New Zealand’s top winery restaurants

Elephant Hill restaurant and winery. (Photo: Elephant Hill Wines)

The country’s top restaurants were recognised at the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018 with four earning Three Hat status, 18 achieving Two Hats and a further 31 scoring One Hat.

That adds strength to my view that Hawke’s Bay has the country’s most vibrant and sophisticated wine trail.

Winery restaurants performed well with four gaining Two Hat status and one earning One Hat.

Two Hats

One Hat

That adds strength to my view that Hawke’s Bay has the country’s most vibrant and sophisticated wine trail. I’m surprised that Black Barn Bistro in Hawke’s Bay and Pegasus Bay restaurant in Waipara didn’t make the list.

For the full list of winners, click here.

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