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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and a huge step up from most places in the city. Just a couple of k's toward Kamo in a suburban shopping centre this place could easily be missed between the dairy and takeaway outlets! Perfect steak and crunchy veges were an ideal match for a glass of decent red from the impressive selection. Will definitely be back... More 

Thank Rachael G
Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We recently went to this restaurant on a sunday night when they have a set menu ie 2x courses $38 and 3x courses $48 which is good value. We booked a table for four on Sunday afternoon not really expecting to be able to get in but thought we would give it a shot, as going by past experiece at... More 

Thank gandschristmas
Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Tonic is one of the better restaurants in Whangarei, but I am not in a hurry to go back. Last time we visited the Chef would not consider cooking my pork how I like to eat it. On the menu he had pork cooked rare, and when I asked the waitress to have mine cooked through, it was suggested the... More 

Thank jean69883
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food at Tonic is absolutely divine. Intimate dining at its best. Treat yourself. It is well worth it. Ten out of ten.

Thank mich602016
Whangarei, New Zealand
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband and I visited Tonic to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We came last year and had a wonderful meal. This year the meal was very tasty but not superb. Maybe it's time for a new menu.

Thank Sue H
Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The food at Tonic is second to none, delicious but small portions on the main so a couple of sides is recommended, the mushrooms are amazing. The ambience leaves a little to be desired it feels a bit sterile and the art and decor is a bit 90's. The background music was indecipherable. The service was good but there was... More 

Thank avocet14
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a birthday party there and the food was great, service was good, a bit cramped for my liking, and I didn't like the tip jar on the counter although we did tip but overall very good

Thank 11manager
Buderim, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was an unprentious restaurant in a suburban group of retail shops that provided great service and fantastic food.

1 Thank ormerods
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Thank TheRei
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

1 Thank Simon_B651

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?