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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.


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.

Ann Montier - Visited February 2018

Thank you all for making us all feel so welcome on Sunday lunchtime.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed lunch and as usual the meal was excellent.

Laura G - Visited December 2017

We had our wedding here on 28 December 2017 and it was the best day in the world! As you can see from the pictures this place is absolutely perfect for a wedding. We had 15 total and it was the perfect number as well especially because it is a comfortable amount of people for the private room unless you are booking out the whole restaurant. The food was amazing and the location is tops. We had so many compliments about our venue more than almost anything else! Billy even let us stay until past midnight and was very patient with us. Thank you guys so much for always giving us an amazing experience whether we are dining together or for our wedding! You will forever be a part of our special perfect day.

Tina Pilmer - Visited February 2018

The place is beautiful, great atmosphere, awesome food & the people who own it are lovely, we had our wedding reception there last year & went back for our 1 year anniversary

Rahmon NZ - Visited February 2018

This place was recommended to me by a friend, who said it was fantastic. Having now been there myself, with a couple of friends, I can only but thank my friend for the recommendation. The team at Windross House Restaurant made our night. From our first contact through booking, to leaving at the end of the night, the team made us feel like special guests (which by the way we weren't). They were most welcoming, accommodating, very friendly and engaging, and quick on attending to our needs. We all loved the different mains and deserts that we ordered. I had the "Eye Fillet al pepe", followed by cheese cake. The food was frigging delicious - the chef(s) did a fantastic job, and portions were plentiful (I'm a big eater, and was full when I left there). The pricing was really reasonable. And I haven't even mentioned the great location and views (right on the waters edge). I'll definitely be recommending this place to my friends, and of course will be back. Thank you to all the Windross House team. Keep up the great work:)

Alan Sato-Thompson - Visited February 2018

Great food and lovely staff and the position is just beautiful! Well worth going to

2plus2Olsencrew - Visited February 2018

We were a group of 8 so a variety of dishes were ordered. We all loved our meals. Venue is great and service was excellent.

Mark Brown - Visited February 2018

Great meal nice flavours and attentive staff

Ellen May - Visited February 2018

Could not rate this place high enough! Service food and atmosphere are all a solid 5/5! The staff are so lovely and so accommodating. They where SO kind to us all, trying to accommodate all of us where possible. My 6 year old nephew was accommodated all night beyond belief. They feed him well and even took him on a little tour to show him things while we enjoyed our delicious meal. Our table of 6 all had different meals and everyone was very very happy with their meal! Great place for a meal with family or even a date. The view is exceptional and you’re guaranteed to have incredible service.

Alison Fisher - Visited February 2018

We enjoyed an extended family meal here tonight before we return to the UK. The service was friendly but efficient and the food was absolutely excellent. We can highly recommend and we will most definitely be back on our next visit. Thank you.

Noel Richards - Visited January 2018

Very nice experience. Good food and service

Leonard Lee - Visited January 2018

Best Italian / pasta you can get out east. Charming ambiance, and attentive staff. One of our favorite places to dine.

Kate Hanna - Visited January 2018

Awesome as ever. Lovely food, great service, really special surroundings.

Scotsgirl7911 - Visited January 2018

Wonderful food, friendly owners, suberb location. We love the veal and the fettuccine. Looking forward to visiting again in the coming months.

Tristan Lomberg - Visited January 2018

The food is delicious, the service is good. You can hear each other talk.

Carlos Furtado - Visited January 2018

Beaultiful, Sea view, excelent service!

Julie Macpherson - Visited December 2017

Beautiful setting, excellent service and lovely food... definitely recommend this restaurant.

Paul F - Visited December 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. Be sure to sit outside and enjoy the sea view. Highly recommended.

Bernadine Prinsloo - Visited December 2017

Lovely venue. Food was well worth it and we will visit again.

Phil Pasco - Visited December 2017

Excellent meal, great service and perfect wines. The views from the balcony are also excellent

Natalie - Visited December 2017

Thank you to your and the staff for another wonderful meal at your restaurant.  We all really enjoyed the night.

Andrew Paradise - Visited December 2017

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, good food portions.

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41 Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay, Auckland