Waiheke Island Restaurants

  • Te Whau Vineyard & Cafe
    Te Whau Vineyard & Cafe
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  • Snack Planet at Surfdale
    Snack Planet at Surfdale
    by SWFC_Fan
  • Snack Planet at Surfdale
    Snack Planet at Surfdale
    by SWFC_Fan

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    Spice cafe: Quiche

    by littlebush Written Feb 14, 2015

    On the main street in Oneroa is Spice cafe, which looks nice and has a lunch and breakfast selection. We were in a hurry so went for feta and spinach quiche from the fridge, which was nice and was $9 Tea was cheap at £3.5.

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    Cove: Slow service but good food

    by littlebush Written Feb 14, 2015

    After either rejected from other places as they were full or not fancying the menu we ended up in cove.
    It's got a great terrace view of the sea and we got an outdoor seat.
    The menu is decent enough and slightly lower price than others around.
    Fish with roast potatoes and spinach was $30 and was very good although a little small.
    Anyas mussels were good.
    Beer was $9.5.
    The chocolate indulgence was sublime at $10.5.
    Service though was a little disappointing.
    Food took 40mins and even the dessert took 15min.
    We asked for the menus after our main and she just forgot.
    We had to chase the dessert.
    Staff were friendly though.
    $84in total for two.

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    Te Whau Vineyard: You have to have the Hot Smoked Salmon !!!

    by Dodo22 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This has to be Waiheke's most spectacular vineyard from the point of view of the view. It looks down over the Hauraki Gulf towards Auckland and on a sunny afternoon the view can't be bettered. The menu concentrates on fresh NZ produce and they specialise in hot smoked Stewart Island salmon - you can either have this as an entree or as part of the seafood platter.

    Favorite Dish: It has to be the seafood platter. Before going to this restaurant we asked around and everybody suggested the Seafood Platter - I must say it was the best that I have ever eaten. Consisting of calamari, mussels, tuna, scallops, hot smoked salmon, with salad and potato cake it was devine.

    Te Whau Vineyard & Cafe
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    Snack Planet: Snack bar at Surfdale

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Jul 19, 2006

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    Snack Planet is an informal snack bar and cafe located in the small village of Surfdale on the island of Waiheke. The cafe is located on Miami Avenue, a row of small cafes and restaurants that line a road just inland from the beach. Believe me, that description makes Surfdale sound much more exciting than it really is!! Surfdale is a tiny beachside village in the west of the island.

    Snack Planet makes the rather ambitious claim to offer "the greatest snacks on the planet".

    The cafe's specialities are Ginger Fried Chicken and a huge burger known as "The Planet Burger".

    The reasonably large menu of snacks also includes sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, rice and noodle dishes, sushi, ice cream sundaes and a selection of hot beverages, milkshakes and bottled soft drinks.

    I ate at one of the tables in the cafe's modest interior. During my visit a few other customers came in to pick up food that they had pre-ordered by phone.

    The staff were friendly and the service efficient.

    Favorite Dish: I opted for:

    Cheese and ham toasted sandwich - Cost: 4.50 NZD

    Thick slices of ham and melted cheese on two slices of white bread. Nice enough, but nothing special, and a little overpriced in my opinion.

    Coca Cola (600ml bottle) - Cost: 2.50 NZD

    Probably not the greatest snacks on the planet.......but arguably the best snacks in Surfdale!

    Snack Planet at Surfdale Snack Planet at Surfdale Snack Planet interior

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    MudBrick Vineyard: Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

    by lesaandbill Updated Jan 8, 2006

    okay...take my 2 favorite things...wine tasting and the ocean...and combine it...and what do you get? MudBrick Vineyard.

    as much as I've travelled and seen so many different things...this island is one of my top ten places in the world.

    it's so laid back...and easy going..and the food and wine and views are unbelievable. The website doesn't do it any justice...you have to see it to believe it...

    Favorite Dish: the wine and cheese platter were inexpensive and yummy...

