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Schnappa Rock

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Tutukaka Marina, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3774
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

A great little restaurant in an unlikely location. The settings is "Jimmy Buffett meets Cocktail" but the food is excellent. The green-lipped mussels are the thing, but in my five visits I have found that everything is good. Service can be a bit slow, but for the only place in small holiday town that is hardly a complaint. Friendly, obliging... More 

Thank Tom M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

The food was amazing! I had the lamb and my friends, the pork and chicken. All dishes were melt-in-your-mouth good!

Thank Rosemary C
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

i had fish and chips and i loved it. the fish was fresh and the chips just perfect. definitely a good place to feed the family after a long day at the beach. i will go again

Thank SilviaAKL
Harstad, Norway
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272 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Schnappa Rock is a bit of a Northlanders' Spot-X. You can't go wrong really. The place is well established, known for good food, friendly service and in a great location. Keep it up!

Thank seadragon99
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

The Lamb Tortillas are super tasty, the smoked onion aioli seals and he deal. The greens are super fresh and the staff warm and friendly. Great views. Great food. Check it out.

Thank Craig B
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We ate here on two occasions, once for lunch then a few days later for dinner; we really loved it both times. We ate outside for lunch, what a beautiful place to sit.....The service was very good, and considering how busy they were, we were even more impressed. The food was excellent, well cooked, well presented and reasonably priced. Dinner... More 

Thank Lizc365
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We did not book and were able to get a table. The staff friendly and helpful. The meals were lovely and great portions.

Thank KarenSorby
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Visiting the area for the first time we went to this restaurant and were warmly welcomed, we had not booked but within five minutes had been shown to a table with views over the bay and marina. I choose the lemon and oregano chicken breast with herb polenta, while my wife and our friend had the cumin lamb meatballs, all... More 

Thank Bob P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Nice romantic dinner for valentine day. ..nice setting...great food...great service would go back again

Thank Roelie H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely outdoor area facing the marina. Friendly waiters too. The restaurant caters for all meals, breakfast, lunch, pub and dinner, which is quite convenient as Tutukaka doesn't have much choice. Excellent coffee. Dinner menu quite expensive and a little disappointing for the price. But overall a lovely spot to spend some time.

Thank KatiaVH v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $24
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tutukaka Marina, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Tutukaka
  • Phone Number: +64 9-434 3774
On the Marina in Tutukaka, gateway to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve. Schnappa Rock offer a unique dining experience in lovely setting. Open 7 Days from 8am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?