Sip a cider in the sunshine at Zeffer. © Hawke's Bay NZ

Sample the best of food and wine in Hawke's Bay


It’s no secret that Hawke’s Bay is renowned for its fine wine and vineyard dining but there are plenty of other unique options for eating out around the region, too. 

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region – many of today's renowned wineries were established back in the 1920s – so unsurprisingly, the region's drinks lists are chock-full of local tipples.

To sample a stellar selection in one place, head to Smith & Sheth in Havelock North. A wine bar with a difference, Smith & Sheth offers a unique multi-sensory tasting experience where you can immerse yourself in the world of wine.  

For the freshest seafood fare, visit Hunger Monger on Napier’s Marine Parade; eat at Bistronomy for modern gastronomy or check out Matisse for artful wine and delicious nibbles. 

You can sip a cider in the sunshine at The Filter Room or Zeffer, grab a locally-grown scoop from Hawke’s Bay institution Rush Munro, or head further afield for fine dining in the countryside at the historic Wallingford Homestead.

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