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World Famous Fish and Chips Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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Main Road, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0478
08:30 - 21:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome Fish and Chips in a great setting over the water. Pieces of fish were huge and so fresh. Warning the $25 pack is a monstrous meal for two...but VERY yummy

Thank Keithry
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best restaurant of its kind in the region. The turnover guarantees freshness and keeps the staff on their toes. A good choice of local fish and three different types of chips. Surprising sidelines like mussels steamed in white wine and garlic. There's nothing like fried fish and draft beer enjoyed from a bar stool pulled up to... More 

Thank ML-Brussels
Russell, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a selection of fish, set down have a beer as thier have a large number of tables to eat from. Fish & Chips great but there is more to choose from for your eats.

Thank yachtaiwa
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a lovely night eating our fish and chips and a pot of mussels over looking the bay. Was great service quick. Clean and friendly.

Thank KarenSorby
Mangonui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have known this fish and chip shop for over 30 years. It did originally deserve its excellent reputation. But it's reputation was its down fall. Various owners sold it for a nice some of money and others bought it with an eye to making a fortune. This has been repeated several times. Now it is really just a regular... More 

Thank Cablebayretirees
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place has the best Fresh Seafood around . You can buy your Fish & Chips to go or eat in the dining area of this shop. The Fish & Chip Shop sits on piles which extend into the Mangonui Harbour. There is plenty of parking adjacent on the road outside of the shop. On a Friday get down here... More 

2 Thank pauljkiwi
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very nice fish and great location over the water. Enjoyed watching the world go by as we drank and ate some beautiful NZ produce.

Thank MikeyJ68
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

People had raved to us about the fish and chips and Mangnonui and we were so looking forward to it. We ended up here accidentally as our friend thought the pub was closed (it just wasn't open yet). We put our order in and it took 45 minutes to come out, for a fish and chip shop that is incredibly... More 

Thank tattooed_diver
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

If you call yourself "world famous", you set high expectations and clearly some of the reviewers found it hard to measure up. But in my opinion it's worth the name as the fish was exquisite. A wide selection of fresh fish (and when I say fresh I mean super fresh) cooked in light, delicious batter served in cute boat shaped... More 

1 Thank Mrmaas2010
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place with a view of the bay. We came with a dune rider trip and our food was ready when we arrived.

Thank Steffen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0478

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?