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“Location, location, location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Schnappa Rock

Schnappa Rock
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Tutukaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Whangarei, New Zealand
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Location, location, location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Schnappa Rock is Iconic Tutukaka, it's a must visit when you come to the Coast. Great food, great hosts and great location. One of a kind.

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant but pricey for a family”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Lovely friendly staff, great atmosphere, great menu. But a bit pricey for a family. Given its location it is actually very easy to cross the road and have a beautiful gourmet picnic of your own with the same atmosphere at a fraction of the cost - especially with a family

Visited April 2012
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Thank pippa d
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Coromandel, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Enjoyed our lunch here day one, so went back for lunch day two. Asain lime and chilli mussels are the best mussel dish I have had. Other meals were good value as well. Staff respected our request that we were not in a hurry, so we had time to enjoy the view from the deck. Very friendly staff. Prices are good value

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank capri661
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“It's OK. Maybe the odd staff issue lol”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Have visited this cafe for close to 18 years off and on. It has given consistently good service over that time. The lunch menu hasn't changed for about 5 years, so maybe in need of an overhaul, but it's all I felt like. Went in and grabbed some menus as we wanted to sit outside then...nothing! So about 15 minutes later went in and gave a drinks order, giving the waitress a puzzled look as the cafe was almost empty. I asked the very stern lady at the cash till if it was easier for them if we ate inside, to which she said 'suit yourself'. Sooo..we suited ourselves and stated outside lol. The waitress attended us almost immediately and apologized and then a guy came out who was very polite. The food arrived 10 minutes later. I had the burger and my wife had the muscles. Both very good. Went to pay. $55 for what we had I consider good value, but when I was paying was met again by the same Stoney faced woman who took my card processed the transaction saying nothing and gave a quick thank you at the end. I don't think it's a happy camp there amongst the staff arm. In saying that, we'd go back, because we have the menu committed to memory now!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great seafood and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

I had the best hapuka - for my main - than I'd been served for ages. Really fresh, local, sustainibly caught, superbly cooked. A popular bar and restaurant

Visited February 2012
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Thank bestkiwitravelwriter
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