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The Hunting Lodge

305-307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, 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: Brunch 10.00am-12:30pm | Lunch 12:30pm-3pm | 5.00pm-late (kitchen closes 9pm)
Sunday: Brunch 10.00am-12:30pm | Lunch 12:30pm-3pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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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 Saturday, 19 May 2018

Good ambience. Good food and great service. Strongly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

amazing food,100%

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Absolutely amazing food and friendly staff - will return!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Hi it was our wedding anniversary and we had a lovely evening thank you, the food was amazing and the staff were great, will definitely be back Regards Karen & Mike

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

We had a wonderful brunch for Mothers Day - the food was delicious (the thick cut bacon was amazing!), the staff were warm and friendly and the service was great! Can't wait to come and visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

We had an amazing mothers day at the Hunting Lodge!!!! The food, service, staff and the wine was amazing. Thank you so much for such a lovely day!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

It was amazing! Mum was very happy! Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Great food and great staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Great food and good value. Really enjoyed the chef's choice. Really liked the decor. Three areas for improvement: Cheese board was served ice cold - room temperature would have been much nicer. Could barely taste the cheese. Outdoor lighting - no lights in carpark or on the path to the restaurant made finding our way very difficult Heating - turn the heaters on early and pre warm the restaurant before the evening starts

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We'll definitely be back soon!

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Thank you for a wonderful day!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Had a wonderful dinner here - food was incredible and staff were very attentive! Will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Once again an excellent meal at the Hunting Lodge for Locals night. It is great to find a local restaurant close to where we live with lovely food and great staff. We are busy recommending The Hunting Lodge to all of our friends, and look forward to our next meal at the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

The food is delicious & presentation superb. We’ve recommended friends come here, and have visited twice in April & the service has been very good. The staff keep our water glasses topped up without prompting & keep an eye on the other drink levels, which is appreciated. What could be better: - This visit we did need to chase 1 drink a couple of times for one of our first time guests & one lot of 2 drinks were served to the wrong guests at our table. - I don’t feel like the small fried bread slices are the best combination with starters. They’re about 1mm thick & look lovely but fall to bits & 2 of these is insufficient with the Duck Liver parfait. I thought the same when encountering them previously with the cheese bird. I think the baked bread option from the menu would be a better mix. Both very minor & neither of these points would stop us coming to the Hunting Lodge :)

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Outstanding in all aspects!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

Lovely country restaurant with tasty food that was served beautifully. Very knowledgeable and helpful waitress.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thank you for a lovely lunch, great food, great service (Thank you Janet) and amazing venue

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