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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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Ranked #21 of 35 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
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped in for a drink and some snacks on a Saturday afternoon. The barman was lovely, the food was great and well priced and left feeling relaxed. Would definitely be back and recommend to friends, I can't wait to see what this place is like in summer, it has a wonderful outdoor area but was too cold for us to... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been going to whitianga for along time, We have been to this restaurant many times, however the couple of time the service has been terrible the wait for just 2 drinks was half an hour very busy but only 1 waitress. We were there once and the owner was giving the waitress a serious dressing down very embarrassing... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You'll find good fod and good servive at this restarant. With an extensive menu and a good ranges of drinks there is something for everyone.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

After waiting more than 45 minutes for our main our steaks arrived, supposed to be scotch, but clearly were not. A comment to the head chef led to a angry abusive outburst that silenced the restaurant, waitress apologised for behaviour and understood completely why we did not pay for meal. To our surprise later that nite the chef hunted us... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good food. Great timely service. Be prepared for big hearty meals. A nice stop if your in whitianga or a short crossing on the ferry.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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