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World Famous Fish and Chips

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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Main Road, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0478
08:30 - 21:00
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely night eating our fish and chips and a pot of mussels over looking the bay. Was great service quick. Clean and friendly.

Thank KarenSorby
Mangonui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have known this fish and chip shop for over 30 years. It did originally deserve its excellent reputation. But it's reputation was its down fall. Various owners sold it for a nice some of money and others bought it with an eye to making a fortune. This has been repeated several times. Now it is really just a regular... More 

Thank Cablebayretirees
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best Fresh Seafood around . You can buy your Fish & Chips to go or eat in the dining area of this shop. The Fish & Chip Shop sits on piles which extend into the Mangonui Harbour. There is plenty of parking adjacent on the road outside of the shop. On a Friday get down here... More 

2 Thank pauljkiwi
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice fish and great location over the water. Enjoyed watching the world go by as we drank and ate some beautiful NZ produce.

Thank MikeyJ68
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People had raved to us about the fish and chips and Mangnonui and we were so looking forward to it. We ended up here accidentally as our friend thought the pub was closed (it just wasn't open yet). We put our order in and it took 45 minutes to come out, for a fish and chip shop that is incredibly... More 

Thank tattooed_diver
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you call yourself "world famous", you set high expectations and clearly some of the reviewers found it hard to measure up. But in my opinion it's worth the name as the fish was exquisite. A wide selection of fresh fish (and when I say fresh I mean super fresh) cooked in light, delicious batter served in cute boat shaped... More 

1 Thank Mrmaas2010
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a view of the bay. We came with a dune rider trip and our food was ready when we arrived.

Thank Steffen C
Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a lovely setting, but admire it from the outside and then go buy your fish and chips elsewhere. The cost is ridiculous, especially since the food was really pretty poor. One single squid ring cost $2 and the $8 catch of the day fish was about the size of a frozen hoki fillet from Talley's and dry to... More 

Thank flatplatypus
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A variety of options for fish and for chips. Beautiful seating area looking out over the harbour. Can also have a glass of wine or a beer with your meal.👍🏾

Thank LindaTony2908
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Same name, but nothing like it used it to be. Overpriced and average food with ridiculous wait times. Rip off actually.

3 Thank IDavies2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0478

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