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Blonde Restaurant

8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 (0)78664566
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Ranked #17 of 37 Restaurants in Whitianga
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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English first
Whitianga, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

After having to be closed for nearly a year with a major waterproof issue on the building, this restaurant is up and running again but with a new name of Number 8. There is a new chef who comes to Whitianga with a huge reputation and the food lives up to his reputation. It is in a great location and... More 

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Coromandel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Blondes changed to No.8 a little while ago now. Bringing into the partnership the award winning chef from the Pepper Tree in Coromandel Town. So my expectations were quite high. Unforunately I came away disappointed. It wasn't bad, it was just very average for the prices charged. I do try to support local businesses, but sometimes you just have to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is an award winning restaurant & boy are we glad that we dined here! I had stonegrill & my partner had the award winning eye fillet. The potato gratin & veges that came with my meal are amongst the best I have ever had. The view over the wharf was gorgeous and this place fnished off a perfect holiday... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at Blonde restaurant, the food selection is good and our food was delicious and very nicely presented. Desserts are very yummy.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Now called No. 8, we've dined here several times now. Great views over Whitianga harbour. Have had Chef's Special eye fillet - amazing, and eye fillet on hot stone several times. They only use Silver Ferns meat (top quality) and though we cook & enjoy steak at home quite often, I highly recommend this. The buffalo wings are great too,... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we dined here for dinner, i had the lamb and my husband had the silver fern beef. food was superb, presentation was wonderful. my gluten free needs were well catered for. what a great place this is

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Restaurant very busy, night before scallop Fest! Food was only ok, not enough dressing on my salad and prawns only just cooked, and they forgot part of our order. Very noisy restaurant . Best part of the meal was dessert, I had the fried banana and coconut, wow yummy :)

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great scollop on tray this was an awesome dish. We were seated by the window with nice out look over the river. Very clean and well set out. Our waiter was very nice friendly girl help full explaining the menu to us and how the stones grill works great experience. We will be back good value

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)78664566
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga

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