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The Cafe Helena Bay Hill

1392 Old Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-433 9934
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Ranked #7 of 81 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Cafe specializes in European style food with amazing homemade delicacies & and coffee in an outstanding location. Enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the stunning sea views or relax in our conservatory-style indoor area. We are fully licensed and can cater for small groups and functions. Evening meals by arrangement. Summer Opening Hours: 10AM-5PM 7 days a week, Group Bookings & Functions are well come at any time, Dinner by arrangement
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English first
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a great experience visiting this gallery/sculpture garden and cafe tucked into the hillside on our drive out to Oakura. Our friends (family) came with us as it's a local fave for the great mix of local art, and fantastic views, with casual but tasty food to boot. Found great treasures in the gallery after a walk about the garden,... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great cafe in a stunning location. The food is lovely, and the service good. We went a few times over Christmas/New Year on our way to Oakura.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The locals told us to visit this cafe , and on a wet wet day our party of 6 enjoyed a great lunch with good coffee and great views.this place is a must visit , the gallery is also very good with some great art from local artists even if some of the prices are a bit extreme to say... More

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New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited this in the pouring rain so could only imagine the magnificent view from the viewing outdoor seating area. The art gallery/shop attached to the restaurant had a fantastic range of good quality art, photography, glassware and jewellery. Worth a stop when travelling the coast road from Whangarei to Russell.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Just gorgeous. The food and coffee were fab but honestly I could come here and not eat anything and just look at that view. Absolutely stunning!! The gift shop attached is lovely too.... And very reasonably priced which surprised me.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The best route to reach this cafe is from the direction of Russell on the old Russell road. The scenery en route is wild and stunning. Visit Elliott Bay on the way, great surfing; other beaches are better for swimming. We have visited Helena Cafe and art gallery several time. On each visit we have enjoyed food which is all... More

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Auckz
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were somewhat surprised to see a café perched on top of a hill.... even more so when we saw the view and the art gallery!! The food was delicious and well presented ... the bratlings were wonderful as was my beef salad ... the german beer was pretty well priced for somewhere like this too. Only thing was the... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It's definitely worth the drive to visit this restaurant which is situated in a magnificient country setting. A bit tricky driving down into the car park when busy, but you can leave your car at the top and walk down. We sat out on the covered deck, which has spectular views across forest to the distant sea and we enjoyed... More

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manurewa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

An amazing place tucked away in an idyllic location. The gallery has awesome artworks. Excellen food. Amazing views.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
393 reviews 393 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The setting for this place which seems to be rather legendary, is amazing. On a fine and sunny day the view to the coast is spectacular. Many friends had recommended a stop here so, en route back from the Bay of Islands via the coastal road to Russell, we decided to try it out. The café was very busy along... More

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Address: 1392 Old Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-433 9934
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
Cuisine: European

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