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The Cove - cafe, restaurant & bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

US$12 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews brunch pizza scallops fish and chips lamb tasting plate scrambled eggs salad across the road wine list great spot nice setting great menu staff were really friendly kids menu great coffee take away
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a fabulous position, just across the road from the beach. Great indoor or outdoor seating areas. The food is great, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed plus a great selections of amazing wines. We had drinks then takeaway fish & chips and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vanessarE5877XL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding past Waipu and the coast line stopped here very impromptu. Was a great choice. Fish and chips was excellent. One of the best fish battered I’ve had in a while. Size of portion excellent too. Well trained staff very good service. Highly recommended and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MJS2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simply wonderful night and exquisite food. Took 3 families for dinner. Mojitos to begin began a great night. Walking off one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches straight into fine dinning. The staff were great, attentive and expert. I started with the taster -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LJNorthland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way back to the Hokianga, we made a detour to The Cove Cafe & Restaurant. It was a beautiful morning and the sea was sparkling with people already surfing and sunbathing. We sat at the bench looking out to the sea. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 514shannon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this cove, to see the beach, & opposite was this restaurant ... a very welcome sight it was!! Serving delicious food & drinks as well as beer & spirits the menu was extensive for all meals of the day. Casual atmosphere but classy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1AnnetteA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After coming here for many years and regarded the Cove as a favourite, this opinion has now unfortunately changed. I suspect new management or lack of management might be to blame as many others I have spoken to have had bad experiences here this summer....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MatthewB5796
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Waipu most years for a Christmas holiday and always make a point of lunch at the cove. Unfortunately the food has gone down hill since January 2018 when we last visited. Quite pricey for the quality of food. The burgers were very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D3810AOjasonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast, looked inviting & was on a recomendation. I ordered the bircher muesli, which was disappointing, don't think it had been soaked overnight, like other birchers I've had ,so was very dry. Hubby enjoyed his eggs beni. Lovely spot & great service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hokimai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the place for quick dinner spontaneously. In general, experience was ok. Food was tasty, but not exceptional. However, the ceviche was below average. The service was nice though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bloodybunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staffs, nice atmosphere! However, highly expectation but disappointed for the tofu salad. Paid $18 but definitely not worth.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q706UVsabrinah
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6 December 2018|
Response from The_Cove_Waipu | Property representative |
Hi yes we are. We are closed Christmas Day only. Kind regards Lloyd
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