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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

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9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Went looking for wild hogs restaurant but found grace o'malleys was disappointed not to find it the website menu had some good options for us but ended up at No8 next door great meal there

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1 Thank G1297OOkeiths
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Amazing ribs, great corn, tastiest papaya salad I have had in Bali. Excellent service and lots of fun! Really efficient to find us a table even though the place was packed!

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Thank amanda w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food average, service average! Someone was water blasting the deck around us while we tried to catch up with mates! Would go elsewhere next time!

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Thank therealhungryduck
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Food was served was great and well placed. We enjoyed our chowder soup and barbeque ribs. Overlooking by the bay, great place to dine and unwind at the patio. Staff were friendly.

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Thank Jandale29
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This cool bar/restaurant was located across the street from the beach and offered plenty of outside patio seating in which to enjoy the last rays of sunlight each afternoon. We shared a delicious pizza (shrimp, smoked salmon, mussels, garlic aoli, balsamic reduction, red onions). Mmmm!

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Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Long wait for a raw burger and when told staff not much concern given, not even an apology. Can understand the wait but no excuse for raw meat.

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1 Thank JohnBlanch82
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Better than 'average' but not 'very good'. GOOD - but read on. It was a special evening for us as a family - end of the hol. Nice setting at what is now 'Grace O'Mallory's Irish Restaurant.' Reasonable menu. Waitress service ought to be operating, in view of the prices. We ordered mussels as starters, and a prawn salad for... More 

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1 Thank Barrie L
Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was poor, pizza ok but everything else was undercooked, to the point of being almost raw. So definitely not going back for the food given there are so many choices in whitianga. The staff were very disinterested, especially behind the bar, not rude not plainly had better things to do rather than serve customers

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1 Thank SMWelli
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went for dinner on a Friday following the drive north to Whitianga, without looking at trip advisor we choose this place. Service from the staff was cheery and we saw no bad tempered chef. Our only issue was that it took over 50mins for our food, which I don't think was worth the wait, normally prefer to be warned if... More 

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Thank Sara A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We actually read the review about the bad tempered Chef before going and certainly did not encounter any problems. In actual fact we were sent an extra starter pizza as he was not happy with the quality of the 1st one he sent out. Food is great if you have teenagers with appetites.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: 07 866 4828

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