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Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-872 7440
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this meal was fantastic. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. Certainly a place to recommend and visit again. There were several large groups eating dinner but never was the room too noisy or the service sloppy. The dessert of parfait with salted caramel was to die for.

Thank Nakitraveller
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy place but the service and food were faultless. Twenty of us at table and high praise from all. The pork belly is to die for! Best lunch we've had in ages - highly recommend.

Thank loretta603
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cuisine and excellent wines, great service, really excellent value. I had the salt and chilli squid which was awesome and the chicken breast was beautifully spiced and tender. With a 2014 Legacy chardonnay was divine food wine matching, I'll be back

Thank Doug M
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The $25 price fixe is a great deal, and with a good list of wines by the glass, this is a good way of breaking up a day of wine tasting. The place was full when we arrived, so nothing else for it...into the winery next door for some more excellent chardies and syrah. The chap who walked us through... More 

Thank Chris B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just gone back for the second time in a few weeks. The food is probably the best in the bay - just delicious! My son is vegan and they put on a three course special for him at no extra cost which was equally as delicious. Totally awesome!

Thank pearsefamily
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Last visit we shared a platter for two which we still rave about. This time we were part of a group and everyone went for the set menu. Great food options and of course fantastic wine. Everyone in our group enjoyed lunch.

Thank Phillip B
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely divine food and service, couldn't fault anything about our dinner at this iconic restaurant. All the dishes tasted amazing and the presentation perfect. A must for any visitor to Hawkes Bay.

Thank MandyJKim
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Wow We had dinner after a weekend in Wellington and the meal and service was awesome Keep up the great work and menu

Thank Howard k
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

catching up with friends and the staff made us so welcome let us talk with out trying to push us through the system just the right amount of banter with the staff was a great night

Thank Terence E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Can't compliment them enough. The service was perfect. The food Devine. Atmosphere ideal. New desert of chocolate panacotta Devine! Highly recommend!

Thank Yvonne F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$50
New Zealand, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-872 7440
Adjacent to the winery, Vidal Estate's restaurant has been a popular destination for locals and visitors since the opening of its doors in 1979. Open for lunch and dinner, the atmosphere is one of relaxed sophistication. A talented team in the kitchen share a food philosophy of fresh and simple dishes using really good produce. The focus is on creating clean simple flavours using New Zealand fresh, seasonal, organic products and taking inspiration from classical methods and dishes. Vidal Estate's comprehensive wine list, which showcases recent and aged Vidal Estate wines as well other top New Zealand wines, perfectly complements the dishes.

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