The Bistro at Cable Bay

12 Nick Johnstone Drive , Waiheke Island , New Zealand, 1840
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Mon-Sun: 11am - late

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  • Alfresco Dining
  • Wifi
  • Full Bar
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About The Bistro at Cable Bay

As one of Waiheke’s top vineyards, Cable Bay attracts visitors from across the globe. With one of the city's best views, the iconic lush lawn overlooks the Hauraki Gulf. Between wood-fired pizzas, seasonal plates, and cultivated cheeseboards, there’s plenty to satisfy the table. Sip on Cable Bay’s very own wine, and take a tour through the cellar door for a real garden-to-table experience.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Gorgeous place! Attentive, friendly staff. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Set to take advantage of the vista down the gulf to Auckland city, grounds with wood sculptures and a stunning wind wand. We would happily recommend the Bistro and return again. And again. Oh, and the wine is superb!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Amazing food, incredible setting and great service, what more can you want?

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great place to go for lunch. Restaurant was quite busy whilst we were there and only appeared to have one waiter working. He did a great job not to neglect anyone but sometimes the waiting time was a little long between orders.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

I recommend for ambience, views and general high quality of the food and wine. The weather on our recent vist was windy and overcast so there were very few customers. We were privileged to have a kitchen and personal waiter to ourselves.! A sugggestion. The Taupo eye fillet is cooked sous vide but this is not stated on the menu. My experience is that this cooking method is fashionable but ineffective. On ordering I was told that the steak could not be presented medium rare "as it was cooked sous vide." Presumably as the steaks were precooked sous vide and then pan seared to present to the table. So I had to chew through a distinctly well done fillet. This is quite unacceptable for a restaurant of this quality. All other items of our meal were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Lovely evening, excellent food and fabulous service. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Great views and amazing service. We had a wonderful time.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Had a wonderful time. Thanks for taking care of our big table of 10. Our waiter was outstanding. The food was equally outstanding, one saying her fish-dish was the best she’s ever had. The black pavlova was incredible - up with the best dessert I’ve ever had. Wonderful atmosphere on a beautiful day. The espresso martinis that some ordered were not great but they were kindly replaced with another drink. Thanks and can’t wait to go back!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Excellent all round

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Awesome wine and cocktails. Exceptional setting and view. Delicious food and wonderful presentation. Professional service. Have already recommended to friends

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Table was requested in advance reservation by the window for view. Arrived & had to wait 10mins for table preparation which ended up being in the far left corner with a view of the wall & curtain. Was given a glass of water & then left for 10mins until given a food menu. Requested a drink when they came to take a food order & was asked what wine, Never saw a drinks menu until I requested a 2nd glass of wine after the1st lot of sharing plates had arrived. Had attempted to get a wsiters attention for approximately 15mins just to request a drinks memu. Felt like we were left unattended in the corner & once I was given my wine & mentioned it to the lovely waitress we then received attentive service. The waiter i had to find to get a wine menu delivered the menu but then didnt follow with either an order of making his colleague aware of us sitting waiting for a drink order to be taken. The meal was fantastic but service needs to be consistent in future

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

We made a visit to your bistro cafe to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ordered five dishes to share. Before the wait person left the table we kindly asked if we could have the scallops and prawns come out first. Then followed by the pork, beetroot dish and Brussel sprouts. We were told this may not be able to happen as food comes from the kitchen when ready and that the kitchen can get very busy. We felt it should not have been too hard to get the order the customer wants especially when only two of us. If we had known we were going to be treated like this we would have staggered our order.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Plats délicieux

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

impressive dinner

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

We had a wonderful dinner for my husbands birthday. The team went out of their way to look after us and given we were dining with our two under 6's this was really appreciated. The food was delicious too!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Food was sublime

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Our wait staff were fantastic- very friendly and attentive. Each share plate was a tease sensation. Watching the wild weather roll through with the amazing view as a backdrop was awesome and topped off by two rainbows. Visiting from Sydney for the second time after 5 years - the bistro did not disappoint- just as fantastic this time as last!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Whats another way of saying Perfection ??? "The Bistro @ Cable Bay"! Amazing staff, atmosphere warm and outrageous views. Really nice vegetarian selection and chef willing to make just about anything we could think of..

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Delicious food, great staff :)

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Amazing service and beautiful food, we will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

First time visitor. The food, wine and staff were exceptional.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

We had a great time and found the food amazing it was just to expensive for the amount you were given.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

The cauliflower dish was INCREDIBLE! The service was amazing and so attentive. All my friends had a great time and we can’t wait to come back

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

We had a fabulous time. The venue was clean, smart and comfortable. The staff were awesome, the food was absolutely delicious and the wines were top notch. We’ll be back again!!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Great food. Will be back soon. Andrew

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