Craggy Range Restaurant offers a warm and memorable experience, looking out on the spectacular backdrop of Te Mata Peak. We are fortunate to be located in Hawke’s Bay; home to some of New Zealand’s finest produce, and we are passionate about sourcing the best local produce from selected suppliers with whom we collaborate closely. Seasonality is a key focus for us, with many of our fruit and vegetables grown in our extensive kitchen garden. Our Head Chef Casey McDonald has worked in Michelin-star restaurants worldwide, and brings with him a dedication to quality of ingredients and simplicity of flavour. Evolution, confidence, quality and humility guide our menu and style of service. We are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday in winter, and seven days a week in summer, and our bar offers light snacks and flights of wine throughout the day.
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About Craggy Range Restaurant
Winner of two hats at the 2018 Cuisine Good Food Awards, Craggy Range Restaurant offers an intimate, comfortable, and relaxed space to enjoy our Head Chef Casey McDonald’s signature seasonal Hawke's Bay produce alongside Craggy Range wines
We did the tasting menu which was absolutely delicious. Jacob was particularly helpful with our wine matches and his enthusiasm for Craggy Range is infectious. Thank you Jacob and the rest of the team! As always, we’ll be back.
was such quick service and was so friendly!!! the meals were amazing and would 100% come back
The sauces of every dish are so delicious that I want to lick the plates. I would say your food favor are at world top level.
We were staying for two nights in one of the cottages. The restaurant was so good we ate there both nights!!
Great service, beautiful food, best in HB.
Absolutely fantastic experience! Service and food was outstanding!
Very enjoyable lunch. Thanks so much
We had the sharing meal and despite receiving recommendations from friends and our hosts at Hawthorne House, it exceeded our expectations. Just superb in every way. Thank you! That lamb will stay in my memory for a long time. Can’t wait to return one day.
Absolutely awesome food, wine and experience yet again! Thank you Elliot for squeezing us in on the day and to Rose who was just great!
Incredible meal! Highly recommend the set menu, great variety and nice to try a bit of everything
A wonderful experience in all aspects. Will definitely come back again!
I wanted my dad to experience Craggy range as he is about to turn 90 and has never been. I think everyone needs an experience of a life time and he thought it was just wonderful thank you😁
We had a wonderful lunch. The service was excellent. Food delicious but a little on the pricey side. But worth it for the experience.
Continue to provide high quality service and food from the moment you book to the moment you leave content you have experienced a night to remember.
Heads off to our server, he’s more than accommodating and the chef who is so generous and kind to my wee toddler!
Everything was absolutely wonderful -ESPECIALLY the camembert butter
Everything about our experience at Craggy Range was exceptional. The beauty of the surroundings is jaw dropping. It was made very special from the wine tasting through to our delicious 3 course lunch and slow meander through the gardens to check out the sculptures. I'll be back!
Fantastic late lunch for a birthday celebration
Great evening, our group of 10 all loved the experience. Thank you👍
Absolutely stunning location, matched by high quality local cuisine. Service was impeccable and overall we had the most fantastic dining experience.
Delicious and excellent service. Great experience
Beautiful food and flavours . Main serving somewhat lean on portion size for dollars spent .
Had a very enjoyable 2 hour lunch in beautiful surroundings. Service was excellent as was the meal. would have liked a slightly bigger menu choice. Will return (if we can get a reservation :)
Absolutely outstanding dining experience!
Everything about today was magic, thank you