The Hunting Lodge

305/307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 0882
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Opening Information

Wednesday: 5.30pm-9pm
Thursday: 11.30am-3pm | 5.30pm-late (kitchen closes 9pm)
Friday: 11.30am-3pm | 5.30pm-late (kitchen closes 9pm)
Saturday: 11:30am-3pm | 5.00pm-late (kitchen closes 9pm)
Sunday: 11:30am-3pm



Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Bathroom
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Private Functions
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Views
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Entrees
  • Corporate Events

About The Hunting Lodge

GROWN LOCALLY & EATEN SEASONALLY
Our philosophy is inspired by the seasons where the wine and food experience evolves throughout the year. With ambitions for a genuine pasture-to-plate approach, producing what we can onsite and sourcing local produce to round out our offering, we look to add extra bursts of flavour and colour to our plates by using the best ingredients when nature intends.

WE LOVE A GOOD STORY
While The Hunting Lodge building has seen its fair share of change over the years, it’s been a constant on the hosting scene, privy to many a yarn and special occasion. As a family hunting escape through to fine dining restaurant, The Hunting Lodge perhaps came to popular fame in the late 80’s and 90’s, where the long lunch turned into longer dinners and the helipad got a serious work out! Closing in 2011, it was then converted into the Matua Wines Cellar Door (under Treasury Wine Estate).
Since 2016, the latest chapter in this story features the Sutton family who have had a long history with the land after sharing many years here with the original vineyard owners, the Margan and Spence families. It was the Sutton’s vision for the homestead to return to its culinary past once more, working with award winning Executive Chef Des Harris to create a fresh dining experience that intends to have you feeling at ease, and made to be best enjoyed with good company.
Welcome to The Hunting Lodge, we look forward to hosting you for many occasions to come…

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Food and service were excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lovely setting and fabulous waiter last night. However highly disappointed to not be able to take leftovers home - you should defiantly get a licence for takeaway. This is the first time we have encountered this and one had planned to take a desert home and I would have only ordered an entree if I had know that you could not take home the rest of the main. There were three of us that had a substantial amount of the set menu of the main meal left over and would have appreciated it being taken home (or at the least feeding it to our dogs). A total waste of food.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great venue, service & food & drink, as always and love the idea of the trust the chef menu as it keeps it fresh and great value for money. My mum was visiting us from Hong Kong and loved it. Only complaint was the dinner towels we received a little damp otherwise would be 5 stars all round. Also thought it would be awesome to have more of the Brix & Co Liberty craft range available in the restaurant as opposed to Hallertau.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Thank you. Superb as always!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Excellent service, excellent wine and excellent food! We can't wait to come back.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Anthony was very knowledgeable & helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

We really enjoyed our lunch all the courses were all excellent and we left very full!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Great food and fabulous service

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

First time coming here and the food was great, the place was beautiful and our waiter had super good service, the only thing we were guttered about was we gave our waiter a well deserved tip and he seemed super happy about it, as we were walking away he must of shown this to his manager and she said unfortunately I need to take that and put it in the till. He deserved the tip and we think as we personally handed it to him that he should of been able to keep it, I didn't choose the tip jar, I chose his great service. That did lower the evening for us.. Amazing food anyway =)

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We felt welcomed as we walked up the path towards the restaurant. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We had the 6 course menu and it was delicious. We had 2 young kids with us and the team made sure we were enjoying our family night out. Recommend this place 100%

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

All the food was fabulous, but I was particularly impressed with the children's meals. It was wonderful to have the children eat food that was of the same quality and deliciousness as the adults'. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Thank u Exceeded expectations

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Excellent meal. Chef’s choice was lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Very good service and the food was excellent we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Best most amazing dinning experience we have ever had ... and we have eaten out a lot. Beautiful venue, great staff and couldn’t fault the food .. looking forward to booking The Hunting Lodge for our wedding a year from now.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Lovely setting and beautiful house. The service was friendly and knowledgable. Food was tasty and we had our wines matched for the evening. Didn't get to sample the deserts as our starters and mains were so filling. We had a delightful evening of food, chat and laughter.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Keeps on giving. 4th dinner plus Mothers day afternoon tea. The food quality and taste is unequalled. The service and atmosphere second to none. Value for money. We will be back and already have introduced to others

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Once again a magnificent meal in a warm and welcoming restaurant. Staff excellent- we all enjoyed celebrating a special birthday.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

今天的歺吃的很好,服务很棒的酒也不错的

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Simply outstanding service and food. It's our second visit here and both times have been exceptional. Anthony remembered us from our visit in December which was impressive.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

I hadn't visited "Hunting Lodge" in many years; it still has the edge we expect. Anne and her staff were excellent and made us welcome during our lunch. The meals were also excellent - we chose the 'Chefs choice' and he/she nailed it. Keep up the great work.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

We had a fantastic time this Sunday afternoon reliving our wedding in the octagonal room 35 years ago. This time in the company of our daughter ( who's idea and gift it was, yeah) and her boyfriend. The service was impeccable, the food interesting, delicious and well presented , all in all a delightful early afternoon spent imbibing and reminiscing. Eva

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

The place to go for superb food and amazing service. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Lovely people, food, wine and afternoon.Thank you! Service was almost a five - and the comments are really at the small points end. The first course took a little longer than we expected so we might have ordered a glass of wine to start in between. It would have been nice to have an explanation of the wine to food match. Very enjoyable afternoon and thank you for the umbrellas out to the car.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Had a lovely evening thanks 🙏, team were all very knowledgeable and helpful. We will return soon with more of our friends!

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