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 loved our stay. I felt the staff were amazing, Jacob and I think her name was Kate were incredible hosts. The wine and dinner at Craggy Range was beautiful and we will definitely be back again, this time in the summer :) Thanks again for a memorable stay. Aisling & Gavin xox
I LOVED IT!!! Coming back as soon as we can. Thank you for the lovely experience. Food & service was impeccable.
The food and service was outstanding
Absolutely fabulous. We were celebrating our anniversary and we were treated exceptionally well from the time we walked in to the restaurant right through until we left. The food was excellent and the staff were attentive and friendly. We will be back in the future.
Food & wine was delicious, we tried the Chef's selection which you can adapt and this is well worth the price. Service was amazing. Would definitely recommend to others.
Seafood sausage roll wrong,pastry good but too conflicting with filling.Seafood better filled in a cabbage leaf with a light sauce.Seafood pancake again conflicting dish.Pancake too thick and bland.Duck dish superb as was spongy pud. Call me old fashioned but as a seated customer having to look up to a waiting staff with a nose jewellery is not a good sight I want with dining.Does put on off one's food. Lovely setting.
Fabulous evening, very attentative staff.
Very impressive place and food. Thank you also for the excellent service.
Lunch offer (entree/main) was worth doing and the option of half glass of wine.
Thank you for a wonderful fine dining experience. Fabulous food and outstanding service.
Will who looked after us was really good and the rest of the staff were very proffesional which is what you would expect from craggy range and Terry Peabody we will be back for sure Alan Syer
We would absolutely recommend Craggy Range to all our friends and family. The service and food were topnotch, atmosphere lovely and the view spectacular. We had a very attentive and knowledgeable waitress who was excellent...a perfect lunch. Thank you Craggy Range.
Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Dining here is a special occasion in itself
The Five Spice Shiitake starter was amazing. Excellent vegetarian options.
I've been a number of times and it's certainly great food, atmosphere and service.
Everything was amazing
A lovely Anniversary lunch today. Fabulous and friendly knowledgable service. I was very happy with how efficient my gluten and dairy intolerances were deliciously catered for. Thank you very much for a super experience. We will certainly be back very soon. Kath and Steve 😊
Amazing dinner, made easy by staying in one of the on site cottages, so an easy stroll home after a few too many wines.
We had a great evening with friends. Will was fantastic! And those truffles.... *drool*. We’ll be back!
Another exemplary evening at Craggy. Food, service, atmosphere second to none. Friendly and well informed staff make dining here a great night out! We'll be back, again and again... and again!
Food is superb. Wine prices are too expensive. It is a real treat to dine here but you have to expect to pay over the top for their wine
Absolutely fabulous meal, and Elliot’s service was really spot on, helpful and informative but also nice and friendly.
What a wonderful evening, the food and service was excellent. We will definitely be coming back.
The service was very good. The staff seemed interested in what they did and also gave a hoot. All delivered with a sense of humour. Quite refreshing. Food combinations were excellent and fooled us a couple of times. Wondered how some things could work - they just did. Ambience was perfect even though the restaurant was full.
Superb 12 out of 10 Awesome team