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Tonic Restaurant

239 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 437 5558
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Ranked #7 of 80 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Having heard rave reviews about this place we tried it for our wedding anniversary. Firstly, it's small. We knew this but even so did not expect to be put on a rather strange table in the middle of what should have been a walkway. Like they are just squeezing as many tables in as possible... Makes for uncomfortable dining.. Secondly,... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fantastic degustation menu. Food is always top notch, as is the service. Boutique restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were out for dinner on a Monday night for my birthday we took our two teenage children. Everyone enjoyed their meal, we were surprised how busy the restaurant was for a Monday night. A good sign I think, food and service was very good, my daughter thought her eye fillet steak was the best she had ever had. We... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and son still jet-lagged I went alone for dinner. The restaurant is in some sort of half-dark area, in the perifery of the city and close to the highway. Even if the restaurant was almost empty they tried to fit me in the tiniest table in some sort of passage used to carry the food and going to... More

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whangarei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tonic is fabulous! Amazing service and the 6 course dinner was perfect. Definitely worth a visit! Can't wait to go back again sooon.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very enjoyable restaurant deep in Whangarei suburbia. Fine dining. Enjoyed a 3 course meal here with family. Great service, Good wine list. Stunning dessert... Definitely worth a visit :)

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Ruakaka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Purchased a 6 course degustation menu from Grab One for husband's birthday surprise. A delightful way to spend an evening. Our favourite was the smoked salmon on avocado salad with a close second being the rich but not too sweet chocolate with vanilla bean ice cream. The restaurant was full with 3 large tables so the noise at times made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have just had a fantastic dinner at this resturant. I suffer from alot of food allergies and the staff here were so understanding and helpful. This meant I got a 5 star dinning experince but was able to enjoy it without the worry of being ill. Great resturant for anyone to enjoy

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

2nd visit in 2 years, great food both times however again the wait for food was excessive waitress was great, food was great, but just took too long to arrive

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Whangarei
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We decided to go to this restaurant as a treat for a friend's birthday as we wanted somewhere flash. The food was absolutely lovely and the service was great. The place was full which in itself tells you something.

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