Windross of Cockle Bay is a gracious historical villa with 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.
Your hosts Billy and Juliana have owed Windross House Restaurant since 2002 and offer 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 fully licensed.
Photo: Eyeheart Photography – Shane Bartlett
From birthdays to anniversary’s 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...
"Had a late booking to take my wife of 11 years out for a meal for Valentines and could not get in anywhere..decent in Auckland so decided to go the day before to avoid the hype. We were both very pleasantly impressed with this very local but seemingly off the radar kind of place.. One of the secrets of Auckland.. The meal was outstanding, the service superb and we got to sit on the outside veranda and it was a stunning evening, as only Cockle bay can serve up! We will most certainly return on a special occasion, and will tell all our friends."
"Amazing food, great service and a beautiful location. I will be back! Everyone at my table was so impressed. Real authentic Italian food, loved it."
"Had our wedding here. Absolutely perfect. Food was amazing, staff were so friendly and helpful, especially Anita who pretty much organised the whole place for us. Will definitely be visiting this place again."
"Old fashion Italian cooking. Service is great, meals are outstanding. The mussels were great, the fish as main dish was one of the best fish I ever have eaten. Next time we will go back here."
"After three weeks of excellent dining in both South and North Islands, I fell this small restaurant deserves a review. We had a beautiful and tasty meal, at very reasonable prices and served in a delightful setting with friendly staff."
"Afternoon folk, Just want to say a big thank you for the excellent evening you gave us on Friday night to celebrate our honours teachers. The feed back from everyone present was superb – food, service, venue all top notch. So we will be back again next year. My special thanks Juliana."
"Good morning, I just wanted to say what a wonderful evening we had last night dining with you. This was the first time we have been to your restaurant which is just beautiful. Our food was stunning, the wine was great and our waiter was absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for giving us the perfect dining experience. We will be back and we will be sharing our experience with others. Best regards, Lisa"
"Hello Juliana, On behalf of Mama and the family we would like to thank you and your staff very much for a magnificent night last Friday. Everyone had such a wonderful time celebrating Mama's 90th birthday and catching up with family and friends in New Zealand and from overseas. It made it more special when we were able to do this at Windross in Cockle Bay. I want to commend you and your staff for being very professional and caring for us in the way you did. Everyone had such an enjoyable time. Once again thank you very much for the wonderful evening."