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The Boathouse Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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1 Fourth Avenue, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been all round NZ the last 7 weeks and this was the best calamari no batter just seasoned, the food was plenty of fish dishes and some nice vegetarian and some meat also. Excellent service and the view is just beach sea and a view to the coromandel peninsular. The cocktails are also worth a try the GG&T... More 

Thank Jean F
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went three times in our visit to Onetangi, for coffee, then pizza, then dinner. Lovely atmosphere and conveniently positioned.

Thank Poppy S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately when we visited, (about 13:30 on a Sunday) they had run out of oysters! 😞 good size and value children's meals, good beverage selection, I didn't eat but my wife had the Thai fish cakes which she said were enjoyable. Good views over the beach but endless buses of tourists coming by and stopping off. Go now before it's... More 

Thank Colin M
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb location..superb service....superb pricing...superb food....a very relaxing atmosphere....very easy to highly recommend a visit if on Waiheke Island🍷🍻

Thank phillawsonnz
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Place was half full and there was plenty of staff. Was told there would be a 30 min wait for food. We were ok with this is we had coffees on the way. Wait ended up being over an hour and food was fair - not the most efficiently run place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot with stunning views to Onetangi beach. Great atmosphere, nice food and fair price. We had a seafood platter which was delicious. The only minus point was that we had to wait long for the food.

Thank MJoão C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recently at Waiheke Island for the weekend, & due to the bad weather didn't want to drive far. So The Boathouse Café & Bar was our choice of dinner for 2 nights & we were not disappointed either night. We had the T E M ATUKU B AY OYSTERS Tasting Plate to start with, & was advised by... More 

Thank Nic043
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the seafood platter (shared for two it was plenty). The calamari was impressive. We typically shy from who will eat the oysters on a shared dish but in this case we actually were fighting over them! Huge but delicious. Got the garlic bread on the side to add some carbs and it is naan like and yummy! Highly... More 

Thank Cegladybug
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for an early breakfast. Coffee was good, food so so. There were fairly limited choices on the breakfast menu. Would be a great location on a nice day.

Thank lynneandcarl
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome spot overlooking one of my favourite beaches in NZ. Came here for dinner and coffee the next day. Friendly staff, good service, good food and kid friendly. Had the seared tuna which was good value. Kids fish and chips were also really good value - nicely cooked fish in a light batter, good portion of chips and a side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fourth Avenue, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: 6493722565

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?