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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.


From birthdays to anniversaries or any celebration at all, Windross House restaurant is also available for private functions with a rear garden that is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and canapés or to accommodate children. Just give us a call to find out more…


From birthdays to anniversaries or any celebration at all, Windross House restaurant is also available for private functions with a rear garden that is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and canapés or to accommodate children. Just give us a call to find out more…


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


OTIS FOWLER - Visited July 2018

Great food and service

LENA BYZOVA - Visited July 2018

Amazing place, excellent service, wonderful food

JOHN WINTERS - Visited July 2018

Great food and amazing service

Gael Rao - Visited June 2018

Wow! Auckland has redeemed itself. Fantastic location at Cockle Bay , great service and the food was the best we've had this trip to NZ. We would highly recommend. The only downside we had other commitments and couldn't stay longer. See you next trip!!

DAWN PETERS - Visited June 2018

Windross house is a most enjoyably place to dine. Food was the best

Anne-Marie Koszegi - Visited May 2018

Excellent Mother’s Day Dinner there - the steaks were mouth watering. Great location and ambience.

Reynard1 - Visited May 2018

It is some time since we have been to Windross. We went for our wedding anniversary and realised we need to go back more often. The service was friendly and helpful. Food was served in very good time. The ambience is great with linen cloths and serviettes. It is quiet and in an ideal location. The food was perfectly presented and cooked. We both enjoyed what we ordered. The menu is quite extensive. It is advertised as an Italian restaurant and primarily it is with the dishes on the menu but there is a wide range of choice other than pasta. Well done Windross. The standards we enjoyed when last here have been maintained and we will be back.

awondering - Visited May 2018

Great hosts, one of our party was delayed flying up from Wellington, no problem here never rushed table was ours for the night, prawns were cooked perfect, everyone was happy, thanks for a great night team.

BILJANA KANACKI - Visited May 2018

One of the most beautiful places in Auckland!

Gail Moore - Visited May 2018

Best resturant . Staff are exceptional. Awesome food. Thanks

Dhanniya Morton - Visited May 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Stunning location. Hubby had the eye fillet, while I had the veal marsala, both were cooked to perfection. We shared the tiramisu for dessert which was great as I definitely think it's too rich for one person. We are already talking about going back to Windross for the next date night to try more from their menu so it's a winner with us!

Christina Doone - Visited May 2018

I can't say enough how delicious the food is. It was an amazing experience. Lovely staff. Top Notch!

Sally Penman - Visited May 2018

Lovely evening with great food and excellent service. Will definitely visit again in the daytime to make the most of the stunning location.

Grant Maconaghie - Visited April 2018

Lovely place, excellent staff and customer service. Menu is fantastic, if you can't find something you like, your the problem.

Ran Kim - Visited April 2018

Great dining out with friends. Staff was nice and polite. Food was delicious

Fiona G - Visited April 2018

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent we had the most wonderful lunch couldn't fault anything, we will definitely be back.

JAMES BALGARNIE - Visited April 2018

Great food and atmosphere brilliant. Had private room upstairs

SAMUEL MAYSTON - Visited April 2018

Excellent location and perfect for a date night with walk along the beach after. Food was excellent.

TRISTAN NICHOLLS - Visited April 2018

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere.

RICHARD CLARK - Visited April 2018

Good tasty meals. Very friendly hosts.

FAYE CLARK - Visited April 2018

"Great meal, lovely ambience and exceptional service."

Tania O'Donnell - Visited March 2018

We would highly recommend Windross we had a group of 30 - food / service / everything absolutely perfect.

2018PaulM - Visited March 2018

Tastefully restored old wooden building. We had a variety of pasta dishes which were excellent. Good selection of wines by the glass. Pleasant atmosphere, and some tables have a great sea view.

Fee Potkins - Visited March 2018

The food was absolutley devine and service was outstanding, def highly recommend.

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41 Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay, Auckland