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9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome Pizza!

This cool bar/restaurant was located across the street from the beach and offered plenty of outside patio seating in which to enjoy the last rays of sunlight each afternoon. We shared a delicious pizza (shrimp, smoked salmon, mussels, garlic aoli, balsamic reduction, red onions). Mmmm!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Keith-B-Robinson
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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439 reviews 439 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This cool bar/restaurant was located across the street from the beach and offered plenty of outside patio seating in which to enjoy the last rays of sunlight each afternoon. We shared a delicious pizza (shrimp, smoked salmon, mussels, garlic aoli, balsamic reduction, red onions). Mmmm!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Long wait for a raw burger and when told staff not much concern given, not even an apology. Can understand the wait but no excuse for raw meat.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Better than 'average' but not 'very good'. GOOD - but read on. It was a special evening for us as a family - end of the hol. Nice setting at what is now 'Grace O'Mallory's Irish Restaurant.' Reasonable menu. Waitress service ought to be operating, in view of the prices. We ordered mussels as starters, and a prawn salad for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was poor, pizza ok but everything else was undercooked, to the point of being almost raw. So definitely not going back for the food given there are so many choices in whitianga. The staff were very disinterested, especially behind the bar, not rude not plainly had better things to do rather than serve customers

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A fantastic location but the portion size of a basket of hot chips was absolutely outrageous for $7 There were less chips than you get in a $2.50 punned of fries at the take aways. Tasty but just not good enough.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went for dinner on a Friday following the drive north to Whitianga, without looking at trip advisor we choose this place. Service from the staff was cheery and we saw no bad tempered chef. Our only issue was that it took over 50mins for our food, which I don't think was worth the wait, normally prefer to be warned if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We actually read the review about the bad tempered Chef before going and certainly did not encounter any problems. In actual fact we were sent an extra starter pizza as he was not happy with the quality of the 1st one he sent out. Food is great if you have teenagers with appetites.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: 07 866 4828

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?