , there was a very cold draft coming through the door frame.
not enough food for the price you pay one piece of chicken 3 small carrots atiny piece of broccoli and cauliflower quality was good
Maryanne and I have frequented Agave and have found that over the last few years that each dishes is absolutely delicious and well presented. The service has also been consistently good with the waitresses making you feel welcome and your needs are catered for. And of course, the view is stunning. Ticking all the boxes is what keeps us coming back!