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The Dune

$$ - $$$, ,
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5695
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service here was pretty good, but overall experience was definitely disappointing. I ordered the pork belly and it was lacking seasoning and flavour. It was very bland and boring - the worst pork belly I've eaten at a restaurant. When asked how my meal was...More

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came into the dune for dinner with my sons one of whom has Down syndrome as we were seated we were then left there with menus for a good 20-30 minutes before the waitress came back to take a drink order. Although there being only...More

1  Thank vette92ye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in last Saturday afternoon - rather cold day and fairly quiet around Mangawhai. We just wanted a bar snack and to chill out and warm up. In fact we were the only customers there at that stage , although a group of 6...More

Thank hang100
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to this lovely part of the world and always have a positive a experience when we dine here so thought it was about time to did a review! The Cove (it’s sister cafe in Waipu) is also awesome so we take...More

Thank Kathryn082
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I wouldn't rave about the Dunes but its OK. Its under new management and I have noticed a vast improvement in the cleanliness and presentation of the Restaurant. They have food from the counter or you can order from a menu. Not bad value for...More

Thank Noel18289
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We enjoyed our lunch here. The wine was well priced and there was a good choice of interesting wine by the glass which worked well for lunch. The house white was a good GV for $10.50/glass and a good Central Otago pinot for $12.50. Amazing....More

Thank outoftok
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Really great food, slightly pricey but can't complain ad the food quality is great! Lots of options and great coffee

Thank lianzai
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We are locals and love going to The Dune. (Also sister restaurants The Cove in Waipu Cove and The Quay at the Basin, Whangarei.) The guys even know which wine we are going to choose and almost start pouring as soon as we walk in!...More

Thank 21Lynda
Reviewed 4 April 2018

As we had been to the Cove a few times in Waipu, we happened to drive past and see the Dune so thought we would give it a try. Really enjoyed the wood-fired pizza and chips for dinner and good service. They were fairly busy...More

Thank cgkjourneys
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Having not tried this place before we thought we’d give it a go. Lots of space both inside and out so sit in the cool indoors our out in the sun. We had a delicious lunch, lamb salad and vege salad. Service was a little...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Katie B
12 October 2017|
Response from The_Cove_Waipu | Property representative |
I’m not sure if the restaurant manager has replied to this question yet but yes we are pet friendly. Thanks Lloyd
3 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5695
A modern New Zealand restaurant with a twist on the classic KIWI BBQ. Sharing is the name of the game and you can order as much or as little as you like. Choose from the smoker, the grill, the rotisserie or the wood fired pizza oven for your protein and add as many sides and condiments as you wish
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