Top Choice Cafe in Opotiki

Two Fish

Decent eating options are thin on the ground in Opotiki, but this cafe serves up robust homemade burgers, chowder, toasties, steak sandwiches, fab muffins and salads, plus a jumbo selection in the cabinet. Two Fish …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Rotorua

Abracadabra Cafe Bar

Channelling Spain, Mexico and Morocco, Abracadabra is a magical cave of spicy delights, from beef-and-apricot tagine to king-prawn fajitas and Tijuana pork chilli. There's a great beer terrace out the back – perfect…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Tauranga

Elizabeth Cafe & Larder

'Eat, drink, enjoy' at Elizabeth, a hip cafe-bar on the ground floor of a four-storey city-centre office block. Many of the customers drift down from upstairs, but you don't need a suit to enjoy a knock-out eggs Ben…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Tauranga


In a wonderfully atmospheric 100-year-old boathouse at the end of the Strand, Harbourside is the place for a romantic dinner, with lapping waves and the overhead railway bridge arching out over the harbour. The Asia…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Mt Maunganui

Post Bank

Bookcases crammed with an eclectic range of tomes give Post Bank the ambience of a gentlemen's club, but there's nothing stuffy about the food on offer. Asian and Mediterranean influences combine in a menu playfully…
Top Choice Asian in Tauranga


Zingy Asian flavours take centre stage at this recent addition to the strip along the Strand. Plates – small and large – are all designed to be shared. Menu highlights include crispy Sichuan-spiced eggplant, and the…
Fish & Chips in Tauranga

Bobby's Fresh Fish Market

A local legend serving up fresh fish and chips, with hexagonal outdoor tables on the water’s edge and plenty of seagulls to keep you company.
Turkish in Tauranga


Authentic Turkish fare with something for everyone: kebabs, delicious homemade breads, dips, healthy salads, wood-fired pizza and a few exotic surprises. Service can be occasionally haphazard.
Cafe in Tauranga

Med Café

A hot spot reeling with regulars enjoying terrific coffee and scrumptious all-day breakfasts. Order from the blackboard or from the cabinet crammed with sandwiches, salads, flans and cakes. Lunchtime crowds can be f…
Thai in Tauranga

Collar & Thai

No tie required at this upstairs eatery that artfully elaborates on Thai standards and uses plenty of fresh seafood. Perfect for a premovie meal (the Rialto Cinemas are right next door). Good-value lunch specials.