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Split Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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15 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand (Formerly G&T Restaurant & Bar)
+64 9-438 0999
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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.

Thank Simon_B651
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic dinner tonight at Split. I had the panfried snapper & hubby had pork belly. Beautiful meals, tasty +++ & well presented. Brilliant service & lovely setting.

Thank laura123147
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for our anniversary the meal was absolutely amazing . Service was fantastic. Very helpful courteous. All the staff were wonderful.

Thank Delice C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were really pleasantly surprised. My friend and I had a starter each with breads, which was plenty!, while our husbands loved the steaks. Desserts were also very good so we were all very happy with our meals. Service was very good and the restaurant had a lively atmosphere. We will... More 

Thank denise224
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had gurnard served on steamed veg. Well cooked but no cigar. Just nothing to light up the dish. I had pork belly. Overdone and dryer than it should have been. They did replace the pork with a fresh piece which was more satisfactory. The crackling however was almost black in colour and impossible to eat with a normal... More 

Thank robsI6986PM
Splitrestaurant, Owner at Split Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feed back. I apologise for your your pork being dry sometimes we make mistakes and we did our best to rectify the problem on the night. Our fish of the day for the evening was pan-fried gurnard on top of courgette and scallop fettuccine in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce topped with... More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

These guys have been doing a really good job for a few years now. Reliable food (The fiji curry is great) with a layout that allows you to find a good spot to make a bit of noise with friends or have a quiet dinner for 2. Good menu, and a service team who really know their stuff.

Thank Derek S
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We hit Split Bar between breakfast and lunch and for coffee - very, very good coffee! The bar staff and chefs made us feel welcome and were happy for us to decide if we wanted to eat there whilst enjoying the coffee, and it turned out to be the right choice to opt for an early lunch because the place... More 

Thank redjasper
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Really, really good food. Staff was excellent as well! Our waiter explained what a local fish tasted like that was on the menu, which we ordered and it was excellent. He noticed that we didn't like our wine and dealt with the issue professionally and proactively. Even the cook leaned leaned out of the hatch to guide my fiancée to... More 

Thank David F
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a very nice meal, a suprising combination, but well cooked. We didn't get offered the desert menu or after dinner drinks, even though it was pretty quiet evening.

Thank NienkeNM
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for lunch, staff made me feel welcome straight away. I ordered the steak sandwich. It was amazing!! Double thumbs up. I will be returning for dinner as the menu looks delicious.

Thank 17trentm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 24
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand (Formerly G&T Restaurant & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 0999

Enjoy a tasty cooked meal using fresh local produce and seafood, and succulent New Zealand lamb & beef. There is beer on tap and a range of beautiful New Zealand wines. Whether you are dining with us or simply wish to enjoy the atmosphere, a glass of wine and a delicious mezze platter after work, you are always welcome at Split.

The two separate areas within Split, cater for a restaurant dining experience with cocktail bar, or a garden bar with a fun relaxed atmosphere, and a giant screen to entertain if desired. You can find us opposite the Post Office in Rathbone St, Whangarei.

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