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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads Harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland. The venue is suited to all – the tavern has two large deck areas and an expansive lawn so it can cater for most group sizes. Lounge with us on a bean bag under the beautiful pohutukawa tree. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“Another fine dining restaurant, very popular with the locals. Good selection. Very tasty.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“⋒ For a finer dining experience overlooking the harbour. ⋒ Go at night time to see the twinkling lights across the water and the bridge's light works.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My absolute favourite place to enjoy Thai food. Try the #43 Panang Curry it is 'to die for'. Only 10 mins drive away in a the suburb of Kensington. Open early 6pm - 10pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Fabulous small plate restaurant, perfect for sharing or if you are simply looking for a small tasty meal. Warm and inviting with great views over the Whangarei Town Basin marina. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Beautiful Israeli Cafe, you'll love the food here, and they are great guys.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Awesome pizza, but other meals as well. Try their 1 metre long pizza! Close to here”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bright, airy special-occasion dining room with water views & intricate, farm-to-table local cuisine.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nestled in the heart of the Whangarei Quarry Gardens is the Quail Cafe. It's the starting point for a walk in the gardens, and a wonderful place to refuel and relax.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“restaurant and bar open convenient hours. Only 5 minutes drive from the studio”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“⋒ Looking for a bevvy, tasty food and somewhere to relax? Split bar has an amazing atmosphere and is divided in 3 parts to suit your needs (finer dining area, lounge area and outdoor sports bar)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great location and budget friendly you may even see the local stingrays swimming by as you enjoy your meal. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“has a bar and restaurant serving pub food. Has pool tables. The restaurant may be closed some nights of the week during winter. 09 434 3818”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in a line up of local shops at the Marina, top chef prepares locally sourced food in an artful way.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Wonderful service .. Lovely welcoming people .. Lovely dress attaire they wear .. gorgeous people”
  • 5 locals recommend