Cuisine capital of the Far North

Dining out is always the perfect opportunity to unwind after a busy day exploring the Far North and to refuel for the next days adventure. Lets find out what our little village has to offer for the hungry traveller.


The Thai

Northland’s best Thai restaurant serves zingy Thai dishes with incredible flavours. Choose from an extensive menu and intriguing sounding dishes such as Angry Pig, Kiwi Chick and Mangonui Showtime, or classics like Pad Thai or Green Curry. The open style kitchen really adds excitement to the place and lets you witness how their amazing team of chefs is preparing your next dish..

We Recommend : Curry puffs for starter then Pad Prik Gang Dang (plentiful of Thai herbs) enjoyed with a Singha beer.


Little Kitchen Cafe

Occupying itself in a beautiful restored historic building, step inside Little Kitchen’s welcoming atmosphere and mesmerising selection of cakes and delicious counter food. Outside there is spacious seating area overlooking the harbour.
Watch the world go by over a Flat White, Smoothie or one of their fine selections of Tea (Little Kitchen is also fully licensed!). Don’t forget to check out the brilliant local artwork inside the cafe.
We Recommend : Eggs Benedict enjoyed with a coffee or a delicious cake from the counter display.


The Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Sit back, unwind and enjoy the spectacular harbour view here at The Waterfront Cafe & Bar, whether to stop in for a coffee or a yummy Chicken bacon salad for lunch, or in the evening for one (or two!) of their famous Pizza’s. They go very well with some of their amazing beers & wine.

We Recommend : Vegetarian or Meat lovers pizza, Seafood Risotto.


Mangonui Fish Shop

You can’t get any more fresh than this. Always wanted to try Mussels or Raw Fish salad? Choose from a vast range of fresh and locally caught seafood.. like really local.
The restaurant sits on the entrance to Mangonui Harbour, a view that compliments the cuisine perfectly. Don’t forget your ‘potato based’ side dish – Thick cut chips, shoestring, wedges, kumara, beer battered…

We Recommend : Salt & Pepper Calamari and and a piece of Lemonfish.


Indian Spice

A warming hearty curry is just perfect for the upcoming winter mood. Delicious authentic Indian flavours making up quite a selection vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.Tandoori dishes like tikka masala or cashew and cream based Korma are rich in flavours and enticed in aroma. You won’t need to walk far – IndianSpice is located just next door to The Old Oak.

We Recommend : Masala curry with garlic naan or Jalfrezi



Fresh and Tasty

Definitely a local’s favourite; Fresh & Tasty is conveniently placed right next to the Mangonui pub at the village centre. You can place your order of fresh snapper and a generous portion of chips, then go and find a place at the pub to enjoy your meal accompanied by a cold handle of beer and some banter with the locals.

We Recommend : Classic Fish and Chips to dine in with a pint of beer!