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Updated by Catalina Forbes on May 19, 2015
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Must Visit Restaurants in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay is packed with what you call 'culinary excitement'. Spreading across the place are a few restaurants that would have your taste buds dance at the speciality dishes and wines served. Here's a look at some of those very special food outlets Hawkey's Bay is proud to call its own.


Mister D

Conveniently placed in Tennyson Street Mister D is just the place to try out some of the finest wine in town. You name it and you'll fine specialty wine hand-crafted by its master-chefs. Spreading across the long bright room is a bistro-style dining experience that welcomes all you diners looking to savour the best of New Zealand's culinary delights. With a twist to its menu are dishes with a touch of international glory just to give its layout the ideal finish. With its signature doughnuts that draws in the younger diners its proof that this culinary haven has something in store for every diner of every age.


Black Barn Bistro

An award winning Winery restaurant Black Barn Bistro is where all folks are able to come by and engage in an outdoor culinary experience. The place offers you the best of Wines which complements its dishes and of course has very attentive staff at your side to sit you through the good food served here. Placed on Black Barn road, you are to expect some finely prepared Rabbit tortellini or even classical Chorizo Mash and green beans. Whichever dish you may set your taste buds on you are sure to taste the goodness of master-cooking at the Bistro.


Clearview Estate Restaurant

Clearview restaurant certainly has its speciality dishes. Not forgetting its range of wine thats served in what you call an ideal beach front location where there is the option of dining in a combination of both an indoor and outdoor environment. Have yourself treated to the 'Clearview Endeavour Chardonnay' a specially made wine poured down on your glass by the very Chef Tim Turvey; the brainchild of the Wine himself. You can also indulge in the delights of specially brewed coffee some of their famous beef- dishes.


Elephant Hill Estate & Winery

It would be quite fitting to say that this restaurant is the perfect fusion of contemporary architecture & fine dining. The place is well crafted with glass taking the place of walls giving it a modern finish to it. And Of course, one cannot simply overlook the wines at Elephant Hill estate which include those from New Zealand & overseas. The dishes are finely cooked with some surprises on board which you are sure to savour. The restaurant is truly a place to try.



Just the place for those discerning foodies looking to gnaw at some skilfully cooked dishes at a decent price! Don yourself with Kent Baddeley's master dishes served generously at this country-style cooking haven. Also on the menu are some good wines for that lasting experience of creative cooking. The place is packed with artistic dishes from main course to dessert. A must try!


TerrĂ´ir At Craggy Range

This is but the ideal location to sit down and sink into the pleasures of your dish and the lovely hills & vineyards spreading far across the Terroir. Sit down and let the masters take care of your cravings. You can set your eyes on some peppered beef or Duck confit. The place is ever so illuminate with the explosive dishes that'll have you ask for more. With a range of vintage wines to offer your journey is a guaranteed excitement!


Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant

A beachfront outlet, the Pacifica restaurant ensures every traveller the luxury of unwinding in the temptations of delights by Chef Jeremy Rameka. This Chef takes a conscious effort to make every dish at the restaurant a lasting experience. Be it Chicken Ballotine with prawn mousse or lamb with cream lentils you can enjoy these dishes amidst the sea breeze encircling this restaurant. Speaking of the beach, your tour is never complete without a visit to the beaches of New Zealand. If you are planning a Kiwi vacation then you should certainly consider Napier accommodation that provides the convenience of easy travel to your favorite beaches. If you are in search of a Napier motel that would accommodate you & your family quite comfortably you will find the Sundowner Spanish Lady Napier a good choice for it is a fine motel within walking distance to the beaches.