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“Informal marina-side eatery.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Schnappa Rock

Schnappa Rock
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Tutukaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Newport, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Informal marina-side eatery.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

A trip to this area is a must for beach lovers,sailers and scuba divers. Tutu kaka is the point of departure for boating and diving. Nearby Matapouri is the beach to visit. This spot is on the quayside,and is busy with drinkers and diners. Al fresco is fun,and the food is pretty good,with nice emphasis on fresh fish. Very friendly and efficient service.

  • Visited February 2013
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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 back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Have been going to snapper rock pretty much since it opened. It was a pioneering cafe when it opened specialising in local product and it created a large local and tourist following. Then it got sold and it seemed to lose its mojo. I wrote a review and gave it 3 stars due to the rudeness of the female owner.
But..times have changed, for the better. There's a good vibe, the food is fresh, the eggs,chicken and pork are local free range, and you can taste the difference. The pork belly would have to be the most generous and tasty I've had in recent memory. The staff were attentive, and the owner ( I think) asked me twice if everything had gone well, which it had.we had planned to have a drink then go along to the other restaurant, but were so comfortable and the waitress was looking after us so well - decided to stay. Glad we did and we'll be back.

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37 Cooperage Road, Trewoon, St.Austell. Cornwall
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Amazing outlook over the sea, very rustic but service was excellent, the food was brilliant. We left feeling satisfied, well fed and a little tipsy from the wine and the sunshine.

Visited December 2012
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Food just ok .. But something missing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

This place has everything going for it.. Location, atmosphere and good staff .. But the food is just average and menu limited. Try the Ocean Hotel restaurant for the Lamb on the menu. Much more imaginative cooking there.

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Palmerston North
2 reviews
“Great during the day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went 3 times during the day for a beer and loved it. Dont go for evening meal, waited over an hour for food, then they forgot my daughters meal. Small portions and grossly over priced,dull food and limited menu at night, slow slow service. Wont go again at night and felt ripped off with the price, my kids didnt eat any of it.

  • Visited January 2013
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