Whangarei offers a great variety of dining options with many located at superb coastal areas and waterside locations.

Fine and casual dining, gastro pubs,  a selection of ethnic cuisines, and a choice of cafes that serve really great breakfasts, brunches and coffee. We invite you to explore some of the dining options Whangarei offers and take a look at reviews on Tripadvisor.

Local's Tips

Iconic Kiwi 'Fush & Chups’. Make like a local, grab some battered fish and crispy chips from the local takeaway, take them to the beach and enjoy - the food, the beach, life and everything...

Let the Kids Play! Bring the whole whanau (family) to the Town Basin and enjoy an icecream or great coffee while walking, skating or cycling the Hatea Loop walkway

Iconic Kiwi Fish & Chips

The takeaway meal beloved of generations of New Zealanders. Best enjoyed wrapped up and eaten at the park or by the sea. 

Two Fish Cafe

Parua Bay Fish & Chips

Stumpy's Takeaways

'Sweet As'

Creamy, melt in your mouth ice cream and handmade chocolate fudge

NZ Fudge Farm 

Fine Dining

a’Deco Fine Dining Restaurant

Top Sail Contemporary Dining

Casual Dining

Amici Italian Restaurant

Bank Street Social Club

Dickens Inn

Brauhaus Frings Bar & Brewery

Jimmy Jacks Rib Shack

Killer Prawn Restaurant & Bar

Marina Pizzeria

McMorrisey’s Irish Pub & Eatery

Outboards Restaurant

Parua Bay Tavern - Gastro Pub

McLeod's Pizza Barn & Brewery

Red Dining

Rynoz Bar & Grill

Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar

Split Restaurant & Bar

The Old Stone Butter Factory

The QUAY Bay & Grill

Tonic Restaurant


Cafe Divine

Haveli - South Indian Cuisine

Indian Aroma

Shiraz Indian Restaurant, Bar & Cafe



Pimarn Thai Restaurant

Sabai Thai Restaurant

Sukjai Thai Restaurant

Other Ethnic

Asahi Japanese Restaurant

Ezumi Japanese Restaurant

Fat Camel - Israeli Cafe

Means Vietnamese



Essence Cafe

Helena Bay Cafe

Jolt Cafe

Land & Sea Cafe, Bar & Eatery

Mokaba Cafe

Nectar Cafe

Quail Cafe

Riverside Cafe

Salt Air Cafe - Ngunguru

Serenity Cafe

The Deck - McLeod Bay