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Food and restaurants in Whanganui

Top restaurants

Bar
“Beautiful alpine style conditioned Restaurant & Bar. Highly recommended for Sports night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Best hamburgers, ever. Seriously. Also great Eggs benedict, 7 types available. 5 different types of fries. Food styles from all over the world. Do not miss this one. They also have quiz nights and cocktail nights so be sure to check the schedule when you arrive. Menu is in the brochure book on the dining table.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In my opinion, the best dining restaurant in town. Great and well priced food. Great for kids too! With a kids corner full of toys and good kids menu.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great restaurant to visit that serves large portions and plenty of variety. It is recommended to book a table before going.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Welcoming and relaxing place. Love the mussels in Thai curry and the cakes!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Biggest boutique beer selection in town, decent restaurant, quiet and within walking distance. Has an English theme.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Good for pub grub or fine dining upstairs. Great to sit in the covered verandah on a sunny day and watch the world go by. Quiz night on winter Wednesdays a hit but book early or you'll miss out. Live music on occasions, always a good night out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Here you will find cosy apres ski ambience and really good food, try the burgers you won't be disappointed! They also do great deals throughout the week.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“So worth a visit as has the best changing menu in Ohakune if you like something a little different ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Local cafe serving locally roasted Volcano coffee and great food with a relaxing atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“This little gem of a café is in the seaside suburb of Castlecliff, it’s a great place for a great burger. Its also at the centre of the regenration of this are and you can enjoy their eating in their protected courtyard area or on one of the street side tables that have a fine view of the new landscaping around this street and the nearby Vostinar Gallery. www.facebook.com/thecitadel.castlecliff”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Welcoming and relaxing place. Love the mussels in Thai curry and the cakes!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Good for pub grub or fine dining upstairs. Great to sit in the covered verandah on a sunny day and watch the world go by. Quiz night on winter Wednesdays a hit but book early or you'll miss out. Live music on occasions, always a good night out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Our neighbours at Bushy Park are mostly birds including; bellbirds, kereru, north island robin, saddlebacks, hihi, moreporks as well as the falcon, fantail, grey warbler, mallard, pukeko, silvereye, kingfishers, and white-faced heron. The sanctuary is home to some kiwi too. The park has walking tracks through the forest providing easy all-weather access. It’s also home to Ratanui (the Big Rata), this tree is over 500 years old and is 43 metres in height. We have our own old Rata on the farm and it’s a joy to see it and its big brother flower around Christmas time. Visiting the forest is free, donations to help protect this special place are welcomed. There is also a café in the Historic Homestead open for Devonshire teas, a number of our guests have also booked in for meals at the homestead. www.bushyparksanctuary.org.nz”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“This lovely quaint cafe is situated right next to the Whanganui River. After enjoying the variety of their menu, take a stroll beside the river and view the beautiful art sculptures along the way.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful old bank which has been turned into a lovely dining experience, late on Friday and Saturday nights there is often bands or DJs playing”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Wow the biggest eclairs you have ever seen/eaten! Prepare for a calorific overload. Essential to have one of these monsters while you are in Ohakune. Don't worry, you can burn it all off on your ski trip!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“You cannot leave Ohakune without getting a chocolate eclair from Johnny Nation's Chocolate Eclair Shop. It's just a simple dairy/bakery on the outside but its reputation is well deserved - prepare to be indulged!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious Cronus and slices! The pies are great too! Only open until 12.30 on Saturday. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Before these guys came to town it was hard finding good locally baked bread. These artisan sourdough bakers make amazing bread (their fig and walnut bread uses our nuts) and their café does a fine coffee too. You can find them just off the main drag on Ingestre St at the Saturday morning market. www.facebook.com/sourbrosbakery”
  • 1 local recommends