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“Nice place to stop for a decent meal”
Review of Cafe Restaurant Mozart - CLOSED

Cafe Restaurant Mozart
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
538 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop for a decent meal”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We happened upon this restaurant by chance, as we had stopped in Whangarei for dinner on the way to Paihai. Located in the downtown area in a pedestrian area lined with shops, it must have to compete with many others in this, the largest New Zealand city north of Auckland.

At around nine in the evening they were out of the day’s special of German sausage and sauerkraut, so I opted for the lasagna and small salad; my wife uncharacteristically ordered the fried fish and French fries. There was a small wine selection. The lasagna was good, prepared in a different way from what we are accustomed—lots of cheese and very little meat. But both meals were good, and there were several other specials to choose from at NZ$15.00 each. There’s a 3% charge for using credit cards. We had a truly international meal, considering the conversation with the Swiss owner and the server who had immigrated from China a few years ago; she had an impressive command of the English language after a relatively short time here.

We have nothing local to compare, but this is a good but not extraordinary place for a meal. There is limited outside seating on the sidewalk, perhaps for people watching during a busier time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Charlie S
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely funky little restaurant in downtown Whangarei”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Lovely funky little restaurant in downtown Whangarei run by Chris, the Swiss owner/cook, who packed in managing some fairly big-name hotels and restaurants around the world for the good life in Whangarei. The main menu has some interesting seafood combinations, as well as the more traditional Kiwi perennials served up with Swiss flair. The lunch specials are particularly good value and I really enjoyed the smallish but intricate salads that seemed to accompany most dishes. Having said that, I really found myself going back again and again for Chris's great Malaysian beef curry with the yummy caramelized bananas on the side. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Leslie B
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic lunch”
Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

I ate lunch here with my wife. We were only passing through and happened upon the Mozart by mistake. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I had steak and she had a pizza. It was all great. Recommended.

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Thank Roccoskildo
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistent, reasonable, man sized meals”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Plenty of room, always warm and cosy, usually a bit of music on offer. Food is cooked from scratch and there is always something a bit different from the run of the mill stuff elsewhere.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Carol C
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice inexpensive lunch”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Tasty cannelloni special. Served quickly and very inexpensive. Great location and comfortable, casual atmosphere

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