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Wharepuke Subtropical Garden Cafe

190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 8936
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
27 Aug 2018
“Good and bad”
19 Aug 2018
“Dinner before a show”
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wharepuke restaurant is well known in these parts for its excellent food and attractive sub-tropical gardens. The only problem is the noise: it is little more than a large garden shed and when full -- as it often is -- the decibel level of thirty...More

Thank Cris101
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I think this will be our last meal here as they are relocating in October. We generally have a dinner here on visits to our Kerikeri friends. Always enjoyable, food is superb and service is warm and friendly.

Thank karori12
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We came here two years ago on a holiday and returned twice this time. This would be one of my favourite places for lunch ( have not been for dinner). Great menu interesting and fun good daily specials and the cabinet food looks great as...More

Thank Georgeat1
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Colin has just done a new menu and it's fabulous. Haven't dined there for a few months so was surprised and delighted by the new menu. The lamb loin served with eggplant cheesecake was stunning - gorgeous presentation and really inspired mix of flavours and...More

Thank madtart
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Dropped by in passing and discovered this great cafe restaurant serving lovely fresh and tasty food, wonderful flavours, friendly staff. Lovely sub tropical environment. Bread and dips tasty, pork belly and Island fish were great.

Thank TracyJ1468
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I was stunned by the number of locals at this restaurant. A woman at the neighbouring table suggested the pork belly main as it was to die for. She's right. Everything was just perfect from the service to the food to the ambience. I will...More

Thank Seafergie
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The cafe sits amidst greenery. It is cool and serene. You can opt to sit outside under a canopy of green or indoors. The food is excellent, with obviously a lot of effort put in creating an eclectic menu. The essence is in the artful...More

Thank Pahari
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We came here for 3 separate meals (x 2 lunches and 1 dinner). It was like finding a gem in the forest.....a very relaxed atmosphere with high quality food. The coffee was also a winner and we are hard to please with coffee. The food...More

Thank 1Nat1Nik
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

The service was lovely and our kids were made very welcome. A bit pricey but delicious. We sat in the garden.

Thank CBWELL889
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This is one special restaurant..relaxed/lazy breakfast, good balanced lunch or spurge dinner; all needs catered for..one of the best NZ chefs ( Panacotta sublime! Checken thai curry a wonder!) We visited three times with a party of 7 ranging from ages 3 to 70 and...More

Thank RobertM04
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 8936
Cafe set in a subtropical garden just outside Keri Keri, North Island, New zealand, fabulous place, I spent 3 hours there
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