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“Be hungry for this robust food.”
Review of The Wild Hogs Restaurant - CLOSED

The Wild Hogs Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
west midlands
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242 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Be hungry for this robust food.”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to go if you are very hungry. Wild hogs is a buzzy bar with outdoor seating & a view of the harbour. It was very busy on the Saturday night that we visited.
I chose a surf & turf salad which had strips of steak, scallops & prawns which had been pan fried; the salad was dressed with an Asian style mild spicy dressing ($22). The portion was huge but very tasty. My other half's steak, chips, green beans & mushrooms ($32) was also huge with crispy chips & delicious steak.
Needless to say we didn't manage puds as we were to stuffed.

Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Rangiora
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location and food”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely to sit and overlook the wharf comings and goings. We enjoyed a very tasty pizza and wedges for a light lunch. Friendly and prompt service. Did not have to wait long for our orders.

  • Visited May 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“best steak meal in a long time!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

My partner and I had a quick getaway to whitianga, and were hanging out for a good steak. Wandered around on a sunday evening looking for a such a place and came across this. Frankly, we were not dissapointed at all! Steak was perfectly cooked, very generous serving and arrived in a timely manner. Only one staff member out the front, who ran it smoothly and with a great manner! Very impressed. Will be back if ever up that way again and have recommended to others already.

  • Visited June 2014
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A step up since last time”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Although the menu could do with some work, overall not too bad. New staff but not enough, however they managed and feed our table of six. Having to order at the counter slows the whole process as customers ordering and customer wanting to pay fight for the cash registrar. New chefs produced timely food, large scallops wrapped in bacon, rock oysters, cheesy pizza bread for entrees and mains of scotch, burger, ribs and a enormous warm lamb salad. Would like to see a new menu and new items as I dine here a couple of times a fortnight every four months.

  • Visited June 2014
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“it's really wild..... hogs!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

drove from Hot Water beach to Whitianga just for the wild gogs ribs. the long drive was worth it.
the wife loves the salad too.
great service as well!

  • Visited May 2014
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