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Blonde Restaurant

8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 (0)78664566
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Ranked #18 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were welcomed by someone leaving who said he had just had a huge awesome breakfast, so we went on in. Friendly fast service and he was right, huge meals. We didn't need lunch. Very yummy food. We will be back!

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West London
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Check to see if the place is re-opened, by the sounds of it. We visited Blonde Restaurant on a sunny day in Feb 2013. This eaterie is located on the ground floor of the Esplanade Accommodation Suites/Apartments on the Whitianga waterfront, and offered an attractive view while dining. We had a very tasty lunch here. I tend to think of... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I love going there but it's closed due to leaky homes renovations. Re-opening later in year. Friendly service, lunch specials and evening fine dining.

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RobertLondon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Not a fine dining restaurant but a good menu choice available served in large portions. Recommend the beef fillet which is cooked by the customer it on a hot stone at the table.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were recommended to dine here by our host. The service was fantastic BUT.....I had a little critter in my food I was not best pleased with. This said it was dealt with quickly and in true NZ fashion and I was fully refunded for my meal.

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auckland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We had the place to ourselves a very quiet night for them but were not made to feel we should rush away Good meal and service a nice view of the harbour and good location would recommend and return again

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Montreal canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had dinner at Blonde in March.The restaurant is nice in front of the harbour.We both had lamb on a granite stone that was quite good.The service was really bad.There we're 2 servers a woman who didn't seem to know how to work and a man nicer but I had to go to the bar to get a glass of... More

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Perth, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Best food we have had since arriving in NZ 4 days ago. Steak was tender and very tasty, my husband had the duck which was delicious. Good friendly service. We didn't have the stone grill which looked great, maybe tomorrow night we will try it, it was popular with the other diners

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Pretty busy place even mid March. Service was great, if a little slow - so if you are happy to while away the evening purely with a dinner and have a leisurely evening this is perfect. Pick the Stone Grill Mix - chicken, beef, venison & lamb on a hot stone where you slice of pieces of meat cooked to... More

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Essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

We ate here during our two night stay in whitianga and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a first for us to cook our meat on a hot granite stone. My husband and I both had steak which was tender and succulent and we were able to cook it to suit our individual tastes. Our one small dissatisfaction was the... More

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