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239 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 437 5558
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 24
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food quality has dropped a little - the service was bordering on below average

We have been visiting Tonic regularly virtually since it has opened many moons ago - for its excellent food, its intimate ambiance and its great service. For the past year - for various reasons - we could not come back. Finally we made it again! Unfortunately we noticed a drop in the quality of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Manuela F
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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English first
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Tonic regularly virtually since it has opened many moons ago - for its excellent food, its intimate ambiance and its great service. For the past year - for various reasons - we could not come back. Finally we made it again! Unfortunately we noticed a drop in the quality of food - the meals are not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First impressions last. Unfortunately our waitress seemed to think she was too good for her job. The delivery of our menus was a little slow, likely as they had 4 tables arrive right at 6pm and they wanted to control the service/ordering in the kitchen. Even more reason to engage with your patrons. We had to request service throughout the... More 

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Ruakaka
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A great place to catch up with friends. Parking right outside. Restaurant was full and atmosphere friendly. The 2 girls who were serving did an amazing job, taking orders and serving, filling drinks including water when needed while being unobtrusive. We all had the set menu. My risotto was tasty, while the pickled pork belly wasn't as tender as I... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent service and food. A small, suburban restaurant. A great place to take out of town visitors.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We found this place on Tripadvisor. About 5 of us were looking for good food to enjoy after a day long work engagement. The unassuming location doesn't fully sell the place, but it is well worth visiting. The service is good and the food was fantastic. There was only one other table occupied on the night we were there -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was visiting Whangarei on business and Tonic had good reviews so decided to try it out. The restaurant is suburban, small and intimate and even though it was a Monday night it was full. The menu was interesting and inviting. I selected the over baked groper which was expertly seasoned and cooked. The sticky date pudding looked and tasted... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

From the time you walk in the 'boys' look after you. A great place to meet up for lunch or dinner, or just to have a drink. A very enjoyable experience...oh and the food is great too1

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Staff friendly and food amazing. Food is not cheap but worth every penny. Luxury at its best.. Great parking

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate here on a Wednesday night and had a great time. This was our third visit and each time the service has been wonderful and the food delicious. The restaurant is small, so I'd recommend booking. We had salmon and squid for starters and lamb and pork for our main, we loved them. No room for dessert, although I... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We do not regularly go out for dinner but on special occasions we will choose from a small selection in Whangarei and Tonic is a favourite. This place is consistently good. Never disappoints. The food is a cut above - really delicious food, beautifully presented. The location is in the suburbs and easy to locate and find parking. I like... More 

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Address: 239 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 437 5558
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: 239 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 437 5558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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