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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

Weddings

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

You can download our Wedding Brochure here.

Events

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…

Events

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…

Vouchers

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

Testimonials

Joan Howan - Visited June 2019

We had a fabulous night here recently. The food was absolutely delicious and nice large portions. Wine list was extensive. 6 of us were served promptly and service throughout the night was exceptional. Nice ambiance too. Will definitely go again!

Marinda Williams - Visited June 2019

Great food and great service, lovely people

Arnold Karsten - Visited June 2019

Outstanding service and food. All up an enjoyable experience.

Rosalie Carrigan - Visited June 2019

A consistently good experience with excellent food and great service.

Vaughan Rivett - Visited June 2019

Consistently good

Mike Tan - Visited May 2019

I’m not an East Auckland local (anymore) but I stumbled upon this place looking through some reviews and Cockle Bay/Howick is very fortunate to have a restaurant like Windross. The setting is well done and the restaurant is comfortable with great intimate lighting. The service was exceptionally good with enthusiastic and informative staff, friendly and pleasant. The food and wine was great and flavoursome.

Pramuan Burusphat - Visited May 2019

We just had a wonderful family lunch at the Windross House Restaurant. All of the dishes that we ordered reflected the quality and care of the people who run this restaurant. Highly recommended restaurant! A +++

Jim Blair - Visited May 2018

Great food, fantastic staff. All the way from New Plymouth. Thanks, Jim

Otis Fowler - Visited May 2018

Excellent restaurant at a nice location.

RobynM1724 - Visited May 2019

We enjoyed a delightful meal at Windross House for my daughters birthday. The house is beautiful, full of character and such a beautiful setting on the beach. There were seven of us and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent.

Luan You - Visited May 2019

Awesome experience, service was fantastic and very personalised but laid back, food was just awesome.

Lisa-Marie Niddrie - Visited May 2019

Love eating here. Friendly service and amazing food

Jonathan Fletcher - Visited April 2019

I'd recommend calling in for an impromptu lunch, a splash of red, not forgetting the garlic bread. Great service and the cost didn't feel like I'd been declared bankrupt.

Nancy Magbag - Visited April 2019

The food is great and the service was even better. Thanks for allowing us to decorate for our friends birthday celebration.

Linda Mason - Visited April 2019

Fabulous food and lovely staff, not to mention the beautiful setting.

Linda Mason - Visited March 2019

Fabulous food and lovely staff, not to mention the beautiful setting.

Grant P - Visited March 2019

We have been to Windross House a few times over the years and tonight was to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. The old house is in a lovely setting at the south end of Cockle Bay in Howick and is beautifully kept. The owners are friendly and caring and like to ensure you are having a nice experience. The menu has something for everyone and the food is tasty and nicely cooked and the old house has a special feeling or ambiance about it making for a relaxed evening. We like it and will be back.

Adriana Perez - Visited March 2019

Beautiful place with yummy food and excellent attention!!

Vanessa Hall - Visited February 2019

Great views, knowledgeable staff, and incredible food. The plating is quite understated, but in a way that seems to make the flavours stand out. The sauces on each dish we had were really spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and had a wonderful time.

Marty and Amanda - Visited February 2019

Thank you so much for helping us to host our guests for our wedding. The feedback we have received has been universally great. The food was fabulous and the service excellent and the music just right for the occasion.

SANDY FORDYCE - Visited February 2019

Great food, quaint surroundings.

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Find Us

41 Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay, Auckland

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