“Lazing on a bean bag on Cable Bay’s lawn while looking across the water back to Auckland, it’s hard not to feel that all is right with the world. The restaurant itself – a sleek, low-slung building that works well in its environment – also boasts those killer views, with floor-to-ceiling windows… A starter of scallops, roast cauliflower cream, ham hock and apple delivers a perfect harmony of creamy, salty and tart flavours; similar dexterity is evident in the beautifully light citrus-cured salmon with watermelon, cucumber, avocado and wasabi. Cable Bay wine matches are listed on the menu to accompany each dish and staff are happy to talk you through the portfolio… On the whole Cable Bay is very worthy of a leisurely afternoon.
In brief: Statement views and smart food.”
“What a great combination of experiences. I had a lovely lunch with my wife in the restaurant – always a great place to eat with a very sophisticated menu, and great staff and service to match. Then we had time to kill, as other friends were arriving on a later ferry, so we went outside, collapsed on a bean bag, and had some more wine while looking at the amazing views. It is great to have the choice of the flash restaurant, if you want that, or the great wine bar, that also serves food, if you want to be more casual. And of course, wherever you choose to eat and drink, you have the amazing views, and art, to look at.”
“On our visit to the north island with friends they booked us a day at Waiheke Island with lunch at this amazing restaurant. The outlook is the start of what will become an amazing experience. I am quite picky about my food but everything we were served was faultless and left me wanting more. I even offered to migrate from Australia and become a mature age apprentice under this chef just to learn these skills. It was definitely top end prices but it was served with with top end food. I had the venison carpaccio & tortellini as the main followed by a fantastic cheese selection. Worth every cent. Adrian our lovely French waiter was fantastic, someone who knew quality service and genuinely appeared to enjoy his job.”