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The Wine Box

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$$ - $$$
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239 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-415 8600
09:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit, and what a pleasant surprise. We’ve been in the area for a few years now, often drive past the interesting little building in the village, but have never popped in. We booked a table for four, and were seated on a deck around the back, which was perfect on a supper muggy evening. For a... More 

Thank yodanzmail
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for dinner a week or so ago and felt very disappointed. We had looked at the menu online and it looked delicious, as well as on the more expensive end of menus - surely that meant it would be exquisite and worth every dollar? When we arrived, we first noticed the 'rustic' look was past rustic and into... More 

Thank Shinayd O
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved every minute of our valentines night made super special by choosing the Wine Box to dine. Exceptional food and presented beautifully. They set the bar high with entree but the two next courses were just as exciting. I even took a picture of our meal and sent it to a friend. Thank you so much we got such... More 

Thank Kathryn C
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a birthday dinner with the family. It was a Monday night and wasn't busy. The service was excellent, great banter and very friendly. Reasonable pricing. I had the chicken and it was really delicious. Also have to comment that the creme brulee was outstanding. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank LindaGuirey
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you so much Linda!!!! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Visited The Wine Box for a girls dinner out on the 18th Jan. Just want to say what Fabulous evening we had and the service we received was great, especially from Michelle she was very professional and helpful. I ordered the Peppered Scotch Fillet Medium Rare which was cooked excellent and Michelle helped me pick a Wine that matched it... More 

Thank RebeccaCl
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank You!!! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was my first meal in NZ and enjoyed the salmon with risotto. I was with colleagues and we shared some appetisers and naturally, a couple bottles of wine. The antipasti was very good and the waitress recommended some really nice wines for us to share.

Thank Shawn C
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback!!! More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends , most of us chose lamb rack but it "sorry ran out". Waitress we're young and overwhelmed . Most changed to steak as lamb rack " ran out ", one clearly said no pepper but guess what it came with pepper on it . She didn't return it as we waited so long for service and needed... More 

Thank peterTakapuna
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry you didn't enjoy your evening with us, however both of our steaks do say that they are peppered. 'Peppered Scotch Fillet Premium peppered scotch fillet, oven roasted tomato, caramelised onion, mushroom and blue cheese risotto, rosemary and red wine jus 29.50 Aged Eye Fillet Pumpkin puree, pepper sauce and seasonal vegetables 30.00' If you would like to... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Interesting find, small but cosy with great food and wine, the rack of lamb was outstanding, washed down with a good bottle of Waiheke Island Syrah! Great Service - well done!

Thank D J
Karis T, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!! More 

Hautes Pyrénées, France
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is fine dining so not cheap but my husband and I had to share the excellent rack of lamb as the portion was a whole rack and we generally only need half each. I can't remember what our friends ate but we were all very happy with the food, wine and service.

Thank Angela P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere - fireplace and good music, lovely people working there, always positive and friendly. The food is delicious and big portions!

Thank Svetlana V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-415 8600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?