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Tantalus Estate

72 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 1971
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The Estate Restaurant is open daily from 11am - 4pm for lunch. Reservations recommended to avoid disappointment and available from 11am with last bookings at 2:30pm. Dining tables are allocated for 2 hours to enjoy our a la carte menu.

The Cellar Door is open daily from 11am - 5pm for tastings. Bookings are required for groups over 5 guests. Cellar Door closed on Easter Sunday.

The Alibi Brewer's Lounge opens daily from 12pm to 8pm+
Bookings are not required. Alibi closed on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday as well as the below dates:

ANZAC DAY - ESTATE CLOSED
GOOD FRIDAY - ESTATE CLOSED
CHRISTMAS DAY - ESTATE CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY - ESTATE OPEN

For General Enquiries & reservations, please email [email protected]
For Event Enquires, please email [email protected]


Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Corporate Events
  • Open Fire place
  • Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
  • Views
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Private Functions
  • Free parking
  • Winery and cellar door

About Tantalus Estate

The Estate Restaurant is open daily from 11am - 4pm for lunch. Reservations recommended to avoid disappointment and available from 11am with last bookings at 2:30pm. Dining tables are allocated for 2 hours to enjoy our a la carte menu.

The Cellar Door is open daily from 11am - 5pm for tastings. Bookings are required for groups over 5 guests. Cellar Door closed on Easter Sunday as well as the below dates.

The Alibi Brewer's Lounge opens daily from 12pm to 8pm+
Bookings are not required. Alibi closed on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday as well as the below dates:

ANZAC DAY - ESTATE CLOSED
GOOD FRIDAY - ESTATE CLOSED
CHRISTMAS DAY - ESTATE CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY - ESTATE OPEN

For General Enquiries & reservations, please email [email protected]
For Event Enquires, please email [email protected]

Offerings include award winning estate-grown Bordeaux and Rhone style blends, handcrafted ales from the Estate’s own Alibi Brewing Co, and inspired and innovative cuisine. Whether you are seeking a wine tasting in the Cellar Door, a relaxed lunch on the northern patio amongst the vines, or an intimate space for a private group or event, you will be in good hands.

Cuisine: Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Certainly one of if not the best spots for lunch on Waiheke. Very enjoyable afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

AS usual, we enjoyed the occasion and are making a further reservation on Sunday 5 May.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Great atmosphere and lovely food, too bad my 8yo was stung by a bee before the food arrived! We were warned beforehand though and the bee got the worst of the incident. We would have enjoyed it more if there wasn’t the time pressure to vacate the table even though the mains took a while to arrive. To be fair, the server did manage to rearrange tables so gave us an extra 25 mins but the indigestion had already set in by then. Overall it was a lovely setting and lovely food marred by a couple of minor detractions.

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

We thought Tantulus was divine .... and so was the lovely man that looked after us ... big Al - thank you Al ....it was totally u to our expectations and look forward to returning some day soon ... congratulations to your chef for chefs .... absolutely delicious food .... extremely yummy Best regards Robyn

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Always an amazing experience

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

My husbands special birthday celebration was perfect with 14 of us in for a Saturday lunch. The organisation before our event was super efficient, the service was perfectly paced, the staff friendly and the food really lovely. Highly recommend Tantalus for any special event!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Delicious food, beautiful environment, friendly and efficient service. Never disappoints.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Your team are very welcoming

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Staff are so helpful and friendly. We were given a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival which made our wedding anniversary special.

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

My wine group was there for a tasting only. We really enjoyed it, found the service excellent, atmosphere relaxed and friendly. However, when booking I found the information given almost dictatorial. I was warned we had only 30 minutes for tasting, 45 minutes if we wanted platters. We decided not to eat there because of this. The reality was far different and we spent about on hour over our tasting, and were made to feel really welcome.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Fantastic setting, great food and wine, the staff were professional and friendly - we had a great time.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Tantalus lived up to the reviews. Perfect setting. The gardens are stunning. Well tended and all outside areas with well placed chairs and bean bags to relax. Inside fitout was stunning. Creating just the right feel. Restrooms clean and well designed. Staff were amazing. So helpful and enthusiastic. Knew the wines and menu well. Will def be back. It was recommended to us and we will certainly be recommending to others!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Beautiful restaurant & food, great staff and the lovely garden completes the package!

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Incredibly knowledgeable staff gave us a wonderful interaction from the wine tasting through to the meal, which was stunning. What a very special way to spend the day celebrating my birthday. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

My partner and I had a delightful time dining at Tantalus, he as a first timer and I as a repeat customer. The ability of Tantalus to take you away from all your worries and cares is second to none and will always be a favourite of ours. Bonus points for the waitress that recommended the Cachette - it made the flavours of the duck explode in my mouth.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Fantastic food and service. Each bite of each course was a taste sensation.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Great food and great waiter. Portions a little small for the price but we loved it.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Food was very nice but service wasn’t very good. For the price I expected better.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

The atmosphere, views, food and drinks were perfect! But what really set our experience apart was our incredible service/waiter! He was Canadian and made my families experience one to remember! Mum loved her birthday and time at Tantalus! Thank you, we will be back for sure!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Absolutely fantastic tasting experience! Staff were so friendly and accommodating and made us all feel so welcome! Wine was amazing, venue was beautiful and scenery was incredible. We visited several vineyards that day and everyone in our group of 15 agreed that Tantalus was their favourite - we can't wait to come back! Thank you!!

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Awesome service from all your staff. Beautiful food and stunning location

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We chose Tantalus Estate as the venue for our 20th Wedding Anniversary lunch and we were so glad we did. Delicious food, excellent wine and wonderful service (thanks Kim) all wrapped-up in stunning surroundings. Take the time to work-off your lunch by walking through the back of the estate to Onetangi beach. Very special.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We had a lovely lunch with you at the estate. The food and wine were superb. Service was fantastic however it did take some time. Would love to come back. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

An excellent lunch, delicious flavours and food combinations. Service was spot on with friendly and attentive staff. Will be back on our next trip to NZ

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