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Tonic Restaurant

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239 Kamo Road, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 5558
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent friendly service, delicious dinner, great atmosphere, and all in walking distance to my home!! 9 of us ( including 2 children) had dinner which we all enjoyed and the owner allowed us to bring our own birthday cake , put the candles on etc and provided us all with plates. Recommend Tonic for a delicious dinner

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Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We arrived at Tonic after hearing and reading some very good reviews. I am glad I did read beforehand so that I knew a long wait would be instore!! The restaurant was fairly quiet when we arrived, with there being only 2 more tables filled. The staff were lovely and very accomodating for my vegetarian other half! However, friendly, welcoming... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great, though very small restaurant with intersting menu and pleasant service although only average on the night we were there.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

After taking 45 minutes to have orders taken some food was delivered barely warm. Service not as good as in past and will probably not return. Dessert was very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Went there for a romantic dinner and it did not disappoint. It is quite an intimate space so can fill up pretty quickly, we went early to beat the dinner rush. A nice alternative location to the same old CBD restaurants and the food was amazing. Had the Pickled Pork which was a very sizeable portion and delicious. My wife... More 

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1 Thank H2th3izzo
Whangarei, New Zealand
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Wow this was a fantastic experience. I went not sure what to expect and I was blown away. Food was excellent... Highly recommended. Restaurant is a little snug but appart from that couldn't fault the food. Staff pleasant. Have been back a couple times and each time meals have been excellent.

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Harstad, Norway
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255 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Recently visited with friends for a Sunday night special menu. It had been years since my last visit and since then they've changed owners. I had been told that the food is still good and that proved to be the case. All four of us were pretty happy with our three courses. The service was ok but it's a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Fantastic food at really reasonable price. The location of this restaurant is pretty odd, and it's small inside, but the food is amazing. Have tried a few things on the menu and can't go wrong. Always my top choice for a meal out in Whangarei!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We have lived in Whangarei for many years and we went to Tonic restaurant as a real treat because it was consistently voted best restaurant in NZ. The food was always, without exception, FANTASTIC!!! Wow, what a shock. New owners have taken over and while not wanting to be racist in any way shape or form. The new Asian owners/chefs,... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Uncomplicated menu in an uncomplicated venue, but the food was exceptional. 3 course meal and a very good bottle of wine for a reasonable price and the service was outstanding. Shannon and Sophie (?) were knowledgeable, discrete and their manner made the meal more enjoyable. Great job all round.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Kamo Road, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-437 5558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?