Top 10 restaurants in Waitakere City, New Zealand

July 15, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Discover the best restaurant in Waitakere City, New Zealand including Soljans Cafe, Huia Beach Store & Cafe, The Piha Cafe, The Tasting Shed, La Rosa, Mantra, Bricklane Restaurant & Bar, The Blue Breeze Inn, Chikos Restaurant and Cafe, Et Tu Bistro
Things to do in Waitakere City

1. Soljans Cafe

366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$110 - HK$204 +64 9-412 2680
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 188 reviews

Soljans Cafe

Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.

Reviewed By fbokma - buhl, idaho

we stopped at soljans winery and cafe on a private tour while in Auckland. our wine tasting for ten people was informative and included small samples of five different wines produced from grapes gathered from different areas in new zealand. following the wine tasting, we enjoyed a tasty lunch chosen from limited options menu that is offered to groups. the options included red meat, white meat, vegetarian, and also could accommodate those with gluten intolerance. the lunch also included dessert and a glass of wine/beer/soda and a cup of coffee/tea. we were all very happy with our food! the only thing that was a concern was the service. it seemed as though our order had been lost, and our tour guide had to remind the staff that we were on a tight schedule. even with that concern, i would not hesitate to recommend stopping at soljans for the wine or the food!

2. Huia Beach Store & Cafe

1194 Huia Road, Waitakere City, Auckland 0604, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +64 9-811 8809
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Huia Beach Store & Cafe

Reviewed By BMLNewZealand - New Zealand

Ordered toasted sandwiches to takeaway, waited well over half an hour for our order to be brought out. The cafe wasn't particularly busy. It seemed someone from every table went up to the counter to enquire as to how long their order was taking. And the staff didn't seem that bothered.
The Sandwich was really good, the piece of cake from the cabinet was good too. However, there is no excuse for the length of time we had to wait.
Wouldn't bother going again.

3. The Piha Cafe

20 Seaview Road | Lincoln North 0654, Piha, Auckland, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 9-812 8808
Excellent
33%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 258 reviews

The Piha Cafe

Reviewed By Paul_n_Cris - Melbourne, Australia

The drinks came quick enough but we waited and waited but the food didn't come. When I went back to the counter they had cleared the food from the display counter. Our food had totally been forgotten. This was bad kama after we had laughed at the table next to us as they had ordered and paid for 3 plates and they only brought one. Time for an upgrade of staff as the food was good and the view from the out side Seating is magic.

4. The Tasting Shed

609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$126 +64 9-412 6454
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

The Tasting Shed

The Tasting Shed has one simple philosophy – a place where wine craves food. Expect to experience a unique environment where everything we are about is celebrating great food and wine pairings in a gorgeous wine country, less than half an hour outside of central Auckland.

Reviewed By got2bebiking - Saint Louis, Missouri

Our driver had made reservation for us for lunch. It was awesome. We had the Lamb (tender, juicy) and Broccoli ......with bread tray (as an American, I don't get this pay for bread, but it was excellent). Good vino too. Friendly staff and fun place

5. La Rosa

Flat 1 16 Captain Scott Road, Waitakere City, Auckland 0602, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +64 9-818 4088
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

La Rosa

Reviewed By Rachael H - London, England, United Kingdom

When we walked in and the restaurant was full including big groups heart sank as I assumed service would be slow and sloppy. Couldn't have been more wrong. Service was excellent. Very attentive and non pushy. Everything timed perfectly. Food was excellent with very generous portions. Will definitely be back but if you go on a weekend night I'd recommend you book in advance.

6. Mantra

393 Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$220 +64 9-836 6937
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Mantra

Reviewed By Andrew C - Auckland, New Zealand

Good genuine indian food to takeaway or eat in, friendly staff, cost much the same as most indian restaurants. Tried others in the hendersaon area this is by far the best food.

7. Bricklane Restaurant & Bar

5 Clark Street, Waitakere City, Auckland 0600, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Bar, New Zealand, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$196 +64 9-826 3495
Excellent
25%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Bricklane Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Jea M - Auckland

Once inside you forget that you are in the middle of a random carpark between burger King and a forgotten movie theater. The place is very lively with separate bar /restaurant area. The staff were very Friendly and helpful - the kind of service you remember.
Food came within a reasonable time and all enjoyed their meals. Steak was actually cooked as ordered which is a 'rare' find these days. Only issue was that the tables were a bit cramped. Overall a very good experience.

8. The Blue Breeze Inn

146 Ponsonby Road | Auckland City, Waitakere City, Auckland 1011, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Minority Chinese, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +64 9-360 0303
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

The Blue Breeze Inn

Reviewed By hedgefund007 - New Delhi

We were drawn to the restaurant by seeing how much fun people seemed be be having. We were not disappointed - the restaurant was buzzing all through the evening, the drinks were smashing and the food was yummy. I must mention the lamb in cumin flavour, which was simply terrific.

9. Chikos Restaurant and Cafe

Shop 7 255 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland 0610, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Asian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +64 9-972 9847
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Chikos Restaurant and Cafe

Reviewed By VicnJen67 - Morrinsville, New Zealand

Good friends organised a dinner at Chikos. Looked at the menu from home and was a little surprised with the lack of vegetarian options. Place was very busy on our arrival at 7.00pm on a Saturday. Venue is new and very smart. Waiting staff were professional and seemed happy to be there. Darling and I chose a share platter with King prawns, battered mussels and chicken. Well cooked and yummy condiments such as fried Kale, beetroot relish and what tasted like a Miso creation. Ordered a side of wok cooked vegies that were spot on. Our friends had the lamb main which on this occasion was lamb romp. Her one was a lentil based gravy filled delight. His was the gluten free option so was a little plainer but still much enjoyed. Dessert was an unexpected delight. Around a dozen hand made treats. I loved the tiramisu and my Darling had an affagato. We had a side of coconut ice cream which was spot on. The coconut brûlée was small but tasty. Dinner for four with mains, drinks Deserts and coffees for $209. Great value and will be back to try the rest of the desserts.

10. Et Tu Bistro

532 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu, Auckland 0610, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +64 9-834 5327
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Et Tu Bistro

Reviewed By Debbie R - Auckland, New Zealand

I have heard great reports about this restaurant but today the food was good but the restaurant lacked service. We were seated and order taken after about 10 minutes. Once we our meal arrived and being the only people in the restaurant you would thought the service would be superior but no not at all.
We looked for staff no one around to take drink orders. We had to get up and go to the counter where we waited for the yoghurt/smoothies guy to stop talking, so we could get near the counter to pay the bill. When asked how was everything? I replied you forgot about us? Sorry was the reply I was watching the counter, while staff were eating their lunch? Pretty poor.

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