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US$10 - US$23
European, New Zealand, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews lambs fry steak pork belly creme brulee fries salad fish of the day pan fried service was great cooked perfectly visiting whangarei lunch or dinner hapuka dine mains yummy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly delicious food. Main off chicken breast with macadamia crust was cooked perfectly, tender and the pea puree with beans was a lovely compliment. The twice cooked pork belly, very well cooked and the accompliments unsophisticatedly exceptional. Dessert of creme brulee with berry compote was...one of the best I've tasted and the top was super crunchy, cashew and caramel baked cheesecake was well worth it! If you don't think you can fit dessert in, you should try! Great food, good service, glad we drove in from tutukaka for dinner. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

We’re a bunch of tradesmen and wanted a bit more casual catch up with good food so asked to be seated in the Sports/Garden bar area situated at the back of the restaurant. We were served great food and the service was great! Split is...a real credit to Whangarei and we support when we can!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

I hadn't booked, it was only 7pm on a Wed night in winter. Even though tables at the front were not full, I was told "go look out the back and if you want, take one". I did so. It was freezing. Looked into a...car lane, shared with smoker/vapers. Food served on a board which I hate. Management only had time for those in the warm booked area. Good luck to you.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed a family birthday celebration. Meals were tasty with some interesting combinations. Chicken breast is recommended. Waiter attentive when appropriate. Kids were delighted when he turned up with the dessert and a single candle for Mum to blow out. Thoughtful touch. Thanks

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

Great service and food. I came in right after two large tables and the staff did their best to fit me in. Pork belly was excellent.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

Phoned up and booked, good job as it got quite busy. Family of 4 visiting Northland, we decided we weren't cooking and after a long play in the local playarea, the kids and parents were very hungry. We were warmly greeted, the menus perused and...the kids chose off their menu then were offered some colouring to keep them entertained. Lots of beautiful things to chose from but we went for the lamb roulade and the steak. Both were amazing. The kids had fudge sundaes and I had the chocolate and cointreau cheese cake which was beautiful and as delicious as it sounds. Would highly recommend this restaurant for great family friendly service and beautiful food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021 via mobile

Yummy! A hidden gem in Whangarei... sitting in plain sight. Had a lovely dinner out here tonight. Great food, huge portions, attentive friendly staff with easy smiles, good drink selections also. We chose to sit in the garden bar and it was great, loved the...music selection at a great volume and could easily hold a decent conversation at the same time. The steak was cooked perfectly and the entree was delish. A definite must try if visiting Whangarei.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

If someone asks where would you like to go for lunch or dinner of all of the restaurants in Whangarei my choice would be Split. I have never ever ever had a disappointing meal there. It’s not super posh, it’s not set in a beautiful...location but the food speaks for itself. Simply delicious. I had lunch there today Poke - Hawaiian style raw fish - I could have eaten it all again! I really don’t want to go anywhere else because no where is better.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 March 2021

Have eaten here a number of times over the past 6 months, the food is well cooked and presented, staff are friendly in well informed as to the menu items,

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021

Hands down best in town. Really good, consistent dishes, menu changes seasonally. Fresh, tasty meals everytime. First choice always and we eat out a lot. Accommodating to kids, owners are awesome. Couldn't reccomend more highly.

Date of visit: February 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5