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Schnappa Rock Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Tutukaka Marina, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3774
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the place, had a great meal, with cocktails and the service couldn't be faulted. Only wish I could have stayed in Tutukaka longer so I could have come back to try the bar meals. Loved the location and atmosphere of the area and interior of the building. Lovely waiter, would like to have taken him home too! LOL

Thank Carole B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high end restaurant offering very good food at a reasonable price. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the drinks!! Beer and wine a disappointing high cost! Also service quite slack!

Thank John H
Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Headed here for a couple of evenings when I was in the area and the food is amazing, atmosphere electric and I absolutely loved it :)

Thank Josh R
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation for dinner (otherwise can be a wait given few dining options in the area). Restaurant has great atmosphere with both indoor and covered outdoor dining right on the harbor. It's a nice, gourmet restaurant, so dress would be like "resort casual" I would say. They offer a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle. We... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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399 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at a busy time for a brunch . very pleasant staff found us a table and got some coffee going.It was a long wait to get our food but would recommend the turkish bread/lentils / fried eggs with a side of bacon was great as was the big breakfast

Thank Nigel B
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so , i liked this place. nice atmosphere, good food. since i'm on holiday i didn't mind the terrible service. but it was terrible. there was probably 3 or 4 tables in the whole place. I had to get up and go ask for a menu. every time i wanted another beer i had to get up and walk to... More 

Thank Jim G
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went to this restaurant last Sat night. The service was good and friendly and the staff were very helpful and organised a Gluten free meal of Hapuka and beautiful fresh vegetables. It can be a busy place and was quite busy last weekend. Our dinner time was 8.30pm and it was more relaxing by then. The Restaurant has a great... More 

Thank 53otto
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

So we did, pan fried groper with mussels. All fresh & tasty, good portions. Nice place, not much to choose from in Tutukaka. Place was dead as not peak season.

Thank Chimp R
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had some lunch and dinner with nicely selected Kiwi wines, love the outdoor patio and the view overlooking Tutukaka harbour and 'scene'. Great staff and food/price value.

Thank Beat J K
Landsborough, Australia
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222 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

All the boats were in and the wind and rain was challenging. Found Schnappa Rocks by default. It seemed every one was here having tasty beverages. Food and service was very good. Would recommend any one visiting or staying in the area.

Thank Funfoodfavourites

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tutukaka Marina, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Tutukaka
  • Phone Number: +64 9-434 3774
On the Marina in Tutukaka, gateway to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve. Schnappa Rock offer a unique dining experience in lovely setting. Open 7 Days from 8am

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