Dining Guide

DINING GUIDE & PLACES TO EAT

If you're staying at Flaxmill, there are many establishments in the area to eat out whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We've compiled a list below of some of our favourites from fish and chips to fine dining. 

Walk or drive to the nearest local establishment or catch the ferry across to Whitianga and experience a wide variety of cuisines on offer.

We do try to keep opening time information up-to-date, however hours are often seasonal and change from Summer to Winter, so please call them or visit their website to confirm.

Eggcentric Cafe & Restaurant

Eggcentric Cafe & Restaurant

1049 Purangi Road, Flaxmill Bay
Great food, live music and more. Only a short walk from Flaxmill. Licensed and BYOW. Summer hours: Tues – Sun 9am-late (closed Mondays). Closed May-October. www.eggcentriccafe.co.nz P: 07 866 0307
The Ferry Landing Store

The Ferry Landing Store

1139 Purangi Road, Ferry Landing
Organic food store for meal ingredients, great coffee, yummy pies and icecream. Open every day, even in winter 8am - 5pm.
P: 07 866 5638
Go Vino Restaurant

Go Vino Restaurant

19 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach
Quality innovative dining in Cooks Beach. Shared plates tapas style and wood fired pizzas. See website for seasonal hours.
www.govino.co.nz P: 07 867 1215
Mercury Bay Estate

Mercury Bay Estate

761A Purangi Road, Cooks Beach
Delicious antipasto platters, wood fired pizza and wine tasting. Cellar door is open during summer. See website for opening hours.
www.mercurybayestate.co.nz P: 07 866 4066
The Frying Scotsman

The Frying Scotsman

27 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach
Fish and chips, juicy burgers, pizza, ice-cream (in a cone), milkshakes and more. Fresh fish when available.
P: 07 866 2475
Hahei Beach Cafe

Hahei Beach Cafe

3 Grange Road, Hahei
Situated in the heart of Hahei. Simple, tasty food, great coffee. Open 7 days during summer from 8.30am-4pm. Licensed. 
www.haheibeachcafe.co.nz P: 07 866 3016

The Church Bistro

The Church Bistro

87 Beach Road, Hahei
Casual wine bar and eatery in a renovated Methodist Church. European inspired food. Open 7 days from 3pm. Phone for reservations.
www.thechurchbistro.co.nz P: 07 866 3797
The Pour House

The Pour House

7 Grange Road, Hahei
Home of the Coromandel Brewing Company. Small craft brewery with good honest food. Manuka wood-fired pizza and panini.
coromandelbrewingcompany.co.nz
P: 07 866 3354
Hot Waves Cafe

Hot Waves Cafe

8 Pye Place, Hot Water Beach
Licenced day time Café/Gallery. Built in Earthbrick and Timber, the Cafe serves delicious homemade food and coffee. 
P: 07 866 3887

Hotties Beachfront Eatery

Hotties Beachfront Eatery

29 Pye Place, Hot Water Beach
Locally roasted coffee, pastries and ice-cream. A la cart menu and licensed. Open for lunch and dinner.
www.hottieseatery.co.nz P: 07 866 3006
Colenso Cafe & Country Shop

Colenso Cafe & Country Shop

State Highway 25, Whenuakite
An award-winning café, set in a delightful herb garden. Great home cooked food, muffins and scones. See website for seasonal hours.
www.colensocafe.co.nz P: 07 866 3725

Hot Water Brewing Co.

Hot Water Brewing Co.

1043 State Highway 25, Whenuakite
Working brewery making local craft beers with onsite Brasserie. Open Thu-Sun 11am-7.30pm.
hotwaterbrewingco.com P: 07 866 3830

Poivre & Sel

Poivre & Sel

2 Mill Road, Whitianga
Seasonal French fusion style getting great reviews. Dinner bookings essential. Open from 5pm Tues-Sat.
www.poivresel.co.nz P: 07 866 0053
Salt Bar & Restaurant

Salt Bar & Restaurant

2 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
Stroll to Ferry Landing, catch the ferry to Whitianga and enjoy fine-dining at Salt at the Marina. Open Wed-Thur from 5pm. Fri-Sun from 12pm. Closed Mon & Tues.
www.salt-whitianga.co.nz P: 07 866 5818
Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
Asian fusion dishes with local seasonal produce. Lunch and dinner. See website for seasonal hours.
www.blueginger.co.nz P: 07 867 1777
Squids Bar & Restaurant

Squids Bar & Restaurant

15/1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
Located near the Whitianga Marina, Squids Restaurant specialises is seafood (locally sourced where possible). Open daily for lunch and dinner.
www.squids.co.nz P: 07 867 1710

Sangam Indian Cuisine

Sangam Indian Cuisine

13/1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
Authentic North Indian cuisine prepared by award winning chefs from India. BYO and Kid-Friendly menu.
P: 07 867 1983

Grace O'Malleys

Grace O'Malleys

9 Esplanade, Whitianga
Traditional Irish Inn good family-friendly food.
www.graceomalleys.co.nz P: 07 866 4546
Jandals Cafe

Jandals Cafe

5 Albert Street, Whitianga
Friendly beachside cafe with quality, homemade food for breakfast through to a late lunch. Open daily 7.00am - 4.30pm.
www.jandalscafe.co.nz P: 07 866 0323
Cafe Nina

Cafe Nina

20 Victoria Street, Whitianga
Quaint daytime cafe with homemade food and goodies.
P: 07 866 5440