Our fashionable bistro-style, vineyard restaurant is set amongst the vines. In the summer, you can sit out on the deck and enjoy the long summer evenings, and as the fall approaches, just bring a sweater for the cooler evenings. Fresh local produce is paramount to producing dishes that are honest, wholesome and full of flavour. Lunch and dinner menus adapt to the flavours of the seasons and are constantly evolving whilst maintaining a common thread.
Service is relaxed yet efficient in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. As many ingredients as possible are sourced from our rural “back garden” including wild mushrooms, fresh vegetables, meats and seafood. Dining at Ake Ake is an excellent way to sample the best The Bay of Islands has to offer whilst being perfectly complemented by Ake Ake’s fabulous award winning wines.
The Restaurant is available for private functions from 15 people upwards with no hire charge.
Set menus with wine matches are available on request.
Reservations phone: 09 407 8230
Welcome to our cellar door and café which overlooks the vast blue Pacific Ocean and the North Cape of New Zealand.
To the north Puheke/Puwheke, Mt Camel and the furthest reaches of New Zealand/Aotearoa can be viewed on a clear day, with Matai Bay and Cape Karikari to the East.
A glass of Karikari 2010 Syrah served with our famous beef pie on the terrace, dazzled by the Pacific vista, could just be one of the most unforgettable taste experiences you will ever have.
The service is friendly, the food is created by the culinary team across the road at Carrington Resort, the coffee is fresh, and the wines are, of course, stunning.
The Winery Cafe summer hours commence from Labour weekend we are open for lunch and wine tastings daily open from 11am until 4pm. The Cafe will also be open from 5pm for pizza evenings over certain days of the Christmas holiday/summer period.
Karikari Estate Cafe is managed by Peppers Carrington Resort and is closed during the winter months from May, however for wine tastings bookings please call 64 9 408 7222.
So bring along friends and family to enjoy fine wine, fantastic cuisine and some of the most stunning views you will ever see.
Omata restaurant is open from November till March inclusive 7 days per week 11am till 5 pm subject to venue bookings. During the summer months we are open for wine sales, tastings and food platters 7 days a week within the normal hours 11am-5pm, and outside of these hours by appointment. In the winter months we offer wine tastings and sales 7 days a week but only by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is worth a phone call or email to confirm. Our food platters are $40 and are served from labour weekend to the end of May. We are situated close to historic Russell on the way from the Car Ferry at Okiato, its the perfect place to stop en-route or on return from Russell for a wine tasting, platter style lunch, or just to enjoy the amazing views overlooking the bay.