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“Best place in Whitianga. Definitely.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of On Fire

On Fire
20 the Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 2275
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Ranked #14 of 37 Restaurants in Whitianga
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Pizza, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Come and relax in our beach front location. Live music every night, savoury pizzas, tasty cocktails, a truly multi sensorial experience
Paris, France
1 review
“Best place in Whitianga. Definitely.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We came there by chance for a drink. We liked it so much that we came back the day afterwards and the third day as well. Why?
Amazing view, nice furniture, cool atmosphere, great team, healthy food, and great music. What else could we ask for more?

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Majorca, Spain
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fab location and atmosphere, THE place to hang out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a great place to hang out, the coffee is excellent and the food in the evening is pretty good. We had a salad, pizza and wedges, they were all good. But what makes the place is the atmosphere. The decor is super cool, love it. All choices of seating - high stools, low stools, normal chairs, lounge chairs … all very comfy and the best view in town day or night, right in front of the sea, and live music at night. Everyone is very friendly, staff and owners. The owners are musicians, it's a very cool place. I heard they had a few hiccups to start with but I reckon they've got them sorted now and it will only get better and better.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We only had the chance to stop by for coffees & snacks but the coffee was great, the service very friendly & the best view in town.

Visited February 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Food was average to be honest not any better then cafe food. Everything was so poorly presented. Wedges were undercooked and looked like they had life squeezed out of them.

Pizza toppings were hardly any and pizza base had flour all over it that ended up everywhere. $25 for a pizza not even filling or made nicely is way too expensive.

Waiting staff looked clueless but we're friendly.

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Cambridge, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Family visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great food, great service, good atmosphere and good live music. The singing pizza chef was fantastic - we'll definitely be back!

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