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The Big Orange Restaurant

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Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4449
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:30 - 21:30
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a group. Food was average. Had the kumera and brie soup. Couldn't taste anything except the chillies. Disappointing.

Thank peggyfittes
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty old pub. Dark and not very clean. Not a nice atmosphere to eat breakfast.. girl behind counter was a bit grumpy too or maybe just not very friendly..

Thank cassandraathena
Whakatane, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Evening main meal very small portions & so overpriced for what we got. Very disappointing would not be going there any time soon.

Thank scooter2011
New Plymouth
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, great coffee and staff what more could you ask for, if I'm down that way again I will be back there

Thank monnie321
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from a night at WOMAD. Had my first REAL coffee here after a decent search in New Plymouth! We were extremely well looked after by FOH guy & my Caesar Salad was perfect..... (hard to find!) We brought some cabinet food for the rest of our drive which were as delish as they looked... More 

Thank leigh h
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for coffee and snack. Very efficient service and great coffee, fresh cooking. This time a tasty cheese scone. Nice spot to sit outside and good parking outside.

Thank Mary C
Maple Valley, Washington
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a great dinner at the Big Orange. Service was prompt and courteous. The place needs some upkeep on the inside though.

Thank ron455
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The manager, staff and general appearance suggested that they'd all had a hard night the previous evening. The manager needed a shower and shave and some clean, neat clothes, the serves was slack and our meal became cold in the kitchen waiting for service. The system for taking orders is bad causing severe congestion in a main thoroughfare and slow,... More 

1 Thank P854
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visit the BigOrange regularly when in Whanganui as my Mum loves their blue cheese and feta muffins, which I have to say I've taken a liking to as well. Their coffees pretty good and we've always found the service reasonably fast given it's often packed. There's plenty of seating outside and inside. Inside is a bit dark for my liking... More 

Thank Jandalz3
Birmingham, Alabama
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a bite and a long black for lunch after a lovely morning at the market in Whanganui. The outside seating was scenic and comfortable. We had corn fritters and a great stack sandwich with avocado and soft egg on top. It was absolutely delicious and filling. The table service was good and the coffee tasty.

Thank irondoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 4449

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