Restaurants – Where to eat on Waiheke Island

Batch Winery
129 Carson Road, Waiheke Island

Batch Winery is your boutique state-of-the-art winery and destination restaurant on Waiheke. Their estate offers 360 degree vistas from Auckland to Coromandel. Located on one of the highest peaks on the island, Batch Winery not only features spectacular views, but also award-winning wines and fantastic food! Visit for a tasting with one of their wine ambassadors, followed by a long lunch or sunset dinner to get the full experience.

They are open 7 days a week, all year round. A must in summer when you can lounge outside in the sun, but also a go-to in winter to snuggle up in front of the fireplace. Visit our website

Cable Bay Vineyard
12 Nick Johnston Drive, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

View of vines and sea from Cable Bay

Cable Bay is known as the perfect combination of fine food, award winning wines and breath taking views. Their first vineyard was planted on Waiheke Island in 1998, starting with Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Gris. Since this time they have grown to produce over 10 varietals throughout New Zealand.

There are two on-site restaurants available at Cable Bay Vineyard – The Dining Room & The Verandah. From luxurious and elegant, to casual and contemporary – they have it all!

For reservations and opening hours please visit the Cable Bay Vineyard website.

Casita Miro/ Miro Vineyard
3 Brown Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

Image of Casita Miro store front at night with lights

Miro is the closest vineyard to Onetangi and has spectacular views looking out to the sea. Specialising in Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, Casita Miro has developed a reputation for its ambiance, fine food and wines. The restaurant has been the winner or runner up for the ‘Best Rural Restaurant’ in Metro Magazines Top 50 Auckland Restaurants since 2011.

For reservations and opening hours please visit the Casita Miro website.

122a Oceanview Road Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Cafe Fenice store front at dusk

Fenice Restaurant is situated right in the middle of Oneroa (Waiheke Island’s main village), and is a short walk from the beach and an easy 5 minute bus ride from the passenger ferry at Matiatia. It’s a great spot to watch the village life go by!

For reservations and opening hours please visit the Fenice website.

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
126 Church Bay Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Mudbrick winery outside at night with lights on

Mudbrick Vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah & Tempranillo, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viognier.  There are wine tastings and delicious food platters available at the Cellar Door, and the team are happy to take you on a tour of the vineyard if you book ahead.

There is also a fantastic restaurant with magnificent views and delicious meals open for lunch and dinner, as well as a wine bar/ bistro with a beautiful lunch menu available.

For bookings and opening hours please visit the Mudbrick website.

Red Crab Thai Waiheke
149 Ocean View Rd, Waiheke Island

Red Crab logo

Red Crab Thai Cuisine is brought to you by the owners of the legendary Mai Thai, Golden Silk and Grasshopper Restaurants. A rich heritage of Thai Cuisine using a unique blend of locally sourced ingredients with a twist or authentic Thai flavours giving a beautiful fusion of taste. All our Thai Cusine is prepared by Thai Chefs who take pride in serving you only the finest dishes. Light and fresh with a delicate balance of flavours, colours and textures that look as great as they taste!

For bookings and opening hours please visit the Red Crab Thai Cuisine website.

Poderi Crisci
205 Awaawaroa Road, Awaawaroa Bay, Waiheke Island

Poderi Crisci outdoor area

Poderi Crisci is a family owned vineyard and restaurant inspired by Italy and traditional winemaking. The vineyard extends across 7.7 hectares of land with the first merlot being planted in 2000. Due to the success of these vines, there have since been more varieties planted as well as vegetable gardens – both of which were planted during 2008.

The Poderi Crisci restaurant opened in 2010, based on a vision to transform Waiheke Island into a place people will visit to ‘wine, dine and have layers of experience’. In 2014 they were named one of the Metro Top 50 restaurants and their Sunday Long Lunch is well worth putting in the diary!

For bookings and opening hours please visit the Poderi Crisci website.

Stonyridge Vineyard
80 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

Stony Ridge building front covered in greenery

The first Bordeaux vines and olive trees were planted at Stonyridge in 1982 by Stephen White with the help of his family and friends. It was his dream to find a location where Bordeaux grape varieties could be ripened and he found the perfect site on Waiheke Island.

Since this time Stonyridge has become known for its innovation being the first vineyard on Waiheke Island to focus solely on the production of great red wines.

There is a café on site that has a fantastic menu and is described as one of the most romantic and exotic venues in Zealand – for dining, functions and weddings.

For bookings and opening hours please visit the Stonyridge website.

The Local
51 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Informational about the Local

The Local is Waiheke’s premium fish and chip restaurant.  We are located in the heart of Oneroa Village; Waiheke’s main town centre. Open 7 days, we offer a unique takeaway or dine-in experience, with stunning views overlooking Oneroa Beach.

