Getting around Hawke's Bay

Hawke's bay Regional Council plays a key role in planning, procuring, funding and promoting public transport.  GoBay bus services in and around Hastings, Flaxmere, Havelock North, Taradale and Napier are managed by Hawke's Bay Regional Council and operated by GoBus. 

Services operate on Public Holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day and Good Friday). The Saturday timetable will operate on Public Holidays, unless the Public Holiday falls on a Sunday, at which time the Sunday timetable will operate.

Restaurants in Hawke's Bay

Te Awa Winery Restaurant

Te Awa is a unique place. The full name in Maori 'Te Awa o Te Atua' means River of God, a reference to the subterranean streams over which Te Awa is sited. Te Awa’s menu designed by Stephen Tindall provides a taste sensation of local produce with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern leaning. The dishes are designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with the premium Te Awa Collection wines. 

2375 State Highway 50, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7602

 

Clearview Estate Winery

The Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant sits among the vines in a well-established coastal setting near Cape Kidnappers. Specialising in brunch, lunch, small weddings, functions & celebrations, the comprehensive seasonal menu features inspired and creative dishes using Hawkes Bay Wine Country produce. The Chefs here make innovative use of fine local meat, poultry, dairy, seafood and seasonal produce. These are combined with fresh herbs, olives, citrus and avocados from the estate gardens. Breads and desserts are baked daily on the premises and the superb coffee is roasted locally by Hawthorne.

194 Clifton Road, RD2, Te Awanga, Ph 06 875 0150

 

Elephant Hill Winery & Restaurant

With breath-taking views over vines, the Pacific Ocean and the iconic form of Cape Kidnappers, Elephant Hill Restaurant and Cellar Door is the perfect place to relax and enjoy world class wines and contemporary European inspired cuisine. The Restaurant is stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious food and stunning wines whilst taking in breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard.
86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay, Ph 06 873 0400

 

Pacifica

High-end dining is on offer within Pacifica, which provides a refreshingly relaxed and endearing setting. New Zealand’s familial, unpretentious and welcoming spirit fills this restaurant, which is housed inside a weathered beach bungalow. Diners are treated to an ever-changing array of dishes, determined according to the best available local produce. According to their website, the cuisine at Pacifica is ‘based on emotion and bravery rather than convention’, an assertion which could feel contrived in most other cities around the world, but not in Napier. The strong connection that New Zealanders have with their surroundings is captured in a menu celebrating locally sourced seafood.

209 Marine Parade, Napier,06 833 6335

 

Mister D

For an expression of the hip, future-focused side of Napier, Mister D is a cafe and dining establishment whose tables fill up fast almost every evening. Mister D has an abundance of attractions, from its modern, light-filled and vibrant eating area to doughnuts for dessert, injected by the overjoyed diners themselves with custard, chocolate and jam syringes. In fact, the menu here is not just a document advertising the day’s food but a mix-tape of the owners’ quirky and alternative style. Telegraph Hill olives, nuts and salted caramel popcorn are combined in a scene-setting appetizer which could precede the broccoli soup with garlic, chili, Village Press olive oil and crème fraiche.

47 Tennyson Street, Napier, 06 835 5022

 

Restaurant Indonesia

Restaurant Indonesia is a beguiling mixture of Asian and Dutch influences which has its origins in late European colonialism. The decor within is distinctly Indonesian and the antithesis to the pastel hues outside. The star attractions here are the Rijsttafel (roughly translated from Dutch as rice tables): innumerable plates of food that resemble tapas. The origins for these Rijsttafel comes from the Dutch colonization of Indonesia when they would want to treat visiting dignitaries to a selection of each of the island’s specialty dishes. Here in Napier diners can choose from a vegetarian, danang (meat), ikan (fish) or supreme version of these feasts.

409 Marine Parade, Napier, 06 835 8303

Wineries in Hawke's Bay

Unison Vineyard & Unwind Cafe

Unison Vineyard is a Family Estate at the heart of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District. It was established in 1993 and specialises in fine wines. Due to the consistency over the years in high quality fine wines Unison Vineyard has been rated by Jancis Robinson (Concise Wine Companion) as one of 28 up-and-coming producers world wide “... whose success seems most obvious to me at the beginning of the 21st century ...” – the only winery in NZ which has received this accolade.

