We had the pleasure of dining at the whistling frog cafe during our honeymoon in new zealand.
We rolled up at the McLean Falls Eco Holiday Park, which is where the cafe is located, rather late but were met by a friendly face who booked us in to the camp site and mentioned that the food in the cafe was pretty good. Even though we weren't planning on eating out we changed our mind later on and went back, and that proved to be a rather good decision.
When we got in the cafe was full of locals, which is always a good sign in our books. We got one of the few remaining tables and were given the menu by our extremely friendly and helpfull waiter. Minutes later the chef himself appeared, despite the place being packed, to explain to us the specials for the day. We decided to each have one of the specials, bluenose cod for me and a seafood chowder for the wife. This was actually a started but they said they could make it into a main for her.
We got our drinks and food served in good time, about 30 minutes or so, and boy was it worth the wait! The cod was simply amazing, with sweet potato mash that was out of this world, and the seafood chowder was so full of delicious fish you couldn't get a spoon full without it even if you tried! Not at all like we're used to in the UK, where you'll be struggling to find any fish at all usually..
Also had a desert which was pretty awesome as well. One of the very best places we had the pleasure of dining out in during our whole 3 weeks in NZ
Granted it wasn't the cheapest of places but not by far the most expensive, and considering the quality and quantity of the food on offer I'd say pretty decent value for money.
In short, if you're in the area, don't miss out!