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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
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very noisy because of the solid walls with no sound absorbing features. Small portions at high prices, and quite squashed layout. Food tasted ok.

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Thank TheRei
Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This busy little bar restaurant does surprisingly high quality fine dining in nice surroundings, and there is plenty on the plate without any sides.

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Thank Simon_B651
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered a rare eye fillet steak and can honestly say it was the best I've ever tasted! Beautiful food (taste & presentation) and cant fault anything :)

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Thank Regina D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful service, food and wine. This place would be amoung the top 3 places for a very nice dinner out in Whangarei.

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Thank Sophia C
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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248 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonic Restaurant has a new owner in the past year. (Zhishu Wang) and has several new Asian Chefs. While they have not given the menu an "Asian fusion" it certainly is upscale. We had the chicken rolled around a cranberry/creme cheese center and the crispy duck salad. Both were presented very eloquently and quite tasty. My only downsize was we... More 

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Thank TopsideMI
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked on trip advisor to see where we could eat one evening during our trip to Whangarei. This place is a real gem, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent, so good that we even left a tip. it's a little out of the town centre but well worth a visit. We will definitely return here.... More 

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1 Thank LoriYau
Mangonui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Tonic restaurant on Sunday evening. There was a set menu and both of us were delighted with our choices. We both had the 3 course meal and each course was worthy of a photograph and the taste matched the high standard of the presentation. We left extremely satisfied with the price, the service and the overall experience.... More 

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1 Thank 687beth74
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Ate here on 20/01/17 From the moment we walked in my husband and I were met with a warm genuine smile. Great service from the start. Attentive, well timed and not over bearing. Great choice available on the menu. My husband had the salmon and I had the crispy duck salad as starters. We chose the beef eye fillet for... More 

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1 Thank Alison0305
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Intimate restaurant. While a small menu the food was excellent and beautifully presented. Very pleasant waiter. Our booking was earlier in the evening which we really appreciated as when the restaurant began to fill it became much harder to hear conversations due to the acoustics. Still that aside I would happily recommend.

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2 Thank Kiwisforever
Auckland
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife and I try to book this restaurant each visit to Whangarei . We are never disappointed . While the menu is not large , the food is expertly prepared , most nourishing and delivered by pleasant staff . The team here is always responsive to any special requests . My eye filet steak was superb , cooked exactly... More 

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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?