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$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5587
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
“lunch options” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mangawhai Heads is one of our absolute favourite places to visit and stay at on Holiday.We popped into this place for coffee, tea and snacks with some friends who had never been to Mangawhai before. The food was average at best and the service was...More

Thank Roopleson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good choices good service food presented was appetizing. We had a girls brunch so table size for 7 worked well for us not cramped. Covered area outside . Eggs cooked well .

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern style, but a really special menu which displays the chef's flair for getting the most from the food in taste and presentation. We weren't going to, but had dessert to extend the taste and visual sensation, and regretted not having entree!

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit regularly and there’s always something yummy on the menu. Good outdoor seating area and friendly staff - a good all rounder!

Thank Rozzy36
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This a local haunt for us. The food is always amazing! In summer and on long weekends the queue can be out to door just to get a coffee, let alone food. But if you are happy to wait then it it well worth it....More

Thank amygirl78
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our groups of nine ate there a couple of nights ago and we all really enjoyed our meals. The flavours were great - interesting and well-balanced and the service was excellent. I had the Asian miso coleslaw for entree and it was one of the...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We ate dinner here last night. My husband and MIL had pork belly Asian style and Bang Bang chicken, both declared very enjoyable. I had the beef eye fillet with "Smoked Pommes Anna, Fresh Broccoli Cous Cous, Stalk Puree, Stem Relish, Charred Baby Onion, Herb...More

Thank boatie_girl
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Hadn't been to Mangawhai Heads before - just calling in for a day trip so had no idea where to go for lunch. We we're a bit late for lunch but they kept the kitchen open. I had an absolutely delicious poached prawn salad on...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 8 February 2018

It's been a couple of years since I have eaten at the Sandbar, and was delighted to find that there have been big changes. Not only with the decor, but also the menu. Great choice's and delicious food.

Thank kzjb
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I've eaten dinner at this restaurant many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Its menu is interesting and varied, with a good wine choice.

Thank 52phantom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5587
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