“We love the absolute dedication to showing how great wine paired with excellent food creates an experience that’s so much more than the sum of its parts.”
— Cuisine Magazine, August 2012

Pegasus Bay Restaurant

Our intention is to give diners a total food and wine experience. We have an emphasis on freshness and simplicity, using predominantly local and home grown ingredients. The menu is created around our wine list, each dish being matched with a suggested wine. It changes regularly to utilise seasonal ingredients whilst giving our diners variety. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is warm, with the use of recycled rimu and a large open fire. Contemporary works from some of New Zealand’s leading artists hang on the walls. These pieces change regularly. There is also an extensive outdoor area with breathtaking gardens, a natural amphitheatre and unique wetlands with several lakes.

Group Bookings

Try our extremely popular “feasting menu” where for each course a selection of dishes are served along the centre of your table for the table to share. This is a very interactive dining experience and a great way to sample a variety of different dishes while keeping things fun and relaxed.


Cellar Door

Taste a large selection of current vintage wines including many from the reserve range. You will find our cellar door hosts knowledgeable and professional while at the same time friendly, relaxed and accommodating — in true Pegasus Bay style! The wines are kept under argon gas to ensure that they are served to you in perfect condition. While tasting, guests can take in the commanding views of the barrel hall and wine cellars and at any time could catch a glimpse of what goes on in a true “working winery”. There is usually a selection of aged wines available for sale on our cellar release blackboard selected from the family wine library when they are reaching full maturity. Start your lunch with a complimentary visit to the cellar door to taste through the wines and for help to make your selection to accompany your meal. Alternatively stop in specifically for a tasting anytime between 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week.


The Restaurant Wine List

Our wine list is extensive and features multiple vintages of each and every variety of Pegasus Bay wine produced exclusively from our home vineyard, which is now almost thirty years old. The wine list goes back to our first vintage and includes a range of large format wines in Magnum and double Magnum. There is a current as well as an aged vintage of each variety served by the glass. You can also select the option of half a glass each of the current and aged wine, to compare the two vintages side by side.


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Licence Holder:Dr I Donaldson T/A:Pegasus Bay Winery.
Licence no:057/OFF/001/2015 Exp:22/12/2017