Whakatane restaurants

Mediterranean in Whakatane


Despite its office-like appearance beneath an apartment block, ritzy waterside Roquette serves up refreshing Mediterranean-influenced fare with lots of summery salads, risotto and fish dishes. Try the trio of fresh …
Cafe in Whakatane

Julian's Berry Farm

Join the Kiwi summer tradition of pick-your-own berries, or simply grab a seat on the large sunny cafe terrace at this super-popular berry farm, 6km west of the town centre. The ice-cream and smoothie counter is the…
Cafe in Whakatane


At this classic French cafe you’ll be greeted with a bonjour, then a menu of crêpes and a display cabinet of croissants and apple-and-blue-cheese tartines. Settle into one of the old salon armchairs and enjoy a très…
Modern NZ in Whakatane


Don’t come for the decor – it feels a bit like sitting in a community art gallery – but do come to experience seasonal produce creatively transformed into the likes of lamb with roasted parsnip, or stuffed mushroom …
Sweets in Whakatane

Scilla Chocolates

Pop into the Bouquet Floral Studio for delicious Belgian-style Scilla chocolates, handmade in nearby Ohope Beach. Gift boxes are a good present for the folks back home, if you can resist devouring them yourself.
Cafe in Whakatane

White Island Cafe

The first port of call for most White Island Tours guests is this Scandi-blonde cafe beside check-in. It serves up salmon kedgeree and eggs in plentiful ways, or you can theme your day with the White Island breakfas…
Sushi in Whakatane

Niko Niko

This quick-fire sushi joint sits on a sunny corner tucked between The Strand and the waterfront. Order a couple of gorgeously presented chilli-chicken rolls and hit the sunny outdoor tables. Priced from $11 to $15, …
Supermarket in Whakatane


This massive supermarket is a good place to stock up on supplies.