If you’re looking for a romantic and tranquil dining experience. Waiheke is the place to go, home to some of the best restaurants in the region, famous for its oysters along with other award-winning produce. A trip to Waiheke island will leave you feeling fulfilled. Full of dream spots to enjoy romantic dining celebrations or catch-ups with friends. Our top picks of the best restaurants in Waiheke will not leave you disappointed.
Here are our top picks of the best restaurants to eat in Waiheke.
1. Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
📍 Church Bay Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1240 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 9050
|Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 9:00pm|
|✓ A La Carte||✓ Degustation Menu||✓ Vegetarian Degustation|
|✓ Vegan Degustation||✓ Beverages||✓ Kids Menu|
|✓ Set Courses||✓ Desserts||✓ Bistro Menu|
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is one of the most famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants in New Zealand. Bought by Nick and Robin in 1992, the Mudbrick has now turned into one of the region’s premier wineries.
The restaurant opened over 18 years ago and is so popular that diners arrive from all over New Zealand to feast on mouth-watering dishes. The menu presents meals mostly using locally sourced Waiheke produce. Whether you’re wanting a romantic night out or catching up with friends and you like the sound of tucking into a marvelous meal accompanied by fine wines, while watching the sunset over the ocean, Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is the place for you.
2. The Oyster Inn
📍 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 2222
|Monday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm|
|Sunday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm|
|✓ Oysters||✓ For The Table||✓ Starters|
|✓ Mains||✓ Sides||✓ Desserts & Cheese|
|✓ Award winning Wines||✓ Cocktails||✓ Drinks|
The Oyster Inn is an award-winning beachside bistro and is located in the heart of Oneroa Village. Overlooking stunning views across the bay, treat yourself to a coastal-inspired dish from the bistro menu which has been created by the talented and award-winning chef and owner Josh Emett, the menu features daily market fish dishes, the freshest oysters including Waiheke’s very own Te Matuku, harvested fresh from the shallows daily, crisp salads and peoples firm favourites like fish and chips and mac ‘n’ cheese. For meat lovers, the steak frites are amazing. The Oyster Inn also does a heavenly Sunday roast. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Waiheke.
3. Casita Miro
📍 3 Brown Road, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 7854
|Monday – 11:30am – 2:30pm|
|Tuesday & Wednesday – Closed|
|Thursday – 11:30am -2:30pm|
|Friday & Saturday – 11:30am – 7:30pm|
|Sunday – 11:30am – 3:00pm|
|✓ Tapas||✓ A La Carte||✓ Drinks|
|✓ Desserts||✓ Group Menu||✓ Gift Vouchers|
Tapas fans cheer loudly as Casita Miro is the place to get your tapas fix, with mouth-watering options to choose from, you’ll want to order the whole menu…we’d suggest trying the goat’s cheese croquetas and the prawns in garlic and parsley butter. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy you can choose from a range of other tasty options from Casita Miro’s impressive menu that uses the finest, freshest locally sourced products. The food is perfectly complemented with a glass of wine made from Miros Vineyard. And if you fancy something a little sweet to finish off your dining experience at Casita Miro we’d recommend that you try the heavenly churros… best churros ever.
4. Wild on Waiheke
📍 82 Onetangi Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 3434
|Monday – 11:30am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday – Closed|
|Wednesday – 11:30am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday – 12:00am -7:00pm|
|Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Saturday – 11:30am – 9:00pm|
|Sunday – 11:30am – 5:00pm|
|✓ Starters||✓ Mains||✓ Sharing Platters|
|✓ Gourmet Pizzas||✓ Kids Menu||✓ Dessert|
|✓ Teas & Coffees||✓ Events||✓ Vineyard|
|✓ Vineyard Reserves||✓ Brewery||✓ Cocktails|
Wild on Waiheke is a relaxed and contemporary restaurant. It is part of the Wild Estate where Waiheke Island Winery, Brewery, and an adventure centre are located. Wild is the perfect place to relax and unwind next to the open fire, whilst indulging in some flavoursome food. The meals are created using fresh, local products wherever possible.
Food at Wild on Waiheke is all about sharing, taking sharing plates, platters, and grazing boards to a whole new level. Overall an experience at the Wild on Waiheke offers the whole package… amazing service, lovely wines, fantastic atmosphere & music, great games & great food. Wild On Waiheke is a restaurant, all in one.
5. Cafe Fenice
📍 122A Ocean View Road Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
☎ 09 372 8711
|Monday – Sunday: 8:30am – 9:00pm|
|✓ Breakfast||✓ Lunch||✓ Dinner|
|✓ Pizzas||✓ Smoothies & Juices||✓ Desserts|
Cafe Fenice menu is all about quality where chef Tim Pickering and his team use all of their skills to bring together to create delicious authentic Italian and Mediterranean dishes, using the best fresh seasonal produce, supporting local producers and suppliers where possible. The restaurant also has a number of delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as naturally gluten and dairy-free choices. We love the calamari and the caprese salad, the heirloom tomatoes. duck pappardelle and lamb fettuccine…absolutely beautiful.
6. Vino Vino
📍 153 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 9888
|Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 11:00pm|
|✓ A La Carte Menu||✓ Function Menu||✓ Children’s Menu||✓ Wine List|
If you’re looking for good food and chilled vibes, Vino Vino is the perfect place for you. Vino Vino is Waiheke’s longest-running restaurant on Oneroa’s main street. Offering Mediterranean-style dining with one of the best views in Auckland – Waiheke Island.
This beautiful restaurant has stunning sea views. Treat yourself and a loved one and dine by the sea overlooking Oneroa Bay. Whilst looking through their impressive menu, serving steakhouse, seafood, European, and local cuisine, with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options, you’re spoiled for choice.
7. Poderi Crisci
📍 205 Awaawaroa Road Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
☎ +64 9-372 2148
|Monday – 12:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday & Wednesday – Closed|
|Thursday – 12:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Friday & Saturday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Sunday – 12:00pm – 4:00pm|
|✓ Sunday Long Lunch||✓ Mains||✓ Degustation Menu||✓ Trust The Chef Menu|
In search of a taste of Italy? A visit to Poderi Crisci is a must! it may seem a long way to drive – but Poderi Crisci is absolutely worth it! Located at the end of a country lane, when you park up and walk past the vegetable beds and strawberry plants and look up at the rows of vines on the side of the hill above, you can understand why.
Poderi Crisci Restaurant is widely recognised as one of the finest on Waiheke
with chefs that are inspired by the finest traditional Italian cuisine prepared using the finest local produce. Modern touches and techniques are used throughout to highlight the flavours and textures of all of our dishes. This place is famous for the Sunday long lunch and is a must-do if you are in Waiheke.
That’s A Wrap
Our guide to the best restaurants in Waiheke offers anything from affordable restaurants to top Award-winning restaurants. Explore a range of mouth-watering dishes with incredible tastes from places all over the world, such as Italy and Spain.
The possibilities for food and drink in Auckland are endless. Find a romantic or fun restaurant in Auckland for the start of a perfect night out. Afterwards, head into town and discover other things to do in Auckland.