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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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Ranked #20 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped for a drink an had good service really liked the atmosphere... nice place well worth a visit... good cocktail

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on the recommendation of and with our friends who always go to the wild hogs when in the region. Maybe not any more though... The meal was very poor. Loaded potato wedges were soggy and unappetising. The pizzas ($4.50 extra for a GF base!) were dry and slightly burned, the chowder was short on fish and the... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I hate reporting bad news but The Wild Hogs used to be brilliant and the food was great too. However the last time my partner and I ate there, it was dreadful. For a $20.00 burger my partner couldnt even eat it, dry stale bun with a meat patty that was tasteless and hardly anything else in it. The chips... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We chose this restaurant for a family dinner during a recent stopover in Whitianga based solely on the fact it was the closest to our accommodation, and were very happily surprised to find that the chef is fantastic! In particular my husband tried the seafood chowder (made fresh and apparently delicious), our teenage son got the curry of the day... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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