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“Simply the best”
Review of Frog and Kiwi

Frog and Kiwi
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Mangawhai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Incredible food, impeccable service and all in a lovely setting. I visited for morning tea and was so impressed that I returned for dinner twice in the week I spent in Mangawhai. The food has very authentically French flavours and for anyone who has heard of it before - they serve Orangina (a type of sparking orange juice)!! I tried the skirt steak and the vegetarian platter and recommend both. The most exceptional part of the menu, though, was the desserts - chocolate crepes, profiteroles, berry surprise, chocolate fondant, apple , all were fabulous.

The servers took our orders and cleared the plates promptly, and were happy to recommend their favourite dishes on the menu. There is a sweet little story - written in both French and English - on the walls, that tells the story of how the Frog and Kiwi came to be. Overall, very impressed and would happily recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank SLKrivan
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Consistently high quality meals, wines and service from this restaurant run by the French couple, David and Nathalie with a little help from their team. We'll keep going back and we recommend the Frog and Kiwi to anyone who wants to enjoy a meal with a French flair. They also have a good selection of French wines at reasonable prices and meals are always well presented. My winter pick is the piping hot and flavorsome filler, French Onion Soup. Mmmm.

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Thank Tony and Lynn W
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stopped here for an early lunch, because we have lived many years in France and miss the food especially. This place had good choices and came pretty close to convincing us we were in France, although the croissants were not authentic (more of a heavy brioche than the flaky real ones).

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Thank Elisa A
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

we had two meals at Frog and Kiwi last week- each meal as good as the other and the reason for the second visit in 3 days was that there were menu items we just had to return to try after our first meal. the menu has a favourites side and a seasonal list ~ brilliant. the wine list had some real treasures on it too. Service was great - the restaurant is low key, friendly and the coffees were fantastic.

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Thank JenJ46
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great French classics from the lovely French team behind the Frog & Kiwi. Haven't been there for a long time, but sure to visit again when in Mangawhai!

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Thank avw_mg
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