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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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Ranked #19 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Lovely friendly service. Very nice food, cosy atmosphere for dinner one to try with family too. Food was of generous serving and a very nice menu lots of lovely choices to make too. Comprehensive bar on offer.

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to go if you are very hungry. Wild hogs is a buzzy bar with outdoor seating & a view of the harbour. It was very busy on the Saturday night that we visited. I chose a surf & turf salad which had strips of steak, scallops & prawns which had been pan fried; the salad was... More

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Rangiora
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely to sit and overlook the wharf comings and goings. We enjoyed a very tasty pizza and wedges for a light lunch. Friendly and prompt service. Did not have to wait long for our orders.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My partner and I had a quick getaway to whitianga, and were hanging out for a good steak. Wandered around on a sunday evening looking for a such a place and came across this. Frankly, we were not dissapointed at all! Steak was perfectly cooked, very generous serving and arrived in a timely manner. Only one staff member out the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Although the menu could do with some work, overall not too bad. New staff but not enough, however they managed and feed our table of six. Having to order at the counter slows the whole process as customers ordering and customer wanting to pay fight for the cash registrar. New chefs produced timely food, large scallops wrapped in bacon, rock... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

drove from Hot Water beach to Whitianga just for the wild gogs ribs. the long drive was worth it. the wife loves the salad too. great service as well!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Best ever nachos says The Social Secretary. A lunch time visit to Wild Hogs had us enthusing over the location, service & most importantly the food. I had the mussel fritters & I would have no hesitation in recommending. Big, tender, moist juicy chunks of mussel. Great value at $15. My wife raved over the nachos. A little more expensive... More

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Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This place has the best situated establishment around Whiti. Good service, great food and child friendly! Thanks 😊 we will return and would definitely recommend anyone visit this place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Enjoyed an evening meal here on our last night in Whitianga (Anzac Day). Food was served quickly and by friendly staff. Meals more than adequate - we enjoyed some of a cobb loaf to start following by mains - fish and steak. Certainly would return here.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Really enjoyable dinner. It was easter weekend and we hadnt booked anywhere so they fit 6 of us in even though they were obviously busy. They forgot one of our orders but remedied it really quickly with a free beer so all good! Doesnt take much to keep the customer happy with something which costs very little so it was... More

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