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Windross of Cockle Bay

About Us

Windross of Cockle Bay is a gracious historical villa with a sun-drenched wrap-around verandah located on a tranquil beach-front reserve at Cockle Bay. Enjoying beautiful sea views from its romantic setting. Windross is a popular venue for both everyday dining and those special celebrations including weddings.

The décor exudes timeless elegance and is perfect for patrons seeking ambience and décor excellence. Pristine white tablecloths, sparkling glassware, soft background music and professional, attentive service all make for a unique dining experience.

Windross House Restaurant offers an Italian-style menu with European influences together with a comprehensive wine list which includes both local and imported wines.

Windross of Cockle Bay has ample parking and is not BYO.

Photo: Eyeheart Photography – Shane Bartlett

Weddings & Events


Windross House is a stunning location for your ceremony, photos, canapes and reception.

You can download our Wedding Brochure here.

Christmas Day

Join us for Christmas Day this year at Windross House Restaurant. We offer a three course set menu priced at $130 per person. Bookings are essential as the lunch service is already fully booked with only a few tables available for the evening service – please call us to make a reservation. Please note, a $50 deposit per head is required in order to secure your reservation.

Christmas Day

Join us for Christmas Day this year at Windross House Restaurant. We offer a three course set menu priced at $130 per person. Bookings are essential as we are filling up fast this year – please call us or make a reservation. Please note, a $50 deposit per head is required in order to secure your reservation.


The perfect gift for those food and wine lovers in your life. Click here to purchase a Windross House Restaurant voucher.


Mike and Jan - Visited January 2020

Had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. We dont go very often but always great food etc.

Karen Booth - Visited December 2019

We had a fabulous evening, very yummy meals and delicious wines. Your staff were attentive and helpful.

JasonLJ - Visited December 2019

Third time here and it’s always fantastic. Food excellent staff excellent just a great experience. If in town you should come here.

Julie Kay - Visited December 2019

Gorgeous food, the service was outstanding! Lovely people that understand high quality service. Definitely recommend.

Richard - Visited November 2019

Booked a table for 4 to celebrate a birthday. Despite the restuarant being busy we were given great service.The food was delicious

Philip Williams - Visited November 2019

The food is superb. Very friendly staff who really look after you.

Garry Newson - Visited November 2019

Lovely food, lovely lady great decor and a wonderful place to have a restaurant. Certainly a jewel in the crown for restaurants in Auckland

Craig Phillip Webster - Visited November 2019

Fantastic Food wines to match. Attentive service. Relaxing scenery and views.

Reuben Wee - Visited October 2019

Amazing Atmosphere, Amazing Food, Amazing Customer Service. To Sum It Up, Just A Totally Amazing Experience Spent Here Celebrating My Sis-In-Law’s Birthday 😃

Ken Laws - Visted October 2019

Had my son's 21st here great atmosphere and awesome food loved it

Phil and Kim Squire - Visited October 2019

We came back for a dinner with friends and had a thoroughly enjoyed evening once again so I thought I should mention it. All the ladies had the veal marsala and found it delightful. I had the lemon dessert which was lovely and refreshing. Such a great venue, enjoy.

Marion Jackson - Visited October 2019

Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous venue and fabulous location! We all enjoyed our lunch at Windross House Restaurant yesterday, celebrating my parent's 57th Wedding Anniversary. The food was well presented and portions were of a good size - we all had an entree and a main, and felt 'full' without feeling 'stuffed'! Service was friendly and paced perfectly. Highly recommend Windross! 🙂

M MacG - Visited September 2019

Fantastic food and great service

Lynley Jones - Visited September 2019

Thank you and your team very much for Saturday and for helping to make it such a special day. Everyone enjoyed it all so much, and Mum and Dad were especially thrilled with how it all went

Silvia Kimbrough - Visited August 2019

We have had dinner at Windross a number of times over the years, and this visit was to the usual high standard. We particularly enjoyed the steak and orange roughy we had as our mains. Lovely atmosphere, even when busy, and good service. Everything is cleared off your table promptly but you are not pushed to make quick choices off the menu. The Howick Botany area has lots of average restaurants that can be good and bad depending on luck of the day Windross was excellent place to dine Great service, beautiful food and good wine. It does not have the feeling that it deviates from this high standard either Glad we found this place We will be back

Mister Franklin - Visited August 2019

Fantastic food and service, had one of the best steaks I have had in a long time! Perfectly cooked (medium rare) that melted in ones mouth with a mushroom sauce to die for!

Selvan Nair - Visited August 2019

Amazing food and service

Allan Marsh - Visited August 2019

Superb food and very warm and cozy on a wet winter evening. We were in a party of nine and eight of us really rated the food. You can ignore the ninth, he is just fussy.

Bruce Perano - Visited August 2019

Omg staff are awesome, food is amazing, cocktails are the best we've had in Auckland, do not go anywhere else.

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Find Us

41 Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay, Auckland