Restaurants & Cafes

Great food can be one of the highlights of your visit to Whangarei. There are a wide range of excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from suiting all taste buds and budgets. Many restaurants focus on seafood and local New Zealand specialities. We are fortunate to have one of New Zealand’s top regional restaurants, a Deco plus the iconic Schnappa Rock restaurant & bar less than 15 minutes drive from Lupton Lodge.

Meals are also available for guests at Lupton Lodge, cooked by our chef Andy. Alternatively explore the following Whangarei and Tutukaka Coast cafes and restaurants during your stay.

Tutukaka Coast Restaurants & Cafes

Tutukaka Marina

Other locations on the Tutukaka Coast

  • Salt Air Cafe (Ngunguru – lunch and dinner)
  • Bite Me (Ngunguru – lunch only)
  • Havana Cabana (Sandy Bay – summer only)

Whangarei Restaurants & Cafes


  • Havalli Shiraz (Indian)
  • Soda Cafe (lunch only)

Kensington/Whau Valley

Town Basin

Town Centre

Other locations near Whangarei