The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

305/307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 0882
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Friday - Sunday 11:30am - 3pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - late

Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Full Bar

About The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

Whether you want to indulge in a set menu at their restaurant or enjoy a wine at their picturesque Lawn Bar, The Hunting Lodge is undoubtedly worth a visit. Dating back to 1868, this family property turned established dining spot, remains quaint with a fresh modern touch.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Good place to go, the mother's Day set up menu is not recommended, because the food waited more than one hour and not enough

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Always amazing! Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Food and service was outstanding. Standouts from our group was the cured salmon, kingfish, and cream brulee, but each dish served was delish x

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

We love coming for the delicious food and wine. We love the manager, always super welcoming and remembers us, makes conversation and just lovely.

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Hi Richard, Awesome to hear! We look forward to your return, it's always a pleasure to host you. Cheers, THL

Responded On Sunday, 09 May 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Very nice and the weather was too..

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

I reserved a table for a party of 6 based on the great comments I read online. I was disappointed with the service, time in between being seated to served and the lack of flavour in the food. The service was so terrible, we had to wait atleast 35mins before we resorted to fetch our own jug of water from the waiters table, and had to then wait another hour between our entree and main. The mains were lacking in flavour, the lamb rack portion was stingy and the sauce was runny, the mushroom risotto was below Al dente so had a bit more bite than we wanted. Desserts were a saviour but I really wouldn't return for such an average experience. Wine selection was on point and I really enjoyed the white mischief.

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Hi Karishma, Thank you for leaving feedback. We are sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. It sounds to us that you had a below average experience, please be assured we will pass this on to the team. In the meantime, we would really appreciate it if get in touch with us at [email protected] so we can learn more about your experience. Kind regards, The Hunting Lodge

Responded On Monday, 03 May 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

I think the lighting is too bright. Portion size a bit small but tasty.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

First time here and I loved it, can’t wait to come back!

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Hi Holly, We are so stoked you loved it! You're welcome back anytime :) Cheers, THL

Responded On Monday, 03 May 2021
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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

For a restaurant that is only open minimally and knows bookings, waiting 35mins for our order felt an eternity.. . Our table rocked so had to be steadied with a piece of cork. I was placed adjacent to my husband as opposed to opposite... But, when the food came, it was magical and so amazing. It was our 26th wedding anniversary. A delightful meal but other bits not so.

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Hi Tilly, Thank you for leaving us some feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve. Congratulations on your 26th wedding anniversary! We are honoured you chose to celebrate at our place. We are disappointed to hear we didn't live up to your expectations, please be assured that this has been escalated to management and it will be discussed with our team. In the meantime, we would really appreciate it if you contacted us at [email protected] so we can learn more about your experience. Kind regards, The Hunting Lodge

Responded On Monday, 03 May 2021
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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

A great way to dine, try the set course options

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Loved it, perfect place to celebrate

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Food was devine, the staff were knowledgeable and helpful but discreet - all added to the experience

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

The view is amazing. The restaurant is very nice and clean. It will be perfect if the taste can be a bit better and more choice for the food.

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Hi Jessie, Thank you for leaving your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the view, we are very lucky to have such beautiful surroundings. We are sorry our food did not live up to your expectations. We had an exclusive set menu on Sunday, hence the limited food options! We encourage you to return when we have our full menu running. Kind regards, The Hunting Lodge.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Wonderful afternoon. Everything perfect!!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

We had a wonderful lunch with a couple of friends. Lovely friendly service, and a delicious meal.. What more can you ask for?

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Hi Natalie, Thank you for leaving a review! Awesome to hear you had a wonderful time with us. We hope to see you again soon! :) Cheers, THL

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fantastic as ever. A perfect venue, with great people, excellent food, in a delightful location. The octopus was awesome!

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Hi Russell, Thank you for leaving a review :) We are so glad you had a fantastic experience with us. Sounds like you love the octopus as much as we do! Cheers, THL

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Service was awesome even though we asked some very odd questions about the origins of the fish they found out and got back to us straight away. Will be back for sure!

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Hi Samantha, Thank you for leaving a review. We love odd questions! ;) We're glad to hear you care about the origins of our produce as much as we do! We'd love to host you again. Cheers, THL.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Service was amazing. Ordered the set $59 set menu All was great except the blue cheese which we sent back and was replaced promptly and easy by the staff. Very good experience and will definitely book again

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Hi Lesley, Thank you for leaving your feedback, it's greatly appreciated and we are always looking for ways to improve! We are glad to hear you had a great experience and we're excited to host you again :) Cheers, The Hunting Lodge.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Had a dinner for 6, 2 of which had turned 61 that week. The food (as usual) was amazingly good! The only negative was how long it took for our orders to be taken. Anthony was not serving us for the first time in 3 visits, so perhaps our expectations were high. Our booking was for 7:30 and we did not get our mains until nearly 9:00pm. I wrote on the online booking that it was 2 peoples birthday, but nothing was said or done (and we didn't mention it when we were there - they get embarrassed). Again - Anthony always asks if it's a special occasion when he seats us and for the first time we could have said "yes" but alas - he did not serve us and we were not asked. Despite these little hiccups - a great night and the food overcomes these little glitches. Oh - a heads up - if you like chees you HAVE to order the Kikorangi blue. Let's just say "it is not a slab of cheese". It is SO much more!! It makes for a GREAT entre too if want a normal desert!

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Hi Ian, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve. It’s awesome to hear that Anthony has set the bar so high, he is an amazing asset to our restaurant, and we wish he could serve everyone! We are disappointed to hear the service did not meet up to your special occasion, please be assured this feedback will be passed on to the team. We are glad you love our special cheese dish as much as we do! Kind regards, THL

Responded On Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

A lovely space, nice variety on the menu, great service. The food was delicious!

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Hi Hayley, Thank you for leaving a review :) We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and your time with us! Cheers, THL.

Responded On Sunday, 18 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

Wonderful food, bright atmosphere with friendly staff. We were lucky with a voucher to attend, but would happily go back and take the family. The entire area is a large venue area and we couldn't find the restaurant for a few minutes because it was dark. Once we found the place, it was a flawless evening, food was hot and the pork belly was the best I've tasted in a long time. Would definitely recommend The Hunting Lodge.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

A lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As always warm inviting atmosphere, friendly efficient staff and tasty food. will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Great location and setting and the service was good, but the food was poor. I ordered the chicken breast and was extremely dry. The server was accommodating and immediately replaced it. The rest of my meal was subpar too though the dessert (crepe brûlée) was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Totally would recommend and as our first experience - we will certainly come back

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Hi Steve, Cheers for leaving a review, we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, it would be our pleasure to host you again. Thank you, THL.

Responded On Sunday, 18 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Service was amazing thanks so much

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