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“Heaven sent food.....surroundings and service to match.” 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
Whangarei
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Heaven sent food.....surroundings and service to match.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Visited Wharepuke today after hearing so many great things about the food, service and surrounding gardens.
We certainly were not disappointed. The place has a magical garden with a rain forest feel, relaxing music.....one could be forgiven for thinking they were in another world.
The service was instant, warm and friendly. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and obliging, top points here.
Then came the food, what an experience this was...it was all flavorsome, and looked like a work of art on our plates, it all just got better and better with every mouthful.
Our lunches and desserts were the best meals we have had in a very long time and we will be sharing this fabulous experience with family, friends etc for a long time to come.
We ate our lunch and were nearly half way through our desserts before thinking about taking any pics...sorry that half the dish is missing in some pics, couldn't be helped it was just far too nice.
How refreshing to get the full the package, great service, fantastic food and amazing surroundings....well done to the team at Wharepuke and thank you so much for a wonderful time.

  • Visited April 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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Kerikeri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Still my favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Been a while since I commented on this fabulous restaurant and I just want to say it's still my favourite place in Northland. My diet has changed over the years and I can still choose from about 20 delectable dishes from Colin's vast menu as his food is cooked with fresh local ingredients and they can easily cater for a diet that is low GI and gluten free. Plus great wine selection. Keep up the great work Colin and the team.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good But a Bit Pricy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There's a lot to like. The grounds and garden are gorgeous and the restaurant is charming. Food was excellent but I could have used a bit more. Prices made my fingers tremble a bit but for a special night out, this is a great place to go.

Visited March 2014
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yep, Good as”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is the best eatery in Kerikeri. Both food and service is good, but prices are now at a level that we struggle with.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Awesome food and beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The gardens are beautiful, full of sculptures and tropical plants. The range of meals was very impressive with options to suit everyone. I particulary liked the oysters !

Visited March 2014
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