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The Dune

$$ - $$$European, ,
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5695
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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
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Katie B
12 October 2017|
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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
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3 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
Description
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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