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8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 (0)78664566
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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A Lovely Birthday Night with Dear Friends

Well-spaced tables with sea views. Friendly service; and enjoyable tasty food. Steak and salmon cooked to perfection. Good wine selections.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK, I have to admit I was put off by the music. If you don't mind 60's-ish, Tom Jones style music piped through for ambience then go ahead and add back one star. Food was fine.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-spaced tables with sea views. Friendly service; and enjoyable tasty food. Steak and salmon cooked to perfection. Good wine selections.

Thank BarbieandDavid
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

First Class in my book! I have dined at No 8 at least 5 times over the last couple of months with parties of 2 to 12. On each occassion, every person was more than satsified with their meals, no complaints, no returns. That is saying something when a table of 12 get their order & everyones dish are cooked... More 

Thank Krissiebee
Tromso, Norway
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

So we ordered a steak and salmon, both on hot plates.. These two came plates was not hot enough, but we gave it a go, well knowing it might not worked out. It didn't. The waitress removed it and they came back cook, but brand new dishes.. It took like 20 minutes ekstra, but we had both an extra glass... More 

Thank Martin K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had been meaning to go here for a while as i had heard good reviews from locals.We had squid and scallops as entrees and both were wonderfully cooked to perfection ,followed by different steaks on hot stone slabs to be cooked to your own style at the table.We could not find fault with the steaks or the sides.The only fault... More 

Thank rick1811027
Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Decided to go as the Head Chef was in Cuisine Magazine with an award winning beef dish. All tables full so a good start as it obviously attracts a crowd. Good service for pre-dinner drinks and orders. Calamari starter was good and well priced for the amount, nice squid not overcooked with a light batter. The soup was clumsily handled,... More 

Thank Graham D
Whitianga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My friend decided I needed a night out, so took me to No 8 restaurant (formerly Blonde) We made reservations even though it was mid week, just as well, the restaurant was almost full when we arrived. Shared a huge entree of scallops, followed by the beautiful fish of the day. Unfortunately no room for anything else, but next time... More 

Thank Soloshena
Calgary, Canada
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326 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stumbled upon this restaurant, and simply could not ignore the tempting menu it offered, and then almost immediately found out the place was founded by the cook who created the menu at the Peppertree restaurant I had just eaten at the previous night (and also positively reviewed). But this place was FAR more elegant, and on the Whitiangi waterfront,... More 

Thank Christopher C
Moraira, Spain
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was a little put off by a couple of the previous reviews but decided to give it a try as the negative comments didn't really seem to be the fault of the restaurant. My wife and I were glad we did. We both had the stonegrill eye fillet with hand cut fries and salad for $33. The fillet was... More 

Thank Andy E
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant now under a new name. This would be right up there for one of the best meals we have ever had. Partner had eye fillet and was cooked just right and I had duck which was yum. Ended meal with lemon meringue pie and oh boy was that good just so light and yummy. and overall price was... More 

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  • Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 (0)78664566


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