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Sandbar

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$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5587
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08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just re opened with new menu and refurb. The food was terrific and the service was great although there was 8 of us. Some of the ladies raved about the salmon,some had fish and lamb,all cooked beautifully.Definately recommend to anyone

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Thank Debbie C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A large group on a quiet night I'm Mangawhai, made to feel very welcome. Top quality food with the steak probably the pick of them. My chicken a little dry but everything else spot on.

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Thank Garry M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food here was delicious and fresh and was delivered promptly. The staff are friendly and helpful

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Thank Full_noise_duo
Airlie Beach
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Found the Sandbar in side street near other shops. Chilly night outside made it a little hard for them to keep the place warm with the door open to attract customers. Looks like they could use a little more light or open sign in neon to help visibility ... As it does look kind of closed when approaching. Once inside... More 

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Thank John_Nayler
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem off the road heading to the beach in Mangawai. Lovely food, unfortunately we arrived too late for the kitchen but were not disappointed by the cabinet food. Lovely, fresh, homemade - the best quiche my hard-to-please mother has ever tasted! Coffee was good and hot, had to get some sweet things to take away as they looked... More 

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Thank 26lv
Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stopped in at Sandbar this morning for breakfast and were pleased we had. My husband and I both ordered the 'Big Breakfast' which was really good. In fact my husband remarked that if we had been at home he would have licked the plate! The service was efficient but friendly and the drinks (coffees and a hot chocolate) were... More 

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Thank AJam407
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Our favourite place to eat in Mangawhai! We're locals so have the luxury of eating here often. We always bring our guests from out of town. Super coffee, and the best breakfasts. We find the Sandbar to always have an accommodating menu for our friends with dietary requirements. Friendly service is a given, as is their fantastic menu. Even their... More 

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Thank TeamA96
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The food here is inspired. Beautifully balanced dishes with stunning presentation of food to match. The dining area is a warm and friendly environment and it's matched by a fun and friendly wait staff. We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience and I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Excellent wine selection as well. The menu was so good I... More 

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Thank Gavin W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Although the menu was not very exciting the food was quite good. The atmosphere was OK but the place needed a good clean. Walls and windows were greasy, carpet was filthy and obviously hadn't been vacuumed for some time. There was NO soap in the toilets. Overall a bit of a let-down.

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Thank Douglas F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We have been to Mangawhai 2 to 3 times a year for the past 4 years, and have always dined at Sandbar. We love it there..the atmosphere, the service, the beautiful food and great wine. Highly recommended by us.

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Thank Natalie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5587

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