On Christmas Day, 4 one year old Alpacas arrived to join our family.
Dante, Minotaur, Kobe, & Luigi are Huacaya Alpacas are helping keep the grounds mowed and enjoy the friendly company of our patrons.
Kids love meeting them.
Opposite the Flash Waipara Hills is s road that leads to Fiddlers Green. You should go! Small and intimate family-run and well worth the trip. Great Food. Fabulous service. And many wines. Very affordable and a highlight of our weekend away. Wine tastings throughout the meal with 5 different wines. Can not recommend Fiddlers Green more highly. Truely a hidden gem.
Thanks so much for the wonderful food and wine. Love the little kid's area. It was great for our young boy to play on. We'll be back!!
This is an exceptional dining experience! Service was informal but lots of wine knowledge, extensive wine list, of local wines.. the meals were beautifully presented and flavors were unique. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you!
Friendly service, expensive but great quality and tasty food. A real gem for North Canterbury! Skip the dessert and try one of the many great local wines on the extensive wine list.
We had such a wonderful time! The food and the food selection was amazing, the beverage list endless, the hosts were so genuine and the setting beautiful. I highly recommend Fiddlers Green and we will certainly be back. What a great addition to North Canterbury.
A pleasant drive to the Waipara wine region. Nice venue. Top quality food. Best ever blue cod dish. Great Pinot Noir.
We had been camping for the night and thought we would pop in for dinner.
Had a lovely seat outside in the sun and were welcomed inside when it got a little chilly after sunset.
Scallops and Pork Belly was amazing as was the lobster bisque. Lovely wine and a very enjoyable and relaxing evening that was finished off sitting outside around a lovely fire playing with Willow the owners very friendly dog.
Perfect end to a lovely weekend in nature.
Outstanding food & wine. Canterbury sirloin was cooked to perfection. Wonderful service from the owners. We were made to feel very welcome. Definitely going back for a return visit.
Plus they offer a shuttle service to/from Chch.
If you are looking for a good meal in a one-of-a-kind location, then Fiddlers Green is a perfect place for you. Its unique identity is part of the attraction. You will not find a better view while you eat anywhere else. Not only can you try their own wine, but they are the only place to stock wines from all around North Canterbury. Very cool experience and one of the Waipara must do spots.
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Went there for dinner with friends and we really enjoyed it. Food was very well presented and amazingly cooked - chef was great! Service from the maître d, willow and monster was great and so was the wine. Thanks for the lovely night
My second visit to Fiddlers Green was even more rewarding than my first. Fabulous menu, awesome service, food to die for, great wine selection, dog friendly and easy for the elderly to navigate.
Reluctant to share this exquisite secret tucked away near Wairarapa, but they deserve to have their great work extolled from the rafters.
Well done ‘team Fiddlers’ and thank you once again for a special experience.
The setting for this restaurant is beautiful. Very family friendly with lots of outdoor play equipment and activities.
The food is extremely good (rack of lamb a must)!!! Service was friendly and efficient and the wines superb.
Would definitely recommend this place .
My husband and I visited for lunch and we were both extremely happy with the food. I had blue cod and it was perfectly cooked and all the accompaniments were delicious. I also enjoyed a glass of Chardonnay- it was a very good price and quite delicious. My husband had lamb rack and said it was delicious- be was very happy too. He had the Pinot noir (unfiltered) and wasn’t overly enamoured with it but enjoyed trying it. The service was super friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere.
What great a day we had getting together with our friends beautiful food wine beer.Excellent service nice bathroom facilities tremendous atmosphere we will be back.
Stopped here as Waipara Hills was fully booked. This was our lucky day. Food was amazing. OK it isn't cheap but you can't get a good pub meal for less than $35 so it is worth paying the extra. I couldn't decide which Pinot Noir to have so was provided with a tasting of both to help make up my mind. Planning to go back for my birthday. Service was great with the owner explaining how he and his wife came to own the vineyard. Nice to go to one that isn't owned by a big corporate company.
The Bistro is serving lunch & dinner Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am to 10 PM. To book a reservation or for more information, please contact us on by phone, email or text 0226319203. Thank you.