Recipient of two hats and the coveted title of Winery Restaurant of the Year in the Cuisine Good Food Awards.
A place to immerse yourself in the best our region has to offer, Craggy Range Restaurant offers an intimate, comfortable & relaxed space to enjoy Executive Chef Casey McDonald’s regionally inspired menu alongside Craggy Range wines.
We are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and look forward to welcoming you.
The Craggy Range Kitchen Garden
A diverse selection of fruits, herbs, and vegetables, meticulously cultivated and nurtured in the Craggy Range Kitchen Garden, form the cornerstone of our menu.
These ingredients are thoughtfully complemented by the contributions of our dedicated local community, including passionate growers, farmers, and artisans.
Craggy Range Restaurant
Craggy Range Restaurant offers a warm and memorable experience, looking out on the spectacular backdrop of Te Mata Peak.
Our outdoor terrace is reserved for our Restaurant guests to enjoy a drink before or after their meal and is not available on a walk-in basis.
Please book a table for lunch or dinner to avoid disappointment.
*Winter Site Closure: Our Cellar Door, Restuarant, & Accommodation will be closed August 13th-24th for annual maintenance*
We are fortunate to be located in Hawke’s Bay; home to some of New Zealand’s finest produce.
In addition to our acclaimed regional menu, we take great pride in offering vegetarian or plant-based alternatives, which truly celebrate the extensive spoils of the Craggy Range Kitchen Garden.
Our menu is complemented by a wine list that features a selection of Craggy Range wine from current and back vintages, a range of locally brewed beers, and an ever-changing curated selection of cocktails.
Welcome to Mary’s.
Located in the heart of Havelock North village, Mary’s soulful, ever-changing menu brings a fun approach to seasonality, with bright flavours and friendly service.
Head Chef - Casey McDonald
When Casey took the Head Chef position at Craggy Range, he brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. Since entering the industry at a young age, Casey has worked alongside some of the world’s most acclaimed culinary leaders globally and closer to home. Rex Morgan in Wellington, Gary Danko in San Francisco, two Michelin starred The Square with Phil Howard in London and more recently helming Andrew McConnell’s Melbourne restaurants, including Supernatural, Cumulus and Cutler & Co. The latter being awarded Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best in Australia’.
Craggy Range Restaurant was a chance to take his background and create a dining experience that spoke of his natural inclinations and showcased the abundant bounty of this unique region. The last decade’s adventures have influenced Casey’s signature style – from the uniquely warm hospitality driven by his kitchen and front-of-house teams to his desire to champion our region’s unique spoils and the incredible people and families who produce them.
Under Casey’s leadership, the Craggy Range restaurant has received many accolades, including two hats and New Zealand Winery Restaurant of the Year in the Cuisine Good Food Awards.
With stunning views, award-winning cuisine, and fine wine, Giants Winery at Craggy Range is a unique setting for an event to remember. The grounds, located just a few minutes’ drive from Havelock North offer a number of options for your celebration. Whether it is a corporate gathering or a significant celebration – we have the right spaces and menus to create an unforgettable event. To establish the right space for your requirements please get in touch with the team.
*apologies, we are no longer accepting any new wedding celebration enquiries at this time
Private Dining Spaces
Winner of two hats and the coveted title of Winery Restaurant of the Year at the 2020-2021 Cuisine Good Food Awards, Craggy Range Restaurant offers an impressive view of the spectacular Te Mata Peak, an open kitchen, and the perfect environment for your gathering.
Underground Barrel Room
An exclusive and private cellar designed for refined celebrations and intimate
gatherings, with a capacity of up to 18 seated guests.
The best seat in the house and the pinnacle of our hospitality experience. A capacity of 10 seated guests for the most perfect of private gatherings, with a view of the spectacular Te Mata Peak.
Plan Your Experience
Allow us to curate a solution for you & tailor a variety of bespoke enhancements for your next occasion. To establish the right space for your requirements, please get in touch.
Contact our Hospitality Team
Phone +64 6 873 7126 or
Monday to Sunday
Lunch: 12.00pm – 4.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – Late
Please note our restaurant is closed between lunch & dinner service
Reservations are recommended
Winter Site Closure
(August 13th-24th, 2023)
(October 20th, 2023)
Speaker Series Business Lunch
(November 3rd, 2023)
Deep Purple Celebrations
(November 4th & 5th, 2023)
(November 25th, 2023)
(December 1st, 2023)
Located at our Giants Winery, just a short stroll from our event and private dining spaces, Craggy Range’s Vineyard and Garden Cottages and luxury Lodges offer boutique accommodation among the vines, under the escarpment of Te Mata Peak.