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
Wonderful care Inspiring food A lovely experience Thank you
Great as always, amazing food and friendly excellent service.
We had a great experience, Thanks
The wait staff were impeccable. I think our hostess was named Rose (she had glasses and curly dark brown hair - apologies if I've got the name wrong). Right from the moment we sat down, they were welcoming and hospitable, seeking to provide ease of experience with our 11 yr old and 2 yr old girls. Some complimentary pop corn was provided for our 2 yr old so she wouldn't feel left out. The food knowledge of the staff was succinct and detailed. The food and drink were beyond compare, as always. Each time we dine, the cuisine simply outdoes our previous excellent experiences. The children's meals, my eye fillet&tongue and wife's gurnard were faultless. The feijoa golden syrup pudding was punchy and a flavour bomb to finish. Terroir and their staff continue setting a very high benchmark, welcoming all patrons (regardless of age or experience). Many Thanks.
Just the most wonderful lunch. The food, service, wine and ambience were outstanding. Will look forward to returning soon.
Thank you for a terrific evening and the outstanding service from Maddison. Wonderful food and wine menu. We will definitely be back.
Absolutely stunning thanks! A real treat 😊
I’m a local foodie and brought my friends from Auckland to a beautiful lunch hard to fault it but not being able to sit outside is a bit bewildering
Great food and service. Beautiful location.
Amazing restaurant, views, service and food! Favourite winery in the Hawkes Bay!
Unfortunately I cannot recall the name of the young man looking after our table - he was excellent on all fronts - informative, fun, friendly - extremely professional. Food & wine - top notch . A most enjoyable experience. Will be back when next in the area.
Atmosphere, food, and your staff were above and beyond. We simply loved every moment, we will be back ..
Fine dining but not fussy. Excellently done
The most superb lunch with impeccable service from Rose. Will be back again.
Delicious food and excellent service.
Excellent meal thank you. Outstanding service. Must visit for anyone who is visiting Hawkes Bay
We were so excited to have the opportunity to dine at this well regarded restaurant and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The food was exceptional, the wine excellent and the service couldn’t be faulted. All this made for a truly memorable evening. Thank you Craggy Range.
We had lunch - fish and duck main meals. Both meals were excellently presented and flavours were amazing. Fish beautifully cooked. Duck was lovely and tender. Highly recommend
Every time we dine here it's special. Staff are professional friendly and very well trained. Food is innovative and includes produce from their own gardens. Organic and local Hawke's Bay Ingredients feature prominently. Couple those with prestige Hawke's Bay wines and you have a perfect venue for any special occasion.
Had a wonderful meal and great service. Many thanks
Thank you for a wonderful experience, our compliments to the chef and his staff.
We came for a work Social Club Trip. All staff both via email and at the restaurant were amazing to deal with and made it so easy. Would 100% recommend. Ill definitely be back during the day to see the amazing views I've heard about.