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“Visit this in Kaitaia”

Beachcomber Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Kaitaia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Visit this in Kaitaia”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Best place to dine in New Zealand Far North. Excellent service and quality food. The salad bar is the best I've seen anywhere. Nice wine list featuring local wines. Décor really good too.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jeffrowenz
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
“nice relaxing meal”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely meal there - nice serene setting and friendly service - prices were great too :) The selection of salads was really good - I enjoyed the service - lovely gentle staff who made the whole ambience of the place work well

Visited October 2013
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Thank Pam532013
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Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have eaten here a few times over the past year. Not impressed with the food vs the price and the last time that we were there for lunch my chicken schnitzel arrived at the table burned and when I tried to say something about it I didn't even get an apology. Service isn't brilliant either. Extremely disappointing. We don't go there any more.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Melody P
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Peter B, Owner at Beachcomber Restaurant, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Melody, we are so upset that you did not enjoy your lunch with us. The chicken schnitzel is by far our biggest lunchtime seller and we sell thousands of them. They are a very large, succulent piece of chicken and take a full 15-20 minutes to cook. Sometimes the edges get a bit crispy in the process. We hope you will give us another try and maybe sample one of our other delicious lunches. Regards, Peter
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

I ordered an eye fillet with seafood. The eye fillet itself was cooked medium as requested, but I was a bit disappointed with the seafood on top. The menu had advertised fresh seafood, but it seemed like it might have come from a frozen mix.

There is a salad bar which you can help yourself to and this was quite nice.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Deborah D
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Peter B, Owner at Beachcomber Restaurant, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Deborah, thank you for visiting with us in May. We would like to reassure you that we use the freshest possible seafood in all our seafood meals and are fortunate to have beautiful scallops, oysters,mussels and fish available from local suppliers. We always use N.Z. squid tubes but must import shrimp and prawns from warmer waters. The seafood we use on the Ship to Shore does not come from a "mix". Please visit us again when you are next in the Far North, regards Peter
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great for simple special occasion”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Food is great and setting is very artistic. Easy dinning. Very relaxed atmosphere. Fish grilled to perfection!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank 4david2
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