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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
“You will never leave this place disappointed. The most delicious food, fantastic for groups as you order dishes for the whole table and share. It’s like being at a dinner party with the best cook ever and no one has to do any of the work! Suitable for couples too. Must book in advance, these guys are popular. Once you visit you’ll know why. Ok for kids with adventurous taste, but you won’t find hot chips or tomato sauce here, or a high chair for that matter. Older kids who like good food, great! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Snug is perfect for a romantic night out. An intimate setting coupled with great food and wine, you can't go wrong.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice view, cosy enviornment, lovely food. Great place to sit and chat. Also nice area to go for a walk. Can walk along the breakwater.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great pub food. 5 minutes away on the main street of Oakura. Available for Lunch and Dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
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“a lively sports bar in the centre of the CBD with many other eateries nearby ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Its great and its just down the road, a couple of minutes walk, fantastic Italian Pizzas”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The perfect place for a long, relaxed dinner out. The professional staff do all they can to meet your needs and ensure your wine glass is never empty for long. Their sharing plate is the perfect way to wind down after a busy day exploring before you tuck into their delectable main meals. Watch the lights come on around the harbour as you share a decadent dessert and a last glass of wine.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Consistently great food/service & connected to PukeAriki so good on a rainy day can spend a few hours”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Usually some good live music, dancing, and good times to be had at The Mayfair!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy restaurant where you build your meal around meatballs. Lots of variety. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good lunch and dinner menu with great wines and beer. Dine on the deck over the waters edge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great, friendly bar, with open mic nights on Wed and Thursdays. Some fabulous local musicians turn up and do their thing, and it's all very low-key and relaxed. Can't comment on the food as we haven't eaten there for ages!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful winery and restaurant. Only 2km away. Great views over the ocean. You can also purchase their wine there.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Excellent pizza and only 5mins drive from our base. Good coffee and cake too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A relaxed boutique brewery featuring a huge range of craft beers along with delicious cocktails and wines. Serving full meals, bar style but delicious. No greasy soggy burgers here. Also small sharing plates and snacks. It’s a friendly place you can bring kids too as well as big or small group of adults. I’d recommend booking a table on weekends if you want dinner ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reliably yum vegan food, great service in the heart of New plymouth. Buffet style and takeaway. Wonderful people who've been around for ages. ”
  • 5 locals recommend