Recipient 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 intimate, comfortable & relaxed space to enjoy Head 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.
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.
We are fortunate to be located in Hawke’s Bay; home to some of New Zealand’s finest produce. We collaborate closely with our suppliers and allow the seasons to guide our menu. Many of our herbs, fruits, and vegetables are grown in our extensive organic kitchen garden.
A neighbourhood restaurant by Mary.
Located in Havelock North village’s centre, Mary’s is the place to go for a few small plates and a glass of wine, a standout meal or somewhere you can converse late into the night over a few bottles with friends or whoever you bump into there.
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.
Private Events & Weddings
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 minute’s drive from Havelock North offers 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.
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 an intimate 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.
Where ‘Sophia’, one of the most special of our wines, is made in its own specially designed circular fermentation cellar containing twelve 8000 litre French oak cuves. Sophia is the perfect space for a cocktail event, with capacity for up to 100 standing guests.
Start Planning your Experience
Our team will curate the perfect solution for you & tailor a variety of bespoke enhancements for your next event. 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: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – Late
Please note our restaurant is closed between lunch & dinner service
Reservations are recommended
Deep Purple Weekend
(Friday 14th October until Monday 17th October inclusive)
Christmas Day 2022
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.