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All reviews goats cheese tart lamb set menu eye fillet excellent food and great service changed hands last night great restaurant dining experience logan mains presentation hapuka
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Reviewed 12 April 2022

We were looking for a nice restaurant on the last night of our holiday. Tonic had good reviews so we ventured out. Everything was spot on. Lovely food, awesome presentation and on top of that excellent service and ambience. The Guava yoghurt mousse with passionfruit...puree and pineapple and basil sorbet was sublime.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

I had heard a lot about Tonic and how great the food was so I was quite excited about finally having the chance to try it for myself. Right from when we first arrived we were welcomed by such friendly and inviting staff who were...always so attentive. The food was extraordinary and it was such a welcomed take on Asian-fusion. We ate the prawn croquettes and tuna tartare for entrée, followed by lamb rack for main. All of the food was beautifully prepared and cooked to perfection. I had the chance to meet the owner and chef, Logan, who was incredibly friendly and so welcoming. He and the team are so passionate and it really shows through their delicious food and exceptional service. For anyone in search of a great restaurant with amazing food, make your next stop Tonic. I believe it’s the finest food Whangarei has to offer.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 January 2022

Blissed out. The best food and service I’ve enjoyed in a long time. A hidden delight. Don’t hesitate!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal, both adults loved the braised pork belly. The 10 year old really enjoyed the vegetarian options, particularly the caramelised onion and goats cheese tart. Delicious sides to share and the beautifully presented desserts tasted as good as they looked, the flavours popped....Great service, lovely wines and a pleasant ambience. Going back next week.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2021

We have alwsys loved dining at Tonic. The food is delicious with excellent customer services, wine selections are fantastic. If you have gourmet taste and food lover, Tonic is must visit in Whangarei.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021

The meal l had was lamb, it was ok, but l would suggest the chef try it, because there wasn’t a lot of flavour, my friends meal was the fish, potato stack was cold, very small portion, she also said it was okay, the service...was good and setting very nice, this meal could have been so much better with a little more attention, when you are paying 38 dollars, the meat should melt in your mouth and very tasty,More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 April 2021

So nice to go to a local restaurant in Whangarei and find everything to our satisfaction. Food , wine, music and service. The Hapuka was perfectly cooked, generous, with a delightful blend of flavours. Lamb was excellent. Everything was superb. To Chef, kitchen and staff,...thank you for a job very well done .More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 April 2021 via mobile

We booked for the Sunday night set menu. We went for the 3 course menu. Loved the choices and the food was beautiful. Each course size was just perfect for us and we left satiated but not overfull. We also matched the meal with lovely...wines.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

We were so glad the we had booked the night before - it was crowded. A broad venue, excellent food and great service. definitely a place we would go back to.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021

Lovely clean tidy dining, great attentive service, fantastic entrees, but woefully small mains portion wise left you feeling famished. Such a disappointment as everythig did set up for a great night out, with the entrees a fantastic tempter, but the mains a let down in...size and presentation.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Response from Leone B | Reviewed this property |
Usually consists of an entree, mains & desert Haven't partaken of that option for a while used to be $38 per head from memory.. Have to say all we can manage is usually 2 courses only
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Tonic Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4