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The Dune

$$ - $$$European, ,
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5695
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, 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 via mobile

My partner and I dined here on Saturday night. Great, friendly welcome. Ordered starters of soup and tuna sashimi which tasted Devine. Freshest of fresh. For mains, we both had the lamb shoulder. Tender, great quantity and fresh veggies on the side. Highly recommended for...More

Thank DamianK897
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had a good to great meal for four here last week. The tasting plates were delicious apparently, and the local line caught fish was a very reasonable price, and beautifully presented. My tandori half a chicken portion was a little small, but quite succulent,...More

1  Thank KiwisNorthland
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Second time to be dining here and again we were very happy with the food and service. Highly recommend this place for excellent food and service.

Thank slipstream96
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We were 5 women on a girls’ weekend and came here for dinner. Food was delicious and plentiful. I had the steak and slaw. My friend had a Caesar salad side which was huge. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Brunch for a party of ten on Father's Day, no booking yet tables available throughout the entire restaurant floor. Soy flat white had to be re-made twice, the second time round normal cows milk was requested as the two previous attempts were lumpy and quite...More

Thank joshuageoffreymills
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A 12 year olds birthday lunch with cousins and grandparents. Helpful staff made this a special occasion for the children. Menu was fine and food appeared promptly.

Thank hinau
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Stumbled on this by accident but what a treat it was.. The Veggie Stack was divine and don't miss the Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes. Service was brilliant too.

Thank HollyFan
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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 13 July 2018 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 27 June 2018

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
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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
European, Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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