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)
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Outdoor terrace
- Private Functions
- Vegetarian choice
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- 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…
Thought the locals night was good value and we all enjoyed our meals. The complimentary glass of wine made it very affordable. We will probably come back next week on a Wednesday.
Amazing! Best service, beautiful food, lovely ambience. Will be back!
Service, setting and food was excellent. We felt very well looked after.
Superb meal beautifully presented and with a very pleasant waiter who was able to make sensible suggestions. Lovely view over the countryside and we will be back soon for another long lunch in the countryside
Excellent as usual and all in our party enjoyed the whole experience! An unusual thing occurred when placing our food order with Anthony our waiter when he suggested that maybe our order might be too much for us to consume! We happily proved him wrong with only some of the children's meals returned uneaten. The Hunting Lodge always delivers and everything on the menu is truly worthy of the 5 gold stars we have given!
Great ambience, service and food. Will return.
Great service. Excellent food.
More lighting at front gate and from car park to door. Had a fantastic evening and our waitress was very pleasant and efficient.
Was delicious, thank you for the great service
Stunning place for a birthday brunch, the drive was well worth what we got in the end. Mains are between 30-40 per person but food is fresh, well seasoned and beautifully plated.
Absolutely delicious. Every bite was a treat, should be Auckland’s no1 restaurant!
Took my partner to lunch for her birthday. Great service and exceptional food. Highly recommended.
We recently had an amazing lunch at The Hunting Lodge and the service, food and setting was faultless. The buttermilk fried chicken was outstanding and the chargrilled beef sirloin cooked to perfection. It's been a long time between visits but we'll definitely be going back again soon!
A lovely Mother’s Day high tea with all trimmings. The only thing I would say is that I felt a bit rushed as there was another sitting and the Staff needed to turn it around very quickly. Despite being busy, the service was good and the food delicious 😋
Please go back to regular cooking. Sous-vide just doesnt suit simple food like a pan fried fish or steak. Not sure why you are doing this with all your protein but it was really disappointing in both presentation and taste. Wine & service were faultless otherwise
Lovely food with great staff who were beyond helpful
Great time had by all with an excellent menu, knowledgeable staff in a beautiful environment. Fantastic job team!
Wow, wow, wow! Thoroughly enjoyed the Meet the Maker evening. Absolutely spectacular- thank you!!
Beautiful food, gorgeous setting and fabulous staff all makes for a lovely evening
Lovely lunch with our friends today...food was excellent!
Third time we’ve visited for a celebration meal. We had a fabulous meal, the service was excellent and setting beautiful. I would totally recommend the venue. 10/10 Superb
Wonderful food and service and great wine! Thank you for making our first anniversary so special 😊
Stunning food & excellent service. More wine choices would be good. Good to see the menu change since our last visit 3 weeks ago.
Amazing food and service