Modern NZ in Whakatane


Seasonal produce is transformed into excellent dishes at this cosy spot on Whakatane's main street. Begin with the duck and blueberry spring rolls before trying the venison with kumara (sweet potato), parsnip puree …
Cafe in Whakatane


Sacré bleu! This classic French cafe in central Whakatane is a real surprise, serving terrific omelettes, croissants, crepes and croques monsieur at communal tables. Fabulous coffee and deli shelves crammed with pre…
Modern NZ in Whakatane


A modern waterside restaurant, ritzy Roquette serves up refreshing Mediterranean-influenced fare with lots of summery salads, risotto and fish dishes. Laid-back tunes, lots of glass and mosaics, good coffee and sexy…
Sweets in Whakatane

Scilla Chocolates

Pop into the Bouquet Floral Studio for delicious Belgian-style Scilla chocolates, handmade in nearby Ohope Beach. Different flavours are for sale – our favourite is the Black Sambuca. Gift boxes are a good present f…
Japanese in Whakatane

Niko Niko

Quick-fire sushi joint 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 $14, the extra-long sushi rolls a…
Fish & Chips in Whakatane

Wally’s on the Wharf

Wally knows a thing or two about fish and chips: hoki, snapper, flounder, John Dory and tarakihi – done in the deep fryer, on the grill or in terrific fish burgers. Whitebait fritters in season, and chips that score…
Supermarket in Whakatane


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