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“top spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Solar Eating House

Solar Eating House
139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand (Formerly Solar Cafe & Restaurant)
+64 9-372 2133
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Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Oneroa
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Cool, Stylish Cafe and Restaurant at the top of Oneroa with fantastic breakfasts and amazing sea views. Oneroa's only garden bar overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Huge outdoor areas, family friendly fun room and real outside castle.
Dunedin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“top spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

first trip to the island and this was our lunch location, great value for money and the food was excellent along with a glass or 2 of passage rock wine, check it out yourselves !!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Magdeburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Most delicious seafood-platter ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We just popped in by chance and went out with a huge smile after our lunch. We've had the Seafood Platter and directly voted it as our best meal we've had on our whole traveling trip, so far (we're on the road for 6 weeks now:-)).
The view is just stunning and the staff lovely.
A must have once you're on the island!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food and superior views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We thought that as locals, we should check out Solar's lunch menu and ordered the seafood platter for two. Well my husband is a bit of a seafood fan so I was hoping that the platter lived up to his expectations. It did and we will be back.
The views deserve a mention. They are vast, stunning and visible from almost anywhere - inside or outside. The decor is superb - I really love it and take my hat off to whoever the designer is. Classy. And I have to say I really loved the little salt and pepper shakers - cute pairs of shakers (all different) on each table. It's a little touch but so very nice.
I recommend that future visitors take the time to walk up to the roundabout and pay Solar a visit. You won't be disappointed.
And finally, the staff are friendly, polite and tidy. We will see you all again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Solareatinghouse, Owner at Solar Eating House, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thanks Robyn - we did the interior design ourselves! Cheers Sue & Chris
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great make-over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Solar serves similar style of casual food to the old Lazy Lounge that was here before. But they have completely renovated the building with an eclectic style. Plenty of outdoor tables (for those of us with well-behaved dogs) and a playground for kids. Lots of comfy individual indoor seating areas. Great food and fantastic fruit juices.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

You would not find a more beautiful view anywhere in the world. Gorgeous cafe/restaurant with lovely outdoor area which pet friendly. Will definitely be back, great menu and coffe, although the coffees were on the small side. A delight to linger and take in the view, love this place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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