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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“While Falls Retreat is approx 20 min drive back through Waihi town and into beautiful Karangahake Gorge it remains one of our favorites for a nice meal out due to its high quality food in a great setting. Note closed Mondays. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“If you want a good meal with an Asian infusion, this is the place for you. Only a short 12 minute walk away from your accommodation its not to be missed. Sit under the stars and enjoy the summer night air or head down for a quick bite to eat before heading to the beach.....and they also make a great cocktail.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing food from a award winning chef set in a idyllic tree filled venue, worth the drive!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The best craft brewery in the region in my opinion. Grab a beer and a bite to eat at Whenuakite.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Licensed premises with the best burgers in town. Great owners and centrally located.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for coffees and freshly made feta and spinach scones, along with yummy raspberry and white chocolate muffins. We've been told they have great brunches too, only a stroll away”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular restaurant in Whangamata. Gets busy in summertime, so get in there early to avoid the rush.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice morning coffee at prior to shoveling the sand at Hot Water Beach. The restaurant is very nice I believe!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If your after a great dinner meal, this is the place for you. Weather its a Tomahawk steak or the chefs special seafood dish its not to be missed! Sit and watch the night lights over the estuary while you enjoy a glass of wine. This place is only 4 minutes drive from your accommodation......and if the scampi is on the menu its not to be missed!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic service, nice food. They are happy to adjust order to suit customer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Val, the owner of INCOGNITO is well known in Whangamata and is passionate about food. Fabulous food, beautifully presented, with reasonable prices. A warning to those wanting the experience - this place is very popular, it's small AND Val only opens on Friday and Saturday so you have to BOOK AHEAD. Highly recommended. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Beautiful view, located at the end of our road. Lovely food. My favorite place in Tairua”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely place for lunch or dinner with a glass of wine, also tasy dessert options - or just stop in for their homemade icecream”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely natural space out the back, plenty of healthy and robust lunch choices including vegetarian options”
  • 3 locals recommend