2163 Highway 50, RD5, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7913

 

Crab Farm Winery 

Treat yourself to the Crab Farm Experience – a relaxed, festive atmosphere with Crab Farm Winery’s blazing fire pit to keep you warm in the winter and regular live music. A truly Unique New Zealand Experience. The Team is warmly inviting you to come along and enjoy a delicious meal or snack from fresh, seasonal New Zealand produce or just sit and sample our excellent wines.  Their executive chef has created a menu which brings together delicious flavours that go perfectly with the wine.  In addition to the menu also has a variety of seasonal specials using the finest Hawke’s Bay produce to create dishes that are fresh and full of flavour.

511 Main North Road, Bayview, Napier, Ph 06 836 6678

 

Vidal Estate Winery

Vidal Winery stands on the original site in Hawke's Bay where it was established by Spanish settler Anthony Vidal in 1905. With a passion to pursue winemaking in his adopted country, Spaniard Anthony Joseph Vidal purchased a Hawke's Bay racing stable in 1905, converted it into a wine cellar, planted vines and established himself as one of New Zealand's early wine innovators. From these pioneering beginnings, Vidal has gone on to create highly-acclaimed wines from one century to the next.

913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings, Ph 06 872 7440

 

Te Awa Winery

Te Awa is a unique place. The full name in Maori 'Te Awa o Te Atua' means River of God, a reference to the subterranean streams over which Te Awa is sited. The winery's rustic charm is complimented with its tranquil garden setting for summer dinning or fireside dinning throughout winter. Set amongst the lush vineyard backdrop, nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine growing region, it is a must visit dining destination year round.

2375 State Highway 50, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7602

 

Mission Estate Winery

Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealand's oldest winery, and is internationally regarded as a producer of superb quality wines. The stunningly refurbished seminary building nestled in the Taradale Hills overlooking Napier is also home to the cellar door and the celebrated Mission Restaurant. 

198 Church Riad, Taradale, Napier, Ph 06 845 9350

 

Elephant Hill Winery 

Located in Hawke's Bay,The vineyards enjoys a temperate, dry climate and an extended growing season allowing them to grow vines that display wonderful fruit purity and elegance. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. The aim is to make wines that are balanced and elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from. In the winery we ferment our grapes in many small, separate batches. This allows for the nuances and character of each separate fermentation to come to the fore and be considered when blending for our Estate, Reserve or Icon wines.

86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay, 06 873 0400

Pubs and Bars in Hawke's Bay

The Rose Irish Pub

A Napier institution, The Rose, right in the heart of Napier has loads of character and is a great place to meet your friends, start your night out or linger over a meal matched with their best range of beers and a fine selection of wines. The Rose appeals to a broad range of people, young and young at heart, locals and tourists, families, kiwis and international visitors. Whether you join us for a quiet ale or join in the shenanigans on quiz, poker or karaoke nights, you will always find a friendly welcome.

64 Hastings Street, Napier, Ph 06 835 8689

 

Emporium Eatery & Bar

Emporium Eatery & Bar is located in the Art Deco Masonc Hotel.  With a truly unique look and feel – rich leathers, a stunning marble bar, two fireplaces, warm wood and just the right amount of Art Deco Emporium mixes the modern with the classic, to create a very special atmosphere in this iconic heritage building. Emporium isn’t just a bar, and it’s more than an exciting restaurant, it’s a meeting place. With a diverse, contemporary menu to suit the time of day, an extensive beverage list and Hawke’s Bay’s best cocktails it’s just the spot to gather friends, family or collegues to enjoy the finest in Hawke’s Bay hospitality.

Cnr Tennyson Street and Marin, Parade, Napier, Ph 06 835 0013

 

The Rose and Shamrock Village Inn

The Rose and Shamrock Village Inn is a lovely old world English/Irish Freehouse nestled in the heart of the village at Havelock North. Authentic and truly unique, full to the brim & over the top with curios and collectables gathered from near & far.

