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Blonde

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8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 (0)78664566
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner last night and had amazing yummy food and desert amazing, staff were helpful and accommodating family tables and menu available

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Thank 89natalieh
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is one restaurant that would not be out of place in a big city. The food was excellent, staff helpful and a really great way to be in charge off your own meal.

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Thank Billis1965
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Good venue, friendly staff and awesome food. Great variety of food selection and the staffs are very friendly and look after you well.

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Thank Leon1506
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This restaurant does stone grill dining .... a wonderful way to eat and cook .... the food was excellent and the steaks were delicious. Wine was also very nice and quite reasonable :)

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Thank PureManky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

...without reservation we got a table for four snd got stunning food. Super meat served on a hot stone, perfectly done salmon and other delicious food for diner. Service pefect. Highly recommended when in town.

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Thank Stefan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

OK, I have to admit I was put off by the music. If you don't mind 60's-ish, Tom Jones style music piped through for ambience then go ahead and add back one star. Food was fine.

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Thank MCros55
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Well-spaced tables with sea views. Friendly service; and enjoyable tasty food. Steak and salmon cooked to perfection. Good wine selections.

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Thank BarbieandDavid
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

First Class in my book! I have dined at No 8 at least 5 times over the last couple of months with parties of 2 to 12. On each occassion, every person was more than satsified with their meals, no complaints, no returns. That is saying something when a table of 12 get their order & everyones dish are cooked... More 

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Thank Krissiebee
Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

So we ordered a steak and salmon, both on hot plates.. These two came plates was not hot enough, but we gave it a go, well knowing it might not worked out. It didn't. The waitress removed it and they came back cook, but brand new dishes.. It took like 20 minutes ekstra, but we had both an extra glass... More 

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Thank Martin K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had been meaning to go here for a while as i had heard good reviews from locals.We had squid and scallops as entrees and both were wonderfully cooked to perfection ,followed by different steaks on hot stone slabs to be cooked to your own style at the table.We could not find fault with the steaks or the sides.The only fault... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
New Zealand, European
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 (0)78664566

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