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Acorn Bar & Bistro

66 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand
09 4060896
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Ranked #6 of 9 restaurants in Mangonui
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Acorn Bar & Bistro is located in the historical seaside village of Mangonui, Northland. A beautiful 40 minute drive north of Kerikeri. The Acorn overlooks the peaceful Mangonui harbour. Serving fresh, regional & seasonal cuisine with local and international flavours. The owners, Cassandra & Terry also enjoy showcasing the excellent local wines grown and made in this sub tropical climate. A worldclass bistro in Northland. Also catering to small and elegant weddings and functions, up to 35 pax.
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English first
New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We had a wonderful night in the Bistro, the host was just lovely very accommodating making sure all our needs were taken care of, the starters we shared was the calamari and the three cheese and vegetable tart both were exceptional, for our mains we ordered the twice roasted pork which was delicious and the the Angus Scotch fillet which... More

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Russell, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We tried this lovely little cottage restaurant on the waterfront, the ambience was nothing special, the tables felt cramped and a bit tight. The starter was calamari and was spectacular, the other half had the snapper cevice another starter which was also very good! We ordered the aged beef for our mains another good choice. The chocolate soufflé was to... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had a very special night ,to celebrate a 60th birthday.As well as the great service and stunning meals we were nicely surprised by the waitress singing happy birthday ,and the dessert plate decorated as a birthday cake complete with candles.A wonderful night out with friends ,while staying in Rangiputa(another special place!!)

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KAITAIA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This restaurant is well worth a visit....gorgeous food and great quality wines. Nice atmosphere and very friendly service.

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SYDNEY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Staying at Mangonui I found this Bistro just up the road from the hotel. The food was exellent, French/Newzealand, using local produce. it had a very good selection of wines, the service was exellent and it was not noisy, altough it has wooden floors. The staff wear soft slipper shoes!!!!!!The owner has run restaraunts in Australia and at one time... More

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bittern
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80 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Very nice restaurant with excellent choices and wine to match. The Australian owners certainly run this place very smoothly. Thanks fro a fabulous evening when we visited in October!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011 via mobile

On holiday from Auckland we heard about this fantastic little restaurant in Manganui, it lived up to all it's expectations. The service was incredible and the food even better. Had a great night & will definitely visit again if we're in the area :-) Jaz & Mike

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Ahipara, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Last night was the second time my partner and I visited the Acorn, and it was just as amazing as the first. The food, is divine, service is top-notch and the atmosphere is both quaint and intimate. I adore French-style cooking with all the love and beautiful ingredients that are put into each dish, and here, they do it all... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Weekend away with friends, called into the local information centre who gave us the recommendation. How right they were, the food, the atmosphere and the attentive staff were all brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

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Cassandra W, Owner at Acorn Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Our team are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at The Acorn Bar & Bistro. We hope to meet and welcome you once again in the future. Until then Bon Appetit. Cassandra & Terry Warin. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We were introduced to the Acorn Bar and Bistro by a Northland local a few months before our first dinner there. Cassandra was so friendly and the breakfast was so delicious we decided to bring our family back for a special dinner 2 nights before our wedding. The night in itself was memorable, but Cassandra and her team made it... More

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Cassandra W, Owner at Acorn Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

On behalf of all our passionate team here at The Acorn Bar & Bistro we wish to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed creating a memorable evening for you and look forward to greeting you again one day. Until then Bon Appetit Cassandra & Terry Warin More

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