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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Katikati, New Zealand
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is OK but portions are somewhat small and the service can be a bit slow when they are just a bit busy (not full..!!). It would help customers to be more patient if the staff did not look so harassed and tried to smile a bit. This has nothing to do with food quality of course but it is... More 

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Thank JohnPaul1950
Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got served right away by very friendly staff. The food was delicious. We had the beach and scallops. Also the date desert was wonderful. We would eat there again a day highly recommend.

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Thank Susan B
North Vancouver
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great presentation. At first I thought there were too many flavours. We ordered the falafels as appetizer and the special fish of the day, the snapper. We had them come at the same time. Asparagus was cooked perfectly and the snapper was very good too. There really wasn't a crumb left when we finished.

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Thank Diane M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

It was like the waitress did not want to be at work, reaching over diners to clear the table with hair hanging onto plates. The only redeeming feature was the food which was fantastic.

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Thank GOM1550
Irvine, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We returned for a second meal just to have more of the amazing scallops cooked with bacon and salad with honey dressing. Also delicious pizza. Really good fish. Everyone in the room seemed really happy, as were we, with their meals. Very attentive and helpful servers. A happy ambiance.

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Thank Michele W
Whitianga, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We went here for both lunch and dinner and in each case the food was excellent, the lunch ahead by one point!

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Thank Grandvisitor
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I had read about the scsllops on Trip Advisor so I had to try them. Wonderful. Lovely juicy scallops accompanying a light salad. A perfect meal for a spring day. The coffee was so good I had a second cup. Well done!

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Thank L3088PCdavid
Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A delightful water fromy eatery with a little bit of everythinG. The coffee was so good we state on for merlot aND split an awesome seafood pizza for brunch. Outstanding!

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Thank OperatioNALLY
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant - it has a full menu, it isn't just a place for coffee. They even do [take-away] pizza

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Thank kaiteriteri_beach
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Just had lunch at this cafe, first time there. We had made a booking and a table was set up inside, however an outside table had also been reserved as it was a stunning day and we were given the option of either table. Everything was excellent - food, service and friendliness of staff. Would recommend it and would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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