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Food and restaurants in Bay of Islands

Top restaurants

Bar
“Go at sunset and grab a table along the strand. Reservations recommended. Very romantic!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Charlotte's has it all. Incredible views of the bay, interesting menu, wood fire pizza, fresh fish choices, great cocktail list, live music, awesome staff. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely sunset dining. A bit more exclusive and limited seating so call for reservations!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great to go on a Sunday between 3-6pm for Happy Hour Drinks and also listen to a Live Band!! Worth checking out- and the food is good to!!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hotel
“Used to be part of the famous Duke but now under new ownership with a great Publican called Jake. friendly atmosphere, often has live music, sports to watch and a nice place for a pint of lager.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack has been running a massive BBQ low & slow style menu for over 10 years in New Zealand. Famous for our Ribs which started from on old American recipe, then developed to be our signature Kiwi BBQ sauce, to meet a New Zealand palate. We truly love ribs…and with over 18 tons of ribs we sell each year is testament to that! That’s just some of the story though…if our subtle charcoal smoked beef burgers don’t make Jimmy Jack’s a favourite then our healthy range of food will – with our salads, sizzle plates and vegetarian options. We have the most loved desserts, steaks, slow smoked favourites, fresh breads & seafood, right through to the largest selection of Rib boards. Jimm”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
“These falls are just a few kilometers along the road from Waitangi to Kerikeri and well worth a visit. They can also be accessed via a wooded walk from Waitangi that follows the river upstream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

Cafés

Café
“Casual dining along the Strand - very good coffee! We occasionally paddle over for a hearty breakfast....”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great Coffee, friendly service and its our local. They also have the best icecreams in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A Mexican twist on Breakfast and Lunch. Flavors aren't overpowering with Mexican spices. The Pulled Pork enchiladas are to die for. The Bacon and Egg breakfast burrito is Den's go to. GREAT value for money! Coffee is consistently GOOD!!!!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Goregous setting and authentic onion soup and pasteries. Also a fantastic gift shop attached”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Just on the other corner of our street.......pop in for freshly baked crossaints/bread/pies etc. ”
  • 1 local recommends