Where to dine?
Taradale has an excellent range of family, ethnic and fine dining restaurants, catering to all budgets, all within either an easy walk or a short drive of the Ballina Motel.
To avoid disappointment, please give our reservations team a call on 0508 22 55 42 (NZ only) or (06) 845-0648 and we will gladly reserve a table for you.
Beautiful by day and spectacular by night, the vista from the Mission Estate Restaurant is unparalleled.
Unswerving attention to detail, opulent chandeliers, lush fabrics, eclectic furnishings, and divine cuisine created by The Old Church chefs make this a special place for every occasion.
Duke of Gloucester
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. The Duke of Gloucester offers a cosy relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy its popular a la carte menu which uses the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy a relaxed dinning experience either fireside, indoors, or outdoors in the Bay's best garden bar, or sit back and relax in the bar and sip a drink and enjoy a bar menu while watching one of the many big screens. The Duke's hospitality is one of Napier's best kept secrets.
Phone: (06) 845 0502
Just a few minutes drive over the hill from Taradale, The Puketapu, a classic kiwi pub, is the focal point of the local rural community. Experience real country hospitality at its best, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Mingle with the locals over a drink, absorb the history of one of the regions oldest hotels, the menu has a fantastic selection of flavoursome high quality fresh local produce, complimented by a wide range of local wines.
Reservations: (06) 844-7206
Deano's Steak House
Hawkes Bays original Steakhouse (opened in 1989 on Marine Parade) and now in new warm surroundings in Taradale. Enjoy the ambience of our friendly restaurant, or outside on the deck under the protection of our waterproof sun-sail.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, offering an extensive a la carte menu including their famous succulent steaks, chicken and fish dishes accompanied by either fresh salads or garden vegetables, and home made desserts.
Phone: (06) 844-6606
Church Road Winery
Open daily from 10am to 5.00pm, Church Road offers a memorable experience for visitors – from winery tours (11.00am and 2.00pm) and fascinating museum to wine tastings and their newest offering – "The Bay Platter" a sumptuous selection representing the best of local meat and produce from the Hawke's Bay region, suitable as a meal for two. Fabulous for that casual relaxed lunch. A must visit destination!
Phone: (06) 833-8234
Thai Lotus Restaurant
In Buddhism, the lotus flower is the symbol of purity, faithfulness and spiritual awakening.
The more the better is the Thai way. Thai's order the same number of dishes as people present allowing you to sample a greater number of dishes and achieve a variety of flavours and textures. Using only the freshest and best quality ingredients the Thai Lotus serves authentic Thai Cuisine from all regions in Thailand in the Bangkok style with the Kiwi palate in mind. Every spicy dish is served only mildly hot, or hotter if you prefer.
The Thai Lotus offers a modest selection of excellent wines from both New Zealand and around the world. You are welcome to bring a special wine to enjoy as well.
Reservations: (06) 844-2760
Red Chilli Restaurant
Authentic Indian Cuisine as it is eaten in India, using only the finest and freshest quality ingredients to create classical and contemporary Indian Cuisine with traditional methods. Served in stylish, classical surrounding and in a traditional Indian manner this is the destination if you are a lover of Indian food.
Licensed for bring your own wine only.
Reservations: (06) 844-6954
Golden Spring Restaurant
Serving a wide range of Cantonese dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Dine in or takeout, this is the destination if you enjoy great Chinese cuisine. Licensed for bring your own.
Reservations: (06) 844-1122
The Filter Room
Hawke's Bay is not only one of New Zealand's premium wine growing regions, it is also home to the region's finest brewery and cider house. A stunning boutique brewery.
Where there is quality ale and cidar, there's always good food. Beautifully situated and surrounded by acres of orchards, sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambience and excellent food the café has to offer. Made from the freshest seasonal produce and with recipes often incorporating the ales and ciders made on site, each dish is a perfect accompaniment to you favourite ale or cider from The Filter Room. A must visit destination!
A restaurant with a difference and an experience not to be missed. Scholars Restaurant and On The Terrace Café @ Scholars, are part of the Eastern Institute of Technology's School of Hospitality training New Zealand's future chefs and provides a variety of dining options to tempt your palate at very reasonable prices. As Scholars is a training restaurant it does not operate every day. For hours of operation check online or phone the restaurant.
Website: Scholars Restaurant
Bookings essential: (06) 974 8923
Taradale RSA – Clock Tower Restaurant
A community based club, with excellent facilities offering bistro style meals, and extends a warm welcome to members, affiliated members and guests.
Phone: (06) 844-4808
A community based club, with excellent facilities offering an extensive bistro a-la-carte style meals, and extends a warm welcome to members, affiliated members and guests.
Phone: (06) 844-2088
Want to dine in, but don't want to cook, Taradale as an excellent range of takeaway restaurants.