15 Napier Road, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 2999

 

Patangata Tavern

The Patangata Tavern is an ideal place to come and relax on those long road trips out of town. With a massive gardenbar/outdoor area, it also it the perfect venue for hosting gigs and shows to an intimate crowd while they enjoy some of the best signature seafood dishes and quality beverages. Enjoy the stunning Central Hawkes Bay scenery and farmland while also enjoying some of the best Central Hawkes Bay hospitality. We also specialise in takeaway meals and off licence service making the Patangata Tavern an all round quality establishment.

1204 Elsthorpe Road, Otane, Ph 06 856 8030

 

Monica Loves 

Walk down the laneway off Tennyson Street, past the rickety gate, beside Chantal’s old milk bottle return and you’ll find them, Monica Loves. A small bar down a lane serving wolrdly-inspired bites with wines, cocktails and craft beers. From the people who bough you Mister D.

39 Tennyson Street, Napier, Ph 06 650 0240

Cafes in Hawke's Bay

Milk and Honey

Milk & Honey is an independent restaurant & cafe that looks north across Hawke Bay. Since November 2008, Milk & Honey has been serving seriously good coffee, wine & drinks alongside pure, honest food: right by the sea in the historic portside village of Ahuriri. 

10 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier, 06 833 6099

 

Bunkers Cafe & Restaurant at Hastings Golf Club

Start your Wineries Ride at Bunkers Cafe at the Hastings Golf Club. The Cafe and Restaurant is open 7 days a week for superb breakfasts, lunches, morning/afternoon teas and delicious Hawthorne coffee.

1523 Maraekakaho Road, Bridge Pa, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7206

 

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company is heaven on earth for Chocoholics! Visit Silky Oak Chocolates to tempt your tastebuds and learn more about the evolution of this delicious indulgence. Visit the chocolate shop, view chocolates being made, breathe in the rich aroma of chocolate. Choose from the array of chocolate gifts or pick your own selection. In the Café, make your choice chocolate or not, with the drinks and the fare produced fresh daily. 

1131 Links Road, RD3, Napier, 06 845 0908

 

Olive Tree Cafe

Experience great food and coffee served by the warm and friendly staff.  Situated at the heart of the village and has a very special atmosphere it’s sure to make a memorable experience whether for your breakfast, lunch or private function. Their tailored catering menu’s  will meet the expectations of your next event. At Olive Tree Cafe there’s a wide variety of food to choose from including seasonal flavours, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian and with free wireless internet available, you’ll never want to leave

7 Joll Road, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 0222

 

Groove Kitchen Espresso

Groove Kitchen Espresso is a national award winning café and bar. Established in central city Napier in late 2008. Groove is set in an iconic art deco Californian bungalow built in 1935. The space incorporates private sunny courtyard seating, warm, cozy fires and a chilled lounging area. D.J. decks are set into the fully licensed bar and on selected nights the lights go down and the music goes up.

112 Tennyson Street, Napier, Ph 06 835 8530

 

Zepplin Cafe, 

Sit inside Zepplin, in the freshly redecorated Cafe, or outside, under the beautiful ornamental grapevines. Enjoy the scrumptious All Day Menu, or a Chef's Special. Relax with a glass of local wine, or a beer, or get "buzzed" by a smooth Flight Coffee. Browse the talented artwork in the gallery, or step upstairs to Paint Your Own Ceramic masterpiece.

126 Main Road, Clive, Ph, 06 650 5299

Markets in Hawke's Bay

Hasting City Night Market 

Food plays an important part of visit to Hawke's Bay and no trip is complete without a visit to one of the bustling Markets, Everything Thursday night at Hastings City Night Market you can sample the Art, Craft, entertainment and food created by talented local producers. 

Everything Thursday: 5pm to 9pm at Civic Square, Hasting CBD

 

Napier Urban Food Market 

Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke’s Bay experience. This is where the locals shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore’s meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from around Hawke’s Bay available right in the centre of Napier City every Saturday Morning. Talk to the growers and taste the flavours of Hawke’s Bay.

Every Saturday: 9am to 1pm at Lower Emerson Street, Napier

 

Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market is held every Sunday at Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings. Visit a collection of Hawke's Bay's finest producers and artisans supplying their wares. Buy fresh produce directly from the grower or maker, with two opportunities to enjoy the tastes and experiences in traditional farmers' market settings

Every Sunday: 8.30am to 12.30pm at Showgrounds Hawke's Bay