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Wood St Shops, Mangawhai, New Zealand
(09) 431 4051
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Slow food service

I made a mistake coming here for lunch. The place was almost deserted with, maybe, 2-3 other tables taken. The place was run by a nice young girl waiting tables and doubling as a bartender, and an older lady in the kitchen. The drinks were coming fast enough and were reasonably priced, however... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Seth J
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Seven Corners, Virginia
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Seven Corners, Virginia
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444 reviews 444 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I made a mistake coming here for lunch. The place was almost deserted with, maybe, 2-3 other tables taken. The place was run by a nice young girl waiting tables and doubling as a bartender, and an older lady in the kitchen. The drinks were coming fast enough and were reasonably priced, however, the food took painfully long to come... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Just stopped for a drink and had a lovely ginger and mandarin cider. Perfectly refreshing on a nice hot day. Staff were friendly and helpful. Casual, laid back atmosphere.

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Wellington / New Zealand.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Mangawhai is a beachside town that verra much focuses on a surf n turf type aspect for its dining options. We stopped here because it had more vegetarian options on its menu that anywhere else in Mangawhai. The food was pretty good value for money and was quite tasty. Good vegetarian selection that didn't taste like it had the meat... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We decided to have lunch here after family members recommended the place based on lunch the previous day. They enjoyed their visit so our experience could be due to weekend staff, which if the case the owners should really invest in improving. We were somewhat greeted upon entering and ordered our drinks at the bar before finding a table. Sail... More 

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Christchurch
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely BLAT and salad. Very friend service from the young English man. Drop in for lunch if you are staying at Waipu cove or Langs beach.

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Mangawhai, null, New Zealand
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Poor service , 30m from 1st entree to last even longer for mains. Owner not friemndly but hostile attitude, suggestion would be to eat elsewhere

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were staying locally for 2 nights and stopped in for a coffee.The owner (Margaret) served us then came back and involved us in conversation with another local couple at the next table and we passed a pleasant 1/2 hour. Because we felt welcomed we went back for dinner that evening and enjoyed the handmade fettuccine dish.We also returned the... More 

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Brisbane
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great place for breakfast, have been a few times and it has been great. We went once for dinner and it was good but not as great as in the morning.

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Wgtn, NZ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

But travelling with a friend we found the food here simply average & decidedly overpriced, nor were the servings particularly large. My friend's veges were undercooked, not returning here...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

On Friday my friend and I visited Sail Rock Café. We decided on this café because their menu highlighted offering gluten free pizzas and upon arrival we found a few nice outdoor bar tables in the sun so it looked like the perfect option. The young girl who greeted and seated us, gave us the menus and took our drinks... More 

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  • Address: Wood St Shops, Mangawhai, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: (09) 431 4051

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