The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Eggsentric Café

    $$$ | Flaxmill Bay | Eclectic

    Energetic owner Dave Fowell (hence the "egg" references) has created a community hub in his restaurant. More than great food–-there are live...Read More

  • 2. Mount Bistro

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    The prices set this restaurant apart from other Mount Maunganui options, but then so does the chef and his menu. The street-side restaurant...Read More

  • 3. Argo Restaurant

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    Sophisticated, seasonal cuisine as created here by German chef Francisco Kurnak may not be what you'd expect in this small seaside town. The...Read More

  • 4. Babinka Restaurant and Bar

    $$$ | Sri Lankan

    Authentic curries from the Sri Lankan chefs are a specialty here, but modern New Zealand classics are also on the menu in this delightful spot...Read More

  • 5. Bella Mia

    $$ | Italian

    Pizza- and pasta-maker Guisseppe Scorce re-created a little piece of Italia here in central Tauranga in 1978 and has been going strong ever...Read More

  • 6. Bistro at the Falls Retreat

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    It might be way out in the bush but this restaurant could stand proud in any big city. Dine inside or out, beneath the trees, and watch the...Read More

  • 7. Bravo Restaurant Café

    $$$ | New Zealand

    With jazz music and tables spilling out onto the sidewalk patio, this restaurant is popular right from the start of the day with brunch, when...Read More

  • 8. Cafe Nina

    $ | Café

    Folks come here for breakfast and lunch every day of the week and you might have to wait a bit during holiday time, but locals think it's worth...Read More

  • 9. Coromandel Mussel Kitchen

    $$$ | Seafood

    Think of any conceivable way to serve fresh, fat mussels and you'll find it here, in the café established by the original mussel-farming family...Read More

  • 10. Driving Creek Cafe

    $$ | Vegetarian

    Fresh food, generous portions, and reasonable prices in a rural setting are the draw here. The café captures the essence of the communes that...Read More

  • 11. El Barrio Cafe & Bar

    $$ | Café

    Once a truck repair yard, now a quaint café. El Barrio opens early, at 7:30 am, so breakfasts are popular, as is the Atomic coffee. For lunch...Read More

  • 12. Go Vino

    $$ | New Zealand

    Small plates to share are the standout here, all featuring an eclectic fusion of Asian and classic European flavors with a strong Kiwi touch...Read More

  • 13. Harbourside

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    The food and the view will vie for your attention here, as you dine on contemporary New Zealand cuisine, created largely from local artisan...Read More

  • 14. Hereford 'n' a Pickle

    $$ | New Zealand

    Homegrown fare is at its best here; the meat and produce in this café and store all come from the owner’s local farm, Kairaumati Hereford Stud...Read More

  • 15. Maketu Beachside Cafe

    $$$ | Café

    With a wraparound enclosed porch overlooking the beach, and a menu focused on fresh local seafood, this is as good a place to take time out...Read More

  • 16. Manaia Café and Bar

    $$$ | Eclectic

    This spacious, centrally located restaurant is welcoming and it shows—it can get busy. You can sit inside or out, depending on your mood and...Read More

  • 17. Ohinemuri Estate

    $$$ | New Zealand

    Hidden away in the forest of Karangahake Gorge, the café is here to attract people to the winery and does a great job of doing so. The comprehensive...Read More

  • 18. Peejays Coffee House

    $ | New Zealand

    Peejays, based at White Island Tours, specializes in breakfast and lunch. It opens up early (6:30 am) so if you're preparing for a trip out...Read More

  • 19. Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar

    $$$ | New Zealand

    The standout restaurant in town is also a regular award winner—Silver Fern Farmslamb awards and Monteiths Wild Food Challenge finalist for five...Read More

  • 20. Poivre & Sel

    $$$$ | French

    French chef Samuel Goslin understands the Kiwi taste is for less salt, and less fat, so his French-fusion menu caters to suit. You can depend...Read More

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