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Blonde Restaurant

8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 (0)78664566
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Ranked #17 of 34 Restaurants in Whitianga
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English first
Martinborough, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Senior Reviewer
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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