Local Dining Guide
If you're staying at Flaxmill, there are many establishments in the local 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.
Please note: 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 & Restaurant1049 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 Store1139 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 Restaurant19 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 Estate761A Purangi Road, Cooks Beach
www.mercurybayestate.co.nz P: 07 866 4066
The Frying Scotsman27 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach
Fish and chips, juicy burgers, pizza, ice-cream (in a cone), milkshakes and more. Fresh fish when available.
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 Bistro87 Beach Road, Hahei
Casual wine bar and eatery in a renovated Methodist Church. European inspired food. Open 7 days from 3pm. Phone for reservations.
The Pour House7 Grange Road, Hahei
P: 07 866 3354
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
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.
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
Salt Bar & Restaurant
Blue Ginger1/10 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
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
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