For bookings please visit The Local website.

Te Motu Vineyard
76 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

Te Motu Winery picture

“Te Motu traces its roots back to 1987, when the Dunleavy family discovered 30 acres of prime “vineyard valley” and nourished it into a haven of premier wine. Their vision was clear from the outset: to make highly complex and long-lived wines.

The Cellar Door provides a wonderful opportunity to sample aged red wines that are not often readily available. Get to know our rich, complex Bordeaux-style wines a little better with The Te Motu Heritage Flight, a selection of 4 of our wines including two of our premium Te Motu range.

We offer contemporary rural dining, nestled in the very vines that produce our award-winning red wines. Head Chef Yutak Son and the team work a special kind of magic, drawing on fresh produce from our ever-expanding gardens to produce honest-to-goodness, gutsy and thoroughly modern food, packed full of flavour. Each of our dishes heroes the hard work of incredible, ethical, sustainable producers from Waiheke, and throughout New Zealand.

Come join us for lunch, dinner or wine tasting. Bookings are highly recommended.”

For bookings and opening hours please visit the Te Motu website.

The Oyster Inn
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Oyster Inn Restaurant front

The Oyster Inn offers a unique experience being a seafood restaurant, bar, private room and beach shop all wrapped into one. It was featured in the Metro Top 50 2014 and was a winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014. The Oyster Inn is located in the heart of Oneroa and the kitchen is open all day, daily from noon.

The team at the Oyster Inn can cater for large events in the main restaurant which can seat up to 90 people, or intimate gatherings in the private room which can seat up to 32 people. At the Beach Shop you can purchase items from the Oyster Inn brand including beach towels and their own custom Havaianas!

For bookings please visit the Oyster Inn website.

Vino Vino
153 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Vino Vino dish of pasta

Waiheke’s longest-running restaurant on Oneroa’s main street. Dine by the sea with a fabulous deck overlooking over Oneroa Bay. Vino Vino offers Mediterranean-style dining with one of the best views in Auckland – Waiheke Island.

For reservations and opening hours please visit the Vino Vino website.

Wai Kitchen
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Wai Kitchen dining area with sea view

Over looking a panoramic vista of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, Wai (water) Kitchen sits nestled in the heart of the township of Oneroa on Waiheke Island.

On offer is something for all tastes, whether it simply be a homemade pastry alongside an expertly made Three Beans Organic Fair Trade Coffee or freshly squeezed juice, or a beautifully cooked meal accompanied by a glass of one our excellent local wines.The decor is funky and comfortable and features natural, warm finishes inspired by the surrounding seascape and island.

For bookings please visit the Wai Kitchen website.

Wild On Waiheke
82 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island

Wild on Waiheke Location

Wild on Waiheke’s the home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island Brewery, and a relaxed style, giant outdoor beer garden. It’s a place you can unwind & relax right amongst our vines and chill out right amongst the vines and rolling hills. You may not get views of the ocean, but that doesn’t mean we don’t offer any other forms of outstanding island scenery. Overlooked by the green, lush forestry of Te Putiki O Kahu Hill (a fortified Maori settlement first inhabited 700 years ago), you’ll feel as though you’re in a hidden and luxurious retreat nestled right amongst the vines.

For bookings please visit the Wild on Waiheke website.

Tantalus Estate
70 – 72 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

Inside Tantalus wine tasting area

Tantalus Estate sits on eight hectares of free-draining sandy soil over weathered clay and rock, in the heart of Waiheke’s wine growing country. Our aim is to produce dense, complex Bordeaux and Rhone-style reds that will age beautifully.

Our Estate in the Onetangi Valley includes 5.3 hectares of vineyards, a winery, a craft brewery and an expansive, light-filled restaurant with a seasonal menu built around fresh, local produce.

For bookings please visit the Tantalus Estate website.

39 Palm Road, Palm Beach

According to Greek mythology, Arcadia is an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness, a paradise, home to bountiful natural splendour and simple pleasures. We think this sums up Waiheke Island’s Palm Beach, and the way we run our restaurant perfectly. It is the simple pleasures in life that bring us the most joy.Catching up with friends & family over a few drinks, eating delicious food made from great produce.

Our menu is not fussy, we use fresh quality ingredients to create good, honest food. Our service style is laidback & friendly. We are here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. You can set yourself up for the afternoon in the front courtyard, watching the foot traffic go by. Cosy up inside for a romantic dinner for two, or get a group together and make the most of our covered deck and beer garden area.

For bookings please visit the Arcadia website.