Hawkes Bay is loved for stunning beaches, long-established vineyards, world class wines and fine restaurants. Unique and memorable gastronomic experiences are created by celebrity chefs in the high-end restaurants of the region.
An abundance of fresh produce, seafood, local wines, iconic food events and some of the New Zealand’s best restaurants drive the gourmet tradition at Hawkes Bay. From exquisite handmade chocolates to homemade breads made by master bakers, these are just a few of the local specialties.
There are many restaurants in the region worth exploring and the Church Road restaurant at the reputed Church Road Winery proposes an exciting a la carte lunch at. Here the winemaker and head chef create wine and food menus for the guests, providing the complete wine and food experience. Many restaurants in the region also invite guests in join in activities such as becoming chef for the day.
It is one of New Zealand’s oldest wine regions, however Hawkes Bay, has gained international acclaim for high quality Bordeaux style reds and full body Chardonnays. The other variety widely planted around the region is Syrah.
Contact the restaurant directly to book your table or our local travel expert can assist in booking restaurants as part of your comprehensive tour program.