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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

The welcoming ambiance & the cotllectique coastal themed rooms and heavy timbers make this restaurant quite unique. The food was good and the service friendly.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

Called in for a lunch brunch. We liked the location and ambient interior Settled on a shared lunch brunch and a few drinks Would have returned for dinner however like most NZ restaurants we are finding the menu options limitd

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Traveled out to Schnapper Rock for lunch today. Nick and the team were amazing and created an awesome experience, from the warm welcome, and attentive and friendly service to the great food (highly recommend the crispy paua wontons) yum

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

We’ve been going to Snapper Rock since it first opened and it’s been one of our favourites. But..wow it’s changed. 1. The prices. $41 mains, $25 entrees. No cheaper options like the past ( garlic bread etc ). 2. The menu. They’ve obviously heading to...the ‘fine dining’ clientele. Kids would have a difficult job choosing something. 3. The staff. One of Snapper Rocks trademarks is friendly staff. No one is rude now, just ambivalent if you’re there or not. The one waitress tried her best but in the end everyone was abandoned. 4. The ambiance. There is none. No one seems to be enjoying themselves. It doesn’t help that the toilet roll holder has been ripped off the wall and lying on the floor. Tables that guests have long since departed left with the dishes they ate from. This is ok, but remember mains are $41 with a fine dining emphasis. Guess I’m just disappointed. SR has been my favourite for so long, I just wanted it to keep being that. Unfortunately that’s not going to be the caseMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

On a day trip up the coast from Whangarei I decided to stop for lunch at the very nicely appointed Schnappa Rock restaurant in Tutukaka. That unfortunately was the only black spot of my otherwise delightful trip. I ordered what I was told was fresh...linefish - snapper. It came encased in a fatty carapace that was termed Beer Batter. Upon careful incision through the crispy outer skin one discovered about 1cm thick fat soaked spongy substance which yielded - with paleontological patience - what was probably fish - or once had been - at its centre. This was - in both texture and taste - basically indistinguishable from the surrounding batter, and has to - I am afraid - be in serious competition for the worst fish I have ever experienced. I left much of it uneaten - though not sufficient to escape a post prandial feeling of bloating that took a couple of energetic afternoon walks to work off. The chips and accompanying salad were nice fortunately. It escapes me why a restaurant can get away with such awful food - especially when otherwise blessed by a beautiful situation and access to abundant natural resources - particularly fish.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022

Very oily scrambled eggs and bacon. Coffee was good, was better on the 3rd visit. Lovely location, friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

Ordered Beef & bacon burger with chips. It had a pattie and a strip of bacon as Manu says... but nothing else eg; tomato, beetroot, onion, pickles or cucumber other than Iceberg lettuce and Maya with warm chips. It was $26.50. This was suppose to...be a restaurant meal. I could of got a better burger meal from any take away bar for half the price. Overall it was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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