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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    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
Could do better

Food average, service average! Someone was water blasting the deck around us while we tried to catch up with mates! Would go elsewhere next time!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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English first
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food average, service average! Someone was water blasting the deck around us while we tried to catch up with mates! Would go elsewhere next time!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Food was served was great and well placed. We enjoyed our chowder soup and barbeque ribs. Overlooking by the bay, great place to dine and unwind at the patio. Staff were friendly.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 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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236 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Wild Hogs Restaurant

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

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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