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“Lunch was great - we wanted to come again!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Food at Wharepuke

Food at Wharepuke
190 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
09 407 8936
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lunch was great - we wanted to come again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

When first arriving in Kerikeri, we took the advice of many other tripadvisors and went to Wharepuke - not a decision we regretted at all. The waiter was great - recommending new drinks, specials that they had plus local wine matches. The food was lovely too.

We were busy that Saturday and Sunday evening and our last day was the Monday, but they're closed on Mondays so we would have liked to have gone back. Guess it'll have to wait until next time!

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went for dinner on a Tuesday night and the setting is just lovely, staff very attentive. Our entree's were fabulous but both of us felt let down by the mains, one of which was the pork belly - quite dry and bland and the other a special pasta main, which was also very plain. We will go back next time we're up and give dinner another go especially as it was so highly recommended by many of the locals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On the positive side, the service from the waitress was faultless and the restaurant is set in a lovely garden so it would be a very pleasant place for a morning or afternoon coffee, but we were there for dinner. I had the duck which was quite dry but another in our group loved her pork belly dish. The extra side dish of vegetables was ordinary and we seem to be out on a limb here but we agreed we did not get value for money.

Visited October 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Oustanding Food, Service and setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Did not have a booking but welcomed and offered a seat outside. Lovely bush setting, friendly staff and food with a WOW factor - both in presentation and quality.
Good wine list to compliment
Great value for money!!
Highly recommend

  • Visited August 2013
    • 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Relaxed and brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Really nice relaxed atmos. Very friendly staff. Absolutely great food! If you are in Keri you should definitely hit this place up

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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