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 came in with our 2 year old, and had a great relaxing experience, the staff were very welcoming and accommodating
Was an a excellent birthday lunch
Excellent food and wine pair with each course. Amazing staff (warm welcome walking in...our server was top notch attentive), accomodating Chef for food allergies. We ordered the sharing plate (5 course meal) with the wine match and left very satisfied (Thank you Peter for the recommendation) World class establishment. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Will be back again....
Will be highly recommending the shared menu experience to friends and family. Had brilliant service and exceeded expectations, wonderful team of staff and delicious food.
Great dining experience, expensive but worth it
A fabulous experience all round including the amazing views!
A vegetarian option in the entrees would be good - and at least 2 vegetarian mains. But otherwise food and location great
Had a very wonderful engagement dinner in the Quarry - staff were ever so helpful from the beginning until the end. Thank you :)
Always a dining treat, beautiful fresh cuisine paired with stunning scenery
I just thought the menu was very limited with only 4 main courses available however service was very good
Another fantastic dinner at Craggy Range. Will, Elliot and the team looked after us superbly; the new menu had even more delicious dishes on it and our special family night out with seven of us was a total success! We'll be back... again and again... Cheers Peter and Paul
Very happy with the experience and our waitress was fantastic.
What an amazing experience we had, dining at Craggy Range is always so special and we felt that the experience has heightened even more since we last visited. Rose made us feel very comfortable and was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious, so well balanced and portions were perfect. The wine was also amazing. We would certainly recommend Craggy Range restaurant and in my view was very good value for money. Thank you
Excellent food with wonderful friendly service. We will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for having us today. You were so lovely and looked after us on our honeymoon. Food was absolutely amazing :)
Amazingly though we have lived in the Bay for six years, this was our first time at CR. Everything was excellent and we felt the shared degustation menu was very good value for money. Will definitely be back again soon!
We had an incredible night at Craggy Range restaurant. The atmosphere is divine and the short rib and gurnard were delicious! Special thanks to Will, who provided us with an unbeatable service. May his girlfriend have as nice a time on her "birthday month" as we had last night.
We were very impressed with the staff service, the food was unbelievable and the ambience great. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Craggy Range restaurant and look forward to our next visit.
We loved our lunch at your restaurant. The food was delicious, we could not fault it . We will definitely return and recommend you to our friends and family. Judy from Taupo.
Another great dine! Thank you
We had high expectations and they were absolutely met. Friendly staff who knew wine list and menu very well. A really special experience, thank you.
Had the shared dishes with matching wine. All dishes were delectable and the wine wonderfully matches
Faultless. Beautiful setting. Beautiful food. Excellent cellar too.
The venison tartare was phenomenal! We’ll definitely come back