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“Always fun”
5 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: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I loved the family atmosphere there. Everyone seem glad to help you and the service is great. A nice place to sit outside with friends new and old to share the day

Visited December 2013
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Thank sheryl r
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went to this place with great expectations, greeted by friendly staff told to sit anywhere. We we given water and drinks and dinner menu. That was the last we saw of any of the staff serving, 15 minutes went by and still no service. We left.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sophia R
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good value and excellent wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

My daughter and I were diving at the Poor Knights and staying at the Tutukaka motor camp for a few days. We dined twice at the Schnappa Rock and were pleasantly surprised by the standard of food and service in such a small town. if you are visiting this area it is well worth while dropping in for a meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bigall1
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Pretty fab place to grab lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Came in for a couple of burgers after an exhausting surf lesson and Schnappa Rock did not disappoint. The burgers were delicious and not your bog standard... Beetroot, upmarket buns, delicious relish and aioli made it special. Do have to say however that this was the only thing on the menu that looked like it would fill us up... Didn't see the other meals so may be wrong but that was the impression we got from the menu. With two other restaurants in Tutukaka I would recommend this one.. We have also eaten at the pizza place and it wasn't as good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bexen
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New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good all rounder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Went here for brunch last weekend - we usually go to Oceans but as Schnappa didn't look as busy as it usually does (it was 11ish) thought we would give it a try. Were able to choose the table we wanted and it was lovely looking out at the boats in the harbour. The two men with us had the 'big breakfast' type meal and said it was faultless. I had the mushrooms on toast and my friend had a kind of eggs florentine with smoked salmon. It was all beautifully cooked, tasty but not over seasoned and we really enjoyed it. Staff were great, attentive but not intrusive. Love the 'feel' of this place and will definitely go there again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank RainbowNZ
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