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The Quay Restaurant

) #4 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei $$ - $$$ , European,
31 Quayside | Whangarei's Waterfront, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 2628
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“gnocchi” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
31 Quayside | Whangarei's Waterfront, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is buzzing. Pleased we decided to go back, this restaurant is fast becoming a favourite. We are generally a group of 6-8 and this is no problem in this restaurant. We had a toddler in a highchair and they were happy to whip...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed yesterday

The Quay had recently been reviewed in Cuisine, so on our first trip to Whangarei we had to try. The restaurant is in a prime location right on the harbour front. Dining is casual with a notion to be a little more. Food is excellent...More

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service, aspirational venue, interesting morning menu, beautifully presented tasty brunch with a charming river view.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My two daughters and I went to The Quay for Mothers' Day brunch. We hadn't booked, but staff found a table for us straight away, even though the place was very busy. Our food was served in no time and it was delicious. Staff were...More

Thank kevgayem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before this place was got a make over, it was nixe and less formal. Now its too formal and business like making it hard to just get away for some scones and muffin. Wait staff are nice, great uplift of amenities and decor, menu prices...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being in a somewhat touristy area we did not expect a lot but discovered an excellent experience. We dined on the water and the kingfish was superb. We had a delightful meal and experience.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times, the food is constantly of a very high standard as is the service. You can eat a light meal or a more substantial meal a la carte obviously the price reflects but which ever you choose it will be...More

Thank kaypaulam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in a lovely position, the service is good, and the food is yum. And I have never seen so many staff working in a restaurant.

Thank Simon_B651
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd booked Love Mussel for an early supper ahead of the first British Lions rugby game of there tour here in NZ. We arrived to find the masses of supporters crowding the lovely quayside... and to find that Love Mussel had closed down the previous...More

Thank epicure49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, and the Arancini balls were delightful, The mains were pretty good too, however, we asked for two glasses of wine which never arrived and were still on the bill at the end. After a little discussion they eventually removed the glasses from the...More

Thank cleko
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Quayside | Whangarei's Waterfront, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 2628
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Cafe resturant and bar New Zealand Cuisine smart casual dining on the waterfront
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