Cafe in Whitianga

Coghill House

Get an early start on the sunny terrace of this side-street cafe, where good counter food is partnered with huge pancake stacks and plump tortilla wraps.
Cafe in Whitianga

Cafe Nina

Barbecue for breakfast? Why the hell not. Too cool to be constricted to four walls, the kitchen grills bacon and eggs on an outdoor hotplate while the punters spill out onto tables in the park. Other dishes include …
Seafood in Whitianga


On a corner facing the harbour, this informal restaurant offers good-value seafood meals in a prime location. Steamed mussels, smoked seafood platters, and chowder combine with occasional Asian touches. The steaks a…
Modern NZ in Whitianga

Poivre & Sel

This Mediterranean-style villa – complete with a garden shaded by palm trees – is the most stylish eatery in town. Begin with crab and black garlic in an avocado and grapefruit parfait before moving on to delicate p…
Winery in Whitianga

Mercury Bay Estate

Repurposed timber and corrugated iron feature at this rustic but chic vineyard en route from Ferry Landing to Cooks Beach. Seafood, cheese and charcuterie platters team well with wines like the excellent Lonely Bay …
Southeast Asian in Whitianga

Blue Ginger

Southeast Asian flavours infuse the menu at this relaxed spot with shared tables. Highlights include Indonesian-style beef rendang, pad thai noodles and a great roast duck red curry.
Modern NZ in Whitianga

Salt Restaurant & Bar

Views of the Whitianga marina – including the sleepy ferry crossing to Ferry Landing – provide the backdrop for relaxed but stylish dining at this restaurant attached to Whitianga Hotel. In summer the place to be is…