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    • Beaches

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    Mudbrick Cafe and Vineyard: The Terrace at The Mudbrick

    by Dodo22 Written May 28, 2005

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    Outdoor dining is always difficult, but The Mudbrick Cafe has done a superb job of providing a range of outdoor tables and terraces to satisfy almost everyone. Whether you are just going for lunch, planning a wedding or special occasion, or even a conference, you would be mad to pass up this venue.

    Favorite Dish: We trialled the desserts on our last visit and they were pronounced superb. Its back for a "proper" visit next time to sample the main courses!!!!! And a visit to the cellar to taste a range of very fine wines.

    Top Terrace at the Mudbrick
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    The MudBrick Cafe: Spectacular Setting

    by Dodo22 Written May 28, 2005

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    The setting here is fantastic. The property has been developed and extended over a number of years and provides a mix of indoor and outdoor eating. The terrace tables outside here give a great view of both the gardens and part of the Hauraki Gulf.

    Although we didn't eat a full meal here, we did indulge in both dessert and coffee and judging from the standard the restaurant is now on our list of places to go next time we visit the island.

    Favorite Dish: Both the Brûlée of the Day accompanied by their own Lavender Shortbread ($15) and Chocolate Truffle Cake, served warm on crème Anglaise, accompanied by chocolate & Sambucca parfait ($15) were eaten and both were superb.

    Mudbrick Cafe - view from one of the many terraces
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    Various: Oneroa

    by leffe3 Written Jun 11, 2003

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    Ocean View Rd in Oneroa contains the biggest density of eating places on Waiheke -approx half a dozen in very close proximity.

    The most up market here is Vino Vino, which is proper 'grown-up dining' with extensive menu, good wine list and a great terrace overlooking the bay (in winter, if its open, blankets are provided). Its certainly the most expensive.
    Across the road is Stjepan's Pizza Bar & Grill. Upstairs, this is, as the name suggests, pizza, pasta and grilled meats and fish. Strangely, virtually every single item is served with a cream sauce. Nothing fancy, neither bad nor particularly good, its in a nice location, with an outdoor balcony where you look down on to the street and catch glimpses of the sea. Medium priced.
    Personal favourite is up the hill on Great Ocen Drive - the Lazy Lounge Cafe & Bar. Informally spread over many outdoor levels, couches indoors, some great views from the deck, alcohol, coffee, sandwiches and cake is the order of the day - closes early though (at least in winter). Cheap and cheerful.
    Tramping fodder is supplied at the Schooner's Cafe back on the main street. Burgers, toasties, shakes etc. Nothing flash here and fairly cheap.
    There's a couple of other places that were somewhat indistinguishable on and around here. Some of the better restaurants are to be found in the various vineyards - but out of season most of them are closed.

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    Mangrove Pizza "Plus".: Fancy a pizza or takeaways?

    by kiwi Written May 1, 2003

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    Takeaways, or eat on the spot.

    Burgers from $3.30 to $8.50
    Fish $2.80
    Toasted Sandwiches $2.50 plus 60c per xtra filling.
    Hot Dogs $1.80 to $3.50
    Chips $2.50
    Kumara chips $4.00
    Plus Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, Squid rings, Chicken schnitzels etc.

    Pizzas:

    Lots of varieties, Medium size $11, Large $18.50
    Special: 2 x large for $29.50

    Favorite Dish: Mangrove Pizza : Pepperoni, Ham, Pineapple, Mushrooms, Onions, Capers, Capsicums & Olives.

    Pizza shop behind the vehicle.
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    The Rocks Bar & Bistro.: Unique style, great atmosphere.

    by kiwi Written Apr 28, 2003

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    New and fresh, with great atmosphere, and a military theme from memorabilia of the owner.
    As well as the restaurant, there is a sports bar with TAB facilities. Also 'pokie' machines for those looking to gamble.

    Unique Bistro & Bar.

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    nourish: Great coffee, food, ambience.

    by kiwi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Described as a café, coffee roasters and cook's pantry, you will be very happy here. Sometimes you can catch some live music to help you relax.
    Open 7 days a week.
    Seasonal food.

    Favorite Dish: Great NZ wines.

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